All ISC Paris students are required to complete some type of international experience; these opportunities foster learning, human connections, and self-reliance. Our curriculum emphasizes these international experiences. We rely on our solid network of international partner universities, our Erasmus+ charter, and on practical and financial solutions.
An outstanding network of partners, worldwide
To ensure that our students’ international experiences are positive ones, we use three main criteria to select our partners: academic quality, professional opportunities (ability to create a network and achieve one’s career plans), and the school climate where our students are hosted.
To meet our students’ needs and expectations, we are committed to offering a wide range of destinations for our European and international partnerships. ISC Paris has partnerships in every corner of the world, with long-term and favored partnerships in specific locations.
ISC Paris promotes international experiences
With the goal of giving our entire school community an international focus, ISC Paris has created policies based on three priorities:
International opportunities for our students:
ISC Paris is constantly striving to increase our students’ international opportunities, the number of students who go abroad and who come to ISC Paris from other countries, the number of dual degrees earned by our students, and to enhance our communications about the benefits of study abroad and international internship programs.
International opportunities for our professors:
ISC Paris supports our professors who want to teach at our international partner institutions; we encourage them to co-author research publications, and we offer opportunities for professors at our international partner institutions to come teach at ISC Paris.
International opportunities for our staff:
ISC Paris promotes international exchange opportunities, which encourages many of our administrative staff to take part in these programs.
ISC Paris has been awarded the Erasmus+ charter, and receives financial support for these international programs. This scholarship helps to defray students’ travel and accommodation expenses. ISC Paris uses the “first come, first served” rule. Scholarships will be granted depending on the country and type of program:
Countries with a high cost of living
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden
€ 270 – 370 (exchange)
€ 420 – 490 (internship)
Countries with a mid-range cost of living
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Holland, Portugal
€ 220 – 320 (exchange)
€ 370 – 470 (internship)
Countries with a low cost of living
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
€ 170 – 270 (exchange)
€ 320 – 420 (internship)
Any eligible student may apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship.
The scholarship is disbursed in two payments:
– 80% at the beginning of the semester,
– 20% at the end of the program.
The scholarship application form and a list of supporting documents that must be submitted are available on the ISC Paris Group Intranet.
Scholarships will be awarded after the application is completed and the required documents are signed.
Erasmus+: bringing down barriers to facilitate international experiences
The Erasmus+ Programme aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to participants with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers whenever disadvantage limits or prevents participation in transnational activities.
Thus, Erasmus+ supports people facing challenges, whether they suffer some kind of disability, they come from a socio-economically disadvantaged environment or they suffer from health issues.
– Disability (participants with special needs): people with mental (intellectual, cognitive, learning), physical, sensory or other disabilities.
– People with chronic health problems, severe illnesses or psychiatric conditions.
Financial support for handicap-related expenses
The Erasmus+ program provides special funding for additional expenses incurred by disabled persons and their caregivers. The program also provides additional funding to provide access to adaptive technology and instructional support to disabled participants. All costs that are directly related to the participant’s handicap–and if applicable, for that person’s caregiver–are paid by the program, including the caregiver’s travel and lodging costs.
ECTS & The grading system
As a member of the European Union, ISC Paris has adopted the ECTS credit transfer system. One semester is worth 30 ECTS credits (60 credits per academic year), and all students must take a minimum of 15 ECTS credits during their time at ISC Paris.
The French grading system is based on a scale of 0 to 20, with 20 being the highest grade. The minimum passing grade is 10.
The list below shows the equivalents between the European and French systems:
- A: minimum grade 16.00, maximum grade 20.00
B: minimum grade 14.00, maximum grade 15.99
C: minimum grade 12.00, maximum grade 13.99
D: minimum grade 10.01, maximum grade 11.99
E: minimum grade 10.00, maximum grade 10.00
FX: minimum grade 8.00, maximum grade 9.99
F: minimum grade 0.00, maximum grade 7.99