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  • COVID info

    At present, although the health situation linked to COVID-19 makes cross-border travel more complex, Aix-Marseille Université is committed to welcoming all international students and researchers able to enter French territory.

    Procedures for entering France vary according to the country of origin. Consult the French Ministry of the Interior website for the latest government directives concerning travel to France from abroad.

    When arriving in France, international students must comply with current health regulations. Check the French Ministry of the Interior's news page regularly for the latest measures to contain the epidemic in mainland France. International students will be subject to the same teaching conditions as national students. Teaching conditions are subject to change as the health situation evolves.

    We recommend that you frequently consult the online information posted on the Faculty of Science website.

  • Training courses

    The UFR sciences offers a wide range of courses, from bachelor's degrees to doctorates, including professional bachelor's degrees and master's degrees with research and/or professional specialties.

    These courses enable our students to enter the professional world in a wide variety of occupations, both in terms of their level of qualification, from technician to doctor, and in terms of their fields of application. All scientific fields are covered.

    • Courses taught in French

      Below you can find a list of all the courses offered in French at the Faculty of Science:

      Although few students with a bachelor's degree stop their studies to work, it is very important to give those who do the tools to choose and look for a job, and to help them become aware of the skills they have acquired, so that they are able to put them to good use in their job search.

      3 Teaching Units (UE) have been set up with this objective in mind: the first guides students in their thinking about their career plans, the second introduces them to the workings of a company, and the last provides them with the tools they need to find a job (CV, interview, reading job ads, etc.).

      Students can also take part in an internship in the third year of their bachelor's degree to gain initial experience.

      They can be accessed after two years of a general bachelor's degree, or after a DUT or BTS. Professional bachelor's degrees enable you to enter the professional world at BAC+3 level, thanks to highly professionalized teaching, a tutored project and a long internship (at least 12 weeks).

      This is a two-year degree. It enables students to enter the job market if they have followed a professional specialization, which is characterized mainly by a long internship in a company, or to continue on to a doctorate if they have chosen a research specialization, for which the internship takes place in a laboratory.

    • Courses taught in English

      Below you'll find a list of the courses offered in English at the Faculty of Science, and the level of English required to follow them:

    • DPI

      A Diplôme en Partenariat International (DPI) covers various types of collaboration between Aix-Marseille Université and one or more foreign establishments, with a view to awarding a double or multiple diploma(s), a joint diploma, or the relocation of an Aix-Marseille Université course to a partner establishment.

      On completion of their course, students are awarded both the Aix-Marseille Université diploma and the diploma(s) of the partner university(ies) (in the case of double, triple and multiple diplomas).

      In the case of joint degrees, students are awarded a single parchment bearing the seal of each partner institution and the signature of the legal representative of each partner institution.

      In addition, Aix-Marseille Université programs can be relocated to a partner institution in a foreign country. The training is identical to that provided by Aix-Marseille Université, and is developed in close collaboration with Aix-Marseille Université in terms of implementation, organization and follow-up.

    • Rating system

      The ECTS system

      Courses are organized into semesters and teaching units (UE). Each teaching unit has a value defined in European credits (ECTS, European Credit Transfer System). These credits can be capitalized.

      The ECTS system guarantees academic recognition of studies undertaken abroad. As an exchange student at Aix-Marseille University, this system enables you to obtain credits during your stay at our universities and have them validated on your return. Conversely, as an Aix-Marseille Université student, if you go on exchange, you can have your credits obtained abroad validated.

      This recognition is ensured by

      • Prior to departure, a study program approved bilaterally by the home and host institutions. This program clearly indicates the ECTS credits that will be awarded to you once you have passed the tests (exams, assessments, etc.).
      • A transcript of grades clearly showing your academic results, transferable from one institution to another.
    • French courses

      The SUL and the Department of International Relations (DRI) offer French as a Foreign Language courses to students on international assignments at AMU: an intensive week before the start of the academic year, as well as evening classes throughout the year.

      If you're a foreigner and French isn't your mother tongue, or if you'd like to learn French or improve your French, don't hesitate to come to the University Service of Languages in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille Centre.

