Erasmus Mundus, the exchange of European students around the world:

Aimed at students preparing for a Master or PhD level, and wishing to go abroad to study abroad , the Erasmus Mundus program was created at the end of 2003 to meet the growing needs of students to study abroad. world.

Which Master or PhD to study abroad via Erasmus Mundus


The diploma prepared by the student must be present in at least 3 different countries within the EU, and bear the Erasmus Mundus label. This currently concerns more than a hundred different master’s degrees and about twenty doctoral degrees throughout the European Union. During the exchange with the host university, the final obtaining of the diploma will be at least double, that is to say that you will obtain a double degree, one of the French university, and one of your university of Home. However, France itself currently only has 30 masters and 4 doctorates with the Erasmus Mundus label.

In which country to leave with the Erasmus Mundus program?


Erasmus Mundus, studying outside Europe

There is no defined list of countries accessible through the Erasmus Mundus program , for the simple reason that, depending on the degree you have prepared, you will only have access to a limited number of countries and universities that have signed a partnership only in the context of this specific training. You will understand that it is impossible to give a general list, and that this must be done on a case by case basis. 

If you want a list of the different Masters with the Erasmus Mundus label, go to the website of the European Education and Communication Agency (in English). The same list is available for doctorates related to the Erasmus Mundus program.

Erasmus Mundus, funding and scholarships:


Like the Erasmus program, Erasmus Mundus offers scholarships to its students, but this is not done systematically. As you can see on the official website of the Erasmus Mundus program, the State for lack of budget, has removed the scholarship of fifteen masters with the Erasmus Mundus label, which is almost half of the Master’s degrees. this type.

Erasmus Mundus, the program in the end


The program seems to be in its infancy, and to have some difficulties to open to the greatest number. It remains rather confidential and intended for a very large minority of students, who, if they benefit from partnerships, do not necessarily receive help from the State. Overall, the implementation seems more laborious than for the Erasmus program, but do not hesitate to inquire and take advantage of the program if you have the opportunity!

To see all the news and updates of the program, visit the official French website of the Erasmus Mundus program.

2016 baccalaureate: good scholarships and bonuses, with or without mention

Local bonuses, regional or state scholarships … The post-baccalaureate could reserve good surprises to those who have won a mention, and sometimes even to others.

Gifts, medals, euros … The result of the vat 2016 can reserve some good surprises. The regions and departments, but also the town halls or the State give each year scholarships and bonuses to the most deserving graduates. After the publication of the results, the time is therefore in search of these good plans and their generous donors.

Often awarded to the most deserving, the rewards sometimes do not make so many distinctions, as for this measure taken in the Pays de la Loire: the holders of the 2016 bac, whether or not obtained a mention, will be able to benefit from journeys free in TER. However, the measure concerns only the first 1000 to register on the siteto make the request. If this gesture lasts for a week of consecutive trips, some of the bonuses may actually allow you to start higher education with a good reserve of funds. It is advisable to consult the sites of regions, departments or town halls as well as the billboards of high schools. Local information is also to be scrutinized. It is also advisable to contact the services concerned as of the week of the results of the vat.

Here are some other examples of what you could gain alongside the valuable diploma:

  • For the “mentions très bien”
  • All those who have obtained a very good distinction in the baccalaureate can theoretically benefit from the Merit Aid for Higher Education for the 2016-2017 school year. This is 900 euros awarded in 9 monthly installments. Paid by social criteria, it nevertheless requires having filed a student social file (DSE) and preparing to integrate a higher institution. Its renewal is however to be confirmed.
  • A device “best graduates” also exists. It allows bachelor’s graduates who have obtained the best average mark in the 2016 baccalaureate in their institution to integrate selective courses. It is via an electronic message sent to your APB account that you will know whether you can benefit from this additional measure. Attention, you have only 48 hours to respond favorably.
  • In Ile de France

900 euros from the state + 900 euros from the region are reserved for the best students in the region from low-income families. Attention, you must also be enrolled in a higher education institution in the Paris region to benefit from it.

The department reserves a bonus of 500 euros to holders of mentions very well, on social criteria. The owners of the baccalaureate in the Yvelines can for some touch up to 2,300 euros. You should receive a letter from your school about this.  

