First of all, you will be contacted by your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB or your partner university. Then, the application process depends on each partner university.
For some, the application has to be done by email and you will have to send your documents to both Exchange Coordinators (at Rennes SB and the Host University).
For others, you will have to apply directly using an online platform.
Finally, some others opt for a paper-based application.
|Please keep your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB up to date with the status of your application at every step.
Each university has its own application procedure according to its own national laws. The documents that you are required to provide are often listed on a checklist sent by your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB or on the application form itself.
While waiting for this list, find below the most frequently required documents:
Copy of your passport
|If you submitted a récépissé on Rise, remember to upload your passport once you receive it in order to update your profile
|Copy of your ID card
|Transcript(s) of academic records/bulletin de notes
It is important to send the most recent transcript you have. Partner universities might ask for a transcript that has been translated into English. Available on RISE.
|Learning Agreement / Contrat d'études
Course selection for your exchange semester. See below for more information.
|An official certificate from the student's bank stating that the student has a specific amount in their bank account. To be written in English.
|Letter of recommendation / Academic reference
|You can ask one of your professors for this document; plan ahead, as it can take some time.
|Personal statement / Letter of motivation / Study plan
|Letter of motivation and general presentation of the student.
|To be written in English and sometimes in Spanish.
|Copy of Official Language Test
|Full and clear copy of the official language score report (including the back of the document).
|Certificate of language proficiency
|Your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB can provide you a certificate indicating a B2 level in English / indicating your level in LV2 based on your grades.
|Official medical report stating good physical and mental health of the student. To be written in English.
|Certificate of enrolment / Certificat de scolarité
|Document stating you are registered at Rennes SB, your level of study, and date of enrolment. Available on RISE.
|Nomination letter / Confirmation letter
|Ask your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB.
|Copy of health insurance
|Stating you are covered during your exchange period abroad.
What other aspects of the exchange should I look into?
Please check step 3 where you will find all the answers to the questions you might have about how to prepare for your departure (transport, grants, visa, accommodation etc...)
HOW SHOULD I SELECT MY COURSES?
WHEN SHOULD I CHOOSE MY COURSES?
This also depends on the organisation of your Host University. For some, the courses are selected during the application procedure, for others, after being officially accepted or upon arrival. You will be informed of the necessary steps by your Host University and/or your Exchange Coordinator.
WHICH COURSES CAN I CHOOSE?
You must complete as many Business or Management related courses as necessary to reach 28 ECTS credits for S5 Abroad or 24 ETCS credits for S6 Abroad (or the equivalent number of ECTS credits for those studying outside Europe). In addition, we strongly recommend that you choose courses related to your specialisation to maintain the coherence of your programme and to be well prepared for future academic expectations.
Depending on your Host University, you may need to convert your foreign credits into ECTS credits with the equivalence system.
|Please, note that you are not allowed to take courses in French or courses you have already followed at Rennes SB!
WHAT IS A LEARNING AGREEMENT?
|OUTSIDE OF EUROPE
This is a study contract between you, Rennes SB and the Host University: it allows you to validate your choice of courses at the start of your semester abroad with both the Host University and Rennes SB. You must take the courses that are listed in the Learning Agreement.
| /!\ Specific information for exchange students in Europe
The management of Learning Agreements is currently changing in Europe and will gradually move from a paper version to a digital version. Some partner universities have already adopted this new method which consists of filling in your learning agreement directly on an online platform called Online Learning Agreement (OLA). If, during the application process, your host university asks you to use this online method, please refer to your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB in order to get instructions on how to do it.
IF, AFTER ARRIVAL, I NEED TO CHANGE THE COURSE LIST ON MY LEARNING AGREEMENT. HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?
In some cases, you might have to change your course selection upon arrival. Any changes have to be approved by your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB and the Host University using the second page of the Learning Agreement document.
HOW MANY ECTS CREDITS DO I NEED TO VALIDATE?
You have to validate a total of:
- 28 ECTS for an Exchange in Semester 5
- 24 ECTS for an Exchange in Semester 6
- 52 ECTS for a Full Year in Transfer of Credits or a Full Year in Double Degree
For more details, see above.
MY EXCHANGE WILL BE OUTSIDE OF EUROPE. HOW WILL I OBTAIN THE ECTS CREDIT EQUIVALENCY?
The equivalence of your credits will be communicated to you by your Exchange Coordinator and/or your Host University.
How are credits obtained abroad validated?
Rennes School of Business only transfers credits obtained abroad, but not grades. Credits are only transferable when they have been marked as PASS by the host university and according to its grading system. It is important that you check and understand your host university's grading system at the start of your exchange to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS?
While you wait for your acceptance, please:
- DO NOT directly contact the partner university: your Exchange Coordinator at Rennes SB remains your main contact person up until you receive your acceptance letter from your host institution
- DO NOT reserve your plane tickets or accommodation: the semester dates will be specified in your acceptance letter