French: Semester Length Program – Introduction

French-Semester Length Program

  • What?

Monash has exchange agreements with Sciences Po Paris, Lyon III, Sorbonne Paris III and the Université François Rabelais in Tours.

Lyon III

  • students with French at or lower than ATS2064 level enrol in the SELF programme (taught in English).
  • students with French higher than ATS2064 level enrol in the DEUF programme (taught in French).

Both programmes have a compulsory core of 8 ECTS (French language + French civilization), and a range of additional units to choose from. Students wanting to gain credit for Monash French Studies are required to choose units that deal substantially in aspects of French or Francophone culture (literature, politics, history, philosophy).

Sciences Po Paris

Sciences Po Paris offers an undergraduate exchange programme. Students can choose from a list of lecture and seminar courses. Students wanting to gain credit for Monash French Studies are required to choose units that deal substantially in aspects of French or Francophone culture (literature, politics, history, philosophy).

Sorbonne Paris III

The Sorbonne offers an exchange programme and online course catalogue.

Université François Rabelais, Tours

The Université François Rabelais offers an exchange programme and course catalogue.

 

  • Who?

Only students who have completed a sequence of French Studies at Monash (two consecutive units over two semesters) will be considered for study abroad.

The University requirement requires a credit average of at least 60% for study abroad eligibility. To get the most out of your study abroad, we recommend a level of at least French Studies Advanced 1 (HD) or advanced 2 to undertake study in French abroad.

  • When?

Students usually go on exchange in the second semester of their second year or the first semester of their third year. Please note that The Faculty of Arts do not encourage students to complete their final semester abroad as we do not recommend students complete their major or minor studies while abroad. 

Please see the Monash abroad website for details of internal deadlines, and the website of your desired host institution for any deadlines they may have.

  • Where?

Please see above for a list of exchange institutions in France.

  • How much?

The French Embassy provides some information on the cost of renting in Paris and in the provinces (scroll down to the section ‘RENTING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR’).

 

  • How?

Before you come to get your study plan approved…

  1. Students should first attend a Monash study abroad information session
  2. After which they should arrange a meeting with the Arts External Studies Officer
  3. Only then should students contact the French study abroad coordinator for the pre-approval of units.