HOW IS THE UNIVERSITY SELECTION PROCESS CARRIED OUT?
You make your selection of partner universities directly on your RISE account, through an OFL (Offre de Formation en Ligne) called OFL - University Selection.
When should I select my universities?
- Exchange in semester 4: at the start of the academic year (mid-September)
- Exchange in semester 5 (Work-study - RPI (2 years)): in March of your PGE2 year
- Exchange in semesters 5 + 6 (Double Degree): in February of your PGE2 year (or February N+1 if you choose to take a gap year)
What do I need to do before selecting the universities that interest me?
You must complete your “Exchange abroad” profile on RISE (check AST2 - Step 1 - Get your exchange profile ready – Aloha Student Support (rennes-sb.com)
HOW DOES THE UNIVERSITY ALLOCATION PROCESS WORK?
Universities are allocated according to a ranking which is based on your academic results. Depending on the amount of students, the OFL takes place in several stages of allocation e.g., students classified from 1 to 150 (wave 1) make their choices first, then students classified from 151 to 300 (wave 2)
How will I be ranked and when will i find out my ranking?
A temporary ranking, including all AST2 students, is provided at the same time as the University Placement Offer, in early August.
For an Exchange in semesters 5 + 6 (Double Degree): If you do not take a gap year, your ranking is based on your GPA before resit for semester 3 (1st semester of the PGE2). If you take a gap year, the ranking is based on your GPA score before resit for semester 4 (2nd semester of PGE2). Ranking available in February.
For an Exchange in semester 4: the final ranking (with only the students who chose the Exchange in semester 4) is communicated in mid-September.
For an Exchange in semester 5 (Work-study - RPI (2 years)): Your ranking is based on your GPA before resit for semester 3 (1st semester of the PGE2). Ranking available in February.
How do I make my selection?
Online, via an OFL accessible on your RISE account. You will be notified by email when the process starts.
How many universities should I choose?
You can choose 12 universities, in order of preference. Once your university selection period is closed, no more changes can be done.
How are allocations carried out?
Based on your ranking, we look at your 1st choice. If it is available, then you are assigned to the corresponding university. If there are no more places left for your 1st choice of university, the 2nd choice will be considered, then the 3rd choice etc., up until your 12th choice. You need to think carefully about any of your choices as you may be allocated to your first choice until your twelfth choice.
If none of your choices are available, the allocation process is stopped. Then, you will be contacted by our team to make an additional choice among the available universities: you will have 24 hours to do so. In any case, you keep your place in the ranking.
Please note: if a student does not choose a partner university, Rennes SB will make the arbitrary decision and allocate them one of the remaining host universities.
When will I know which university I am assigned to?
The results of the Partner University allocations are communicated within 3 days of the closure of the OFL.
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