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For students enrolled at member schools who wish to go abroad, please see this section.

 

Study mobility

Interested in studying abroad ?

 

As a student at Université Gustave Eiffel, you can benefit from our partnerships with foreign universities to carry out an international mobility programme for a semester or a year !

Exchange programmes vary according to the destination you are considering.

See the map of partner universities  and discover the exchange programmes available :

Erasmus+ Program

Students enrolled at Université Gustave Eiffel can take courses for one or two semesters in one of our partner institutions as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

The courses taken will be fully recognised by Université Gustave Eiffel subject to attendance and passing the exams at the host institution. Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme do not need to pay tuition fees at their host university.

Conditions
  • Be administratively and pedagogically registered at Université Gustave Eiffel in the year of application and the year of the mobility project.
  • Have completed at least the 1st year of a Bachelor's degree or a DUT.
  • Complete the planned programme at Université Gustave Eiffel and not have an AJAC (Deferred and Authorised to Continue) status in the year of departure.
  • Have sufficient command of the language of the host university.
  • No nationality requirement since 2009-2010

 

Destinations

Destinations vary according to the field of study and the component of origin at Université Gustave Eiffel.

 

How to apply
  1. Contact the international mobility coordinator of your UFR (for the year of departure) for an interview and to sign the authorisation form for participation in the exchange programme.
  2. Create an account on our online portal (registration), then log in again to complete the application form. Follow all the instructions to complete the form.  You can choose up to 3 destinations.
  3. After the SRI has notified you of your selection and officially nominated you officially to your host university, you will be contacted by your host universit you will be contacted by your host university to apply according to their conditions of registration.
  4. If your application is accepted, complete the application form for international mobility assistance and upload, among other supporting documents, the letter of acceptance acceptance letter from the host university.


    See the erasmus rates table

Université Gustave Eiffel has established bilateral cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe. These agreements provide for exchanges for all subjects (except in certain cases).

 

Conditions
  • Be administratively and pedagogically registered at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Have completed at least two years of higher education.
  • Have good command of the language of the host country.
  • Complete the planned programme at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Not have an AJAC (Deferred and Authorised to Continue) status in the year of departure.
  • No nationality requirement unless otherwise indicated by the partner university.

 

Destinations

See the map of Université Gustave Eiffel's partner universities.

 

How to apply
  1. Contact the International Relations Department to obtain information on the specificities of the agreement concerned.
  2. Contact the international mobility coordinator of your UFR (for the year of departure) for an interview to sign the authorisation form for participation in the exchange programme and to validate your provisional list of courses.
  3. After registering on our online portal, submit the above documents to the SRI.
  4. After the SRI has notified you of your selection and officially nominated you to your host university, contact the university to fulfil their registration requirements.

Applicants may only apply to one institution.

The Interuniversity Cooperation Bureau (BCI) is an organisation of Quebec universities.

 

Conditions
  • Be administratively and pedagogically registered at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Have completed at least two years of higher education.
  • Complete the planned programme at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Not have an AJAC (Deferred and Authorised to Continue) status in the year of departure.
  • For English-speaking institutions, it is strongly recommended that you provide a TOEFL iBT score;
  • No nationality requirement.

 

Destinations

Focus on the main partner institutions.

Applicants may apply to a maximum of three universities

 

How to apply
  • Contact the international mobility coordinator of your UFR (for the year of departure) for an interview and to sign the authorisation form for participation in the exchange programme.
    Please bring the following documents to the interview:
    - Cover letter
    - Curriculum Vitæ
    - All university transcripts
    - List of projected courses
  • Once the international mobility coordinator has given their approval, register on our online portal and then log in to complete the application form. Follow all the instructions to complete the form.
  • After registering on our platform and from mid-December onwards, you can go to the International Relations Department (SRI) to obtain the BCI code to access the application form on the BCI platform.
  • After applying on the BCI platform, a paper copy of your online application must be sent to the SRI (files sent by fax or email will not be accepted), with the following documents :
    • A printed copy of the digital BCI application form.
    • A copy of an official document proving your identity.
    • A copy of your transcript attesting to the university courses completed and the list of courses in which you are currently enrolled at Université Gustave Eiffel (e.g. course brochure).
    • A letter, written in the language of teaching of the host institution, outlining the learning objectives you wish to achieve by participating in the BCI programme.
    • The list of courses (acronym and title) that you wish to take. This list must be drawn up for each host institution.
    • Approval of the list of planned courses issued by the mobility coordinator of your UFR. This list must be approved for each institution you have chosen to apply to.
    • A personalised letter of recommendation from the mobility coordinator of your UFR or from other teachers.
    • Proof of proficiency in the host institution's language of teaching (letter from the mobility coordinator of your UFR or equivalent body, test results, etc.) unless the proposed study programme involves the study of that language. This document is required for students who are not French nationals.

