Yes, all AST2 students must complete an exchange, with the exception of ASTi.
There are 3 different possibilities:
- Exchange in semester 4 (2nd semester of PGE2)
- Exchange in semester 5 (Work-study - RPI (2 years)): (1st semester of PGE3)
- Exchange in semester 5 and 6 (double-degree with full year of PGE3 abroad)
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE MY “EXCHANGE ABROAD” PROFILE?
In order to allocate you a university, we must first verify the compatibility of your profile with the prerequisites of our partner universities (passport validity, language tests, GPA). It is your responsibility to make sure that you are eligible for the Partner Universities you intend to apply for. Through the OFL, you will have access to all the universities for which your profile meets the admission conditions.
Do I need to upload a valid passport?
If you wish to access universities outside of Europe, then, it is compulsory to submit on your RISE account a copy of your valid passport (which is valid for the entire duration of your exchange + at least 6 months after the end of your exchange in order to avoid any administrative problems with embassies).
Where to upload my valid passport?
Connect to your RISE account and click on the menu "Exchange Abroad > My passport". Upload your passport and fill in the requested data.
If I choose to carry out my exchange in Europe?
You do not need to provide a passport, instead, select the “No, I want to go to Europe” field. Don’t forget to make sure that your identity card is valid for the duration of your exchange. ⚠ This answer does not apply to students who choose a double-degree abroad (full year of PGE3), for which a valid passport is a condition of admission.
I am a non-European student. Do I need a visa to study in another European country?
Yes, indeed, you will need to apply for another student visa.
Do I have to take an English language tests?
Some universities require an official language test as a prerequisite for admission. If you wish to submit test results (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS type) as part of the university allocation process, you must have submitted your valid test results on RISE via "Exchange Abroad > My language certificate" tab before the deadline corresponding to your pathway (see below).
Regarding LV2, what is my level?
Some universities require a minimum level in LV2 as a prerequisite for admission. Your LV2 level is justified either by:
- an online Language Placement test conducted by our language department (during summer)
- A specific LV2 official language test
- For Fast track student only: Your LV2 BIM2 annual results at Rennes SB (grade A=C1, grade B-C=B2, grade D-E=B1)
Please note: In case of a difference in results, we will only keep your best score.
Is there a deadline for completing my Exchange abroad profile?
For an Exchange in semester 4, you must complete your “Exchange abroad” profile on RISE before 31 August.
For an Exchange in semester 5 (Work-study - RPI (2 years)), you must complete your “Exchange abroad” profile on RISE before 31 January.
The Exchange in semesters 5 + 6 (Double Degree) is selective (valid passport + TOEFL score > 80), you must complete your “Exchange abroad” profile on RISE before 31 August.
IN WHICH PARTNER UNIVERSITIES CAN I CARRY OUT MY EXCHANGE?
During your OFL, you have access to all of the Partner Universities for which your profile meets the admission requirements. With our 350 academic partners, we strive to offer you the widest possible choice of exchange destinations. You will thus have access to many countries even if all the universities within each country will not be accessible, in order to maintain equity between all programmes.
The Partner Universities list that will be accessible for your specific programme and cohort will be sent by email via the University Placement Offer (UPO) when ready.
When will I find out about the University Placement Offer ?
For an Exchange in semester 4, the University Placement Offer, with the universities available for an exchange, is available in early August.
For the Exchange in semester 5 (Work-study - RPI (2 years)), the University Placement Offer, with the universities available for an exchange, is available in late January of PGE2.
For an Exchange in semesters 5 + 6 (double-degree), the University Placement Offer, with the universities available for a double-degree departure, is available in early February prior to your departure (to be confirmed).