Studying in Poitiers

Erasmus students

Application procedure : once selected by their home university, each student will be contacted directly for application procedure and all the useful information will be provided.
Application deadlines  :
First semester and full year : 15th of June
Second semester : 15th of November

Choice of courses/choix des cours

Courses have to be chosen by the Erasmus student before his/her arrival in Poitiers. This choice must be accepted by the coordinator of the home university.

To choose your courses, follow the links below:
  • List of courses : The new list of courses will be published as soon as possible.
The following document explains the ECTS system : Guide ECTS [PDF - 572 Ko]
For more information, you can write to

Le document suivant explique le système des crédits ECTS : Guide ECTS [PDF - 572 Ko] 

Grading System

Marks are quantified out of 20 (from 0 to 20).

To pass a course unit, a student must receive a mark of at least 10 out of 20

For examination, there is oral and written test ; it is the same exam and the same rules for exchange students and french students

 The University of Poitiers uses the grading system charted below.

ECTS Grade

French Grade




A "excellent"



B "very good"



C "good"



D "satisfactory"



E "sufficient"



F "failed"



F "failed"

Pour plus de détails, contacter :

Academic calendar

1st semester : from beginning of September to mid-december,
Examination period : one week in December / one week in January,
2nd semester : from mid-january to beginning of May,
Examination period : mid-may (around two weeks),
Retake exam period : mid-june (around two weeks)


For more information/Plus d'infos

Download our international guide/ Télécharger le guide international Français/English [PDF - 6 Mo]
All you need to know about studying in Poitiers!
Tout ce qu'il faut savoir avant de venir étudier à Poitiers 

Consulter la rubrique International de l'Université de Poitiers   

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