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Going abroad

Going abroad for study, research or a work placement has many advantages: professional integration, learning or improving a language, developing adaptability, discovering new cultures...

The International Relations Office (BRI) and the international advisers in your departments are there to guide and support you.

Putting together your application

  1. Find out more about the destinations on offer here.
  2. Attend the information meetings at the beginning of each semester
  3. Contact your department's international coordinator to discuss your mobility plans (see box on the right).
  4. Fill in the application form provided by your referee and send them the necessary documents (CV, covering letter, transcripts).
  5. Once your application has been submitted by the advisor, BRI will contact you to arrange a meeting to assess your motivation and language level.

Studying with the ERASMUS+ programme

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Studying with the Erasmus+ programme

The UG is a member of the Erasmus+ programme, which allows you to study in Europe for 1 or 2 semesters.

Who can go on an Erasmus+ trip?

All students enrolled at the University of Guyana are eligible to apply for the Erasmus+ programme.

N.B.: students of foreign nationality must apply for the necessary visas from the authorities in their home and host countries.

Eligibility conditions 

  • Be registered with the University of Guyana
  • Completion of 60 ECTS credits, i.e. the 1era year of study
  • have a B1 level in the language of the host university and/or the language of the host country
  • Submit a full application

When should you apply?

Information meetings are organised at the beginning of each academic term to present the destinations on offer, the partner universities and the application procedure.

Application deadlines :

  • For a departure in the first semester: 1er April
  • For a departure in the second semester: 1er October

How do I apply? 

By following the procedure explained in the "Preparing your application" section above.

Procedures 

Before, during and after your placement, a number of formalities will need to be completed. The BIS and your international advisor will be with you throughout the process to explain the procedures and ensure that they are followed.

Before mobility :

  • Complete and sign the Grant Agreement
  • Take the OLS test online - compulsory language test
  • Complete and sign the Learning Agreement

During mobility :

  • Have the arrival certificate signed by the host university and returned to BRI
  • Notify the International Coordinator of any course changes

After mobility :

  • Have the host university sign the attestation of departure and return it to BRI
  • Carry out the 2e OLS test
  • Completing the Erasmus+ participant report

Remember: once you have been nominated by your host university, it is no longer possible to cancel your placement (except in cases of force majeure).

Timeline

  1. Apply to the International Coordinator (see deadlines above)
  2. Evaluation and confirmation of the study period by the BIS
  3. Appointment by the host university (up to 30 days after application)
  4. Contact and register with the host university (between 15 April and 15 May for a departure on 1 May).er semester; between 15 October and 15 November for a 2nd semester)
  5. Choice of courses and signature of the Learning Agreement (student, UG advisor, host university advisor)
  6. Payment of the Erasmus+ grant
  7. Departure (it is advisable to arrive in the city of your host university 2 weeks before the start of your course)
Recommendations: a study period abroad should be prepared at least one semester in advance, at best a year before departure. It is advisable to contact your international advisor as early as possible to discuss your plans.

Students with disabilities

The University of Guyana and the Erasmus + programme pay particular attention to welcoming, guiding and providing educational and technical support for people with disabilities. The aim is to ensure that all individuals benefit fully from their European mobility experience.

To meet the specific needs of a disabled person while on the move, the granting of a additional financing in addition to the Erasmus+ mobility grant is designed to facilitate participation.

In order to meet the specific needs of an individual with a disability during their mobility, the granting of additional funding on top of the Erasmus+ mobility grant aims to facilitate their participation. In order to best prepare for your Erasmus+ mobility period, you must complete the additional funding application form that BIS will send you so that you can indicate the additional costs linked to your disability.

The costs eligible for additional funding can be diverse: special accommodation, assistance from a companion during the trip, medical follow-up, material support, home help or even a life assistant.

For further information, contact BIS.

Please note: applications for additional funding must be sent to BRI no later than 1? months before the start of the mobility period. Students with disabilities are therefore advised to apply early so that their applications can be processed as quickly as possible.

