A gap year is a period during which a student, enrolled on an initial higher education course, temporarily suspends their studies to acquire professional or personal experience, either on their own initiative or within a host organisation in France or abroad.

This programme, which lasts 6 months or 1 year maximum, must be taken on the student’s initiative and can serve:

  • to follow training that differs from initial training,
  • as work experience,
  • as a commitment to voluntary work or civic service,
  • as a business creation project as student entrepreneur,
  • to develop a personal project.

To apply, follow the instructions

Modified on 17 December 2019