You have been selected by your home institution to complete a study period in our university as an exchange student?
The staff of the International Office (SRI) will be pleased to welcome you at Avignon.
First of all, please read our Practical Guide for Incoming Exchange Students very carefully.
Once nominated by your home university, your inscription as an exchange student has to be done here.
Once you have been nominated, please fill in the specific documents here.
If you do not apply for accommodation in a CROUS residence, you may find our list of private residences useful.
Check our 2016-2017 academic calendar.
The list of modules offered in our university is available in the "Choix d'une formation" section of the website. To have access to the list of modules (called "UE") and course units (called "UCE") offered in the programme you have selected, please click on the «Contenus» tab.
Remember that exchange students pay their fees and remain enrolled in their home institution. They do not pay fees at the University of Avignon, where they are enrolled as non degree-seeking students (i.e. they cannot be awarded degrees from the University of Avignon).
Very important: Exchange students who are not citizens of the European Economic Area must apply for a student visa BEFORE coming to France. For more information, please refer to our Practical Guide for Incoming Exchange Students (see above). You can also contact the CampusFrance office in your home country or check their website.
>>> Click on "Exchange programmes" for more information on the programme you wish to apply for (ERASMUS+, non European, BCI, MedAccueil and CapAccueil)
> "I really enjoyed my time spent in Avignon equally because of the university and because of the town. The university was well organized (as far as Erasmus organization goes) and helpful. I really enjoyed my classes and having the opportunity to take new classes such as Latin and Russian history. I believe that Avignon is a wonderful place to go for Erasmus because it is not too big or too small and there are always lots of interesting activities taking place around the town. Equally it is in a nice location by the train station and near several airports, which makes travelling around France easier." Fuchsia from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom (Erasmus student 2012-13)
> "I couldn't expect how comfortable I went to be at Avignon University. People are very nice, both teachers and students, and also the administrative staff. When I arrived in September, the SRI gave me a lot of information about the city and the university. Moreover, I had the opportunity to participate at the “orientation week” (programme d'accueil), two weeks full of activities which I recommend to everybody. For me it is really interesting to get involved in some associations from the university and theirs activities, especially, the association Echanges which is really active. I participated in some of its activities like the “Tandem linguistique”, for exchange languages, some trips, gastronomic days and also I played music in some of its parties.
I was involved in another Student union association: "Radio Campus Avignon", a radio station created by students for students. There I was hosting a radio show each Friday, and I think that helped me to be more fluent in French.
In general, it was a very positive experience for me, independently of marks which I'm still waiting, and I hope to return to Avignon some day."
Jose Antonio from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Erasmus student 2012-13)