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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
  • Restrictions: MSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: ISEP Exchange Language of Instruction: French
Language Prerequisites: Depends on Program Track Housing Options: On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore
Host Country Language Courses Offered: Yes Non-MSU student: No
Program Inactive: No Subjects Available: Business, Culture Courses, Economics, French, Political Science
Pre-Session Language: Yes Competitive Program: Check ISEP's Chance of Placement
Program Description:
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Aix-Marseille Université

 
 

Program Snapshot

Located in the heart of Provence, between the Mediterranean Sea and the French Alpes, Aix-Marseille University is the product of the recent merger of three former universities in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. With its 72,000 students, Aix-Marseille University is now the largest French speaking univeristy in the world. Students can take courses taught in English in business, political science, law, and international relations. For those who want to focus on French language and culture, the Service Universitaire du Français Langue Étrangère (SUFLE) provides courses starting at the beginner level.
 
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Location
Aix-Marseille Université is situated on two main campuses in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. The towns are 30 km apart and are connected by a shuttle service (approx. a 20 minutes' bus ride). These two lively towns are one hour by plane and three hours by TGV train from Paris.

Aix-en-Provence is famous for its historical and cultural heritage. The campus is located downtown. Marseille is the second largest city in France and a major European center. The campus is located north of town and it is approximately a 20 minutes' tube or bus ride to the town centre or sea front.
 
PROGRAM TYPE
ISEP Exchange: undergraduate and graduate programs available for an academic year or semester

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.

 
Program Dates
Option 1: Full year or semester enrollment in university courses
Academic year: September to May/ June
Semester 1: September to January
Semester 2: January to late June.

Option 2: Full Year or semester enrollment in French language and literature studies at the IEFEE
Academic year: Late September/Early October to mid/late May
Semester 1: Late September/Early October to mid-January
Semester 2: Late January to mid/late May

Option 3: Semester 1 enrollment in French language and literature studies at IEFEE and second semester enrollment in university courses
See information in options 1 and 2
 
Fast Facts
Aix-en-Provence; Marseille, France (pop. 140,000; 850,000)
Student Enrollment: 72,000
Language of instruction: French
University Home Page
Courses
International Relations Office
Universitaire du Français Langue Étrangère (SUFLE)
 
Programs

Option 1: Full year or semester enrollment in regular university courses 

Aix-en-Provence Campus
Economics, Law, Political Science, Business (IAE Aix Graduate School of Management EQUIS accredited) 

Option 2: Full Year or semester enrollment in French language and literature studies at the SUFLE (Service Universitaire du Français Langue Étrangère) 

All levels are available from beginner to advanced. All the teaching is delivered by professors, lecturers, various members of the University's teaching staff and professors associated with the Institute. Each student has 20 hours of tuition per week. Students will be offered a variety of French literature and civilization courses. 

Option 3: Semester 1 enrollment in French language and literature studies at SUFLE; Semester 2 enrollment in regular university courses

TRANSCRIPT DETAILS

Transcripts are generally released in March for Semester 1 and in late July for Semester 2 and Full Year. Transcripts are sent to ISEP and then immediately released to the student’s home institution if there are no outstanding financial obligations.
 
Language Notes

Option 1: Full year or semester enrollment in university courses
  • A minimum of 4-5 semesters of university-level French or its equivalent must be completed prior to program.
  • A one-month pre-session, intensive French course is offered through the Institute of French Studies for Foreign Students in June, July, or September for an additional fee for all levels.
Option 2: Full Year or semester enrollment in French language and literature studies at the SUFLE
  • A minimum of 2 semesters of university-level French or its equivalent must be completed prior to program. Instruction available at all levels.
Option 3: Semester 1 enrollment in French language and literature studies at SUFLE and Semester 2 enrollment in university courses
  • See information in options 1 and 2.
For more information on courses and language options, see the:
ISEP French Language Advising Guide for US Students
ISEP French Language Advising Guide for I-to-I Students
 
Special ISEP Application Instructions

All students studying in France must purchase French health insurance (la Sécu) upon arrival for approximately 230 euros in addition to purchasing ISEP Health Insurance prior to departure.
 
Hints for Researching Courses

SM1 Course List
SM1 Course Descriptions
SM2 Course List
SM2 Course Descriptions 
Courses in English 

To find additional course descriptions, please visit the ISEP Directory Page for this site. 
 
Housing and Meals
ISEP students live in single-occupancy rooms in residence halls and receive a stipend for meals. No married student housing is available. Halls of residence are generally mixed.
 
Orientation
The students will be welcomed by the International Relations Office. Students are strongly encouraged to arrive during the week and during office hours. An arrival form will be sent to every student prior to their departure. It should be completed and sent back to the host institution before the required deadline so that we can plan to meet the arriving student at the airport or at Aix-en-Provence TGV station.

The International Relations Office will establish links with academic tutors. Individual interviews with the person responsible for the international relations in each department is planned upon the student’s arrival.
 
Student Activities
International students have many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities as there are more than 50 student organizations available.

A special program for international students, the "Buddy program" gives the opportunity to students to be matched to a French student from Paul Cezanne before departure. The partner then offers friendship, advice on social activities, and academic guidance.

The welcome party for International students is followed by a day trip to a famous place (St Tropez, Arles etc.)

Both Aix-en-Provence and Marseille offer a lot of cultural activities through their theatres, cinemas, music and film festivals etc.
 
Profile
Founded in 1409, Aix-Marseille is a multidisciplinary university offering a wide range of studies and more than 200 degrees. Aix-Marseille enrolls 72,000 students including 10,000 international students.
 

 

 


Aix-Marseille Université is situated on two main campuses in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. The towns are 30 km apart and are connected by a shuttle service (approx. a 20 minutes' bus ride). These two lively towns are one hour by plane and three hours by TGV train from Paris.

Students can take courses at the University taught in French in business, political science, law, and international relations. Students wishing to take courses in the sciences travel to the Marseille campus. For those who want to focus on French language and culture, the Institut d'Études Françaises pour Étudiants Étrangers (IEFEE) provides courses beginning at the intermediate level.

Students should have at least 2 semesters of university-level French. This program is not for beginners. All the teaching is delivered by professors, lecturers, various members of the University's teaching staff and professors associated with the Institute. Students will be offered a variety of French literature and civilization courses.