EDUC Gap Year in France

The programme EDUC Gap Year is opening up for MU master’s students the unique opportunity to broaden their education and study up to two semesters in a different field at Université Rennes 1 and Université Paris Nanterre. This broadening of studies in France is supported by a grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the EDUC alliance, of which MU is also a member.

The aim of the programme is to make it possible for students to gain knowledge from other scientific disciplines, thus expanding on the education gained at MU, acquiring new skills important for future employment, gaining international and cultural experience and developing their language skills.

The EDUC Gap Year can begin in the autumn or spring semester of the academic year 2021/2022. Should you decide to go for two semesters, you can spend both semesters at one university, or each at a different one (enter this in the application).

Participation Conditions

  • Studying on an accredited full-time or combined MU study programme.
  • The programme is open to students at the master’s level. At the time of the mobility the student must have completed at least the first semester of follow-up master’s studies. Students of 5 or 6 year-long master’s programmes must have completed at least 6 semesters.
  • The students can apply only for semester-long mobility (autumn 2021 or spring 2022) or full-year mobility (autumn 2021 and spring 2022) at one school or as a combination of semesters at both schools (indicate this in the cover letter/s). 
  • A condition of participation is that the chosen set of courses is substantially different (but possibly complementary to that of the study programme at MU). The completed courses will be recognised as free electives only.
  • The student must demonstrate knowledge of the foreign language in which they will study. French language proficiency at B2 level is strongly recommended.
  • The student must transfer from abroad 30 ECTS per semester.
  • The financial grants are provided by the receiving university (universities). Terms and conditions are set in the Gap Year Agreement for student mobility.
  • This programme requires of MU students that after completion of their placement they submit an application for the recognition of courses/credits from the foreign placement; you can find further information here.
  • The student must add all the documents requested before the start of foreign placements and after their completion.
  • Studies at the MU home faculty must not be interrupted or ended throughout the whole period of drawing the grant.
  • Your gap year will be certified with an EDUC certificate and a Transcript of Records upon completion, so you can show your experience on your resume.

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