Information for Erasmus and visiting students


General Information

This page contains information for ERASMUS (and other foreign students) intending to spend one semester or one year of study in Montpellier. If you are interested to study in Montpellier for more than one year, please contact directly the  International Affairs desk of our University.

If you are interested to study for one or two semesters in Montpellier via some ERASMUS or other international exchange agreement, please contact first our Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. for International affais in Mathematics. Once your choice of period of stay and of courses have been made, you should contact your local ERASMUS/international exchange coordinator (sometimes called Tutor rather than coordinator) and the ERASMUS/international desk in your home university. Your ERASMUS Tutor will contact the ERASMUS Tutor in Montpellier, and then confirm your official nomination. You can view the current bilateral agreements.

Once the local ERASMUS Tutor in Montpellier has been notified of your coming, you should contact Luce CARDENAS at the International Office in Montpellier (e-mail: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) for accomodation, french courses and other administrative inquiries.

Notice, that the University Montpellier II should also offer some free french courses during the academic year (but these courses do not yield credits).


Choice of Courses

You should discuss with your Tutor in your own University which courses (usually called U.E. "Unité d'Enseignement") you should take and offer for examination.

Caution ! Curricula are currently being modified in Montpellier, please check information with the ERASMUS Tutor.

You will find in these lists the semesters and the number of ECTS (credits) for each course.

A learning agreement must be sent to the Erasmus tutor in Montpellier II before your arrival.

Licence courses (L3) - Master courses (M1 - M2)

Semester Dates

Dates of Semesters, vacations and the Intro Weeks are obtained by clicking on the link "Calendrier universitaire" .

If you are coming for Semester 1 (Autumn Semester) then you should arrive during the weekend before Intro Week. Intro Week is when all registration details are completed (including registration for the U.E.) and there is opportunity to get to know Montpellier and your colleagues before the lecture courses begin. If you are planning to come to Montpellier only for Semester 2 (Spring Semester) then you should arrive in the weekend before the Semester starts (there is no Intro Week for Semester 2) and registration will be fitted in around lectures.


You should attend the regular exams for your selected courses. If you fail the first exam and if you cannot attend the second exam, there is the possibility to get a special oral exam. You should ask your professor.


The Departement of Mathematics will send results of examinations in all U.E. you have taken to you by post to your home address and to your Erasmus Tutor.