Study mobility

Study mobility allows you to spend a semester or a year studying at a partner university abroad.

  • you register for theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc
  • you attend classes and take your exams at the partner university abroad
  • on your return to France, theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc validates the marks and exams
    passed abroad

The stages of your project

  • Discover a country, a culture, a new educational system...
  • Mastering a foreign language
  • "Boost your resume and your career
  • Develop adaptability, autonomy, initiative, self-confidence...

The USMB has nearly 400 partner universities around the world.

Contact the head of your department atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc ; he or she can inform you about the foreign partnership agreements (countries, universities, subjects taught, etc.) that exist for the degree you are preparing.

See the interactive map of destinations (Europe).

1 semester or 1 year

To apply, you must have completed at least one year of higher education.

Any student applying to go abroad is selected by his or her component according to its own criteria in the fields of study concerned by an offer of academics abroad.


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The European Commission's Erasmus+ programme gives you the opportunity to spend part of your studies at a partner university inan Erasmus+ country.

Students follow the courses and take the exams at the host university to validate the year and/or the degree atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc.

Logounita ColorThe Unita alliance offers you the possibility to carry out a "virtual mobility" in a partner institution.

Thanks to virtual mobility, you can integrate 100% online courses offered by other universities in the alliance into your curriculum. The courses are evaluated and give rise to ECTS credits. This can allow a student, in agreement with his/her academic supervisor, to

  • to replace a course given at the USMB, in order to slightly adapt a course at academics, or even to follow a course in a foreign language;
  • to take a course for general knowledge;
  • complete an educational contract (for an international student).

Interested students should fill out a form and send it to their component.

Participate in the 2021-2022 virtual mobility campaign (applications open until 28 May).

More about the Unita alliance

Outside Europe

To the whole world

You have the possibility to go on a study trip to countries all over the world thanks to bilateral agreements.

These partnership agreements betweenUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc and foreign institutions allow you to spend a semester or a year studying at a partner university.

These agreements describe the precise framework of the exchanges (courses and degrees concerned, number of students eligible, educational prerequisites, reception conditions, etc.).

For more information:
Contact the international relations offices of your component.


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ORA Program for Mobility to Ontario (Canada)

This program allows University students to move from academics to Ontario (Canada). It is based on reciprocal student exchanges between the 14 Ontario universities participating in this program and 10 universities in the Rhône-Alpes region.

A good level of English as attested by the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) is required.

Applications will be ranked by the International Relations Steering Committee (CORI) ofUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc and then forwarded to the Canadian coordinator who will assign the students to the most suitable institution to pursue their studies.


BCI Program for Mobility to Quebec (Canada)

The BCI program allows students fromUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc to carry out a mobility of academics in one of the 8 Quebec universities participating in the program*.

The duration of the stay is in principle one academic year (8 months).

Students can make up to 3 choices depending on the educational offer. This research must be carried out in consultation with the tutor teacher of the degree being prepared during the year of mobility.

Applications will be selected by the International Relations Steering Committee (CORI) ofUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc.

* UQAM is leaving the BCI network as of the 2023/2024 academic year.

United States

United Kingdom


Fiji Islands

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International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

This program, in whichUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc has participated for many years, gives students the opportunity to study for one or two semesters in one of the member universities of the program in the following countries

  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji Islands

A good level of English as attested by the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) is required. Please note that some universities may require other language tests.

Applications will be selected by the International Relations Steering Committee (CORI) ofUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc.

ISEP operates under a specific system based on an "exchange of services". Thus, students must pay their registration fees, their application fees and the amount corresponding to the cost of a host student toUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc . During their stay in the countries in question, they will then receive the same services free of charge.


Aid for international mobility

Erasmus + grant
Under the Erasmus + programme, students are eligible for international mobility support.

Erasmus+ scholarship (European Union) :

  • Group 1 countries: 330€ per month or 11€/day of funded mobility
  • Group 2 countries: 270€ per month or 9€/day of funded mobility
  • Group 3 countries: 210€ per month or 7€/day of funded mobility

Country Groups :

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
Group 2:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Group 3: Republic of Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

  • 95€ per week
  • + Flat rate aid for students with social criteria grants, depending on the CROUS grant level
Award level Amount of additional aid
7 530€
6 455€
5 380€
4 305€
3 230€
2 155€
1 -0 bis 80€
  • + 530€ lump sum for students with disabilities

Any stay of less than 4 weeks is ineligible for a grant from the Region. A refund of the grant will be requested in the event of a stay of less than 4 weeks (except in cases of force majeure).

