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.
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.
It is not possible to do an academic exchange during a gap year. The aim of an academic exchange is to obtain a degree, which is not the case for a gap year.
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.
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) valid until at least June 2024,
- Passport photograph,
- Preferred destination choices listed in order of preference,
- High school transcript,
- Transcripts of recent years of study,
- CV and motivation letter,
- 1 single letter for the choice of course at TSM and for mobility. We advise you to proceed as follows: 1/2 or 1 page on the choice of course and a paragraph for each destination. There is no maximum number of pages.
- 1 letter of recommendation,
- Pre-recorded video interview.
The results of the mobility selection are communicated in March.
Applications for Quebec
For applications to Quebec under the BCI programme, students can only select one university from among their 5 destination wishes. Students who select more than one BCI universities will not be considered for each one. The only exception to this rule is the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), which allows for 2 choices from the BCI list. Applications for BCI destinations are pre-selected by TSM, and the final selection is made by the Quebec university.
For students wishing to take courses in a language other than their mother tongue: a language test is mandatory.
If you are French-speaking and are going to a university where the language of instruction is French, then you do not need to take a language test (e.g. for Quebec, Belgium, etc.).
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.
- ELAO English test: for TSM interns and UT1 students, please contact the Department of Languages and Civilisations at UT Capitole
Spanish language tests
- DELE Spanish test
- ELAO Spanish test: for TSM interns and UT1 students, please contact the Department of Languages and Civilisations at UT Capitole.
Applying for international mobility: the procedure to follow
Tips for preparing your application
Mobility dates and exchanges
- 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
- May-June: application for scholarship
- 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.
Toolbox: useful documents
For visa procedures, students should contact the French embassy or consulate. Visa applications are the responsibility of the student.
For information regarding accommodation, students can contact the Welcome desk, which has practical information on many countries.
Validate your year
The courses taken at the partner university must be indicated in your study contract.
The partner university sends us your transcript, which is translated using an equivalence grid.
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.