Going abroad

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 

> When you have found a traineeship, you MUST use the online P-stage tool.

The application is accessible in the virtual workplace (ENT) under Pedagogy > Traineeship via this link: http://pstage.u-cergy.fr.

You create your traineeship summary and send it to your referent teacher and your secretary for educational validation. The secretary then sends the summary by email to the International Cooperation Department for the attention of Ms Anissa ABBAS (anissa.abbas@cyu.fr).

> For traineeship mobility in Europe, the International Cooperation Department automatically gives its approval, unless the host country closes its borders because of COVID or other reasons.

> For traineeship mobility outside of Europe, the International Cooperation Department may refuse. This is entirely dependent upon the recommendations announced in the “Country files” section of the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des affaires étrangères).
 

Choose your destination


Do you wish to pursue a part of your studies abroad or undertake a traineeship in another country?
Follow these two steps:
 
   - Step 1: Using our search tool, consult the various existing agreements by country and by discipline.
 

Moveon Platform

  - Step 2: Then contact your referent teacher directly to find out about possible destinations and discuss all of the aspects of your mobility project.

No mobility is possible without prior validation by the international relations referent teacher of your department / UFR.
 

For Law students: Further information on exclusive law partnerships: The Law faculty’s (UFR droit) partner universities.
 

Erasmus+ : studying or doing a traineeship in Europe


The Erasmus programme enables students to undertake a period of study at a European partner university and/or a traineeship period in a European company. The mobility takes place in the 1st year for traineeships and in the 2nd year for studies.

The length of the stay is between 3 months and 12 months (reduced to 2 weeks within the framework of DUT traineeships - diplôme universitaire de technologie, “University Diploma in Technology”).

The Erasmus + university exchange programme is the European Commission’s flagship initiative in the field of education. Since 1987, the Erasmus and Erasmus + programmes have provided hundreds of thousands of European students with a unique intercultural and multilingual university experience.

Erasmus+ Student Charter for Higher Education 2021 -2027

Agreements : studying out of Europe


It is also possible to go to countries outside of the European Union via bilateral agreements between universities.

CY Cergy Paris Université has bilateral partnerships with a number of foreign institutions (Brazil, Russia, Japan, Korea, Colombia etc.) enabling the development of mutual relations in the field of academic research and training.

The agreements may be multidisciplinary, if they are established between universities (framework agreement), or by field, if they are established between departments.
 

BCI programme : Studying in Canada

The BCI, Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (The Interuniversity Cooperation Office) enables French and Quebecois students, enrolled on full-time courses at their home university, to pursue part of their studies in one of the partner institutions. The length of the period of study abroad is from a minimum of three months to one academic year.

In January, applicants whose request has been approved by the teacher responsible will receive an access code from Anissa ABBAS (anissa.abbas@cyu.fr) for online registration.
Registration must be carried out via the official website of the BCI programme: http://echanges-etudiants.bci-qc.ca/
The deadline for online registration is usually in February.
In May/June, the Quebecois institutions will give their responses themselves. They will contact you directly to inform you of whether your application has been accepted.

Do not hesitate to ask your receiving university any questions directly once they have sent you confirmation of acceptance of your application.
 

Allowances for international mobility

Mobility allowances are for students who wish to follow a course of higher education abroad within the framework of an exchange programme or who wish to undertake a compulsory traineeship, abroad.

Basic principles

- Applicants must be students at CY Cergy Paris Université
- Payment of mobility allowances is neither compulsory nor automatic.
- Multiple mobility allowances are not permitted: a single source of funding
- The rules for granting of allowances vary each year depending on the number of applicants and the available budget.
- Payment of the grant in two instalments:  80% during the mobility and 20% at the end of the mobility
- In the event of interruption of the mobility, the amount of the allowance will be recalculated and the student shall reimburse the excess.

How to apply for a mobility allowance:
 
Academic study mobility: Dematerialized procedure via the MoveON platform when making the mobility application.
Traineeship mobility: Dematerialized procedure via the MoveON platform (MoveON outgoing-traineeship portal)


Funding and eligibility criteria for the 2020/2021 academic year:

Erasmus+:


Study or traineeship mobility in an Erasmus+ programme country
•    From 3 to 12 months for study mobility
•    From 2 to 12 months for traineeship mobility
•    Monthly amount: (Taking into account the standard of living in the receiving country)
•    Study mobility: €250 (group 3), €300 (group 2), €350 (group 1)
•    Traineeship mobility: from €350 to €500

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

French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

- For holders of grants allocated on the basis of social criteria (CROUS students’ welfare office: level 0 to 7)
- Study or traineeship mobility abroad (excluding French overseas departments and territories and Europe) for 2 to 9 consecutive months
- Monthly amount: €400 (NB: the number of monthly instalments is flexible)

Île-de-France Regional Council:

- Subject to means test: dependents’ allowance set against tax (quotient familial)* ≤ €19,190 (*according to your tax assessment notice: Total gross income divided by the number of persons) income tax assessment notice model
- If the student is the only person mentioned in the tax return, there are two conditions for submission of their tax assessment notice =>  

1) the address of the household for tax purposes must be different from that of their parents,
2) the income declared in the tax return must be equal to at least 50% of the gross annual minimum wage
- Study or traineeship mobility abroad (excluding French overseas departments and territories)
- Monthly amount: €280 (Japan, United States, Canada and Australia) or €250 (other countries). The allowance cannot cover more than 10 months.

Important
Students wishing to take advantage of mobility in the UK (in the context of Brexit) should consult the information published in real time on the dedicated pages of the Erasmus+ website.

