Studying in an exchange program

You would like to come to the University of La Rochelle as an exchange student ?

Exchange students must be enrolled as students at a foreign university that has an exchange agreement with the University of La Rochelle.

Exchange students are considered to be studying for a degree at their home university and will not be entitled to the award of a degree by the University of La Rochelle.

Application process

Applicants must be nominated by the International Office of their university before sending those documents to :

Application deadlines

Selected students must submit their application forms before :

  • March 28th for Fall/1st semester (arrival in September)
  • October 11th for Spring/2nd semester (arrival in January)

Courses in French

University Centre for French as a Foreign Language (CUFLE) organises courses to help international students improve their French. Exchange students enrolled at the University of La Rochelle are entitled to 6 hours of French classes per week (6 ECTS per semester).

Courses in English

Most of courses offered by University of La Rochelle are IN FRENCH. Faculty of Languages (FLLASH) offers a few courses in English.

General information

Students selected by the University of La Rochelle receive :

  • documents necessary to obtain a visa (if required)
  • help in finding accommodation when available (non-European students are priority)
  • CUFLE application form, which must be completed and sent back to
  • useful information
  • contact details of a University of La Rochelle student who will help with preparations for their arrival and their stay in France (Buddy Programme)

University calendar

French university calendar is divided into two semesters :

  • September – December
  • January – June

Holidays :

  • All saints (end of October)
  • Christmas (end of December)
  • Winter (February)
  • Spring (April)
published on Friday 28 February 2014