Study Abroad & Erasmus+

Studying on exchange at IPAG or abroad with the Erasmus+ programme

Every semester, we welcome many international exchange students. They can come from one of our 135 partner universities as well as from other higher education institutions that are not from our partner network. IPAG students can study or undertake work placement abroad thoughout the Erasmus+ programme and thus benefit from specific financial support to carry out their project.

The ERASMUS+ Programme at IPAG

An mobility programme for IPAG students

What is ERASMUS+?

Erasmus+ is a European Commission programme designed to encourage student mobility in Europe between partner universities linked by an Erasmus agreement. It helps you to go on an exchange study with an IPAG partner or to carry out an internship in one of the countries participating in the programme (with the exception of internships in French diplomatic representations abroad and internships in the European institutions listed on the europa.eu website).

It aims to promote study abroad in the IPAG's partner universities and internships in the countries participating in the programme (with the exception of internships in French diplomatic representations abroad and internships in European institutions, the list of which is available at this address: http://europa.eu).

This scheme is co-financed by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme.

Mobility must take place in one of the countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme. These are divided into three groups according to the local cost of living:

  • Group 1 countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom*.
  • Group 2 countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Germany.
  • Group 3 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.

*In case of Brexit without an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union in the middle of the academic year, a study of the situation will be carried out to find out which scholarships can be paid to the concerned students.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • Carry out a supervised mobility to study for a period of 3 to 12 months, or 2 to 12 months as part of an internship.
  • You can't exceed 12 months of mobility per cycle (bachelor and master), studies and internships cumulated
  • You can't carry out this study or work placement mobility during a gap year.

Rules to be awarded of the Erasmus+ grant

The mobility grants are awarded within the limits of the budget envelope from which the IPAG Business School benefits. Applications must be submitted before the deadlines communicated to the students and before their departure.

For internships, depending on the allocated budget, a selection of the applications will be done, taking into account the internship allowance received, the academic results and the social criteria. The selection criteria are indicated in the application file.

Additional assistance may be granted for students with disabilities. The students concerned should contact the IPAG International Relations Department to submit a specific application.

Procedure for applying for an Erasmus+ grant: Before your mobility

Subscribe to a specific complementary health insurance

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Before your departure, you must take out specific complementary health insurance, valid for the country and duration of your mobility, with the organisation of your choice (student mutual insurance, parents' mutual insurance, ad hoc private company, etc.) including civil liability and repatriation.

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Complete and sign the Learning Agreement

You must complete and have the "before the mobility" part of the Learning Agreement signed by your coordinator at IPAG Business School and by his or her counterpart at the foreign university that will host you.

Completing and returning the Mobility Agreement

You must also complete and submit your mobility contract by post, together with all the supporting documents.

The supporting documents for the studies in mobility:

  • Original of the mobility contract, completed, dated and signed.
  • Copy of the Learning Agreement signed by the three parties
  • Copy of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Copy of supplementary health insurance (mandatory)
  • Copy of civil liability (optional)
  • Copy of Worker's Compensation Insurance (optional)
  • Copy of a personal RIB

Ancillary documents for the internship in mobility:

  • Original mobility contract, completed, dated and signed
  • Copy of the Learning Agreement signed by the three parties
  • Copy of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Copy of supplementary health insurance (mandatory)
  • Copy of civil liability (mandatory)
  • Copy of work accident insurance (mandatory)
  • Copy of a personal RIB
  • Last family tax notice
  • A copy of the signed agreement
  • Copy of a personal RIB

Take the OLS language level test (Online Linguistic Support)

Before your departure, you will receive an email from Erasmus+ OLS (Online Linguistic Support) in order to take a test to assess your level of knowledge of the language of the country in which you are going to spend a few months. It is compulsory to obtain the Erasmus+ grant. If your level is below B1, you automatically benefit from online courses. If you do not receive the test, please contact [email protected].

Procedure for applying for an Erasmus+ grant: During your mobility

Send your certificate of arrival

As soon as you arrive on site, you must have your certificate of arrival signed and stamped by your host university or company before it is scanned and emailed back to IPAG. This document, as well as the OLS language level test, must be sent to IPAG. This document will allow the payment of 70% of the amount of your grant.

Send the 2nd part of the Learning Agreement

You must also fill in the 2nd part of the Learning Agreement "during the mobility" and send it by e-mail. This document must be sent in order to receive the balance of the grant at the end of your stay.

Taking OLS (Online Linguistic Support) courses

If your level is below B1 at the time of the test, you will benefit from online language courses during your stay abroad.

Procedure for applying for an Erasmus+ grant: At the end of your mobility

Send your certificate of departure

Before your departure, you must have the certificate of departure signed and stamped by your host university or company and returned by e-mail to IPAG.

Passing the final OLS (Online Linguistic Support) test

You will receive an email from Erasmus+ OLS in order to take a new language test which will allow you to evaluate the progress made during your stay.

Answer the final questionnaire

You have to answer a questionnaire sent by the European Commission. Once the email is received, you have one week to complete and submit your questionnaire. If you don't receive it, check your "junk mail".

Sending the certificate of departure, taking the final OLS test and answering the questionnaire are absolutely compulsory to obtain the balance of your grant, calculated according to the actual duration of your mobility.

Payment of the grant

The Erasmus+ grant is paid in two instalments:

  • 70% of the grant is paid upon receipt of the certificate of arrival.
  • The balance of 30% (depending on actual presence on site) is paid on receipt of the certificate of departure, after passing the final OLS test and on receipt of the final report (questionnaire) that need to be filled in on the Erasmus+ site.

Documents to download

Contact

For more information, you can contact:

Caroline Ferrero - Erasmus Coordinator - +33 (0)4.93.13.39.20 - [email protected]

More information

The support provided by the European Commission to the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of its content, which only reflects the point of view of the authors; The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained in this publication.

Programme offered in exchange at IPAG

The IPAG exchange programme enables to join the BBA programme and is open to students from the IPAG's partner universities but also to freemovers.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The management techniques taught in the BBA focus on international business. Students evolve in a multicultural environment within classes composed of more than 30 nationalities.

Since the BBA courses are taught entirely in English, international students who wish to follow the course must have a language level equivalent to, or higher than, B2+/C1 and must justify at least one year of study in higher education.

French courses are also offered to international exchange students (4 levels available).

The courses

The academic year is divided into two semesters during which students can choose the courses they wish to take.

??1st year: Courses of the 1st semester (S1) and 2nd semester (S2)
??2nd year: Courses of the 1st semester (S3) and 2nd semester (S4)
??3rd year: Courses of the 1st semester (S5) and 2nd semester (S6)

The number of ECTS credits that each student must acquire during the exchange semester is set by his/her home university. One semester of study generally leads to 30 ECTS credits.

Each teaching module follows a pedagogical note which specifies the objectives of the course, the teaching methods, the bibliography and the methods of evaluation.

The grading system

In France, the grading system is based on a scale ranging from 0 to 20 (10 being the average for validating the subject):

  • 16 - 20 : Very good (Très bien : TB)
  • 14 - 15.9 : Good (Bien : B)
  • 12 - 13.9 : Satisfactory (Assez bien : AB)
  • 10 - 11.9 : Correct (Passable)
  • 0 - 9.9 : Fail (Insuffisant)

Remedial classes are organised at the end of the semester for students who have failed an exam.