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University of Versailles

Location

Versailles, France

University Profile

Building by a pondLike all French universities, UVSQ is a national, public service establishment of higher education : it is one of the state-owned establishments of scientific, cultural and professional nature. 

The President, her office, the Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Accounts Officer make up the management team. 

UVSQ is managed and administered by a young, dynamic team, which reflects the university's gender equality priority.

Academics

COURSES INFORMATION

Fields of study include: Sciences: biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering sciences and  Humanities: law, political science, economics, management, administration, sociology, history, geography, sustainable development , literature and civilization (French, Spanish and English)

Language of courses: French

Courses taught in English are in the American and English literature and civilization department and a few in international and political issues.

Choice of courses:
Students are asked to choose a major field of study but they will be allowed to take courses in other fields.
The access to courses in some specific diploma is not guaranteed (i.e. professional license, musical license and 2nd year of Master).
Students will need to contact the relevant head teacher prior to arrival, to be authorized to attend such courses.

Studies information link. 

(Odd semesters are taught during the autumn semester and even semesters in spring)

Accommodations

Dorm BuildingUVSQ has a quota of places for exchange students in the CROUS residences (Vauban in Guyancourt, Lamarck in Elancourt, Pozzo di Borgo in St. Cloud). The application procedures will be provided during your registration within the International Relations Department of the UVSQ.

In addition, students also have the option of Flat-Sharing, homestays, etc. with the help of the university.

More information can be found on their website at: 
http://www.uvsq.fr/types-of-housing.

Reflection Paper

All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

How to Apply

Spaces are limited. Please meet with a study abroad advisor before applying. For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Exchange Programs.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

Dates

Fall 2013: Sep 1 - Dec 1
Spring 2014: Jan 15 - Apr 30

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)

Cost

Exchange programs charge only regular JMU tuition, based on residency, while room and board are paid to the host institution. Students are responsible for airfare and personal expenses.

Sample Program Budget:

In-State

Out-of-State

Tuition

4,588

11,827

Housing

2,000

2,000

Meals

780

780

Student visa

540

540

Health Insurance

520

520

Books

300

300

Personal Expenses

1,800

1,800

Airfare, transportation

1,200

1,200

Total Estimated Costs

11,728

18,967


(all fees are tentative and subject to change)