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General information on exchange programs

Each year GEM welcomes 300 international students on its exchange programs. You may wish to be part of the community. The information hereunder will help you to join us:

Admission requirements

Mandatory Requirements

Your home university must hold an agreement with GEM. All the students need to be nominated by the partner university.
Depending on your home institution’s requirements, you may choose between 11 different programs (from Bachelor level year 2 to Master level year 2.

The courses are taught in French or in English: detailed programs.

According to the conditions proposed/mandated by your home university, you may choose: 

  • one semester (Fall or Spring)
  • a full academic year
  • a double degree scheme (where such an agreement has been signed with your university)

Degree and Curriculum

Your home university is linked with our institution through an academic or Erasmus+ exchange agreement, the exchange will therefore be an integral part of your studies. GEM hold the Erasmus+ Charter and adheres to its rules & regulations.

One semester requires 30 ECTS credits or 12 US credits or equivalent, while one year requires 60 ECTS credits, or 24 US credits or equivalent.

A double degree is only available where GEM has signed such an agreement with the sending institution.

The different programs cannot be mixed & matched; you need to choose your classes from a sole program. Advice to choose the classes shall be given by your home academic coordinator as well as by the GEM academic coordinator once you have been nominated to GEM by your home institution. Syllabi are available by program.

Internships are only available to the students enrolled on the Master double degree scheme.

The exams & resits (when available) need to be taken at GEM.

No late no early departures are authorized. The orientation is mandatory.


All students will have to show they hold repatriation as well as civil liability insurance for the whole of their stay with us (these can be bought upon arrival also). Accommodation is to be insured in France.

EU students will bring their European Health Insurance card or any other private insurance to cover their stay at GEM, while none EU students will have to buy Student Social Security upon arrival as long as their stay is over 3 months.

For more detailed information, check our Information Package for International Student.

Student Life 

Are you into athletics or a music lover? An organizer-type or entrepreneur-type person? Do you thirst for adventure or are you already serious about business? Well, just do it! There must be a student association for you among the 25 students associations that GEM shelters:

  • On average 300 students involved each year
  • More than 400 associative projects per year
  • 1200 m² of school space dedicated to associations

More information here