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Exchange Students

The faculties, schools and institutes of the Catholic University of Paris welcome several hundred students within exchange programmes with partner universities around the globe.

The University

Catholic University of Paris (Institut Catholique de Paris )
Erasmus Code : F PARIS 052
Extended Chartre : 28612

Contact for Partners :
Mr Hugues BOITEAU - Head of the International Relations Office

Contact for Students :

Ms Sofia Mackenzie - European Mobility Coordinator
Ms Yannick Lambron - Overseas Mobility Coordinator

Academic calendar 2015/2016

  • 1st semester : Wednesday 16 September 2015 to Saturday 23 January 2016
    Christmas Holiday : Saturday 19 December 2015 to Monday 4 January 2016
  • 2nd semester : Wednesday 20 January 2016 to Saturday 4 June 2016 (possible re-sits till 9 July 2016)
    Winter break : Saturday 27 Februar to Monday 7 March 2016
    Spring Holiday : Saturday 23 April to Monday 9 May 2016

Exchange students application procedure

The International Relations Office (IRO) of the Catholic University of Paris uses the e-nomination procedure offered by MoveOn for incoming students. The student coordinator of the home university must register its candidate(s) for an exchange through the MoveOnNet portal.

Once our IRO receives the nomination(s), the student(s) automatically receive(s) an e-mail with the application form and learning agreement to be filled in and returned to us. They will also receive the academic calendar and information on the welcome and orientation session. The student coordinator of the home university will also receive a copy of that email.

To proceed with the e-nomination of students interested in coming for an exchange at the Catholic University of Paris, the student coordinator of the home university will be asked to create a login (free of charge) on the MoveOn portal and to refer to the link below to nominate students:


The students’ nomination deadlines are:

  • Wednesday 15 May 2015 for the 1st Semester and Academic Year 2015-2016
  • Saturday 15 November 2015 for the Second Semester 2015-2016


The university does not have an on-campus residence but the Accommodation Office provides a wide range of off-campus accommodation solutions in Paris, such as student residencies, apartment rentals, rooms in family homes, etc. This office assists students in their search for appropriate long-term accommodation and is happy to answer any queries that students may have prior to their arrival.

The International Relations Office also provides a list of temporary low-cost accommodation places in the centre of Paris that can be helpful while the student is looking for long-term accommodation.

French Preparatory Language Course

We remind all partner universities that they are required to test their own students' level of spoken and written French prior to sending their applications, and to acknowledge that it is sufficient for them to study their discipline successfully during their stay at the Catholic University of Paris.

The university’s French language school, the Institut de Langue et Culture Françaises, organises monthly intensive courses in May, June, July, August, September, January and February. These courses can lead to a number of ECTS credits but are not included in the exchange agreement and are on a fee-paying basis.

List of Courses & ECTS

On the university website each faculty’s home page offers a link to its “brochure” in a .pdf format. All courses offered and corresponding ECTS credits are listed in the brochure. Courses are presented by degree: 1st, 2nd, 3rd year of Licence (Undergraduate) and 1st, 2nd year of Master (Postgraduate). Once on the page of the faculty of interest, click on “Télécharger la documentation” to download the brochure.

Most of the courses are taught in French, but our Faculties also offer some courses in English, opened to Exchange Students.

Welcome and Orientation Sessions

A Welcome and Orientation Session is organised for international students by the IRO at the beginning of each semester. It generally takes place over three days and includes: a presentation of the university and student services; a step-by-step explanation of the enrolment procedure; practical information about life in Paris; tours of the campus organised by French students volunteers from the Tandem (buddy) programme; historical tours of the St German de Pres area, and a Seine river cruise to close the session. It is also, of course, the occasion to meet with many other international students.

Residence Permit Office

A Residence Permit Office in direct contact with the French administration offices helps non-EU students with their immigration documents and visa renewal. The Office receives students four days a week throughout the year.


Five specialised libraries with online catalogues are open to all exchange students according to their discipline.

Student Cafeteria

Students have access to the on-campus student cafeteria for a quick snack or to a bigger university restaurant a 5-minute walk from campus. The price for a full meal in 2009/2010 is 2,85 €.

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