Study Abroad & Erasmus+

IPAG Business School's participation in the Erasmus + programme is broken down as follows:

  • Internationalisation of the institution (development of international partnerships and campuses abroad as well as participation to the Erasmus programme, internationalisation of the faculty, promotion and mobility support)..

  • Internationalisation of programs, academic background and student profiles.

  • International recognition and visibility (accreditations, rankings, international networks, alumni network).

The new priorities of the Erasmus 2021-2027 programme are :

  • Inclusion, with a particular attention to participants with fewer opportunities (disabled students and staff; learners from modest socio-economic backgrounds, etc.). Additional funding and new mobility formats are planned to encourage participation of these participants in the Erasmus programme 2021-2027
  • Ecological transition. Additional funding (sustainable travels) is provided to encourage the use of less greenhouse gas-emitting transport. In addition, candidates are encouraged to incorporate a sustainable development education dimension into their project
  • Digital transformation: the digital opportunity traineeship initiative is relaunched in 2021 and extended to higher education staff.

The general objectives of the programme also include a reflection on participation in democratic life.

The ERASMUS+ Programme at IPAG

A mobility programme which our 3rd and 5th year students in the Grande École Programme can benefit from.

What is ERASMUS+?

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme designed to encourage student mobility in Europe between partner universities linked by an Erasmus agreement. It helps you to go on an exchange programme 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 website).

Mobility must take place in one of the countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme. These are divided into three groups based on the 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, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.
  • Group 3 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.

*Due to the Brexit, the exchange programme conditions with the United Kingdom are subject to change.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • Academic mobility from 3 months minimum to 10 months in IPAG Main track PGE, Bachelor state-accredited or BTS.
  • Professional internship mobility from 2 months minimum to 4 months in IPAG Main track PGE, Bachelor state-accredited or BTS.
  • Maximum of 12 months per academic cycle (1st, 2nd), including studies and internship.
  • Mobility in an Erasmus+ programme country:

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

IPAG may decide to apply grant partial fundings depending on the number of applicants and the available budget.

Rules to be awarded of the Erasmus+ grant

We invite you to submit your applications:

  • Before 1st October for first semester departures
  • Before 1st February for second semester departures

Nota bene: In case of particular situations (e.g. interships outside of these timeframes), please contact us before the beginning of the activity to examinate your situation.

Compulsory requirements during your Erasmus + mobility:

  • You must take the OLS language test before your departure and on your return to assess the impact of your mobility of your language skills.
  • You must provide us :

o Your mobility agreement (Study or Internship) signed and duly completed
o Your learning agreement (Study or Internship) signed and stamped by your host university or company as well as a placement agreement if applicable.
o Bank account in the student's name.

  • Obligation to answer the European Commission's mobility survey that you will receive by e-mail.

Providing all these documents and answering the questionnaire are decisive for the final payment of your Erasmus scholarship.

The contractual documents can be downloaded in the downloadable documents section on this page.

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 in order 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 based upon receipt of the certificate of departure and the final report (questionnaire) that needs to be filled in on the Erasmus+ site, as well as passing the final OLS test.

Documents to download


For more information, you can contact:

Jaime Garcia - Coordinateur Incoming ERASMUS et Mobilité Internationale Immigration Officer - +33 (0) -

Caroline Ferrero - Erasmus Coordinator - +33 (0) -

More information

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Programme offered in exchange at IPAG

The IPAG exchange programme enables to join the BBA programme and is open to students from 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 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.