Host institutions may require other documents. For example, many require their own application form to be completed as well. Most institutions require your application to be sent in digital format (.pdf) by the Student Exchange Programme (PEE) officer of your home institution. The latter will be able to provide all necessary assistance. Detailed information can be found in the section on Particular Conditions for Quebec Institutions.

MICEFA (Interuniversity Coordination Mission for Franco-American Exchanges) is a consortium that offers students the opportunity to study at an American university in their network. The programme is available to all students, regardless of their course of study, and allows participating students to spend a semester or a year studying a cursus equivalent to their programme at Université Gustave Eiffel.

 

The courses taken will be fully recognised by Université Gustave Eiffel subject to attendance and passing the exams at the host university. Participants do not obtain a degree from the partner university.

Conditions
  • Be administratively and pedagogically registered at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Have completed at least two years of higher education.
  • Complete the planned programme at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Not have an AJAC (Deferred and Authorised to Continue) status in the year of departure.
  • Have a TOEFL iBT score of 80 points or more. Depending on the university, a higher score may be required. Some universities also accept IELTS, with a minimum score of 6.5. For the Spanish-speaking university of Puerto Rico, no official certification is required.

 

Destinations

 

How to apply

Contact the mobility coordinator for the year of the year of departure of your UFR for an interview and to sign the authorisation form for participation in the exchange programme.

Please bring the following to the interview :

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • All university transcripts
  • Provisional list of courses.

Once the mobility coordinator has given their approval, register on our online portal and then log in to complete the application form. Follow all the instructions to complete the form. At the end of the application, you must download and send the following documents to the International Relations Department (SRI) :

  • MICEFA application form, duly completed.
  • Authorisation to participate in the MICEFA programme, completed and signed by the international mobility coordinator for the year of departure.
  • Cover lette  in English (one general letter or one letter per university).
  • 3 letters of recommendation from teachers or professionals (in English).
  • TOEFL language certificate  > minimum 80 points
  • A copy of your university transcripts (including post-baccalaureate / preparatory exams) with an English translation
  • Proof of financial support (bank letter).
  • A copy of your passport (in colour)
  • Provisional list of courses

Please attach the following to the documents sent to the SRI :

  • Administrative fee (300€), payable online when you are invited to the interview
  • 1 passport photo

There is an administrative fee of 300€.

Applicants must apply for a minimum of 4 universities.

Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

The selection process consists of several stages :

  • Selection by the mobility coordinator of the year of departure
  • Selection by the SRI based on your application
  • MICEFA selection after an individual interview
  • Final selection by the host university

Double degrees are an opportunity for students to complete a Bachelor's or Master's degree at both Université Gustave Eiffel and a partner university, subject to completing all the courses as agreed with the course director at Université Gustave Eiffel. Double-degree agreements allow students to obtain a degree from both Gustave Eiffel University and a host university, subject to completing all the courses as agreed with the course director at Université Gustave Eiffel.

 

Conditions
  • Be administratively and pedagogically registered at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Have completed at least two years of higher education.
  • Complete the planned programme at Université Gustave Eiffel.
  • Not have any re-takes
  • Have sufficient command of the language of the host university.
  • No nationality requirement.

 

Destinations

Université Gustave Eiffel has several double-degree agreements for its university courses :

The Paris-Est School of Architecture for the City and Territories has a double-degree agreement with the Facultad de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño of Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile.

The EIVP has double-degree agreements with 11 institutions worldwide.

ESIEE Paris has double-degree agreements with many institutions around the world.

ENSG has a double-degree agreement with l’Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics in Casablanca, Morocco.

 

How to apply

Contact the course director for the year of departure. Present the following documents during the interview :

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • All university transcripts
  • Provisional list of courses.

After approval has been granted, go to the International Relations Department with the above documents and the document of written consent from your course director.

Applicants may only apply to one institution.