For the future ex-students who live in Montrouge, in the Hauts-de-Seine, and have obtained the mention very well in the baccalaureate, the town provides a voucher of 800 euros. To be used to provide computer equipment, to pay for driving lessons or to enroll in a graduate school. Holders of a “simple” mention well should not be too frustrated, since they are entitled to a voucher of 400 euros.

In Puteaux in the Hauts-de-Seine, no need to have more than a mention good enough to enjoy the favors of the town hall. Nominative Medal of the currency of Paris but also holster to keep his diploma and even … a selfie pole, are offered to graduates putéoliens. As well as a significant aid of 610 euros to lighten the cost of the passage of the driving license.

In Courbevoie, in the Hauts-de-Seine, gift vouchers have been distributed since 2010 for bachelors who have obtained a mention very well or well. They reach 100 euros for the first, 50 for the second.

In Villemomble, in Seine-Saint-Denis, 300 euros are granted to the lucky holders of a very good mention. 150 euros to those of a good mention.

In Vesoul, Haute-Saone, the tidy sum of 1000 euros is offered to the lucky holders of a very good mention! This “municipal merit scholarship” is granted without means test. 

In Delle, in the Territoire de Belfort, vouchers of 50 euros are offered to all holders of mentions.

In Oyonnax, in the department of Ain, gift vouchers totaling 120 euros per bachelor are distributed to all those having obtained a mention.

In the new Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the new president Laurent Wauquiez (LR) has pledged to provide the sum of 500 euros to the holders of a very good distinction. What benefit from several awards for the holders of the highest distinction who also live in Oyonnax …

In the Alpes-Maritimes, bonuses of 200 euros are awarded to “mentions très bien”.

If you live in Nice and have obtained the distinction very well, you can accumulate twice 200 euros: those offered by the county council, and those issued by the town hall. The latter attributes indeed a “price of the city of Nice”. You have until October 14, 2016 to request this boost from her.

In Cannes, a municipal jury selects bachelors with the highest honors AND having chosen a course of excellence as a course. They also scrutinize the course of the former high school student. The amounts awarded go up to 3,000 euros, the “Prix d’Excellence Jacqueline de Romilly”. Contact the Youth Information Office . Regarding the premium paid by the Alpes-Maritimes, you should receive a letter.

In the department of Charente, 200 euros must reward each mention very well.

In Ollioules, in the Var, 180 euros are distributed to each bachelor of the town, whether he had a mention or not.

The department has not yet communicated on the amount of rewards now allocated to “Bachelors-Mention very well” but must do so very soon.

In Guadeloupe, the General Council gives an award of excellence to the high school student who has won more than 18 in the baccalaureate … It gives right to a purse of 3 960 € + a high-tech device + a plane ticket A / R for The city. And this every year, during all the time that studies last (!). As for the Region, it grants a “President’s Award Regional Council” to all graduates who have won the mention very well. While analyzing other criteria, such as current behavior, regularity of work, social conditions or family context … From the month of July, € 1,500 are paid to each selected student.


Verdict and new proposals for the 2016 PDB

Third and final phase of admission post bac this Thursday, July 14th. All candidates will have to choose their training to continue their studies. Explanations.

End of the suspense for new graduates: the results of the third and final phase of admission post bac on the platform APB – NB: since redesigned and become the platform Parcoursup  –  takes place this Thursday, July 14. Candidates who had not yet received a favorable response from the various courses chosen to continue their studies after the baccalaureate, or who had not yet validated their final choice, will discover the latest proposals proposed to them. Appointment at 14 hours on the website Admission Post Bac . 

While some have validated their future training in a definitive way for some time, sometimes even before having obtained their baccalaureate results, others were still waiting for candidates to withdraw and for places to be vacated in the desired formations. This Thursday, roulette will be running for the last time this year and will distribute one last time the remaining available places to the candidates in contention, always trying to satisfy both candidates and universities and other training centers. Candidates will then have until July 19 14 hours to confirm their choice for one of the formations that will be proposed to them.

