European community course Credit Transfert System (ECTS)
This system was put in place by the European Community Commission in order to help students make the most of their study abroad experience. It measures and compares academic results and transfers them from one institute to another. The Faculty of Literature and Languages has applied this system to all the universities with which it has signed agreements (whether they are European or not). The ECTS credits are values assigned to each course : 3 ETCS for an undergraduate course and graduate language course, 6 ECTS for a graduate seminar. The ECTS grading scale has been put in place by the institutions participating in the pilot program in order to facilitate the interpretation of grades obtained by the students. The ECTS grading scale in no way replaces the grading system already in place locally ; the ECTS grades represent complementary information on the grades given to the student by the institution in which he or she is studying.
A « excellent »
B « very good »
C « good »
D « satisfactory »
E « sufficient »
FX « failed »
F « fail »
1st semester : from beginning of September to mid-december,
Examination period : one week in December / 1st week of january
2nd semester : from mid-january to beginning of May,
Examination period : mid-may (around two weeks),
Incoming students can follow French courses at the “Center of French as a Foreign Language” (CFLE) of University of Poitiers. Erasmus+ students with a level in French A2 to B2 uncertified will take a course funded by the Erasmus+ program, in limited number. These courses takes place within the Faculty of Literature and languages on the main campus.
An online Accommodation Request Form is accessible on the University of Poitiers’s International Relations Office website, on the following webpage: trouver un logement. The person in charge of greeting international students will send you a housing proposition in a university residence hall or a list of private accommodation offers to consult, if you prefer private accommodation.
Students from the European Union: the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) exempts European students from French student health insurance schemes and covers most medical or pharmaceutical costs incurred in France.
Non-European Students are under the legal obligation to enroll at the social security scheme or the basic health insurance scheme.
Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Buddy system
Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit international student organization. Its mission is to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students .
The Buddy System is a programme trough which incoming exchange students are matched with students of the University of Poitiers.
The main purpose of this programme is to assist exchange students with practical information on living and studying in Poitiers and to facilitate their integration in the French academic life and the student community : https://www.facebook.com/ESNPoitiers/
Arrival in Poitiers
1. Settling into your accomodation
2.Go to the Central Relations Office in order to receive useful information. Students are advised to do their best to arrive early in the week during the day from Monday to Friday between 9 to 12 am and 2 to 5 pm.
49, Place Charles de Gaulle
86073 Poitiers cedex 9
Tel : +33 5 49 45 30 87
3. Go to the Faculty International Office in order to register as a student. A student card will be delivered and the Learning Agreement will be confirmed or potentially altered due to adjustments.
Faculty of Literature and LanguagesCampus – Secteur A3 – 1 rue Raymond Cantel – Poitiers
Bus N°1 – Stop « Cité U»
Lat,Long : 46.57007,0.3820437
Students are advised to do their best to arrive according to the appointment schedule.
To enroll at the Faculty, students have to provide the following documents :