Université de Toulouse - Jean Jaurès

City: Toulouse
Language of instruction: English, French
  • Established at a time when Europeans were starting to translate the writings of Greek philosophers that challenged European ideology - inspiring scientific discoveries and advances in the arts - as society began seeing itself in a new way
  • 2nd largest student population in France (120,000+ students)
  • 2nd largest university complex in France
  • Founded in 1229
  • Located in the new Mirail district
  • Toulouse is a very youthful city, the second largest university complex in France
  • Located in a region of France that is close to the Pyrénées, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsFine ArtsLand and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction


Terms offered

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

Who can go?

  • Students in the Faculty of Arts

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early October to Mid January
  • Semester 2: Mid January to Mid May


  • Students on exchange in term 1 may be able to write some exams in December in order to return to UBC for term 2 
  • Students should investigate this option early if they wish to be back to UBC in time for the January term
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

10 or E

Grading scheme

  • Grading in France is on a scale of 0 to 20
  • Each class is graded separately
  • Minimum grade: 10 
  • 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)

Partner Course Information

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 355
Title: Methodology of University Writing
Partner course code: FL 4012X
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-03-18
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: Texts and Issues of the contemporary world
Partner course code: FL 5233X
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-03-18
UBC course: THTR 3rd
Title: Performance Arts and Spectacle III
Partner course code: AC 0008X
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-03-17

UBC Okanagan

Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: FREN 222
Title: Grammar 2
Partner course code: FL 204
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: FREN 223
Title: Written Expression
Partner course code: FL 00103V
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: VISA 312L
Title: Complimentary and traversal Skills
Partner course code: AP 00505V
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: VISA 312L
Title: Territories and Heterotopias
Partner course code: AP 501
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: VISA 322K
Title: Research Seminar
Partner course code: AP 00502V
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: VISA 322L
Title: Research Seminar
Partner course code: AP 602
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: VISA 382K
Title: Artistic Practices Studios
Partner course code: AP 601
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
UBC course: VISA 3rd
Title: Theories of Art: museum architecture
Partner course code: AP 604
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-06
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 (see Campus France website)

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

  • Though in high demand in Toulouse, housing in student residences is available 
  • Find out more about housing here
  • Read up on housing in the Handbook for students in the Ariane (Toulouse) region

Partner Housing Information

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