CY Cergy Paris Université was created per a decree of October 2019 (entered into force on January 1, 2020) via the merger of the following institutions:
- Université de Cergy-Pontoise,
- Université Paris-Seine,
- Ecole internationale des sciences du traitement de l'information
- Ecole pratique de service social
- Institut libre d'éducation physique supérieur
CY Cergy Paris Université is a public university under the supervision of the minister in charge of higher education and the rector of the Académie de Versailles, a regional administrative unit of the ministry.