One of the missions of EHESP School of Public Health is “the development of international relations, notably through exchanges with higher education institutions delivering comparable education”. The international relations department actively contributes to that mission by implementing the following activities:
- development of institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in Europe and the Mediterranean region, in the Americas, in Africa and in Asia,
- development of mobility for students (placement or study mobility), researchers, professors, and administrative staff of EHESP in Europe (Erasmus programme) and towards other countries,
- promotion of incoming mobility for foreign students, PhD students and professors within EHESP training courses.
The Erasmus programme was launched in 1987 by the European Commission and is the first major European programme in higher education. EHESP has been taking part of it since 2005, after being granted the Erasmus university charter (pdf, 498 kb), which was extended in 2007.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, EHESP has obtained 5 Erasmus grant for a placement mobility and 1 for a study mobility. All students registered in an EHESP degree course are eligible; the mobility period must last at least 3 months and be carried out by September 30, 2013.
Download the list of Erasmus bilateral agreements (pdf, 45 kb)
EHESP School of Public Health has also signed memoranda of understandings with higher education institutions outside Europe with which she wishes to develop exchanges and close collaborations. The conditions for those exchanges are comparable to those of Erasmus for Europe (credit recognition, free tuition fees at the host institution, etc.). For further information, please contact the international mobility office.
EHESP students enrolled in at least a one-year training course are eligible for a 1 to 6-month placement abroad.
International placements’ main objectives are :
- To encourage students to address health and social issues in another country,
- To provide an opportunity for observation of foreign organizations and practice in order to understand and analyse them, and also compare and put them into perspective with their future position,
- To involve students in the design and negotiation of their project, until completion and evaluation,
- To enable students to link their knowledge with practices in a specific context,
- To discover another culture and bring their knowledge of the French system, as well as to contribute to EHESP’s image abroad,
- To provide further input to the dissertation.
EHESP is always seeking new placement sites abroad in the health and social care sector for its students.
- To entrust a significant task to a well-qualified student
- To benefit from a fresh look at its practices and from support in identifying and analysing ways of making strategic improvements
- To take advantage of the EHESP student’s knowledge of the French health system
- To take part in the international placements feedback forum and make quality contacts
- To be able to draw on EHESP’s resources in organising study visits to France for professionals and students
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Map of countries where EHESP students have done their international placement in the past 5 years:
(Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brasil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada (Quebec), China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam).
The annual EHESP International Forum is a genuine moment of exchanges and allow students to highlight the value of their placement abroad. They can share their experience with placement tutors, EHESP professors and new students.
Since 2011, the International Forum is integrated in the Global Health track of the “Diplôme d’établissement Fondamentaux en santé publique”.
Every year, foreign placement tutors are received at the EHESP during this placement feedback session. Their presence is an added value to the various debates with EHESP students and professors.
There are several types of financial aid administered by EHESP for studying or doing an internship abroad. The international mobility center of the International Relations Department administers the Erasmus (European Commission) and Ulysse (Conseil régional de Bretagne) grants.
For the 2012/2013 academic year, EHESP has obtained 3 study mobility grants (1 Erasmus grant and 2 Ulysse grants) and 9 placement mobility grants (5 Erasmus grants and 4 Ulysse grants).
This financial aid is intended for students (French or non-French) enrolled at EHESP, who would like to study or carry out an internship abroad.
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Students from partner universities who wish to participate to an exchange program must download the application form and send it with all requested documents.
Application form available on-line current March 2013.
After reception of the full application and confirmation that the applicants fulfill the prerequisites and are eligible, they will receive an acceptance letter.
Programs for graduate degree-seeking students
In more than 30 countries, an on-line, dematerialized application procedure has been set up. You want to begin or continue your higher education in France, and you live in one of the countries listed below? If you fit that description, you will have to register with your local Campus France office to apply for admission and obtain a student visa.
In other cases, please contact EHESP “Student affairs department” : firstname.lastname@example.org
As a foreign student, if you are not enrolled in one of our courses, you can either:
- Carry out an internship in France if your sending institution has a memorandum of understanding with EHESP. This agreement facilitates coordination between both institutions to find an appropriate placement in regard with the student’s training course. Each institution welcomes students from their partner universities, and follow up their placement and its evaluation.
- Ask to do your internship within the EHESP, by contacting directly the department that you are interested in or the international relations department. If you come from one of EHESP’s Erasmus partner universities, you can do this placement in the Erasmus framework. In any case, you need to contact the international relations office of your university first.
Does your institution have an agreement with EHESP? To find out, please download the list of bilateral agreements / memorandums of understanding (pdf, 34 kb) or contact your university’s international relations office.
EHESP values the periods spent by its teaching staff in partner higher education institutions in Europe and across the world, as well the reception of foreign professors in its own courses. The objective is to exchange competences and experiences in a discipline and to discover new methodologies. During their teaching period abroad, professors are fully integrated into the host institution. They deliver lectures which form part of a degree course in the host institution.
In 2011 and 2012, EHESP has organized 2 outgoing teaching staff mobilities with :
- Kaunas University of technology (Lithuania)
- Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
And 1 incoming teaching staff mobility with :
- Center of Public Health and Quality Improvement (Denmark)
Every Erasmus exchange must take place in the framework of an existing bilateral agreement between sending and host institutions. The teaching mission last between 1 and 6 weeks (or 5 teaching hours minimum).
If you are interested in such a mobility, please contact the EHESP academic department corresponding to your field, and your university’s international relations office, who will contact us.
For more information
- The guide produced by the UEB / Rennes International Mobility Centre
- Our international mobility office or your university’s international relations office
- Education, audiovisual and culture executive agency
- Your Erasmus national agency
- The European Commission
- Erasmus for All is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport proposed by the European Commission. It is due to start in 2014.
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International Relations Department – International mobility center
Fanny Helliot – Manager
Tél : +33 (0) 2 99 02 26 93 – Fax : +33 (0) 2 99 02 26 69
E-mail : Fanny.Helliot@ehesp.fr