Studying or working in a partner university, you wish to experience an international mobility in the EHESP School of Public Health?
Please find below all the necessary information about your arrival in France, according to your status (student, lecturer/researcher, staff) and testimonies.


Every year, the EHESP School of Public Health welcomes international students in numerous training sessions, exchange programmes and international placements.

Degree/diploma programmes

The EHESP School of Public Health offers degree/diploma programs open to international students in the field of public health with matching curricula, transferable credits and courses taught in French or in English.

The EHESP School of Public Health is taking part in the “Civil Society Leadership Awards” (CSLA) of the Open Society Foundation. The CSLA provide fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Graduation ceremony

Registration process

You would like to apply for a degree/diploma programme at the EHESP School of Public Health and you wish to find out more about the French university system, the level of language skills needed, please go to the registration process page.

In about 30 countries, there exists an online application procedure. If you live in a country using the Campus France/CEF online procedure, you have to use this in order to obtain a student visa (more information on France Diplomatie website). 

If you don’t live in one of those countries, please contact the Student Affairs Department.

Erasmus + Exchange Programme

Students from partner institutions seeking to participate in an exchange programme must complete an application. Once the completed application has been received, and it has been confirmed that the candidates meet the programme’s criteria, they will receive their acceptance letter.

The Master of Public Health is open to Erasmus + mobility. Prepare your application by studying the possibilities of master 1 and master 2 courses, taking into account the dates and number of ECTS credits.

The applications should be sent back:

  • March 30 th for a mobility during the first semester (end of August)
  • November 15 th for a mobility during the second semester (January)

Application form for incoming Erasmus+ students (word, 221 ko)

To apply for an Erasmus grant or for more information, please contact the International Mobility Centre.

Placement in France

As a foreign student and as part of partnership framework agreements or Erasmus + agreements signed between the EHESP School of Public Health and its partners, you have the possibility to:

  • Undertake a placement within the EHESP School of Public Health. Please contact the teaching department you are interested in and/or the International Mobility Centre.
    If you are attached to an Erasmus university partnering the EHESP School of Public Health, you may be able to complete this placement as part of an Erasmus exchange. Please contact the international relations department of your university in the first instance.
  • Receive help from the EHESP School of Public Health in finding a placement in a hospital or health care institution in France.


To help you finance your studies at the EHESP School of Public Health, you will find financing sources and potential grants offered by third-party bodies in the grant database on the Campus France website.

This is provided for information only. We cannot ensure obtaining necessary funding from this information.


The EHESP school of Public Health welcomes international lecturers and researchers into its training courses and research activities.


All Erasmus exchanges must take place as part of a prior bilateral agreement between your university and the host institutions.
These teaching missions are done within the following framework:

  • the lecturer-researcher has to teach for at least 8 hours per week in a training programme at the partner institution
  • the grant is awarded by the lecturer or researcher’s institution

Administrative staff also have the opportunity to participate in an international training (job shadowing or study visit).

If you wish to apply for an Erasmus grant, please contact the International Relations Department of your institution and the EHESP School of Public Health teaching department that correspond to your area of expertise.


As part of the Europubhealth+ Master, the EHESP school of Public Health welcomes each year well-known guest professors and lecturers who are recipients of Erasmus Mundus grants. These professors lead workshops and round tables, and participate in the « Building innovative and sustainable solutions to global health challenges » integration module.

More information is available on the Europubhealth Master website section: “Visiting Professors”.


Are you a lecturer-researcher at a foreign institution wishing to come to the EHESP School of Public Health? Contact the International mobility centre.

Prepare your stay

In order to help you, online resources are available to prepare your stay in France..

Campus France

Enjoy French Culture Shock, information sheets on Rennes and Paris, Preparing for your stay in France… Visit the Campus France resource center.

You just arrived in France for your studies? Welcome! You’re going to have a great time! But where to start?

International Mobility Centre (CMI) and Crous

Propose student guides for Rennes and Paris

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

The Buddy System matches up French and international students. Meet a local student who will help you feel like home by chatting, showing you around the city, going out, cooking… everything is possible!


Practical information regarding accommodation on the EHESP campus in Rennes

Find a family-stay accommodation in Rennes : ” Accueil à la Maison ” association

Student life in Paris

Visit the Master of Public Health website for practical information on student life in Paris

Discover Rennes and Brittany

New ! The Greeters of Rennes: another way of discovering the city! Locals offer city tours, a good opportunity to see unknown places in Rennes: an initiative of the Tourist Information Centre of Rennes City and the Region of Brittany.

Destination Rennes – Office de tourisme
Région Bretagne

Language and cultural training

Make the most of your stay in France by learning French and enjoying the associated personal and professional benefits. There are two possibilities: on-site lessons or e-learning.

The Immersion France application is a multilingual and free application where you can find a catalogue of linguistic and cultural stays. Choose the programme that best suits your needs depending on your French level and your field of study.

Available on the Apple Store and on Google Play.

In Rennes

The Rennes International Centre for the Study of French as a Foreign Language (CIREFE) offers several options to learn French: bi-annual Courses, Language Support Classes, Summer Courses and Summer University. Located on Rennes 2 University campus, the centre is located opposite to the EHESP.

Online course

If you don’t have a lot of free time or if you prefer more informal language learning, TV5MONDE website offers lessons and exercises for all levels on very diverse themes.

Meet local students in Rennes for language exchanges. Connect with people you’ll be happy to meet again when you return home. Take advantage of a local students network, find accommodation on site or an internship…An innovating project for internationalised social interaction

Community projects

Would you like to meet French students at the EHESP? See the list of EHESP student associations, presented according to study program.


Europubhealth+ students

“Europubhealth has given me the best learning experience in my life, this master program lets you learn about the health situation in different parts of the world, compare them with the situation of your context to know how to deal with problems. It is the next step in your education letting you think about your other next steps.” Freddy, Bolivia

Choosing Europubhealth brought unique challenges and rewards. Beyond its curricular content, the program encouraged me to communicate cross-culturally, seek collaboration, and synthesize diverse learning experiences. I appreciated the flexibility of the program which encouraged students to pursue field placements and thesis projects according to their interests. Overall, a fabulous opportunity!” Sophia, USA


“International experience, conceptual knowledge and interdisciplinary competences. A great adventure!” Petronille, Belgium


For more accounts of experience, visit Experience Europubhealth+.

International students undertaking an internship at the EHESP School of Public Health

Miki Duruz, Master of Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Claire Shea, Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science, Mailman School of Public Health

Modified on 29 April 2019