Study Abroad & Erasmus France

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 in 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. Professors and staff also have the opportunity to teach and experience job-shadowing.

What is ERASMUS+? Unfold all Fold all

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 europa.eu website).

Mobility must take place in one of the countries participating in the Erasmus+exchange programme. These are divided into three groups based on the cost of living.

EU Member State countries in general receive a larger amount through the Erasmus scheme. These are:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden

Third countries generally receive less through the Erasmus scheme, but ample grant money is still available:

North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Türkiye

Eligibility criteria Unfold all Fold all

To be eligible, you have:

  • 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.

EU Member State countries able to participate:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden

Third countries able to participate: North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Türkiye

IPAG may decide to provide scholarship and grant income depending on the number of applicants and the available budget.

IPAG Business School has also extended the offer of possible grants to students going on academic semesters or exchange in Great Britain also.

Rules to be awarded of the Erasmus+ grant Unfold all Fold all

We invite you to submit your applications:

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

In case of certain activities or situations like internships outside of these time frames etc., please contact us before the beginning of the activity so we can examine your situation or handicap 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 email.

Providing all these documents and answering the questionnaire are decisive for the final payment of your Erasmus scholarship. Please contact IPAG International office for further information international.office@ipag.fr

Procedure for applying for an Erasmus+ grant: During your mobility Unfold all Fold all

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 email as soon as possible. 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 Unfold all Fold all

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 Unfold all Fold all

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.
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Contact Unfold all Fold all

For more information, you can contact:

Caroline Ferrero - Head of International Relations Office - Erasmus Programme - +33 (0)4.93.13.39.20 - c.ferrero@ipag.fr

Françoise Mespoulier - International Relations Assistant -
f.mespoulier@ipag.fr  

Jaime Garcia - Coordinateur Incoming ERASMUS et Mobilité Internationale Immigration Officer - +33 (0)1.53.63.36.98 - j.garcia@ipag.fr

More information Unfold all Fold all

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 students 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.

FAQ

Why did the UK stop Erasmus? Unfold all Fold all

Following Brexit, the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ exchange programme was deemed too expensive. As such UK students looking to study across Europe are no longer eligible for Erasmus+ grants.

Who is eligible for Erasmus? Unfold all Fold all

To be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant, you must be registered at a higher education institution, such as a University. You must also be enrolled on a course that will lead to a recognised degree, or a tertiary-level qualification.

You must be a member state of the European Union, or fall under one of the following countries to be eligible for the Erasmus programme.

Country Group 1:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden,

Country group 2:

North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Türkiye

Is France part of Erasmus? Unfold all Fold all

Yes, Erasmus France programmes are available to all students within the aforementioned countries. At IPAG we proudly host Erasmus students on our courses, and students on our Grand Ecole programme can enjoy the benefits of it in their 3rd and 5th years.

How much is Erasmus monthly allowance? Unfold all Fold all

Your Erasmus+ monthly allowance depends on which country group you have come from and the length of exchange. As designated by the DAAD, group 1 students would typically receive €600 per month, whereas students from group 2 would typically receive €540 a month.

Is Paris good for Erasmus? Unfold all Fold all

Paris Erasmus programmes offer some of the best experiences in Europe. Paris itself is a beautiful city with a unique culture, delicious foods, and great diversity.

IPAG currently runs two campuses in Paris, offering students courses that are recognised across the world. Each campus offers its own experiences and has its own feel. They are also easily accessible from anywhere in Paris.

Is Erasmus a good experience? Unfold all Fold all

Taking part in the Erasmus programme, whether it’s in France or elsewhere, is a fantastic experience that students should take advantage of if available. It allows you to enjoy different cultures, learn new languages, and meet new friends. Even if you miss home from time to time, the experience of being in a new country will expand your mind, and could even provide life-changing opportunities.

How much does it cost to live in Paris as a student? Unfold all Fold all

As the capital city of France, Paris can be an expensive place to live, with expenses going towards rent. Even with the Erasmus grant, students should try to be responsible with their money, to prevent any potential concerns.

Consider also that students of IPAG have access to a range of IPAG grants and scholarships that can work alongside your Erasmus+ grant. These scholarships are available to help all students if the right criteria is met, and can help you live comfortably and enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris.

For more information on Living in France, consider viewing our International Students page today.

Erasmus parties in Paris and socialising Unfold all Fold all

If you choose to attend IPAG on the Erasmus scheme, look out for the Erasmus Paris parties that happen throughout the year. These parties generally involve a number of students on the Erasmus exchange scheme meeting up to enjoy the Parisian nightlife.

There are also social media accounts dedicated to Erasmus students, such as the Erasmus Paris Student Network, which aims to help Erasmus students understand their new country, as well as make friends and find language partners.

 

Erasmus parties in Nice Unfold all Fold all

For those attending IPAG’s Nice Campus, there are also plenty of opportunities to meet up with fellow Erasmus students through the Erasmus Student Network in Nice.

This network is ideal for any international students in Nice, and offers:

  • Opportunities to make new friends and acquaintances
  • Chances to explore the Nice nightlife
  • Exciting new adventures around Nice and the surrounding countryside
  • Language exchange evenings
  • Advice and support on living in a new country
  • And much more!

For more information around Nice, be sure to view our Accommodation Guide and our Nice Campus page, both of which provide useful information on living in Nice, and courses available.