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.

Application

1) Application Form: once your application has been approved by your home university, the Application Form has to be emailed to us by your coordinator by April 15 for the Fall semester and Full year, by October 1 for the Spring semester.
*The Application Form has to include the provisional course request list for regular university courses with the codes of these courses.

Handwritten Application Form will be rejected.  Please fill in the Word document directly.

Download the Application Form

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

NO NEED TO PRINT, SIGN AND STAMP THE FORM.

Please register here
ATTENTION: there is 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.

3) 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).

Interlog Guide

Documents

To be sent by email (julie.zamorano@univ-montp3.fr) by May 15 for the Fall semester and Full year, by November 1 for the Spring semester. These required documents have to be sent all in one go. The best solution is to send them along with the Application Form.

1) 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. Please fill in the Word document directly.

Download the safety deposit reimbursement form

2) 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.

Download the W9 form

3) A copy of your valid passport.

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 »

NEVER GIVE AN ORIGINAL COPY OF THE DOCUMENTS. MAKE A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED BY THE CONSULATE.

2) Calendar and arrival

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Arrival & Orientation

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 julie.zamorano@univ-montp3.fr  by July 1.

Download Document d’arrivée à Montpellier

Spring Semester arrival

You have to arrive in Montpellier January 2017 (date TBA) 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 julie.zamorano@univ-montp3.fr  by December 1.

Download Document d’arrivée à Montpellier_Sem2

Official arrival: TBA
Admin and Academic Orientation: TBA
Opening of the bank accounts: TBA
Finalizing the choice of courses: TBA

3) Orientation (mandatory) and courses

Fall semester Orientation

  • Admin. and Academic orientation: September 5, 2016, (time and room TBA)
  • Opening of the French bank account: September 5, 2016, (time and room TBA)

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: TBA
  • Opening of a French bank accounts: TBA
  • Sessions to finalize the choice of courses: TBA

Courses

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

Housing

* You must indicate on your Application form if you intend to live in a dorm, or find a flat share or a homestay;
*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: http://www.interlogcrous.fr/.

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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