International relations

Bandeau de présentation des Relations Internationales

Aix-Marseille University (AMU), whose ambition is to pursue a proactive and dynamic international policy, has set up an International Relations Department (IRD) whose mission is to promote the European and international dimension of training and research activities. This service, placed under the authority of the President and Vice-President in charge of International Relations, has as its main mission the development of cooperation with foreign institutions and the management of student and teacher mobility, within the framework of interuniversity agreements and exchange programmes.

1. Presentation

With nearly 15% of its students international, Aix-Marseille University, in order to strengthen its attractiveness, favours welcoming these students within the framework of agreed programmes. Similarly, to increase their ability to succeed and integrate into the university community, it supports them by offering them French language and culture courses. Its targeted and sustainable partnerships of excellence and its participation in prestigious European and international networks ensure that Aix-Marseille Université has a cultural and scientific influence.

2. Organization

The organization of the International Relations Department (IRD) is divided into two levels, central and campus.The Central Management is located in Aix-en-Provence in the Porte (3rd floor) and Egger (1st floor) buildings on the ALLSH Schuman campus. The Central DRI has missions of steering, coordination, legal monitoring, engineering, programme management and financial management. It includes four areas:

  • The Europe cluster, which manages cooperation within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme and in general, throughout the European area. In addition, it supports teacher-researchers in setting up European education and training projects (joint Masters, Strategic Partnerships, Capacity Building, Knowledge Alliances, Jean Monnet)
  • The International Cooperation division, subdivided into 4 offices: Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Americas-Australasia. It mainly manages university cooperation with the countries concerned.
  • The Mediterranean Cooperation and Téthys Network (Consortium of Euro-Mediterranean Universities): Mediterranean cooperation, and coordination, management and monitoring of European projects.
  • The Mobility Support and Finance unit, which manages, among other things, scientific hosting agreements and thesis co-supervisors and international student hosting (integration week, etc.).

there are 6 International Campus Directorates (Aix Droit-Economie, Aix ALLSH, Marseille Centre, Marseille Etoile, Marseille Luminy and Marseille Timone). The DRI-Campus have local missions with the components located on campus. They manage student mobility and guide teacher-researchers in their cooperation activities.


3. Schedules

Campus Arts, Letters, Language and Human Sciences (ALLSH)

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09h to 12h
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 09h to 12h and from 14h to 16h30

 

4. Welcome and success of international students

With nearly 15% of its students international, Aix-Marseille University, in order to strengthen its attractiveness, favours welcoming these students within the framework of agreed programmes. Similarly, to increase their ability to succeed and integrate into the university community, it supports them by offering them French language and culture courses. Its targeted and sustainable partnerships of excellence and its participation in prestigious European and international networks ensure that Aix-Marseille Université has a cultural and scientific influence.

 

5. The international network

A large multidisciplinary university, AMU benefits from the expertise of a large network of partners, with whom, in return, it enhances its fields of excellence. Its participation in consortia (CREPUQ, ISEP...) gives its students the opportunity to study and/or do internships in all geographical areas.

 

6. The services offered

The services offered by the International Relations Department are as follows:

  • Advice and support for foreign students wishing to study at AMU
  • Advice and support for AMU students wishing to study abroad
  • Implementation and monitoring of inter-university and international cooperation agreements
  • Advice and support for doctoral students, teachers and researchers who wish to:
    - Develop an international cooperation project
    - Seek a source of funding or a research grant
    - Host a foreign teacher-researcher
    - To carry out a thesis in cotutelle

 

7. You are a foreign student and you want to come and study at AMU

  • Your university has an agreement with AMU and you can participate in an exchange program;
  • You wish to come and study at AMU outside the exchange program, in a diploma course;
  • You want to come and learn the French language or improve your level in French;
  • You are looking for a scholarship

Several possibilities are available to you. You can:

  • Study as part of an exchange program
  • Study outside the exchange program

 

8. Further information and contacts

A team of professionals experienced in international relations is at your disposal to help you in your efforts.

AMU staff, both teaching and administrative, can carry out mobility within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, moving closer to the European pole of the Central DRI.

Useful links
Contact information
  • DRI Secretariat
    Email: dri-secretariat@univ-amu.fr
    Address: Door Building - 3rd floor - 29, avenue Schuman, 13621 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 1
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