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for your move:

Studying outside Europe

Studying outside Europe

The UG has signed a number of agreements with universities around the world to give its students the opportunity to study in destinations outside Europe. See the list of partners here.

Who can go on an international exchange?

All students registered at the University of Guyana can apply for an international study period.

N.B.: Students will need to complete the necessary visa procedures with the authorities in their home and host countries.

Eligibility conditions

  • Be registered with the University of Guyana
  • Completion of 60 ECTS credits, i.e. the 1era year of study
  • have a B1 level in the language of the host university and/or the language of the host country
  • Submit a full application

When should you apply?

Information meetings are organised at the beginning of each academic term to present the destinations on offer, the partner universities and the application procedure.

Application deadlines :

  • For a departure in the first half of the year: 15 March
  • For departures in the second half of the year: 15 September

How do I apply?

By following the procedure explained in the "Preparing your application" section above.

Procedures

Before, during and after your placement, a number of formalities will need to be completed. The BIS and your international advisor will be with you throughout the process to explain the procedures and ensure that they are followed.

Before mobility :

  • Submit a full application
  • Contact and registration with the host university
  • Complete and sign the Learning Agreement

During mobility :

  • Have the arrival certificate signed by the host university and returned to BRI
  • Notify the International Coordinator of any course changes

After mobility :

  • Have the host university sign the attestation of departure and return it to BRI
Remember: once you have been nominated by your host university, it is no longer possible to cancel your placement (except in cases of force majeure).

Timeline

  1. Apply to the International Coordinator (see deadlines above)
  2. Evaluation and confirmation of the study period by the BIS
  3. Appointment by the host university (up to 30 days after application)
  4. Contact and register with the host university (between 1 April and 30 April for a departure on 1 April).er semester; between 1er October and 1er November for departure on 2nd semester)
  5. Choice of courses and signature of the Learning Agreement (student, UG advisor, host university advisor)
  6. Departure (it is advisable to arrive in the city of your host university 2 weeks before the start of your course)
Recommendations: you should prepare for an international study period at least one semester in advance, and at best one year before departure. It is advisable to contact your international advisor as early as possible to discuss your plans.

Internships abroad

International internships

As part of your course, there are many opportunities to do an international placement. Wherever you choose to go, an international placement will enable you to develop your professional skills in a different cultural and linguistic environment, which will help you to find a job.

Who can go on an international work placement?

All students enrolled at the University of Guyana are eligible for an international placement.

N.B.: Students will need to complete the necessary visa procedures with the authorities in their home and host countries.

Eligibility conditions

  • Be registered with the University of Guyana
  • Completion of 60 ECTS credits, i.e. the 1era year of study
  • The placement concerned must be a compulsory placement (observation placements are not eligible).
  • have a B1 level in the language of the host university and/or the language of the host country

When should you apply?

Within the limits of the dates defined by your training course and your place of training.

How to get there

  • Discuss your international project with your department's international coordinator
  • Find your work placement and contact the person in charge
  • Complete your work placement agreement and have it signed in French and in the language of your host country.
  • Contact the BIS to apply for an Erasmus+ grant (for placements in the EU and EEA) and/or an Aide à la Mobilité Internationale grant (for placements outside Europe).

Procedures

Before, during and after your placement, a number of formalities will need to be completed. The BIS and your international advisor will be with you throughout the process to explain the procedures and ensure that they are followed.

Before mobility :

  • Complete and sign your work placement agreement
  • For placements funded by an Erasmus+ grant: take the OLS test online - language test compulsory

After mobility :

  • Have the placement certificate signed by the host university and returned to the BRI
  • For placements funded by an Erasmus+ grant: complete the 2e language test - OLS
  • For placements funded by an Erasmus+ grant: complete the Erasmus+ participant report.

Timeline

  1. Signing the work placement agreement
  2. Application for Erasmus+ and AMI grants (maximum 1 month before departure)
  3. Payment of grants
  4. Departure (it is advisable to arrive in the city where your course will be held 2 weeks before the start of your course)
Recommendations: International placements should be prepared several months before departure. It is advisable to contact your course coordinator and your international coordinator as early as possible to discuss your plans.