      Our university department, the SUL, will welcome you for a month, a semester or an academic year, with its teachers, all specialists, ready to help you discover the riches of the French language and culture.

  • How to register

    Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) has an extensive network of partner universities worldwide. As part of this network, we welcome foreign students on exchange programs for either a semester or an academic year. Students coming under the ERASMUS+, BCI, ISEP or bilateral cooperation programs are eligible for study mobility at AMU. The application and admission procedure for an exchange program consists of several stages.

    • Step 1: Apply to your home university

      Before you can take part in an exchange program at Aix-Marseille Université, you need to check with your home university that there is a cooperation agreement between your home university and AMU.

      You must then follow your university's application procedure.

      Once your application has been accepted by your home university, you will be nominated by your home university's international relations coordinator to our international mobility managers at AMU.

    • Step 2: Application after your appointment

      Once your home university has sent your nomination, you can proceed with your application.

      Once your nomination has been validated by AMU, a link will be sent to you by email to complete your online application (on the MOVEON platform). You will need to upload the required documents.

      The documents required are :

      • A curriculum vitae in French or English
      • A cover letter in French or English
      • A copy of your identity card or passport
      • Language certificate
        • TCF/DELF/DALF French certificate - level B1: if you wish to take courses in French.
        • English certificate IELTS/TOEDL/TOEIC/teacher's certificate - level B2: if you wish to take courses in English.
      • University transcripts in English or French.
      • A letter of recommendation
      • Your study contract (the form will be sent to you once your application has been processed).
    • Registration fees

      Exchange students remain enrolled at their home university for the duration of the exchange, and pay tuition fees at their home university. For the duration of their participation in the exchange program, they will be enrolled at Aix-Marseille Université, but will be exempt from registration fees.

      This exemption does not apply to specific or complementary language courses taken at language training centers, notably the SUL (Service Universitaire des Langues), except in special cases (ISEP, specific programs with certain partners).

    Administrative registration (IA) is when you pay your registration fees. This is ESSENTIAL for :

    • Obtain your certificate of enrolment and your student card to enable you to access the following services and activities: university library, CROUS, Service Universitaire d'Insertion et d'Orientation (SUIO), student life activities, sports activities, preventive medicine.
    • Obtain your digital identifier to enable you to connect to the digital working environment (ENT) and access over 30 services including: access to your grades, timetable, exam calendar, online internship platform, online course platform.
    • Then complete your Inscription Pédagogique (IP) to sit your exams.

    Step 1: Pre-registration

    You must complete a number of operations prior to administrative registration (Parcoursup, E-candidat, Études en France...) depending on the degree you wish to apply for:

    Step 2: Administrative registration or re-registration".

    The Pedagogical Commission meets in mid-April 2021. You will be notified of your admission or rejection by e-mail only.

    If you are admitted, you must confirm your application or withdraw on E-candidat. You must confirm or withdraw your application immediately after receiving the decision. If you fail to do so, you may be automatically deemed to have resigned and lose the benefit of your application.
    If you confirm your application, you will receive an e-mail containing a link enabling you to finalize your registration.

    You will need to complete your administrative registration via the Internet (online payment).

    Administrative registration (AI) is compulsory, whether you are a future AMU student (baccalaureate, transfer arrival) or already at AMU (re-registration). It allows you to become a user of the university by paying tuition fees.

    Whether your AI is taken remotely (Web AI) or in person (at the school office), you must :

    • Respect the compulsory registration periods starting in July 2021 (exact dates will be available from June 1, 2021) and up to the deadline indicated on the page above.
    • Pay the CVEC online in advance on the platform.
    • Make an appointment with your registrar (either at the end of your web IA, or by consulting the website of your faculty, school or institute, and provide yourself with the required supporting documents).

    Remote web registration is compulsory for new registrations in DUT 1, Licence 1, PACES and PEIP 1 and for re-registrations in DUT 1 and 2, L1/L2/L3, PACES/DFG 2/DFG3/IFSI 2 and 3/Certificat d'orthophonie, d'orthoptie et d'ergothérapie, PEIP 1/PEIP 2/Diplôme d'ingénieur, Licence professionnelle/Master.

