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Outgoing Academic Mobility

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International mobility through academic exchanges is highly valued and encouraged at TSM. It provides an opportunity to experience an educational system different from the French one. It is also a chance to improve language skills and embark on a memorable human adventure.

TSM has an extensive network of over 81 partner universities worldwide. Students can choose to study there for a semester or a full academic year.

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Who can apply for international mobility at TSM?

International exchange mobility is open to all students already enrolled at TSM, as well as to external students who wish to join the school and immediately participate in mobility programs. Mobility can take place during the following academic years:

  • Second year of a Bachelor of Science in Global Management (BSc2);
  • Third year of a Bachelor's degree (B3) or Bachelor of Science in Global Management (BSc3);
  • First year of a Masters' degree (M1).

Students enrolled in an exchange program pay the tuition fees of TSM and receive a transcript of records from the host university, which will be converted into a diploma issued by TSM. Therefore, the obtained degree is French.

Discover the testimonials of students on mobility programmes


What are the conditions for applying for an academic mobility?

  • For departure in Bachelor's Year 2: Currently validating 60 ECTS credits or already holding 60 ECTS credits at the time of application.
  • For departure in Bachelor's Year 3: Currently validating 120 ECTS credits or already holding 120 ECTS credits at the time of application
  • For departure in Master's Year 1: Currently validating 180 ECTS credits or already holding 180 ECTS credits at the time of application.
  • It is necessary to meet the requirements of both TSM and the partner institution (pay attention to the required language tests): all the information is available on our interactive map (under the "Partner Universities" page).

How is the selection process for international mobility conducted?

How is the selection process for international mobility conducted?

After the application period starting in November, the selection of candidates takes place between January and mid-February for departure in the following academic year.

Several criteria are considered during the selection process:

  • Results and suitability of academic record,
  • Motivation to study in the chosen programme at TSM and for studying abroad,
  • Language level,
  • Consistency of the study plan with the programme and project.
A selection committee for outgoing mobility at TSM, composed of all academic coordinators from Bacehlor's Year 2, Year 3, and Master's Year 1, as well as the outgoing mobility team from the International Relations Office, evaluates and allocates places based on preferences and availability at partner universities.

Documents to be provided for the application:

The application file should be completed on the MoveOn platform, which centralises the applications before a deadline set around mid-January. It consists of the following supporting documents:

  • Study contract (one for each destination),
  • Language test(s),
  • Passport photograph,
  • Preferred destination choices listed in order of preference,
  • High school transcript,
  • Transcripts of recent years of study,
  • CV and motivation letter,
  • 2 letters of recommendation,
  • Pre-recorded video interview.

The results of the mobility selection are communicated in March.


Applications for Quebec

Programme BCI

For applications to Quebec under the BCI programme, students can only select one university. Students who select multiple BCI universities will not be considered for each of them. The only exception to this rule is the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), which allows for 2 choices. Applications for BCI destinations are pre-selected by TSM, and the final selection is made by the Quebec university.

Bilateral Agreements

TSM has bilateral agreements with the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Accounting and Control (departures allowed only during the Year 3) and with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Therefore, places are reserved for TSM students in these two institutions, and the final selection is made by TSM.

Language tests

English language tests

  • TOEIC and TOEFL English tests: you can find all the information on the ETS Global website.
  •  you can take it in France, please register here to take the test.

Spanish language tests

Reminder: These application procedures apply to all students, regardless of whether they are already enrolled at TSM.


Applying for international mobility: the procedure to follow

1 - Choose your BSc2, BSc3, L3 or M1 programme at TSM. Make sure to check the admission requirements for each programme.
2 - Attend an online question-and-answer session and ask any questions to our International Relations team. Follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming Q&A dates!
3 -Select your preferred destinations (up to 5 choices). Verify the academic level and language tests required for each destination.
4 - Prepare the necessary documents: passport-sized photo, CV, 1 motivation letter, 2 letters of recommendation, a study plan for each chosen destination, language test results if required.
5 - Submit your application online via MoveOn before 22 January for departure in 2023/2024. 

Tips for preparing your application

1 - Verify the prerequisites of the partner university: authorised level of study (some destinations may be reserved for Master's or Bachelor's students only), and the required level and language tests.
2 - Register for the language test required by the partner as soon as possible.
3 - For more information about language courses and language tests, consult the Department of Languages and Civilisations at Toulouse Capitole University.
4 - There are numerous grants are available for students interested in studying abroad. To learn more, refer to International mobility grants and subsidies Department at Toulouse Capitole University

Calendar summary for mobility at TSM

  • 20 September (12:30-1:30) : information meeting in french on preparing for international mobility, in amphitheatre V
  • 4 October (12:30-1:30) : information meeting in english on international mobility, in amphitheatre V
  • From 16 to 20 October: International Mobility Week - more information
  • Friday 20 October: academic mobility applications open
  • November - December between 12.30pm and 1.30pm: online Q&A sessions held every two weeks
  • Friday 12 January: deadline for applications for academic mobility
  • January - February: assessment of applications and interviews conducted online
  • Mid-March: announcement of results
  • April to June: pre-departure meetings, finalisation of learning agreements, accommodation search
  • July - September: departures to partner universities

How to finance your mobility?

When participating in an exchange programme, students register and pay tuition fees at their home university, which is TSM. They are exempted from registration fees at the host university. However, transportation and living expenses are the responsibility of the participants, as well as various fees (such as health insurance) that may be required by the host institution.

There are numerous mobility grants available, such as the Erasmus+ , the Occitanie region grant, and others. To learn more, please consult the international mobility grants and support service at the University of Toulouse Capitole.

Have you been selected for a mobility?

Do not forget to register on the Ariane portal!

The Ariane portal is a service provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which allows French nationals residing in a foreign country to be contacted if the situation in the country requires it.

Registered users will receive important information and safety instructions via email or text message. Additionally, if necessary, a designated contact person listed on their account can also be notified.

Access the Ariane portal