There are many factors to consider when making your choice of at least 12 destinations. To help you prepare, we recommend that you read these guidelines carefully before beginning the exchange process.
In the International Mobility department, we are making every effort to limit the impact of the global pandemic on your education as much as possible. However, we are obliged to respect certain measures which are due to government restrictions and the decisions made by our partner universities. In any case, we are constantly looking for solutions to help offer you the most enjoyable and comfortable international experience possible.
YOUR EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE
You should not consider your exchange as a ‘voyage of discovery’. It is an academic stay with several objectives:
- to open you up to the world
- to discover another culture
- to obtain academic credits
It is not a linguistic exchange, but an opportunity for you to study business abroad.
Studying abroad as an exchange student generates fees that you have to be aware of and that needs to be planned in advance. Plan your budget according to each destination (transport, accommodation, visa and potential trips to Paris for administrative papers, cost of living, insurance, etc.).
You can find information related to an average budget for each university in the Partner University Fact Sheets.
NB: For foreign students, the universities you choose must be located outside your country of origin.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE TESTS
The language test scores required by our partners are definitive. If a TOEFL iBT score of 80 is requested on the University Placement Offer, a score of 78 will not be accepted by Rennes SB or the partner university.
Some universities accept either the TOEFL iBT or the TOEIC. In this case, you do not need to validate both tests, but whichever one you choose. The necessary test scores are included on the University Placement Offer.
If you choose a destination where you will have to study in your second language (Spanish, Italian or German), please ensure that you are not only capable of fully understanding your classes in this language, but also that you will be able to participate actively in the classroom and complete both your homework and your exams in this language (failure mainly occurs due to insufficient knowledge of the teaching language).
Not all specialisations are available to study at every destination. It is important to make sure your choices are based on your personal career plan. You can find information on partner university courses here and by consulting the partner university websites.
UNIVERSITY ALLOCATION PROCESS
Complete the University selection OFL on time
Once the online OFL is complete, your choices are final. Don’t wait until the last moment to make your choices. You will receive an email announcing the date and time that the OFL opens and closes, with details about the procedure to follow. As long as the OFL platform is open, you can modify your choices by deleting them and restarting in your desired order until the platform closes.
Your allocated university is final
The number of places per destination is non-negotiable. We cannot ask for additional places. Similarly, any places remaining at the end of the university allocation process are not available for you to change destinations. Once your allocated university is confirmed and published, your assigned place is final.
We do not use social networks to provide you information
Please don’t pay attention to information you may find on Facebook or on other social networks (except on the official school account). Rennes School of Business will send you all of the necessary information to help you make your decision and carry out the necessary procedures.
Please note that students must complete VISA procedures themselves. Be sure to check the website of the embassy of the country you are going to, well in advance of your departure. This particularly applies to non-European students, for whom the procedures are sometimes long and tedious. Plan ahead to make sure nothing gets in the way of your exchange!
There is no tuition fee to pay to the host university while going for an exchange abroad. You will keep paying the usual tuition fee to Rennes SB. However, keep in mind that, depending on Partner Universities, there might be some extra costs detailed in the University Factsheets (Student Union, student card, insurance...)
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