In an increasingly globalized world, UIR is part of a dynamic of international openness, and places the international mobility of its students and research professors at the heart of its strategy. UIR also welcomes a growing number of international students on exchange semesters and has set up a host system to facilitate their procedures and the smooth progress of their studies at UIR.
UIR’s international dimension also becomes apparent in the international academic partnerships specific to each of the courses of study offered, and which are reflected in the incoming and outward mobility of students, whether in the context of double degrees, bilateral partnerships or partnerships under the European Erasmus+ program. Given that some UIR courses are offered as double degrees, in partnership with prestigious international universities and schools (the Bagley College of Engineering of Mississippi State University, the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Sciences Po Grenoble, the University of Lorraine, etc.), these international academic partnerships in fact entail semester or year-long student mobility on a mutual basis.
Incoming and outward student mobility remains more than ever at the core of UIR’s efforts. It is one of the main areas of the University’s international development, and a dedicated team works every day to promote the diversification, consolidation and monitoring of our University’s international partnerships, in particular with regard to incoming and outward student mobility.
Double Degree Agreements: this is an agreement signed between UIR and its international partner which allows students to obtain the degree of the host university and that of UIR. The granting of degrees is subject to a number of prerequisites, which need to be checked with the academic heads of each UIR institution.
Bilateral agreements: this type of agreement allows UIR students to spend a semester abroad at the partner university, without this mobility leading to the awarding of the partner university’s degree. In this framework, the UIR student does not have to pay tuition fees to the partner university during his/her study abroad, since he/she remains a UIR student. Nevertheless, the UIR student must pay the costs associated with his/her stay abroad (transport, accommodation, insurance, etc.).
Erasmus+ agreements: these are agreements concluded only with European partners who have received funding from the European Commission to finance mobility for the benefit of their non-European partner universities.
This type of Erasmus + agreement provides UIR students with the opportunity to obtain a scholarship of up to 800 Euros per month for a period of 4 to 5 months, which also covers part of the travel costs to the host country.