Erasmus and international exchange students: application, choice of classes and registration
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How to apply as an exchange student to Université Paris Cité
Incoming exchange students have to be nominated by email to the relevant UPCité International Relations Office:
Deadline for nomination:
– first semester (Fall term): 30th April 2023
– second semester (Spring term): 30th October 2023
After nominations are received, incoming exchange students have to apply on Université Paris Cité’s MoveOn portal. You will be sent the link by email, with guidelines on how to apply.
Deadline for application: first semester (Fall term): 15th May (except for MICEFA students) / second semester (Spring term): 30th October (except for MICEFA students)
- Students from European universities, including the United Kingdom, must complete the Application for incoming students / Erasmus+ / Studies. In the “Educational Background and Requested Stay” tab, for “Framework”, they must choose « Erasmus études ».
- Students coming from universities outside Europe must complete the Application for incoming students / International universities / Studies. In the “Educational Background and Requested Stay” tab, for “Framework”, they must choose “Bilatéral Etudes”
- Students from the MICEFA program must complete the Application for incoming students / MICEFA. In the “Educational Background and Requested Stay” tab, for “Framework”, they must choose “MICEFA »
As part of the MoveOn application, incoming students can apply for university housing, but please note that Université Paris Cité only has very few rooms. For more accomodation options, see the Accomodation webpage.
Your MoveOn application file will have to include a learning agreement, i.e. the list of classes you will wish to attend at Université Paris Cité. If you don’t already have a learning agreement template, you use those available here.
You can find information about modules in Anglophone Studies here: https://u-paris.fr/etudes-anglophones/modules-in-english/. Please note that catalogues for the next academic year are only updated during the summer; so some changes in the offer might occur.
For modules in other disciplines, please consult the websites listed in the section below (« Choice of classes for academic registration »).
Please note that this is only a first draft of your learning agreement, used to complete your Moveon application and to give you a first idea of which courses might be of interest for you. Your choice of courses will probably have to evolve based on the department’s new course catalogue (often slightly different from that of the previous year) and on the teaching timetables of our and other departments. New catalogues and timetables are usually issued at the end of the summer. They can then be used to draft a concrete list of the courses you would like to be registered for (see below “Choice of classes for academic registration”).
Before you upload your learning agreement on MoveOn, you need to have it signed by the academic coordinator for incoming students, Dr. Clémence Follea (email@example.com).
The requested level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: CEFRL) is B2 in French, and B2 in English.
Note that if you take only English-taught classes from the UFR Etudes anglophones, the French language certificate may be waived. But then the language proficiency must be for English.
The following certifications are accepted:
– TOEFL (at least 90)
– IELTS (at least 5.5)
– Cambridge English Qualifications (at least 160, i.e. B2 or above)
– Certificate issued by the Language Resource Center of the home university
– Certificate issued by an English teacher from the home university
– proof that you are a Native speaker of English.
Once your application is processed, you will be sent your offical letter of acceptance. Once you are offically enrolled at Université Paris Cité, you will receive your student number and will be able to activate your student account (see below).
Erasmus and bilateral students: your primary contact for all administrative questions on the MoveOn application, housing and enrollment is Ms. Emmanuelle Jego, at the International Relations Office of the Faculté Sociétés et Humanités: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
MICEFA students: your primary contacts for all administrative questions on the MoveOn application, housing and enrollment are Ms. Leïla Benabed and Ms. Emma Chen, at the International Relations Office of the Faculté Sociétés et Humanités: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choice of classes for academic registration
Once the semester’s timetables are published (a few weeks before the beginning of term), it will be time to make your choice of classes a little more concrete: based on the semester’s timetables you will be required to build your own weekly schedule and define the definitive list of courses you wish to be registered for.
This is different from your learning agreement: you can use your LA as a basis but you will now have to consult the semester’s timetables to make sure your classes do not clash and build yourself a workable weekly schedule. Timetables are usually published a few weeks before the beginning of term.
In choosing your list of classes, please be mindful of clashes, make sure you have the correct amount of credits (or ‘ECTS’ in French) and follow the requirements listed below. Changes will be very difficult to implement once registration is complete so try to build a viable list of choices from the first.
Modules in Anglophone Studies
Please consult the following link to find out more about modules in Anglophone Studies at Université Paris Cité.
Modules in other disciplines
To register for modules in other departments (or UFRs), all international students will have to contact these departments directly.
