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.)
Sciences Po Lyon
- Established in 1948 under the directives of General de Gaulle
- Considered a Grande Ecole (elite school) in France with extremely competitive admission rates
- Has established partnerships with top ranked universities around the world
- It is part of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) system of schools, with ten other locations including Paris, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Strasbourg etc.
- Well known for its research in political science, the social sciences, and the humanities
- Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Has two Roman amphitheatres showcasing rich and extensive history
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Courses taught in English are available in political science and history
- Certain courses are offered in English through the Certificate of French and European Studies
- Students who wish to take French-taught academic courses (other than French language study) must have a minimum language level of B2 (self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Students from the Faculty of Arts
- Fall semester: mid-September to mid-January
- Students taking the Certificate of French and European Studies finish exams in December and can return to UBC for Term 2.
- Spring semester: mid-January to late-May
Term 1 exchange students taking the Certificate of French and European Studies finish exams in December and can return to UBC for Term 2.
Course equivalency formula
- 2 ECTS = 1 UBC credit
- The standard Sciences Po Lyon grading system uses grades from 0 to 20
- Students have to obtain 10/20 on each course in order to pass exams
- 14 and above: EXCELLENT (Excellent work, only minor mistakes)
- 13.9 to 12: VERY GOOD (Some mistakes, but overall still outstanding work)
- 11.9 to 11: GOOD (Good and sound understanding but some basic mistakes)
- 10.9 to 10: SATISFACTORY (Average work with deficiencies)
- 9.9 and under: FAIL (Work does not meet basic requirements)
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
Courses are offered in English through the Certificate of French and European Studies,
Regular courses in French are the standard Sciences Po Lyon curriculum.
Full course load information
- 30 ECTS per term
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.
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 (more information here)
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.
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.
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.