Bilateral Exchange Students

(Inter-University Agreements with RMIT (Melbourne), University of Victoria, University of Delhi, University of Cape Town, Emory University)

Please consult this page regularly for updates

1) Application and documents

Your application first needs to be approved by your home university. You then need to complete the following procedures.


1) Moveonline: you have to fill in the Moveonline Registration by April 15 for the Fall semester and Full year, by October 1 for the Spring semester. This will complete your application and generate your acceptance letter.

Please register here
ATTENTION: there may be a small problem with the generation process when submitting the registration. You will receive an email  confirming that you have completed and submitted your registration even though the generating process message goes on.

Documents (to be found and uploaded on the Moveonline procedure)

A) The safety deposit reimbursement form, filled in by your bank in your home country, except for the box in grey to be left blank.
Handwritten safety deposit reimbursement form will be rejected.

B) The W9 Form is a document asked by the US government for the opening of your French bank account. Use this form only if you are a US person (including a resident alien) to provide your correct TIN. It is mandatory for the pre-opening of the French bank account.

2) Interlog:  Interlog is the housing registration process. You will have one month to complete the procedure (deadline for the Fall semester and Full year: June 15 and December 1 for the Spring semester). This procedure is complete when you have paid, online, a safety deposit (“Caution”) of about 230€. Interlog will secure you a room at the “cité universitaire” (see Housing and Meals). Our office will send you your access code one month prior to the deadline.

Interlog Guide

To bring with you at the first meeting (mandatory):

Upon arrival, you will have to provide:

  • 1 copy of your passport;
  • 1 copy of your visa (with the stamp of the day of arrival);
  • 2 ID pictures at least. You will be asked for ID pictures if you stay in the dorms, etc;
  • The OFII form, if you were given one by the Embassy. You have to fill in your part.

The documents the list of which has been given above will be used for:

  • Registration at UPVM and health insurance: When you arrive, you have to register with us at the university. French law requires all students staying in France to be covered by the French Social Security, the national health system, so as to ensure medical coverage. The students must enroll in the French “Sécurité Sociale” (215€ last year) as well as the “Vie étudiante” (5€10 last year). It cannot be paid in cash (payment instructions are provided during orientation). It MUST be carried out during registration.

For more information, see « Miscellaneous and FAQ »

  • Visa OFII: Because of new visa regulations, it is no longer necessary to obtain the “carte de séjour” / residency permit. For more information about documents needed, please consult the Consulfrance website.

For more information, see « Miscellaneous and FAQ »

  • Bank: once you arrive in Montpellier, it will be mandatory for you to open a French bank account with our partner LCL bank. The bank account will provide you with a housing insurance for 5€ per month. The insurance is mandatory when living in an apartment, at the dorms or in a home stay. We will help you open your bank account during orientation.

For more information, see « Miscellaneous and FAQ »


2) Calendar and arrival




Fall Semester arrival

  • You have to be in Montpellier on September 1 2016. No pick up is organized but we need to have the details of your arrival in Montpellier. Please send the “Document d’arrivée à Montpellier” which will contain all your arrival details (airport or train station, company, provenance and flight number, precise time) as soon as possible to  by July 1.

Spring Semester arrival

You have to arrive in Montpellier January 3 2017  at the latest. No pick up is organized but we need to have the details of your arrival in Montpellier. Please send the “Document d’arrivée à Montpellier” which will contain all your arrival details (airport or train station, company, provenance and flight number, precise time) as soon as possible to  by December 1.

Download Document d’arrivée à Montpellier

3) Orientation (mandatory) and courses

Fall semester Orientation

  • Admin. and Academic orientation +Opening of the French bank account: September 5, 2016, 9:30 am Building L (Bât. Administratif “Les Guilhems”) room 203A
  • Sessions to finalize the choice of courses: September 6, 1:30 pm to 5 pm – BN2

ATTENTION: All students will be required to go to the special individual sessions for choosing / finalizing the choice of courses.
You will be told what slot will be yours when you are in Montpellier.

Spring semester Orientation

  • Admin. and Academic meeting: January 4 2017, 10 am – Building B room 309
  • Sessions to finalize your choice of courses: January 5 2017, time (TBA) – CLER (Centre de Langues, bâtiment R).
  • Opening of a French bank account: January 6 2017, time (TBA). A student assistant will accompany you to the bank.



To choose your classes at the university (“Integrated classes”), go to: “Etudier à Montpellier” > “Formations de l’UPV”. You can also go to “Registration and courses”.

4) Housing and meals


*Any late withdrawals will be charged a penalty of 100€.

There are various options available as far as accommodation is concerned:

  • Dorms: around 230€ /month with a security deposit of the same amount;
  • *Private apartment: approximately 400€ (your responsibility);
  • **Full Family Homestay: around 650€, breakfast and dinner included;
  • **Boarding family: between 350€ and 450€ (no meals included);

*Please note however that accommodation has become challenging in Montpellier and finding housing remains your responsibility.

**We can help you with finding a family through our contacts.

Interlog : For the ones among you who request a dorm there will be a special online procedure at this address:

We will let you know about it in due time. You will have to pay particular attention so that you complete the whole registration process on Interlog (both for the semester and for the year student). You will be given a code so that you can register for a room. Document C

Meals in the dorms

As for the meals, you can either do your own cooking or eat in one of the “Restaurants Universitaires” (about 3€ per meal). In the dorms, please note that pots and pans are not provided. Kitchen is shared.

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