Fall Semester 2020
Fall Semester 2020
University: Sorbonne University (SU)
Student body: 55,600
International students at university: 10,200
Course load: IU students are expected to take 15 credits (30 ECTS per semester)
Language of instruction: French
Students should have sufficient oral and written skills in French. SU recommends the B1/B2 (intermediate high) level on the CEFRL. A student who has successfully completed at least one 300-level class is likely to be at this level. Note: Some master’s level classes are conducted in English. Students may consider these on a case-by-case basis and must consult with their academic advisors.
Grades + Transcripts: SU uses number grades based on a 20-point grading scale, with 10 being the passing point. SU will provide transcripts for students taking part in the exchange. At the student’s request, IU departments will review courses to determine how they will apply to your degree. Please note that IU does not accept Pass/Fail.
Fall semester: First week of September to third week of December. Exams second or third week of January.
Students should plan to arrive several days before the term begins.
[Academic Year: early September to mid-May]
Student visa information: Every student, with the exception of EU citizens, is required to have a student visa.
Short-stay student visa (visa C): for 3 months or less
Long-stay student visa (visa D): for longer than 3 months
Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once SU has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible for a travel grant from OIA.
Nearest international airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Housing: SU has a variety of accommodations reserved for foreign students in different residences in Paris. The SU Welcome Office for Foreign Students can assist students in finding accommodations.
Pre-departure orientation: The College OIA staff will provide an in-person orientation near the end of the fall semester to help students prepare for their programs.
Departure preparation + arrival details: Students will have an orientation session with the Sorbonne University Office of International Relations. Students may also meet individually with academic advisors in preparation for the exchange program.
Estimated costs per semester:
Student eligibility requirements:
For this exchange program, students must be nominated by the College Office of International Affairs (OIA).
Questions can be directed to the College Office of International Affairs at collOIA@indiana.edu.