Useful links and contacts for finding an international placement 

The Bureau d'Aide à l'Insertion Professionnelle (BAIP) advises and guides UG students, giving them access to a catalogue of internship offers and organising CV, covering letter and job interview workshops. Building G, 1er floor, DOSIP.

  • Internships in Europe via Erasmus Intern and Eurodyssey : reference websites for internships in Europe
  • The European internship community Facebook group with internship, job and civic service offers, mostly in Europe but also in the rest of the world.
  • Cursus Mundus International internships : information and internship opportunities website
  • The TELI Club association for networking future trainees with their international placements (compulsory membership €45)

Going solo

Becoming a European volunteer as part of the European Solidarity Corps

Experience mobility and commitment in another European country over a period ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months, at a rate of 24 to 32 hours per week. The volunteer takes part in a general interest mission within their host association. They contribute their skills and develop new ones, discover new cultures and meet other European volunteers from all backgrounds.

Travel, accommodation and food costs are covered by the host organisation. The volunteer receives an allowance of 100 à 150€ per month, depending on the country.

Conditions

  • Be a European resident
  • Be aged between 18 and 30
  • No specific qualifications or skills are required. Only motivation is taken into account.

More information here. You can also contact the association Peupl'en Harmonie.

Participating in an International Civic Service

The aim of the International Civic Service is to offer a new framework for volunteering abroad (6 to 12 months) in which volunteers can gain self-confidence and skills while taking the time to reflect on their own future, both as citizens and professionals. Volunteers receive a net monthly allowance of 522€.

Conditions

  • Be a French resident
  • Be aged between 16 and 25

More information here. You can also contact the association Peupl'en Harmonie.

Discover organic farming through Woofing

Volunteers (the WWOOFers) are introduced to organic know-how and lifestyles, by lending a hand to farmers or private individuals (the hosts), who provide them with board and lodging. Woofing exists in every country in the world, particularly in South America. Volunteers immerse themselves fully in the host culture by living with the locals, allowing them to practise a foreign language on a daily basis. No allowance is paid to participants, who must also cover their own travel costs. Apart from motivation and an interest in working the land, there are no special requirements.

More information here. You can also contact the association Peupl'en Harmonie.

Getting involved in an international project

During a work camp, young people from different cultures meet to work on a project of general interest. These intercultural exchanges, lasting from 2 weeks to 2 months, can take place on any continent. They are open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Work placements are rarely fully funded and the cost of transport is borne by the volunteer.

More information here. You can also contact the association Peupl'en Harmonie.

French language assistants abroad (France Education International programme)

This programme gives you the opportunity to work as a French teacher's assistant abroad, bringing the authenticity of the French language and the richness of your culture to schools. This international mobility provides an opportunity for training and the beginnings of professionalisation, adding undeniable value to your career. Monthly pay is between 770 and €785 per month.

Conditions

  • Be of French or European nationality
  • Be aged between 20 and 35 (on 31 December of the year of selection for the programme)
  • have attended a French secondary school, in France or abroad
  • Be attached to a French higher education establishment, either in person, by distance learning or on a mobility scheme (some destinations accept recent graduates and former assistants)
  • hold the diploma required by the host country at the time of application
  • At least B1 level in the language of the host country

Timeline
Registrations open from January to mid-February for a September departure. An email with all the information will be sent to all UG students in December of each year.

More information here.

Financial aid

Participates in the development of the UG's information policy and, to this end, is involved in the preparation of documentation on higher education courses and, more specifically, on the institution.


Organises information and guidance activities on higher education, taking into account the diversity of the institution's users (full-time students, students with disabilities, working students, foreign students, continuing education students, etc.) and the public it serves.


Contributes to the training of professionals on the UG's range of courses and its organisation (secondary school teachers, head teachers, guidance counsellors, heads of establishment, etc.) as part of the information provided to future baccalaureate holders.


