Site des Chênes II,
33 boulevard du Port F-95011 Cergy-Pontoise cedex
Directrice de l’UFR
Directrice du département
géographie et d’histoire
Resp. de la filière géographie
Resp. de la filière histoire
Valérie LE BIHAN
tél. 01 34 25 64 25.
Coordinatrice Relations Internationales et Langues Vivantes
UFR Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Département de Géographie et d’Histoire
33, boulevard du Port
F-95011 CERGY-PONTOISE CEDEX
Where can incoming students find the course catalogue / information about available courses ?
The Catalogue of all the courses given at BA level at the “Département de Géographie et d’Histoire” (Department of Geography and History) is available at http://www.geographie-histoire-ucp.org/spip.php?rubrique432 (BA in Geography) and http://www.geographie-histoire-ucp.org/spip.php?rubrique435 (BA in History).
An online course catalogue (in English) covering all programs taught in English at the whole university is available at http://www.u-cergy.fr/en/index/programs-taught-in-english.html.
A catalogue of all Degrees delivered at Cergy-Pontoise University is available here : http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/formations/schema-des-formations.html with links to the corresponding departments.
All catalogues contain information about courses two semesters ahead.
What courses/subjects (study programmes, number of courses or similar) are covered by the agreement, and thereby available for incoming exchange students ?
The university as a whole is not very flexible with regard to letting exchange students take courses outside their host department. In fact, students only have the possibility of following one course per semester outside their host department. Obviously, it is necessary to ask the relevant department in each case.
The study programs covered by the agreements are all the BA and Master programs taught at the Department of Geography and History, except for the Professional Masters and Professional BAs which require the students to find an internship in a local/national/international company.
Very few courses are given in English. Indeed, our own students only follow one English class per semester (the program of those courses is related with the program of the Majors).
There is one History course which is taught in English, though : “African-American History”, at third-year level. There is also one course at Master level (1st-year), called “European Geopolitics”.
Is there any one- or two-semester ‘packages’ of courses that could be particularly relevant for incoming exchange students ?
BA students may choose the courses they want to attend from the two BA catalogues, provided they register for at least 30 ECTS credits per semester.
MA students must attend the packages of courses imposed each semester (they generally only have a choice of one optional course per semester).
Are any courses at MA level available for incoming exchange students ?
Yes, they may attend any Master programs taught at the Department of Geography and History, except for the Professional Masters which require the students to find an internship in a local/national/international company.
What is the language of instruction / are any courses taught in English (or other languages besides the national language) ?
The language of instruction at the Department of Geography and History is the French language. Very few courses are taught in English (see “What courses/subjects (study programmes, number of courses or similar) are covered by the agreement, and thereby available for incoming exchange students ?”)
Who is the relevant contact person regarding courses ?
Claire BOURHIS-MARIOTTI, Coordinator of international student mobility for the Human Sciences Institute, and pedagogical coordinator of international student mobility for the Department of Geography and History.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : + 33 1 3425 7254
Fax : + 33 1 3425 6441
Are any pre-semester or in-semester language courses in French as a foreign language available to foreign students ?
Courses of French as a foreign language are given by the CILFAC : an international course in French and Cultural projects.
Autumn seminar :
Each September, our international students are given the chance to attend an intensive French language seminar designed to bring them up to speed ahead of the academic year. The two-week seminar covers all the language basics necessary for getting to know other foreign students, the CILFAC team and the International Relations Department. It’s a great way to start the year.
please contact the International Relations department for details of the autumn seminar fees, or for a cost quotation : email@example.com
Otherwise, throughout the year students can follow the six-hour-per-week course in French on top of their main studies. Full details of the programme are given to students at the beginning of each semester and can also be found on the CILFAC web site : http://www.u-cergy.fr/en/index/french-as-a-foreign-language.html
All students may study French as a Foreign language, or any other language at their own pace at the multimedia space located on the 3rd floor of the Cerclades library. They may have access to workstations with business software as well as the Internet and various electronic resources. For more information :http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/espace-langues.html
Semester dates :
Application deadlines :
In order to apply, students need to send in an Application form before the following deadlines :
(Deadlines for the reception of nominations and documents)
Where can students find information about the application procedure ?
Who is the relevant contact person for possible questions regarding the application procedures ?
The International Office, email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a mentor system or similar support for incoming students ?
Yes, through the association called GEOMOOV :
Geomoov is a student association of the Cergy-Pontoise University. Its goals :
* improve and structure foreign students´life during their stay :
Any other useful information ?
The International Office website http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/international.html has much useful information, and from this page you can also download many documents providing information about accommodation, student life, application forms, etc.