Documents to be provided to CY Cergy Paris Université at each stage of mobility
 
1) Before departure

- Tax assessment notice or notice of tax assessment situation N-1
- Bank details
- Learning Agreement
- French national health care electronic insurance card (Carte Vitale)
- Grant notification from the CROUS students’ welfare office (if grant holder) for the year N+1
- For students taking advantage of mobility in Europe: 1er OLS (Online Linguistic Support) language level test
- Provisional attestation (Tax assessment notice and CROUS student’s welfare office grant)
- Request of payment to your bank account.

2) On arrival abroad

- Arrival certificate within the receiving university or body
- Learning Agreement
- French national health care electronic insurance card (Carte Vitale)
- Proof of enrolment at CY Cergy Paris Université

=> On receipt of the arrival certificate, a first payment corresponding to 80% of the total estimated amount is allocated.

3) At the end of mobility

- Attendance certificate (Outside of Europe / Erasmus+)
- End of stay Report/Questionnaire
- For students undertaking mobility in Europe: 2nd OLS language level test

=>  Upon receipt of these documents, the remaining balance corresponding to 20% of the total estimated amount is paid.


Contact: outgoingmobility@ml.u-cergy.fr
Steps not to be missed to submit your Erasmus+ application

At the beginning of the academic year, information meetings, organized by the International Cooperation Department and the international relations referent teachers, take place in each department.

The times and places are announced in the “International” section of the university website, on the noticeboards at the International Cooperation Department and in the academic secretariats of the departments.

After the information meetings, students interested in taking part in exchange programmes the following year should contact their international relations referent teacher in order to prepare their mobility application.

Selection of applicants is carried out by the teachers.

Further information for Law students is available at this link: http://www.droitucp.fr/pages/international

The list of students authorized to take part in exchanges is then sent by their international relations referent teachers to the International Cooperation Department, which is responsible for submitting your nomination to the partner universities.

In May (or earlier), once the students have been nominated, they will be informed by email of the procedure for preparation of their internal mobility application for the stay abroad.

Once you have been nominated, your contact details will be sent to the partner university. You will receive an email from the latter with the Internet addresses containing all of the information and documents required for your enrolment at the receiving university, and accommodation applications if necessary, which you should return as quickly as possible.

You need to reply rapidly, as the number of places available in university halls of residence is often limited. Universities increasingly require online registration with a fixed deadline. You must comply with this deadline or your mobility application will be cancelled.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions directly to your receiving university once they have sent you confirmation of acceptance of your nomination.

If you are not contacted by your host university, you should inform your referent teacher and your administrative coordinator at the International Cooperation Department, Anissa ABBAS (anissa.abbas@cyu.fr).
 

MICEFA programme : studying in the USA

Do you dream of spending a semester studying in the USA?

It is possible thanks to MICEFA.

The MICEFA (Mission Inter-universitaire de Coordination des Echanges Franco-Américains) enables students at CY Cergy Paris Université to spend a period (1 semester or two maximum) studying at an American university.

 Essential steps for your application.

At the beginning of the academic year, an information meeting, organized by the International Cooperation Office in association with the MICEFA, brings together the principal actors of the programme in order to present the 65 American universities in greater detail and the application procedure, which is based upon a selective approach.

 The times and places are announced in the “International” section of the university website, on the noticeboards at the International Cooperation Department and in the academic secretariats of the departments.

 After the information meetings, students interested in taking part in exchange programmes the following year should contact their international relations referent teacher in order to prepare their mobility application.

 The list of students authorized to take part in the exchange is then sent by their international relations referent teachers to the International Cooperation Department, which is responsible for submitting your nomination to the MICEFA, which then takes over the application.

For further information: https://micefa.org/

Steps not to be missed to submit your bilateral exchange application

At the beginning of the academic year, information meetings, organized by the International Cooperation Department and the international relations referent teachers, take place in each department.

 The times and places are announced in the “International” section of the university website, on the noticeboards at the International Cooperation Department and in the academic secretariats of the departments.

All students wishing to pursue mobility under a special agreement must prepare their mobility project with their international relations referent teacher AT LEAST six months in advance.

 An application must be prepared for the referent teacher, which generally speaking comprises the following documents:
     - personal details,

   -  a letter in support of your application,

   -   a letter of recommendation,

   -  a photocopy of your most recent academic transcript / grades,

   -  a photocopy of your student card

As the documents demanded by the referent teachers vary from one department to another, please contact directly the latter for further details, following the information meeting.

 If the referent teacher validates the study mobility request, they send your information to the International Cooperation Department which submits your nomination to the partner and will then contact you, in order to prepare your internal mobility application.

 Once you have been nominated, your contact details will be sent to the partner university. You will receive an email from the latter with the Internet addresses containing all of the information and documents required for your enrolment at the receiving university, and accommodation applications if necessary, which you should return as quickly as possible.

You need to reply rapidly, as the number of places available in university halls of residence is often limited. Universities increasingly require online registration with a fixed deadline. You must comply with this deadline or your mobility application will be cancelled.

 Do not hesitate to ask any questions directly to your receiving university once they have sent you confirmation of acceptance of your nomination.

 If you are not contacted by your host university, you should inform your referent teacher and your administrative coordinator at the International Cooperation Department, Anissa ABBAS (anissa.abbas@cyu.fr).
 

 

Contact person for the administrative management of your application:

Anissa ABBAS

anissa.abbas@cyu.fr

Direction Coopération Internationale

Tour des Chênes - 3ème étage - bureau 303

01 34 25 62 45


Contact person for all applications for mobility allowances:

Everline LOUIMA

everline.louima@cyu.fr

Direction Coopération Internationale

Tour des Chênes - 3ème étage - bureau 303

01 34 25 62 81