If you’re studying abroad and want to do an exchange program in Sciences Po Saint-Germain as part of your degree, here is what you should know.
There are two types of exchange: Erasmus+ and bilateral agreements. Which one you will apply for depends on where you’re studying.
The Erasmus+ program, funded by the European Commission, allows students from the EU to complete a study or internship in another EU country.
If you are studying in a European institution which has signed an Erasmus+ agreement with Science Po Saint-Germain (or with our parent university, CYU) in your subject area, you can apply to join us as an Erasmus+ exchange student. You will come for either one semester or a full academic year; you will take back to your home institution all the ECTS (academic credits) you earned here.
Sciences Po Saint-Germain has signed more than 30 bilateral agreements with universities in Asia, North and South America, and Africa. If your university is one of them, you can apply to join us as an exchange student. You will come for either one semester or a full academic year; you will take back to your home institution all the classes you validated here.
Your home university is not one of our partner institutions? Consider coming as a free-mover!
The free-mover program is for international students studying at a university outside France which does not have an exchange agreement with Sciences Po Saint-Germain. Unlike exchange programs, it is a fee-paying program. Free-movers do not receive a diploma at the end of their stay, but a record of the courses they validated with the number of ECTS.
Whether you are coming through Erasmus+, a bilateral agreement, MICEFA, or as a free-mover, you will study in seminars and lectures alongside our full-time students, gaining invaluable experience of living in a different country, with a different way of teaching, and much more.