Erasmus+ Exchange Programs
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- To study at Université Paris Cité on an exchange program, you must follow the steps outlined below. Candidates who do not follow these steps will not be accepted ;
- Université Paris Cité does not accept free movers or visiting students. If you wish to study at Université Paris Cité outside of an exchange program, you must register with the General Admissions Department (Direction des Études et de la Formation) and pay the corresponding tuition fees.
To study at Université Paris Cité on an Erasmus+ program you must :
- Contact the International Relations Office of your home institution to ensure that a bilateral agreement concerning your discipline and level of study has been signed with our University.
- Be officially nominated as an exchange student by your International Relations Office. Université Paris Cité’s Strategy and International Relations Office will reject applications without an official nomination.
- Have a B1 level of French (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) to be able to attend classes at Université Paris Cité, which are primarily taught in French. Exemptions are possible if you are only taking classes in English at our Department.
Deadlines For Nomination
- 1st semester exchange programs (Sept.-Jan.) : April 15
- Full-year exchange programs (Sept.-June) : April 15
- 2nd semester exchange programs (Jan.-June) : October 15
How to Apply
- Please fill in the application form on our mobility platform. To log in to the platform, please create an account on the right side of the screen. Your password must contain at least 8 characters, including one figure, one letter and one special character. You will receive an e-mail confirmation (remember to check your spam folder). The e-mail confirmation may take a few minutes. At the end of the process, print the form and have it signed by the exchange coordinator at your home institution.
- Have the Erasmus+ learning agreement signed by the exchange coordinator of your home institution.
- Provide proof of language proficiency issued by your university or provide an official certificate (DELF B1 or B2, or DALF C1 or C2).
- Provide a copy of your European Health Insurance Card (or proof of private health insurance).
How To Choose Courses
See a list of our available courses here.
You must select at least two courses in the Department to which you have been nominated.
Please indicate the course codes on your learning agreement.
You must select classes that are offered by Université Paris Cité’s departments to pass your semester(s).
Courses in film studies and psychology are restricted to students who pursue these studies at their home institutions. Exchange students are not allowed to participate in film studies workshops.
Note : You may make changes to your learning agreement after your arrival to Paris.
Deadlines For Application
- 1st semester exchange programs (Sept.-Jan.) : April 30
- Full-year exchange programs (Sept.-June) : April 30
- 2nd semester exchange programs (Jan.-June) : October 30
Responses To Applications
Your application will be examined by the academic coordinators of Université Paris Cité. The Strategy and International Relations Office will send an acceptance letter by e-mail and by post to successful candidates.
After You Are Accepted
Upon arrival at Université Paris Cité
- You will be invited to a welcome meeting held by the Strategy and International Relations Office. You will receive your student card and certificates of enrollment (certificats de scolarité).
- Visit the department(s) offering the courses you will be taking in order to complete the academic registration process.
During Your Stay
- Finalize your learning agreement if there are any changes.
Note: Any modifications to your academic registration are to be communicated to the department(s) in which you will be studying before the end of October (for the first semester). Beyond this date, only modifications to second semester classes will be taken into account.
- Have your definitive learning agreement signed by the exchange coordinator at Université Paris Cité before the end of October for the first semester and before the end of February for the second semester. Then, send your learning agreement to your home institution for your coordinator to sign. A copy of the learning agreement signed by the two exchange coordinators is to be sent to the Strategy and International Relations Office.
- If you wish to extend your stay, you are to request approval from your exchange coordinators and present written proof of their approval to the Strategy and International Relations Office.
Before Leaving Université Paris Cité
Go to the Strategy and International Relations Office for a Certificate of Attendance and verify your permanent address to receive your transcript.
After Leaving Université Paris Cité
Our International Relations Office will send your official transcript to you 6 weeks after your time at the University has ended. A copy will also be sent to your home university.
Note: For students of joint programs, your transcript will be sent by your department.
Grades in France are presented out of 20, with 0 being the lowest and 20 being the highest. A passing grade for an exam is 10.
The grading scale is set as follows: 18-20 excellent, 16-18 very good, 14-16 good, 12-14 satisfactory, 10-12 sufficient.
Note: France is known for its strict grading system and 14/20 is considered a good grade. Generally, students are given grades ranging from 11 to 12/20.
Want To Improve Your French?
Université Paris Cité offers two types of French classes :
- The Intensive Course in French Language and Civilization (SILC) is an intensive language course offered at the start of semesters 1 and 2, which has the added benefit of including cultural activities to its program. The SILC is an optional course and has a cost of €250 per week. Students will receive 2 ECTS at the end of the course.
- Language courses in French language, grammar and civilization are offered each semester. Students can choose two courses per semester, namely 1 grammar course and/or 1 workshop. Each course gives students 3 ECTS.
It is essential for incoming exchange students at Université Paris Cité to have a good command of French (comprehension, written/oral expression) BEFORE the start of their studies.
The required language level for attending classes at Université Paris Cité is B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
> B2 for medical students on Erasmus+ internships.
Are you an incoming exchange student and want assistance while at Université Paris Cité ?
How To Participate ?
To participate in the buddy program, use your MoveOnline form. The International Relations Office will then send you an e-mail telling you who your buddy is, based on the available number of student volunteers.
Advantages of the Program
Throughout the year, your buddy will help you with:
- administrative processes
- discovering Université Paris Cité (classes, the campus, etc.)
- discovering Paris
- learning about French culture
- Remain in contact with your buddy throughout your time at Université Paris Cité (1 or 2 semesters) ;
- Participate in the buddy program events organized by the International Relations Office ;
- Report any problems or issues to the International Relations Office.