    If you are a Continuing Education student (job-seeker, employee, RSA beneficiary, self-employed, returning to school or a student on a sandwich course), please contact the UFR Sciences Continuing Education Department.

    Step 3: Pedagogical registration (IP)

    Registration allows you to be enrolled in the tutorial groups and to define the teaching choices that will be examined.

    Classes are scheduled to start the week of September 01, 2021 (provisional date).

    Nota Bene : Administrative services will be closed from the evening of Friday, July 23, 2021 to the morning of Monday, August 23, 2021.

  • Scholarship applications

    Eiffel scholarships

    The Eiffel scholarship program, launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to support the international recruitment efforts of French higher education establishments, in a context of increasing competition between developed countries to attract the elite of foreign students at Master's, Engineering or Doctorate level.

    Eiffel scholarships are awarded for excellence at Master's and Doctorate levels.

    Eligible fields in Science are Biology and Health, Ecological Transition, Mathematics and Numeracy and Engineering Sciences.

    Foreign students wishing to apply for an Eiffel scholarship should not do so directly, but through the French university in which they wish to enroll. The application must be submitted by the Master's supervisor or thesis director. Doctoral candidates must be registered as co-directors or co-tutors.

    Please note that applicants must apply to only one university.

    Duration of scholarship

    Doctoral program: the Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a maximum duration of 18 months for enrolment in the first year of the thesis.
    Master's program: the Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a period of :
    12 months maximum for enrolment in a Master 2 program
    24 months maximum for enrolment in a Master 1 program
    36 months maximum for enrolment in an engineering degree program

    Application procedure

    Master's program: Applicants currently studying in France are ineligible.
    Doctoral program: Only candidates registered as co-directors or co-tutors of a thesis are eligible.

    Candidates wishing to apply for the Eiffel scholarship should contact the administrative referents below by e-mail:

    Biology and Health:
    Ecological Transition:
    Mathematics and Numeracy:
    Engineering Sciences:

    • For all other grant applications, please contact the International Relations department at your current university.
  • Preparing your arrival

    • LivinFrance

      Take advantage of practical advice to prepare your departure for France on the LivinFrance platform.

    • VISA or temporary residence permit applications

      Depending on your country of origin and the program you will be following at AMU, you may need to complete certain consular formalities.

    • Housing

      Various sites are available to help you in your research:

      For exchange students, if you wish to be housed in a hall of residence, you must inform the DRI manager on the campus to which you belong by specifying this on the online application form. Your request will be examined and you will be informed of the decision by e-mail in July for an arrival in the 1st semester, and in December for an arrival in the 2nd semester.

      1. Your application is accepted: you'll receive an e-mail from the INTERLOG web application, where you'll need to register, apply for accommodation and pay the required deposit online for the reservation to become effective.
      2. If your application is rejected, you will need to take the necessary steps to find accommodation in the city.

      For personalized support in your search for accommodation, use the Studapart online university accommodation platform to access hundreds of exclusive offers: studio flats, shared flats, rooms in private homes or student residences. From the rental application to the reservation of accommodation, all the steps are carried out on the platform.

      To get started, click on "Espace Locataire" and register using the login details provided by the establishment or your personal e-mail address.

      You don't have a guarantor living in France? Studapart will act as your guarantor for the duration of your rental.

      Numerous accommodation options for international students on individual mobility programs, as well as all the procedures for acquiring accommodation (signing a lease, home insurance, CAF housing assistance, etc.) are detailed in the following guide:

    • Insurance

      The French healthcare system, known as Sécurité Sociale, gives everyone access to quality healthcare at affordable prices, partly paid for by the government. Joining the Sécurité Sociale is free and compulsory for all students (French or international), and must be done as soon as you arrive in France, once your administrative registration at university has been completed.

      Social Security will reimburse approximately 60% of your healthcare costs. To cover the remaining 40%, you can take out supplementary health insurance, usually called a "mutuelle". This is not compulsory, but strongly recommended. Aix-Marseille Université is a partner of the HEYME mutual insurance company. You can also subscribe to this insurance at the Guichet d'Accueil.

