Principles of trade

Basic principles of exchange programmes

The student can only study at a foreign institution with which Avignon University has signed a cooperation agreement. The student remains registered at Avignon University during the period of study abroad. He/she pays his/her usual tuition fees to Avignon University and is exempt from paying tuition fees at the host university.

The study contract (list of courses to be taken abroad) is prepared under the responsibility of the educational coordinator of the student's component or department at Avignon University. Any subsequent modification of this contract must first be validated by Avignon University.

Exchange students are full-time students, taking the same courses and undergoing the same assessments as local students. 1 semester = 30 ECTS credits or equivalent in the local system of the host university.

The minimum duration of a study period abroad is 3 months and the maximum duration is 12 months. Students usually go for one semester or one academic year (2 semesters).

Recognition of mobility :

The study agreement (Erasmus Learning Agreement for Erasmus+ mobility and Learning Agreement Outside Europe for others) is the central document for the recognition of a study period abroad. It is established on a full-time basis (30 ECTS credits for a semester and 60 ECTS credits for a full year). The results obtained abroad are transmitted by the host university and validated by the jury of the course in which the student is registered at Avignon University. Validated study mobilities are automatically recognised and mentioned on the students' transcripts, via the entry of semester equivalences mentioning "Exchange with a foreign country" accompanied by the name and country of the institution where the mobility took place.

Students who receive a grant retain their national grant during their study period abroad, even if they are also receiving a mobility grant.

Attention These grants are not awarded automatically simply by going on a mobility trip. They are awarded by a committee that meets several times a year.

Choosing a destination

Information sessions are organised at the beginning of the semester in most departments.

  • For Erasmus destinations, each component or department has a certain number of places in partner institutions and organises the selection of its students.
  • For destinations outside Europe (America, Asia, Africa or Australia), the selection is made at university level. The SRI gathers the different applications and then selects the students, in close collaboration with the components or departments concerned.
Information on partner universities

You can visit the universities' websites for more detailed information or to access the online application forms for exchange students.

Think about asking foreign exchange students at Avignon University, whom you can contact through the student associations.

Nationality requirements

Exchange programmes are open to all students regularly enrolled at Avignon University, regardless of their nationality.

Remember to check that your identity card or passport, depending on your destination, will always be valid for at least six months after the end of your stay abroad.