HOW IS THE UNIVERSITY SELECTION PROCESS CARRIED OUT?
You will complete your selection of partner universities directly on your RISE account, through an Online Training Offer (Offre de Formation en Ligne) called OFL - University Selection.
WHEN SHOULD I SELECT MY UNIVERSITIES?
You will complete your university selection by January of your BiM2 year. You will receive the exact dates by email.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE SELECTING THE UNIVERSITIES THAT INTEREST ME?
You must complete your “Exchange abroad” profile on RISE (check Step 1 - Get your Exchange profile ready)
HOW DOES THE UNIVERSITY ALLOCATION PROCESS WORK?
Universities are allocated according to a ranking that is based on your academic results. Depending on the classification of students, the OFL takes place in several waves of allocations:
- Wave 1: students classified from 1 to 120 make their choices first
- Wave 2: students classified from 121 to the end make their choices after
(exact dates of the allocation waves will be sent by email sent in early December)
HOW WILL I BE RANKED AND WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MY RANKING?
The ranking, for a departure abroad, is published at the end of October. You will be informed by email. It is based on your GPA score before any BiM1 re-sit examinations.
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 must make 12 choices, in order of preference.
HOW CAN I DECIDE WHICH SEMESTER I WANT TO GO ON EXCHANGE?
During your UP selection OFL, on RISE, you will see these options (the following options are an example):
- University_X_S5 (this choice means you wish to go to University X for semester 5)
- University_X_S6 (this choice means you wish to go to University X for semester 6)
- University_X_1 year (this choice means you wish to go to University X for the full year S5+S6)
- University_X_1 year double degree (this choice means you wish to go to University X for the full year S5+S6 in order to complete a Double Degree)
IN THE OFL, CAN I SELECT BOTH PERIODS "UNIVERSITY_S5" AND "UNIVERSITY_S6" TO INCREASE MY CHANCES OF GETTING THIS UNIVERSITY?
When "Choose between S5 and S6" is indicated in the number of BiM students section on the UPO, it means that the Partner Universities offer Exchange Semesters, independently of the S5 and S6 periods.
Therefore, if a student chooses a university in S5 and there are no more places available, it means the university in question no longer has Exchange Semesters available. Therefore, there is no point in choosing again the same university in S6.
HOW DOES THE ALLOCATIONS PROCESS WORK?
Based on your ranking, we look at your 1st choice of University. If a place 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. You need to think carefully about any of your choices as it is possible for you to be allocated any of the universities named in your list of preferences.
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 an arbitrary decision and allocate them to 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.
I AM NOT IN WAVE 1, HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH SLOTS IN WHICH PARTNER UNIVERSITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE?
After wave 1, we will publish an updated University Placement Offer with the remaining slots available for wave 2. You will therefore be able to make your University selection by referring to this updated University Placement Offer.