Helps to provide information and guidance on university courses for school leavers and students (fairs, presentations at secondary schools, open days...). Immersion days, information on courses)


Implements support systems for students with special needs.


Is committed to four areas of action: Bringing universities and companies closer together, managing internships, training and informing the university community about the problems of professional integration, and the relationship between universities and young UG graduates.


Implements initiatives aimed at improving the professional integration of UG students, in collaboration with the UG's education and research components, services and departments, as well as players from the socio-economic world.

Contact

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Financial aid

A mobility project, whether for a study period, a work placement or as a solo traveller, requires budgetary preparation beforehand. We strongly recommend that you find out about the cost of living (accommodation, transport, food, etc.) in the host country and draw up a provisional budget before you leave.

Europe zone: Erasmus+ grants

Erasmus+ grants for both study and work placements have two components: a subsistence allowance and a travel allowance. The amount of the 1era depends on the country of destination and the amount of the 2e depends on the distance between Cayenne and the university or work placement hosting the mobile student.

Group 1
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.
Subsistence allowance : 770/month

Group 2
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
Daily activity fee : 720 €/month

Group 3
Former Yugoslav Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey.
Daily activity fee : 670/month
Travel allowance: distance per kilometre as the crow flies, see the distance calculator here.
Up to 7,999 km from Cayenne : 820 €. From 8,000 km from Cayenne : 1 500 €

N.B.: the Erasmus+ grant is awarded to students according to the annual budget allocated to the University of French Guyana by the Erasmus+ France Agency. The amounts are given for information only.

Non-European zone: the Bourse d'Excellence (BDEX)

To support student mobility to destinations outside Europe, the University of Guyana has set up the BDEX scheme. This grant is aimed at students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who wish to undertake a period of study or work placement abroad. More information

International Mobility Assistance (AMI)

The AMI grant was set up by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research to encourage international mobility among grant-holders. It amounts to 400/month.

Conditions and procedures

  • Undertake a study or work placement abroad for 2 to 9 consecutive months
  • All geographical areas are eligible for the AMI (Europe and outside Europe)
  • Be a CROUS scholarship holder on social criteria
  • Complete the application form provided by BIS and submit all supporting documents
N.B.: the AMI grant is awarded to students according to the annual budget allocated to the University of Guyana by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The amounts are given for information only.

Useful links and contacts for financing international mobility

A number of structures and organisations are working to promote the mobility of Guyanese students, offering grants to finance their work placements or study periods.

  • The Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana (CTG) awards territorial grants to support Guyanese students in their mobility projects. For more information here.
  • The Agence De l'Outre-mer pour la Mobilité (French Overseas Mobility Agency) (LADOM) supports Guianese students in their mobility projects through a system of travel grants. For further information here.

Excellence Scholarship (BDEX)

The University of Guyana has created new outgoing mobility grants, specific to the institution and aimed at students of academic excellence, in addition to the existing financial schemes promoting student mobility. The aim of these grants is to support the internationalisation of the institution by strengthening its partnership network, particularly with the UG's partner countries that are not eligible for existing mobility programmes (such as the ERASMUS+ programme). The BDEX is aimed at students wishing to study or undertake a work placement outside Europe. A criterion of excellence, it is awarded on the basis of merit. More information.

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International Relations Office

Mr Rosuel LIMA-PEREIRA
Vice-Chairman in charge of international relations

Ms Giulia MANERA
Vice-Chairman in charge of international relations
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Mr Pedro PEREZ
International Relations Manager


BIS referents

Mr Ahmed MULLA
DFR Humanities and Social Sciences
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Mr Louis-Jérôme LEBA
DFR Sciences and Technologies
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Ms Carole HASSOUN
DFR Legal and Economic Sciences
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Mr Mathieu NACHER
DFR Health
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Ms Andjoua AKA
Kourou IUT
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Thierry NICOLAS
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International Relations Office

Troubiran campus,
Administration building (ground floor)
BP 20792 - 97337 Cayenne cedex
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