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Study through an Exchange Program

The IAE Paris Est  is an excellent destination for international students. Exchange students are able to study in French and/or English and can also take French for foreigners classes either to learn to basics of the French Language or to reinforce their languages skill either in Créteil (Université Paris-Est Créteil) or in Marne-la-Vallée (Université Gustave Eiffel).



The location of your studies will depend of the exchange agreement with the IAE Paris Est or an exchange agreement in business administration with Université Paris-Est Créteil or Université Gustave Eiffel. 

Both campuses are located  25-30 minutes from central Paris:

Créteil Campus  (UPEC- Université Paris-Est Créteil) - Visit us

- Marne-la-Vallée Campus (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Please check your partner university here.




Exchange students must first be nominated as an exchange student by their home university.

For Université Paris-Est Créteil, nominations have to be sent by the home university through an online form sent to your international office (if your university has a an agreement with Université Paris-Est Créteil) 

Nomination deadlines for Université Paris-Est Créteil: 

• Fall semester (first semester): April 30

• Spring semester (second semester): October 15


For Université Gustave Eiffel, nominations have to be sent by the home university by email to: (if your university has an agreement with Université Gustave Eiffel)


Once you're nominated, you can apply: 

- Campus Créteil (UPEC)

- Campus Marne la Vallée

Application deadlines for Université Paris-Est Créteil: 

• Fall semester (first semester): May 30

• Spring semester (second semester): November 15



STUDYING AT OUR SCHOOL - Campus Créteil (Université Paris-Est Créteil - UPEC)

In Créteil, courses in English are very popular and places are limited. If you have a B2 level in French we strongly recommend to take courses in French as this is the best way to consolidate your language skills and have the best immersive academic experience among French students. 

List of courses in French: IAE_Liste des cours en francais 2024 2025.pdf (


Prerequisites for Courses in English
In order to take courses in English, you need to:
1.    Be nominated to our school as an exchange student (this do not apply for MICEFA students)
2.    Have at least B2 level in English 
3.    Follow one path, Bachelor or Master 
-    As a general rule, students from the Bachelor level cannot take courses at the Master’s level
-    Take 6 courses maximum in each path (you may include a language course)

List of courses in English: IAE_List of courses in English_2024 2025.pdf (


Teaching Philosophy
Most courses are taught in a quasi-seminar style in small groups (from 15 to 35 students) with a case study approach. 
Courses are usually from 9 to 5 PM from Monday to Friday. 
Lectures usually last from 3 to 4 hours and it is not unusual to have full days sessions (7h) with business practitioners. 
Attendance and student’s engagement is mandatory (you may only miss 2 lectures)


Most courses are in continuous assessment with readings, presentations, case study, quiz, applied projects but some courses organize a final exam. If you have at least 06/20, we apply a compensation between evaluation but you mustn’t have below 10/20

If you don’t validate your course, you will have to take a makeover exam session on site in June along with other degree seeking students. 
Average or grade     Degreeseekingstudents: Distinctions «Mentions»     Exchange students
16 ≤ Grade ≤ 20     «Très bien» A    Pass
14 ≤ Grade < 16     «Bien» B
12 ≤ Grade < 14     «Assez Bien» C
10 ≤ Grade < 12     «Passable» D
0≤ Grade < 10        «Ajourné» F    Fail


Academic Calendar 

Courses and degrees are organized as such:
•    Semester 1/ Fall Semester: From mid September to end of December (Christmas Break)
•    Semester 2 / Spring Semester: From early January to end of April

You may NOT arrive later than a week after the start of the semester. If you do so, you may fail all your academic exchange. 
Please note that 3 year Bachelor start in late January and Master 2 International MBA courses end in late February.



STUDYING AT OUR SCHOOL - Campus Marne-la-Vallée (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Exchange students will find all information on this link



FACTSHEET - Campus Créteil (Université Paris-Est Créteil - UPEC):

Factsheet IAE Paris Est - UPEC_2024 2025_0.pdf (



Mis à jour le 26/03/2024 12:44