For all the above programmes, please see the information concerning the dates of information meetings and deadlines for the submission of applications below :

 

Information meetings for the year 2023/24 :

 

  • MICEFA programme (USA)
    • Date : Thursday, September 21nd, 2023
    • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    • Place: A5 Rabelais lecture hall
  • BCI programme (Canada)
    • Date : Thursday, November 23th 2023
    • Time: 12pm- 1pm
    • Place: A5 Rabelais lecture hall
  • ERASMUS + programme (Europe)
    • Date : Thursday, November 30th, 2023
    • Time : 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    • Place : A5 Rabelais lecture hall
  • Réunion Générale
    • Date : Thursday, April 18th, 2024
    • Time : 12pm - 1pm
    • Place : A5 Rabelais lecture hall
  • DEPARTURE IN 2023/24 FOR SEMESTER 2
    • ERASMUS + (Europe)
      Application deadline : 21.09.2023
    • Bilateral cooperation (Asia, Latin America, Canada, Russia, Morocco)
      Application deadline : 21.09.2023
  • DEPARTURE IN 2024/25 FOR THE YEAR, SEMESTER 1 OR 2
    • ERASMUS + (Europe)
      Application deadline :15.02.2024
    • MICEFA (United-States)
      Application deadline : 08.12.2023
    • BCI Program (Quebec)
      Application deadline : 15.02.2024
    • Bilateral Cooperations (Asia, Latin America, Canada, Russia, Morocco)
      Application deadline :15.02.2024
      BUT Application deadline : 19.04.2024
  • IUT STUDENTS: DEPARTURE IN 2023/24 IN SEMESTER 2
    • BUT GEA and BUT GC-CD (Erasmus+ and bilateral cooperation): 02/15/2024
    • BUT TC and BUT MMI (Erasmus+ and bilateral cooperation) : 19/04/2024

French Assistants Abroad Program

In addition to study abroad, assistantship is a notable academic experience.

 

The main objective of this program is to allow assistants to become familiar with the language and civilization of the host country while bringing the authenticity of their language and the richness of their culture to the educational institutions.


The assistant's role is to improve the students' communication skills (especially oral) and to deepen their knowledge of French culture. They work in support of the French teachers and can work with the whole class in their presence or with small groups of students. Language assistants are assigned to schools (or universities, in some cases) for a period of 7 to 11 months.

More information

The Franco-American Commission, in partnership with the cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States, Institute of International Education and France Education International (FEI), offers French students - with at least a bachelor's degree at the time the program begins - 25 to 30 positions as French language assistants in the United States under the Fulbright program.

 

In addition, assistance offers are periodically available on the MICEFA website.

More information

Internship Mobilities

Are you planning to do an internship abroad? As a student at Gustave Eiffel University, it is possible to do a supervised internship abroad. There are many aspects to consider in order to lay the groundwork for a successful experience.

 

The Seine-et-Marne Attractiveness Agency, HIA International Association and Gustave Eiffel University offer you an internship in a Japanese company.

 

Contact

Student House C01 

international@univ-eiffel.fr 

 

As a student of the Gustave Eiffel University, it is possible to do an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEAE):

  •  At the central administration (in Paris or Nantes) in one of the Ministry's departments: political, geographic, strategic, legal, globalization, etc.
  • Abroad, in a diplomatic mission (political chancellery, press service, cultural action and cooperation service, consular section) or in a consular post.

First, consult the internship offers on the Interdepartmental public employment exchange (BIEP).

Once you are sure that the internship you are considering applying for corresponds to the pedagogical and administrative requirements of your field, you must send the form attached to the internship offer to the SRI so that we can complete the section reserved for us.

Please refer to the governmental website for more information.

Do an internship in another private or public institution

Go to your Digital Working Environment (ENT) to consult the internship offers posted on the Gustave Eiffel University Career Center.

You can also turn to the Service d'Information, d'Orientation et d'Insertion Professionnelle (SIO-IP) of the Université Gustave Eiffel.
 

Erasmusintern.org: an online platform to find your internship

Discover the new online platform, Erasmusintern.org, set up by Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in collaboration with the European Commission, allowing students to find their internship and companies to find their interns.

Financial support

The International Relations Department (SRI) provides financial support for stays abroad (studies/internships) through several mechanisms.

