Monash has exchange agreements with Sciences Po Paris, Lyon III, Sorbonne Paris III and the Université François Rabelais in Tours.
- 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
Université François Rabelais, Tours
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.
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.
Please see above for a list of exchange institutions in France.
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’).
Before you come to get your study plan approved…
- Students should first attend a Monash study abroad information session
- After which they should arrange a meeting with the Arts External Studies Officer
- Only then should students contact the French study abroad coordinator for the pre-approval of units.
- Q: Will I get a mark for French study abroad, or SFR? A: Upon return from study abroad Monash students will receive a mark for their study abroad units based on the mark awarded for pre-approved units by the host institution. Q: Can I choose a host university? A: You are free to choose providing you meet the ... Read more
- What Caelli says on her experience in Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, France “Going on exchange was a massive challenge, organisationally, mentally and physically, but I came away from my time overseas with a lot of experiences that overall I think were important for me to have. Despite the difficulties, I returned to Australia fluent ... Read more