As in the previous two sessions, candidates must go to the APB website with their login and code to access their profile. After having consulted the various proposals which are offered to them, they will have to approve one by ticking the box “yes definitive”, not to be confused with the “yes but”, only valid during the first two turns. It is imperative to answer before July 19 14 hours otherwise, the registration will be canceled and the candidate eliminated, exceptin some specific cases, such as when the candidate “is waiting for a contract for apprenticeship training (admitted subject to contract) and has a proposal for admission to a training under school status still in ‘yes but’ After the 3rd phase, it is advisable to register with the institution offering training under a school status.The choice of apprenticeship training remains valid.This is the only case where the answer ‘yes but ‘is possible until September,’ says one on service-public.fr.

Once the candidates have validated their choice by the famous “yes definite”, they will have to directly follow with the administrative entries. For those left without proposal, they will have to go directly to knock on the doors of the desired institutions to run for office. Once again, there is a deadline, September 9 at midnight. It will then be up to the institutions to render their verdict, before September 15, midnight. 

The ISEP Exchange program, going to study in more than 45 countries around the world:

The ISEP program represents a network of more than 300 universities in some 45 countries , the main purpose of which is to make studies in the USA or other member countries more accessible to students in this network. Mainly focused on studying in the United States with 145 American universities, it allows hundreds of students to study abroad every year.

Visit the official ISEP website for more information.

ISEP, the steps to take to benefit from the program:


The ISEP program

The steps are done in several steps, explained on the page ” Applying to a US site “. There are several rules to follow that you must discover and read carefully, but the main advantage of this program is that you can apply to nearly 10 different American universities, in the order of preference of your choice, which optimizes your chances of leaving.

Students must also take an English test to validate their level. It seems that the IELTS and the TOEFL are accepted, but that the TOEFL is more recommended. More information on the requirements of universities on this page . In case you speak Spanish, it is also possible to go through this program without having to prove your level of English, and take courses in Spanish. The advantage is double, if you did not have enough English, you can still leave, and once there, you practice both Spanish and English!

The benefits of the ISEP program:


There are two types of ISEP program , one in exchange between students from two universities, and one where only the French student leaves for the USA. In both cases, registration fees are much lower than a normal year in the US, although the second option is less advantageous. Nevertheless, the savings achieved remain very important. Consult this page as part of a student exchange , and this page if you leave alone.

ISEP, French universities and schools having integrated the program:


The network includes mainly universities , but some business schools and IUP have also joined to facilitate study abroad for their students.

  • University of Savoy
  • University of Le Havre
  • University of Maine (Le Mans)
  • Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne
  • Paul Cézanne University (Aix-Marseille III)
  • Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III)
  • Sup de Co Amiens Picardie
  • Institute of Political Studies of Rennes
  • National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon
  • Lille III (Charles de Gaulle University)
  • Pierre Mendès France (University of Grenoble II)
  • University of Angers
  • University of Caen
  • University of Franche-Comté
  • University of Nantes
  • University of Nice
  • University of Picardie Jules Verne
  • University of Rennes 1
  • University of Rennes 2 (Upper Brittany)

The SAAS program, the reception of foreign students in Scotland:

SAAS, a Scottish organization


The SAAS program, run by the Scottish organization of the same name, aims to promote the entry of foreign students into Scottish universities. 
The principle is simple, any foreign student citizen of the European Union is awarded a scholarship covering all tuition fees at the Scottish University. These costs amounted to £ 1820 in 2011, or nearly € 2200 entirely paid for by the organization.

While students in England will soon have to pay around $ 7,000 in tuition fees, Scotland offers free tuition fees to foreign students. Yet it has universities as famous as the English universities, such as the University of St Andrew, Edinburgh or Glasgow. More about Scottish universities in the article ” Scottish Cities and Universities “.

SAAS, the conditions to benefit from the program:


While many French universities offer automatic access to this scholarship as part of their partnership with Scottish universities, all foreign students studying in Scotland can benefit . Thus, if you registered via the UCAS system , or by sending a file directly to the university of your choice , you can also benefit from this scholarship.

Study in Scotland with SAAS

However, some conditions must be respected to obtain the scholarship:

  • study at least a year in a Scottish university
  • to be of European citizenship
  • take a year of full-time study
  • obtain your diploma at the end of this year of studies, the scholarship being withdrawn in case of failure
  • present your letter of acceptance to the Scottish University

SAAS, the steps to obtain the scholarship:


SAAS helps to study in Scotland

The steps are to be made on the official website of SAAS (in English). You can undertake them alone, before your departure, but the vast majority of Scottish universities will help you in your steps when you arrive the first weeks in the university that accepted you. So do not panic, even once there, you can still benefit from the scholarship.

