HOW DOES THE UNIVERSITY ALLOCATION PROCESS WORK?
Universities are allocated according to a ranking which is based on your academic results. Depending on the classification 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)
When will I find out my ranking?
For an Exchange in semester 3: the ranking is published in early February. It is based on your GPA score before re-sits of the 1st semester of the PGE1.
For an Exchange in semester 4: the ranking is published in June. It is based on your GPA score before re-sits of the 1st year (PGE1).
For an Exchange in semesters 5 + 6 (full year): the ranking is published in February. If you do not take a gap year, the ranking is based on your GPA score before re-sits of the 1st year (semesters 1 and 2 - PGE1). If you take a gap year, the ranking is based on your GPA score before re-sits of the 4th semester (2nd semester of PGE2).
As part of the Work-study pathway - RPI (2 years): the ranking is published in February. It is based on your GPA score before re-sits of the 1st semester of the PGE2.
How do I make my selection?
Online, via an Online Training Offer (OFL) accessible on your RISE account. If you wish to know more about the instructions, you can refer to "Exchange abroad > Allocation process information" tab on the RISE platform.
How many universities should I choose?
You can choose between 9 and 12 universities, in order of preference.
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, if necessary.
If none of your choices are available, the allocation process is stopped and you are contacted by our team to make an additional choice among the available universities within 24 hours. You keep your place in the ranking anyway.
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.