France Agro3 (formerly FESIA Consortium)

Language of instruction: English, French

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Partner university's areas of study

ForestryLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • See "course information and restrictions section" for specific times when English courses/programs are available


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Only students within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems are eligible to apply to the FESIA Consortium

Term dates

  • Term 1: September to Mid January
  • Term 2: January to Mid June


  • When applying on Go Global Gateway, please apply to the specific institution location within the consortium that you wish to attend

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • Grading in France is on a scale of 0 to 20
  • Each class is graded separately, and a minimum grade of 10 is required to pass a course
  • In addition to the grades obtained in the courses, students receive another grade according to the ECTS:
    • A = Excellent (the highest 10% of a class)
    • B = Very Good (the following 25%)
    • C = Good (the following 30%)
    • D = Satisfactory (the following 25%)
    • E = Sufficient (the last 10% of a class)
    • FX = Fail (passing level not obtained)
    • F = Fail (level considerably below passing)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

Refer to the website above for course information. Sort by campus, language and topic.  

    Full course load information

    30 ECTS = 15 UBC credits

    Course options for exchange

    Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

    Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

    * Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

    UBC Vancouver

    UBC course: FREN 1st
    Title: French Language and Culture
    Partner course code:
    Language of instruction: French
    Evaluated date: 2019-02-19
    Land and Food Systems
    UBC course: LFS 302
    Title: Farm to Table summer program
    Partner course code:
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-10
    Tuition, Fees and Awards

    Exchange tuition

    • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
    • Some exceptions may apply

    Scholarships + awards

    • Using the Campus France website, it is possible to carry out comprehensive multi-criteria searches on the quasi-totality of grants for foreign students and young researchers
    • Candidates are recommended to apply for a grant at least one year before their registration at a French institution
    • For more information see: www.campusfrance.org/fria/bourse

    The Go Global award $1000

    All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

    Additional awards

    Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

    Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

    Information for US students

    If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

    If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

    If you attend an ineligible institution:

    • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
    • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
    • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
    • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

    Types of accommodation available


    Housing notes

    • FESIA Consortium institutions offer some student residence housing as well as support in obtaining private accomodation
    • Please follow the links below to learn more about the accomodation options at FESIA Consortium insitutions:
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