Validation of Higher Education (VES)

Step 1: define your project

The validation of higher education studies (VES) allows a candidate toobtain all or part of a diploma issued in the name of the State by a higher education establishment, by validating higher education studies previously completed in France or abroad, in a public or private sector establishment or organisation of academics , whatever the terms, duration and method of certification.

Consult our offer of academics or the component websites and identify the academics for which you wish to submit a VES application.

To help you identify the certification that you may be aiming for, you can use the Conseil en Evolution Professionnelle.

Step 2: Setting up the administrative file and commitment

Contact us to obtain a VES application file and a quote.

Return this file along with a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a signed estimate and a cheque for 150€.

This step marks your commitment to the process.

On receipt, the department will examine the administrative feasibility of your application.

Step 3: pedagogical feasibility study

After obtaining your favourable administrative feasibility opinion, the service will request a study of the pedagogical feasibility of your VES.

This study is carried out by the teacher in charge of academics based on your CV and cover letter.

This teacher studies the strengths/weaknesses for full or partial graduation.

You can be solicited directly by him to discuss your application by email, telephone, meeting, on your application.

Step 4: Presenting your project to a jury

Once the pedagogical feasibility has been validated, you will be called before a VES jury composed of teachers.

This meeting determines whether you have acquired the skills and knowledge required to obtain the certification in question.

The jury says:

  • Either a total validation: you get the diploma.
  • Either a partial validation: you have not acquired all the ECTS of the certification and will have to obtain them through additional work.
  • Either a refusal of validation: new orientations towards other training courses may be suggested to you.

Pricing and financing of VES

The total cost of the VES atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc is €450, broken down as follows

Admissibility/undertaking fees 150 €
Jury fees 300 €
Total cost VES 450 €
Registration fees Ministerial law of the diploma concerned

This price does not include the registration fees for the diploma nor the possible costs of academics or additional work related to a resumption of studies in case of partial validation.

If you are an employee, you can apply for the VES to be covered by your employer.

Information on registration and registration fees academics

The cost of the VES service atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc must be paid regardless of the jury's decision (refusal of validation, partial validation, total validation).

This price does not include the registration fee or any fees from academics.

The registration fee is payable after the interview with the jury, when you submit your application toUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc.

After partial validation of the diploma, candidates wishing to register at the University to obtain the missing units will have to pay a fee to academics, in addition to the amount of the VES and the registration fee, calculated in proportion to the missing units.

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