 

  • Duration: 2 to 12 months (studies)
  • Duration: 2 to 12 months (internships)
  • Condition : to have the Erasmus+ status (no social criteria, nationality or age limits)
  • Amounts : see table
  • Eligible students: eligibility criteria and required proofs attached
  • Supplement of 50€ and, if necessary, 4 additional days of travel for the use of a mode of transport with lower greenhouse gas emissions, with proof of payment
  • Duration : 1 to 10 months
  • Amount: 250€ to 450€/month
  • Conditions: To follow an initial training (except apprenticeship, work-study and gap year) at BUT, Licence or Master level; family quotient (global gross income divided by the number of shares) inferior or equal to 19.190€; income superior to 50 % of the SMIC of the reference year in case of financial independence
  • Consult the explanatory document
  • Duration : 2 to 9 months
  • Amount : 400€/month
  • Condition: be a CROUS scholarship student
  • Duration : 1 to 12 months
  • Amount : 250€ / month
  • Condition : Not to benefit from any other financial aid (no social criteria, nationality or age limits)
  • Mobility for internships in overseas communities and territories can be financed by the program

 

The form must be submitted by the deadline closest to your departure or by the following call date:

  •     Thursday, September 7, 2023
  •     Thursday, November 16, 2023
  •     Thursday, January 11, 2024
  •     Thursday, April 11, 2024
  •     Thursday, June 06, 2024

 

The scholarship application form must be submitted through the online portal.

If you have applied for an exchange program, please log in with the same credentials for your scholarship application.

If this is your first time logging in, you should first create an account (registration) and then log in to complete the application form.

Follow all instructions to complete the form. Any paper documents that may be required (indicated on the form) should be submitted to the SRI (Maison de l'Etudiant - C01) before the deadline.

 


 

General IRS guidelines

 

All applications are strictly processed during the Commissions, which meet after each call for applications (see deadlines).

Any incomplete or late application will not be processed.

It is possible to apply for several grants, but the allocation of grants and the possibility of adjusting them will depend on the number of applications, the available budget and the type of mobility. Under no circumstances will a student receive a combination of two grants for the entire duration of his or her study or internship stay abroad.

The amounts granted are adjusted at the end of the stay upon presentation of proof, in particular the certificate of attendance issued by the host organization. Students on a mobile internship must provide a certificate of attendance signed by the host organization.

In the event of early return and/or in the absence of supporting documents, the recipient will have to reimburse part or all of the aid received.

The ERASMUS+ status does not guarantee the allocation of the ERASMUS+ grant.

The mobility grant for students with CROUS scholarships is a supplement to the one paid by the CROUS.

No aid will be granted for mobility in an area defined as "inadvisable except for imperative reasons" (orange) or "strongly inadvisable" (red) by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs at the time of the processing of the application files for the aid allocation commission. Please refer to the Diplomatie website.

 
Downloadable documents

You will find below the documents to complete and attach to your online application form:

Internships mobilities :

 

 
Other financial aid

The departmental councils, town halls and other local authorities can provide financial aid based on social criteria.

Find out more near you!

Erasmus+ mobility for disabled students

The Erasmus+ program pays particular attention to the reception, orientation, pedagogical and technical support and, above all, to the additional costs associated with the mobility of people with disabilities. The aim is to ensure that all individuals benefit fully from their European mobility experience.


By signing the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), each higher education institution is committed to ensuring equal access and mobility opportunities for participants from all backgrounds. As a result, individuals with disabilities can benefit from the support services that the host institution offers its students and staff.

To meet the specific needs of people with disabilities during their mobility, the granting of additional funding on top of the Erasmus+ mobility grant is designed to facilitate their participation.

To best prepare for your Erasmus+ mobility period, you need to complete the additional funding request form sent to you by the International Relations Department (SRI), so that you can indicate the additional costs associated with your disability.

What are your additional needs?

The costs eligible for additional funding can be varied: specific accommodation, assistance from a companion during the trip, medical follow-up, material support, home help or even a life auxiliary.

Please contact the International Relations Department (SRI) to help you fill in the application form for additional funding.

Contact SRI

International Relations Department (SRI) - international@univ-eiffel.fr - + 33 (0)1 71 40 81 84

You are also welcome to consult the inclusivemobility website, an online tool on the accessibility of higher education establishments developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

 Further information

See the following Erasmus + testimonials:

-ExchangeAbility project
-ExchangeAbility videos
-Erasmus+ Ambassadors

Useful informations

Students studying outside the European Community must first find out about the conditions of entry into their host country. Please contact the relevant embassy in France for more information.

 

Specificity of Quebec

In addition to a passport valid for the duration of the study period, all students must hold a Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ) for studies issued by the Government of Quebec and a study permit issued by the Government of Canada for any study program lasting more than six months.

