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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's degree (B2) or 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.

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 Bachelor'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.
Applicants should check the academic calendars of their partner universities. Some universities may not follow the TSM calendar (e.g. the University of Vienna in Austria, where S1 runs from October to February and S2 from March to June). In this case, we strongly advise you to study in S2 or for the whole year.

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

Programme BCI

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.

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

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.).

A B2 level in the language of instruction is required for mobility. (English, Spanish, German...)

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.

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Understanding the ELAO test process

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, 1 letter of recommendation, a study plan for each chosen destination, language test results if required.

5 - Apply online before January 12, 2024
Next applications for a mobility in 2025/2026 will open over the period of October 2024 - January 2025.

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

Video "Preparing your application for a study mobility"

Video "Establish your course list"

Mobility dates and exchanges

  • 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.

Video "Financial aid for study mobility" 

Before mobility

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.

Access the Ariane portal