The interest of this program is therefore important, and makes it easier to reach an English-speaking country, with much less financial constraints than for countries like England, the United States or Australia.

More about studying in Scotland, on the site with ” Study in Scotland for a French student “.

Education USA, helping students to study in the United States:

Education USA is not an exchange program like Erasmus , nor a program offering financial support for French students wishing to study in the USA. Education USA is an international network of information on the US university system affiliated with the US State Department. In France, the network is represented by the EducationUSA center of the Franco-American Commission in Paris.

These services are divided into two categories, services available free of charge and those where financial compensation is required. In terms of free help, we find the site Fullbright France which offers a very complete documentation to download for free , as well as the possibility to send your questions by email.

In terms of paid services if you want to go further, a phone call to contact a consultant will cost you 0.34 euros per minute, while a meeting of 30 to 45 minutes will cost you 20 euros. The center is not open during the summer holidays, and the holiday season.

No financial assistance will be provided directly , although the organization will not hesitate to inform you about the scholarships available and those you could benefit from.

Education USA, what is the help provided?


There is only one Education USA center in France , managed by two advisers from the network. Their goal is to help you in: 

  • knowledge of the American university system
  • the construction of a project of studies in the United States
  • the steps and procedures to enter an American university
  • obtaining a scholarship 
  • Obtaining the appropriate US visa for your project
  • information about the life of an American student

All these actions are undertaken objectively and independently and will not attempt to influence you. If you would like more information about their services, visit the Education USA official website.

The Franco-American Commission is a bilateral agency subsidized by the US government and the French government. In addition to the EducationUSA Center, she is responsible for the management of the Fulbright program, a fellowship program to study or do research in the United States.

The CREPUQ program, the mobility of French students to Quebec:

The CREPUQ program, or the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities, aims to help French students to move within Quebec universities . French students can go every year to a partner university in Quebec, where they complete a year of study.

What are the entry requirements for the CREPUQ program?


To be able to carry out this program, you must have at least been enrolled in a French university attached to this program and have studied there for one year. If you would like to join an English-speaking university in Quebec ( List of Quebec universities ), you must have a sufficient level of English, which will be attested either by an Internet test at the French university, or by a test. official English language, such as TOEFL or TOEIC (approximately 80/120 to TOEFL).

The advantages of the CREPUQ program:


CREPUQ, study in Quebec with the exchange program

The major advantage of the CREPUQ program is that you will not have to pay the tuition fees of the universities of Quebec , when you register, which will save you about 2500 euros compared to a traditional student, although Quebec has naturally an agreement with French students to have their tuition fees at the Quebec student level be approximately $ 3000 Canadian. You will still have to pay the registration to the French university which amounts to 400 euros in 2011.

Warning ! The CREPUQ program does not follow a scholarship awarded to French students, although it is still possible to apply for grants awarded by the Canadian government, but only from the master level.

The second advantage is the simplification of the procedures compared to non-program students , since your university will take care of the majority of the administrative procedures for you.

What are the steps for the CREPUQ program?


Study in Quebec with CREPUQ

Vo us must go to the International Office at your university and talk directly with the person in charge of such partnerships . The best thing to do is to discuss it with your teachers at first, to evaluate your chances of departure, to contact the international relations office by e-mail, and then to make an appointment after you have been informed beforehand. . 

Your university may also set up one or more conferences concerning this program, with teachers, speakers from Quebec universities, and alumni who have participated in the program, to better explain how it works and what it takes expect.

The deadline for submission of applications is often mid-January / late-January, so do not hesitate to do so as soon as possible.

Which Quebec universities are accessible via the CREPUQ program?


Here is a list of the different universities accessible through the CREPUQ program. Know that according to the French university you join and its partnerships, only a part of these universities will be accessible to you.

MICEFA, the exchange program to study in the USA and Canada:

The MICEFA program was created in 1985 with the aim of promoting cultural and scientific cooperation between France and North America. In France, the program affects the majority of Parisian universities and the Paris region. The exchanges are made on a semester of studies, to see a complete year of studies in North America. Every year, about 200 students cross the Atlantic to join an American or Canadian university.

