The Erasmus+ Program

Erasmus+ is a European program that allows any institution with an Erasmus+ charter to create a partnership with another institution that also has a charter.

The Erasmus+ program facilitates and encourages the European mobility of students, teachers and staff of higher education institutions.

Each year the JIT submits a grant application to the Erasmus+ agency. In order to enable exchanges between program participants, the Erasmus+ agency allocates a grant to partner institutions. The latter then distribute grants to students, staff or professors carrying out a mobility within the framework of Erasmus+. The amount of the scholarships is defined by the Erasmus+ agency according to the standard of living in the host country.

In order to obtain a scholarship, ECE students must first apply to the ECE international service with a file that is sent to them by email. The obtaining of a scholarship is not systematic.

In 2022, ECE has more than 100 Erasmus+ university partnerships.

Students going on an academic exchange to a European institution, holder of the ERASMUS charter, have the possibility to obtain a scholarship according to the criteria established by the European Commission. The monthly grant varies according to the destination.

Inclusion” supplement

A flat-rate “inclusion” supplement of €250 per month is awarded to Erasmus+ students “with fewer opportunities”, i.e. the most vulnerable, those furthest from mobility and those most in need, meeting one of the following criteria:

  1. disabled or suffering from a long-term illness (ALD)
  2. living in a commune classified as a rural revitalization zone (ZRR)
  3. living at an address classified as a priority urban district
  4. higher education grant holder on social criteria at levels 6 and 7
  5. from a household with a CAF family allowance of 551 or less

Reduced carbon footprint transport” package

Students who can prove that they use a mode of transport with a lower carbon footprint will receive a lump sum of €50, and up to 4 additional days of travel will be taken into account when calculating the amount of their Erasmus+ grant.

Accommodations for students with disabilities

A student with a disability, as defined in article L.114 of the Code de l’action sociale et des familles, can benefit from a certain number of accommodations allowing him/her to follow in the best possible conditions his/her schooling at the ECE such as

  • The benefit of certain material conditions allowing easier access to the premises (use of elevators), technical aids during lessons, etc.
  • An adaptation of the modalities and tests of control, and possibly an exemption of certain tests.
  • An adjustment of the curriculum
  • Non-attendance obligation
  • A staggering of the duration of the studies
  • A schedule adjustment
  • Support for access to the school’s associative life
  • A listening ear and an individualized follow-up of their referent
  • Special support in finding internships

A student with a disability meets with his or her academic advisor to discuss the necessary adjustments to the student’s schooling and examinations. Adapted accommodations will be decided by the Direction of Studies, on the proposal of the student’s advisor.

A student with a disability taking part in an Erasmus+ mobility program can benefit from



Students from our school who are on an outgoing study trip usually leave for a semester, and are therefore required to obtain 30 ECTS credits during their stay. The distribution of these credits among the various course units chosen is precisely described in the study contract specific to this period, and is subject to a meticulous examination by their pedagogical supervisor for acceptance. The validation of all these units, according to the validation thresholds practiced by their host institution, allows ECE students, upon their return, to acquire the ECTS credits attributed to their experience abroad.


The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system, based on the workload to be achieved by the student in order to reach the objectives of the program which are defined in terms of final knowledge and skills to be acquired.

Its goal is to create a European educational space while respecting the educational system of each state, to facilitate international exchanges. Indeed, ECTS makes it easier to read and compare study programs for all students, both local and foreign. It also facilitates mobility and academic recognition.

This report card thus includes a translation of the notation used at the ECE (on a scale of 0 to 20, 20 being the maximum mark) into ECTS credits and ECTS marks.

The credits represent, in the form of a numerical value, the total volume of work that the student is supposed to provide (supervised work, but also personal work).

ECTS is based on the convention that the work to be done by a full-time student during an academic year corresponds to 60 credits.

ECTS grades are understood as follows:

Notes% of students admitted who obtain the grade :

Grades A, B, C, D, and E are for admitted students only, who will then receive the credits provided, with the terms of admission being those defined in the evaluation process. These 5 grades not only provide a qualitative assessment of the student’s work, but also give an indication of the student’s place in the group.

Each inter-institutional agreement proposed by the International Relations Department is subject to validation of the interest of the proposed partner by the pedagogical managers and the general management. Agreements are signed by the Director of International Relations. Once signed, each agreement is entered into our internal database for tracking, scanning and archiving.

For outgoing students, all study or teaching mobility is systematically carried out with institutions with which an inter-institutional agreement has been signed beforehand. The internships do not give rise to an inter-institutional agreement with the companies concerned, but the signing of agreements based on the Erasmus model does: they are established in coherence with the documents formalized beforehand, which are subject to an administrative validation on the one hand and pedagogical validation on the other hand, making it possible to ensure the respect of the quality requirements requested by the JIT.

For incoming students, the results obtained are communicated to them for transmission to the sending institutions through an English version of the report card, on which appear for each module, the student’s grade, the related ECTS credits, as well as the grade obtained. On the back of the bulletins, an explanatory note details the functioning of credits and grades in the ECTS framework. These report cards are issued at the same time as those for non-mobile students and are released as soon as they are available.



Language courses are compulsory for English and optional for another modern language (Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian).

The courses are based on the communicative approach to develop oral and intercultural skills and students can benefit from online activities that deepen the face-to-face learning.

To facilitate the progression and to respect the requirements of our partners (some of them require certificates of level), and the ECE organizes tests to justify them, such as the IELTS or the TOEIC).

The teachers all have extensive teaching experience at the higher level, they are native or near-native English speakers and they have all undergone training for the online learning platform we set up in 2013.


Students in the incoming Master’s program have the choice, depending on the major, between a program taught entirely in English (international section) or entirely in French.

They benefit from French as a Foreign Language courses given at our school during the two years of the Master’s program (several hours per week depending on the level and an intensive 15-day seminar at the beginning of September in the second year).

The teaching of French as a foreign language is designed to respond to the need for intercultural openness, adaptation to new information and communication technologies (NICT), and analysis of professional practices, with communication as the central axis. All European levels are covered in the different courses that students join after a written and oral level test. In addition to an in-person program to integrate into French-speaking countries, to be autonomous and then to perform professionally, each student follows a personalized distance learning program with regular check-ups to prepare for certifications such as the TCF, which the school is authorized to issue.


All mobilities are supported by the International Relations team, assisted by the student association ECE International.

The following is a list of support services offered to incoming students:

Assistance with visa procedures before leaving and with administrative procedures and making appointments to obtain a residence permit or resident card from the OFII in the first three months following their arrival: Before their arrival and during the first few months, the International Relations Department advises and helps students to prepare their file and to make their appointments with the French authorities.

Assistance in finding housing and in preparing the CAF file: Students can be put in touch with partner residences or structures offering housing solutions. However, the ECE cannot guarantee housing!

The ECE also helps students to complete their housing assistance file.

Welcome meeting organized at the start of the program, which includes support for integration, in particular by assigning each student a sponsor by specialty.

Help with the administrative procedures for opening a bank account, taking out insurance and joining a social security or mutual insurance company: banking and home insurance solutions and social security are presented to students.

Cultural outings proposed throughout the year by the ECE International student association: for example, students are invited to participate in a rally in Paris, an outing to the Salon du Chocolat, a weekend in Bruges…

a specific additional Erasmus grant.

Updated 2 January 2024