You can find more information as well as relevant contact details by following the links below:
Modules in the Humanities (French literature, linguistics, history, geography, philosophy, sociology, economics, cinema, etc.) WARNING: most of those modules are taught in French.
If you don’t have a precise idea which courses you might like to take, you can also browse a compilation of all the University’s teaching offer in Languages and the Humanities. Select « Campus Grands Moulins » and navigate the folders of the various departments (EA = Etudes Anglophones, EILA = Études Interculturelles de Langues Appliquées, GHES = Géographie, Histoire, Économie et Sociétés, IHSS = Institut des Humanités, Sciences et Sociétés, LAC = Lettres, arts et cinéma, LCAO = Langues et civilisations de l’Asie Orientale, LING = Linguistique).
Requirements and restrictions
The policy of Université Paris Cité is to open most classes offered by the various departments (UFR) to all exchange students, subject to the following requirements and restrictions:
– Undergraduate and postgraduate students normally register for 60 ECTS for the full year, 30 ECTS per term. However, the home university may prefer an exchange student to take fewer ECTS than normally required. Please check with your home university.
– Exchange students must register for at least two classes per term in their host department (i.e. UFR to which they have been nominated). In the case of students from English-speaking countries nominated to the UFR Etudes Anglophones, this requirement may be reduced to only one class per term with the UFR Etudes Anglophones.
– Access to modules in psychology is restricted to students nominated to the UFR Etudes Psychanalitiques.
– Access to modules in film studies offered by the Département LSH and the UFR LAC is restricted to students nominated to the UFR LAC. However, the UFR Etudes Anglophones offers a variety of modules in film and visual studies which international students can have access to.
– You can register for classes only in the departments belonging to the Grands Moulins Campus.
– Exchange students must have a B2 level in French; this requirement may be waived for students who only register for English-taught courses in the UFR Etudes Anglophones (although it is recommanded to have a decent command of French to deal with everyday life in Paris)
Classes normally start mid- September for the 1st semester (Fall term), and mid-January for the 2nd semester (Spring term). Please note that the resit exams for both terms take place at the end of June.
The dates given below correspond to the calendar of the Anglophone Studies Department. Other Departments usually follow a similar calendar – however, please make sure you visit each Department’s webpage to confirm their dates (see the links listed in the section above).
Fall term (first semester) 2023/24
The 2023/24 first-term welcome week for mobility students will start on 11th September 2022 (see below).
Classes will start on 18th September 2023 and end on 22nd December 2023.
Exam session: 18th to 22nd December 2023 + 8th to 12th January 2024
Autumn holiday: 28th October to 5th November 2023
Winder holiday: 23rd December 2023 to 7th January 2024
Spring term (second semester) 2023/24
The welcome week for mobility students will start on 16th January 2023 (see below).
Classes will start on 22nd January 2024 and end on 3rd May 2024
Exams: 6th May to 17th May 2024
Winter holiday: 17th to 26th February 2024
Easter holiday: 6th to 22nd April 2024
** Note that for some classes all the evaluation is done in classes during term, while for others exams take place after term. Your instructor will explain whether or not you have to sit an exam in May.
Re-sits (both terms)
The re-sit exams FOR BOTH TERMS will take place from 10th to 28th June 2024
The 2023-24 second-term Welcome Week will be taking place from 15th to 20th January 2023. The program isn’t available yet.
Attendance is strongly recommended – on top of meeting other students, you will be given information on life on campus, on social security, on Parisian life, etc.
During the welcome week, the International Office of the Faculté SH will provide your student card as well as valuable information about your mobility.
If you cannot attend the welcome week, please write to your administrative contact (email@example.com for Erasmus and bilateral mobility students, firstname.lastname@example.org for MICEFA and Study Abroad Students), so they can give you your student’s card.
Once you receive your student number, you must activate your electronic student account
This will give you access to the whole range of student electronic services, including Mon Dossier Web (grades, registration status, certificate of school attendance….), the Moodle class platform, your student email service, and distant access to library services.
Access more information on your personal student account: https://u-paris.fr/bienvenue/infos-perso/
Find out about the whole range of electronic services for Université Paris Cité students: https://u-paris.fr/bienvenue/
You can find some information about accommodation here: https://u-paris.fr/en/accomodation/.
Visit the FAQ on student services: https://u-paris.fr/questions-frequentes-des-etudiants/
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