    • Cost of living in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

      If you need to obtain a visa or residence permit to study at AMU, you must be able to prove that you have sufficient resources to support yourself in France. The amount officially required by the French authorities is €615 per month. This sum will not be enough to cover all your expenses in France, so we can help you plan ahead.

    • Support for foreign students

      To facilitate their integration into AMU, international students can take advantage of a number of schemes to receive support from local students and lecturers, or help with administrative formalities:

      • Buddy-system

      Aix-Marseille Université's International Relations Department has set up the BuddySystem sponsorship program developed by ESN. The principle is simple: to put an international student who has come to study at Aix-Marseille Université in contact with a French student, in order to facilitate his or her integration. The role of the sponsor will be to inform and guide the sponsored student, and to help him or her make new friends! Through the BuddySystem, godparents and godchildren are both called BUDDYs!

      • Welcome desk

      Open for 4 weeks at the start of the academic year, between the end of August and the end of September, the "guichet d'accueil" is the place where international students arriving in France can complete or finalize their administrative formalities.

      A welcome desk is available at the Aix-en-Provence, St Charles, St Jérôme and Luminy sites.

      • In Aix-en-Provence, a municipal structure has been set up to welcome, inform and guide students in the fields of housing, employment, health, culture, tourism and local leisure activities.
      • Whether before you arrive in France or once you've arrived at AMU, your campus mobility manager should be your first point of contact. It is the mobility manager who will be able to inform you or direct you to the person or department with the answer to your question.

      Whether your international mobility project is really taking shape or you're just prospecting, we've selected a few interesting websites to help you find out more before you leave or once you're there:

  • University life

    • The different campuses

      The Faculty of Science has almost 9,300 students. This makes it one of the largest science faculties in France.

      It is located on 6 sites:

      • in Aix-en-Provence on the Montperrin site
      • Marseille :
        • Saint-Jérôme
        • Château-Gombert
        • Saint-Charles
        • Luminy
      • in Aubagne
    • Sport

      Thanks to the Pack SPORT and Pack SPORT +, AMU students and staff can choose from over 80 sports activities available throughout Aix-Marseille University.

      Visit the SUAPS website to find out about all the sports on offer:

      The cities of Aix and Marseille also organize numerous sporting events. Find out more on the following websites

      This year's new sports event at Aix-Marseille University: BOUGE AMU 2021! Monthly sports challenges throughout 2021 in collaboration with the Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives (SUAPS) to keep fit and active.

    • Culture

      A privileged place for creation, encounters, diversity, sharing and dissemination, arts and culture are at the heart of the University...

      Aix-Marseille Université is a partner of the region's main cultural structures, including performing arts (music, dance, theater) and museums... you can access the region's rich cultural offering with your AMU student card, with an additional discount on the YOUNG fare.

      To find out more about your destination, visit the Marseille or Aix-en-Provence tourist offices to pick up free brochures on cultural, festive and tourist activities.

      See also:

    • Student life

      Numerous student associations, grouped mainly by faculty, offer their services to students. You can find all the associations present at the university here:

    • Events for international students

      • Aix-Marseille Université offers its international students Welcome online conferences
      • Europe Day at AMU once again! Throughout the month of May (known as Europe Month), numerous events are organized in the South of France to enable the public to discover and appreciate different countries, their culture and their diversity. This year, Aix-Marseille Université is joining forces with the city of Aix to celebrate the Schuman Declaration, which marked the beginning of Europe as we know it today.
      • Numerous events are organized at AMU throughout the year:

      And many more!

      Keep an eye on the calendar to find out all about them!

  • Research stays

    • You are a student

      You need to do an internship as part of your course at AMU: what if you dared to go international? Internships abroad have their own particularities and require longer formalities than internships in France. Student interns must take this into account when preparing their internship. The SUIO and the International Relations Department can guide you through the formalities and inform you about existing schemes.

    • You are a teacher, researcher or doctoral student

      • You would like to do your thesis as a cotutelle / your student would like to do his thesis as a cotutelle. A thesis is co-supervised under an "international thesis co-supervision" agreement between Aix-Marseille Université and a foreign partner university.