MICEFA, which universities are participating?


The MICEFA program includes nearly 80 American and Canadian universities, ready to welcome French students. When creating your file, you will be able to apply to 3 different universities, with an order of preference.

Study in the United States and Canada, the MICEFA program

Some French universities participating in the MICEFA program:

  • University Paris Sud
  • University Paris Diderot
  • University Paris-Est Marne la Vallée
  • University of Versailles
  • University Paris 8
  • University Paris 13
  • University of La Sorbonne

MICEFA, the benefits of the program:


The main advantage of the program is that you do not have to pay tuition fees to US universities, often in the thousands, or tens of thousands for one year of study. The only fees will be those of the registration at the French university, neighboring the 500 euros in 2011. To this, it will be necessary to add the costs of obtaining the visa which are about 145. In all cases, additional insurance will be required, so do not hesitate to inquire in the article ” Student Insurance in the United States “.

The second advantage is of course to be helped and supported by your university in the design of the registration file for American and Canadian universities, although the file will not be a simplified file so far, and you will need pass the TOEFL to prove your level of English, while some partnerships can overcome this test and pass an internal test at the university.

MICEFA, what are the steps to take?


MICEFA, Franco-American exchange program

In order to benefit from the MICEFA program, you will first need to contact your university’s international relations department to find out if you can participate in the program. In the case of a positive answer, you will have to build a file that will be sent to the host universities. If your university will follow you in your steps, they remain as complicated as if you leave alone, the difference being that your departure is in the continuity of your French diploma, and that you are sure to obtain an equivalence upon your return.

Do not hesitate to use the file you have prepared to apply in other universities, outside the MICEFA program.

Once you have been accepted into an American university, it will send you a student visa application form. The steps being quite long, it is advisable to visit the official website of the MICEFA program to find out more.

Study abroad is simple with Study experience!

Study abroad, have you ever tried? Between the multitude of institutions and programs, or the complexity of the administrative procedures, you are thousands each year to prefer to stay in the country of Molière. Too bad, when we know the real need in international students of foreign universities …

The solution for studying abroad – APUI:


But what is the solution to not stick to chewing gums securely fixed to the benches of the French school? Unknown to the general public, International Placement Agencies assist students in all the steps leading to registration at a foreign university.

Selection of institutions, constitution of admission files, management of admission and registration procedures, assistance with departure and on-site installation … these true specialists of studies (and paperwork) are in charge of guiding you in the less “friendly” parts of your project and “coach” you to make it happen in due time.

APUI multi-destinations: rare pearls to choose one’s study destination


Most APUIs are specialized on one or two destinations (maximum). However, there are some rare pearls, which have wider expertise spanning several countries. Among them is Study Experience®, which offers Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Based in the 9 th district of Paris, this small company receives requests from all over France and Europe, through its website.

When to register abroad When to contact an APUI?


Registration to study abroad

When do I have to register? As there are several university entries abroad, a student can enroll at any time of the year and integrate a higher education program (depending on the curriculum): July and February in Australia and New Zealand ; September, January and May in Canada and the USA; September and January in the United Kingdom. It should be noted that, ideally, a study abroad project must be prepared for one year, or even six months at least (especially for visa issues).

Do an internship in software development at Google in Canada

Google development engineers produce the technologies for future generations, and are at the forefront of innovation. Every day, they work to change the way each web user connects, explores, and broadens with content and other users. Faced with a growing use of Google tools, many challenges ahead are waiting for you to meet them!

Each year, Google opens its doors to many trainees , and the new selection period for software development internships has just been launched. If you want to join Google’s workforce in Canada through a paid internship, now is the time to apply!

Depending on your background and experiences, you will support critical functions of software engineering at Google in the following departments:

  • Systems and products development
  • Engineering productivity development
  • Product quality development

What are the criteria for applying for a developer internship at Google Canada?



In order to apply for internships in software development, you must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Be presently in a course related to Computer Science at the Master’s or PhD level
  • Be currently a full-time student in which you will return once the internship period at Google Canada is complete

Other optional requirements but recommended by Google are mentioned:

  • Experience in programming systems or algorithms
  • Be familiar with TCP / IP as well as network programming
  • Have knowledge of UNIX / Linux or the Windows environment
  • Have excellent coding skills in C ++, Java or Python