Exchange Programs – Bilateral Agreements

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What Are Bilateral Agreements?

Université Paris Cité has a number of direct agreements with institutions around the world. These partnerships aim to promote and develop interinstitutional cooperation. Reciprocal in nature, these agreements allow Université Paris Cité to welcome students from diverse backgrounds and send its students abroad to expand their horizons.

Who Is Eligible?

Students of our partner universities who meet the exchange program criteria. For more information, visit the list of bilateral agreements. First select your country and university, then go to the “Relation” tab. You can also contact your International Relations Office for further details.

How To Apply

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.

Nomination Conditions

To study at Université Paris Cité on a bilateral agreement, 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 at least a B2 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.

Deadlines For Nomination

Deadlines for nomination for your university :

  • Full-year exchange programs (September-June) : April 15
  • 1st semester exchange programs (September-January) : April 15
  • 2nd semester exchange programs (January-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.
  • French Language Certificate: DELF B2, DALF C1/C2.
  • Learning agreement
  • CV (in French)
  • Cover letter (in French)
  • Transcript of the year prior to your mobility (in English or French)
  • Copy of passport

These documents are mandatory. Incomplete applications will not be examined.

NB : Once you are nominated, our Strategy and International Relations Office will contact you directly with information on the entire procedure and the list of necessary documents.

Deadlines For Application

Full-year exchange programs (September to June) : April 30

1st semester exchange programs (September-January) : April 30

2nd semester exchange programs (January-June) : October 30

How To Choose Courses

See the list of our available courses.

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.

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

Before You Arrive

1. The Strategy and International Relations Office will inform you by e-mail of the first steps to accomplish before your arrival to Université Paris Cité.

2. For non-EU students, you will have to begin your student visa application process. Visas are compulsory for stays of more than 3 months. For more details, contact your local French consulate or Campus France (CEF) based on your country of origin.

3. Begin searching for accommodation on your own, even if you have applied for housing through the International Relations Office. Accommodation Information

When You Arrive

1. Participate in the welcome meeting organized at the start of each semester or go to the Strategy and International Relations Office for the necessary information.

You will be given a new learning agreement for you to make any changes to the original. You will then be put in contact with your academic coordinator at Université Paris Cité.

2. Visit the department(s) offering the courses you will be taking in order to complete the academic registration process.

During Your Stay

You will finalize your definitive learning agreement.

Finalized learning agreements are to be handed in during the first month after the start of classes. They are to be signed by the academic coordinator at Université Paris Cité, the exchange coordinator at your home university, as well as by our Strategy and International Relations Office.

Note: you are to inform the department office of any changes to your studies.

If you have other documents that need to be signed, in particular for scholarships, you are to visit the International Relations Office.

Before You Leave

You must go to the International Relations Office to officially end your mobility on the week of your departure. We will give you a certificate of attendance and sign any other documents that may be required by your home university.

After You Leave

The Strategy and International Relations Office will send your official transcript to you at the end of February for first semester exchange students and at the end of July for second semester and full-year exchange students.

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.