CAQ Form

Study and work permits in Canada (internship)

The CAQ is issued by the Quebec Immigration Service, while the study permit is obtained at the Centre de réception de demandes de visa (CRDV) in Paris.

Upon arrival in Canada, students must present the following documents

  •  Valid passport ;
  • Certificate of assistance/repatriation;
  • Accepted application for a study permit (the study permit will be issued to you by the customs officer);
  • Letter of acceptance from the host institution.

 

Specific to the United States

In addition to a passport valid for the duration of your stay, all students must apply for an F1 or J1 visa (unless you are a US citizen).

You will receive from your host university :

  • Either the "Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor" DS-2019 form (for the J-1 visa);
  • or the "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status" 1-20 (for the F-1 visa).

Once you have received this document, you can begin the process of obtaining your visa.

More information

Students studying abroad should contact their local health insurance office beforehand in order to maintain their social security coverage outside the country.

 

For a stay within the EU

The Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie of the student's home country will issue a European social security card upon request, guaranteeing social coverage during the mobility period. Without this document, the student will have to subscribe to a social protection in the host country.

In case of affiliation to the parents' regime or of non-affiliation (notably concerns students on an apprenticeship contract or having a CDI student job of 120 hours/term), it is imperative to obtain from the social security center a certificate of coverage abroad.

 

For a stay in Quebec

Thanks to the Franco-Quebec memorandum of understanding, special provisions for students of French nationality pursuing their studies or doing an internship in an institution in Quebec have been put in place.

  • For a study stay: form SE 401-Q-106 to be picked up at the SRI-E and completed by the student and the CPAM of his/her department.
  • For an internship: form SE-401-Q-104 to be filled out by the student, the head of his/her component and the CPAM of his/her department.

These forms attest to the affiliation to a health insurance plan in France. It exempts the beneficiary from joining the Quebec student plan upon presentation of the form at the time of registration for the Quebec Health Insurance Board. The benefits provided by the Quebec legislation are nevertheless guaranteed.

 

For a stay in a country that has not signed an agreement with France

There are several possibilities.

The CFE allows expatriate students to have the same social protection as in France. In addition, membership guarantees full continuity with the social security system in France.

  • Joining a private insurance

It is strongly recommended to choose an insurance that offers a minimum reimbursement ceiling of 150,000 € for medical and hospitalization expenses.

It is strongly advised to ensure that the following services are included in the international insurance: civil liability, medical assistance and repatriation and legal assistance

Many host universities require a language certificate. It is the responsibility of the student applicant to take the required exam at :

  • A TOEFL iBT test center
  • The CAPLA of the Gustave Eiffel University

Certifications issued: CLES 1 and 2 English, BULATS English or Spanish, TOEIC English

  • From another certified language center.

One of the missions of the Consulate General of France is to ensure the defense and protection of French citizens abroad. It is strongly recommended that French citizens living abroad register in the register of French citizens established outside the national territory and apply for a consular card. The process is free and voluntary, and can be useful, particularly for obtaining a passport renewal or in the case of a security plan in the country. For any registration, an identity document, a proof of French nationality and a certificate of residence in the consular district are required.

 

Moreover, only this registration allows the Consulate to have knowledge of the presence of its citizens outside the territory.

It is advisable to register on the Ariane database of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs before your departure and to read the Advice to travelers via the country sheet before and during your stay abroad.

The Gustave Eiffel University organizes its courses according to the European LMD system (Licence - Master - Doctorat).


Within this framework, studies are sanctioned by national diplomas corresponding to the grades of Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate, constructed in teaching units that can be valued in European credits, thanks to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The courses are organized in semesters and each semester is validated by 30 European credits: Licence (L) Master (M) Doctorate (D).

For students on exchange programs offered by the Gustave Eiffel University, the courses taken are fully recognized, provided that the student attends and passes the exams at the host institution. Only the registration fees of the Gustave Eiffel University are to be paid.

Depending on the type of mobility, payment is defined by the study contract (mobility in Europe - Erasmus+) or the comparative course list (mobility outside Europe).

The transposition of grades is carried out using an equivalence table set up by the SRI and the teacher-coordinators.

 

We invite international students registered with member schools to refer to the following pages and contacts:

ESIEE Paris - Gustave Eiffel University

Mobility page

EIVP - Gustave Eiffel University

Mobility page

École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est - Gustave Eiffel University

Mobility page

ENSG - Gustave Eiffel University

Mobility page