This specific aid (from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation) is intended for students with social criteria grants in the year of the mobility.
It is awarded (on presentation of the final notification from the CROUS) according to the duration of the mobility and the level of the CROUS grant.

Amount of the grant: one monthly payment = €400

AMI award criteria for study mobility:

Award level
1 semester 1 year (=2 semesters)
4 à 7 4 monthly payments maximum 6 monthly payments maximum
1 à 3 4 monthly payments maximum 5 monthly payments maximum
0 bis 3 monthly payments maximum 4 monthly payments maximum

You are going to Europe under the Erasmus+ programme

→ Mobility to Group 1, 2, 3 countries:

For a one-year stay with Erasmus + :

  • Erasmus+ grant of 220 days + 10 weeks of regional grant

For a 1 semester stay with Erasmus + :

  • 110-day Erasmus+ scholarship + 10 weeks regional scholarship

You are going to Europe under a bilateral agreement

→ Mobility to Group 1, 2, 3 countries:

For a one-year stay: Regional grant of 26 weeks maximum

For a stay of 1 semester : Regional grant of 18 weeks maximum

You are going outside Europe under a bilateral agreement or a specific programme (ORA, ISEP, BCI)

For a one-year stay: Regional grant of 26 weeks maximum

For a stay of 1 semester : Regional grant of 18 weeks maximum

Mobility grants are a contribution to the costs of the stay abroad; they are not intended to finance the entire stay. The number of monthly instalments awarded will not necessarily correspond to the total duration of the mobility undertaken.

In order to receive these grants, you must submit an application to your component.
Requests for financial aid (scholarships, duration, etc.) are subject to arbitration by the International Relations Orientation Commission (CORI) according to various eligibility criteria.
Your request may therefore be accepted under terms that differ from your initial wish or even be refused.
Several application arbitration sessions are organised during the academic year.

Financial aid is awarded on the basis of the duration of mobility declared at the time of application and may be adjusted downwards depending on the actual duration of the stay.
In case of extension of the stay, no additional grant will be possible.

NB: Only the period spent abroad will be eligible for the scholarship (whether the courses at the host institution are followed remotely from the host country or in person at the host university). In the case of mobilities started remotely from France and continued abroad, the scholarship will only cover the period spent abroad.

Erasmus+ and regional scholarships are paid in two instalments:

  • 75% at the beginning of the mobility in view of the proof of the beginning of the stay
  • 25% at the end of the stay based on the end of stay documents

NB: The 75% deposit is calculated according to the actual justified duration indicated on the certificate of the beginning of the stay.

The regional flat-rate aid for scholarship students or disabled students is paid at the beginning of the stay on the basis of the proof of the beginning of the stay.

Regional scholarships are managed through the region's aid portal. Students must create their account and manage payment requests (deposit and balance).


Please have the following documents ready to download at the end of your application and submit them to the International Relations Office of your department with the application form:

  • a bank account in France in your name
  • the final allocation notification from the CROUS if you are a scholarship holder on social criteria
  • the certificate of disability (MDPH) if you have a disability

For BCI / ISEP / ORA programmes: please indicate 3 choices of universities per programme, in order of preference.

  • Students interested in Ball State University (USA) should apply through the ISEP programme, indicating Ball State as their first choice, as well as two other choices of universities in the programme.
  • Students interested in the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (Canada - Quebec) must apply through the BCI programme, indicating UQTR as their first choice, as well as two other choices of universities in the BCI programme.
  • Students interested in the University of Montreal (Canada) should apply via the mobility programme "Bilateral - student offer - USMB" indicating University of Montreal as choice n°1, as well as two other choices of university of the BCI programme

To apply, access your dedicated international mobility portal


Access the Regional portal to apply for a regional grant
Guide to help you fill in your application
Video presentation of the regional grants portal

ATTENTION: The letter of motivation for the regional grant must clearly indicate that you are a student at the USMB (under the first name in the header).

Before, during and after mobility

Prepare your departure: consult the practical information

Students, have you thought of everything?

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Erasmus+ Mobilities :

Other mobilities (Bilateral agreement or specific programme ORA, BCI, ISEP) :

Regional grant: Once the mobility request has been validated, the student must create an account on the regional aid portal, otherwise he/she will not receive any funding from the region.

At the beginning of your stay:

Certificate of attendance

Erasmus+ mobility:
In case of course changes during your stay, a modification of the pedagogical contract must be filled in and sent within 5 weeks from the beginning of your semester.

You have benefited from an Erasmus+ grant:

You have benefited from a regional grant :

  • Final certificate,
  • End-of-stay report to be submitted on the extranet and sent by e-mail to the DRI
  • If you have a scholarship based on social criteria: the final notification of the CROUS scholarship

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