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International relations in higher education have grown through exchange programs designed to facilitate student and faculty mobility. These programs do not only allow people to move around the world but they create an optimal environment to share education, ideas, know-how and cultural experiences.

UTBM has chosen to join several partnerships, which allow students and faculty members to spend one semester or more abroad in a partner university. Students and staff can travel with the Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus European exchange programs, the FITEC agreements with South America, the CREPUQ partnerships, as well as many other bilateral agreements.


Erasmus is a European mobility program seeking to encourage higher education cooperation and giving the possibility to thousands of students to discover other cultures and benefit from a richer and more diverse choice of courses.

Before leaving to study abroad, students must have acquired a certain number of ECTS credits depending on the level they would like to join.


Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus is an exchange program that covers not only Europe but the world, and focuses on Master and Doctorate mobility.

In 2010, UTBM signed a consortium agreement with 19 universities in Europe and Central Asia. The project named TARGET is coordinated by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and funded by an Erasmus Mundus grant (Action 2). The aim of the project is to develop Master and Doctorate mobility from Central Asia to Europe and create sustainable connections in terms of research and scientific cooperation.

By joining this programme, UTBM wishes to extend its international action and participate in higher education of international quality.


CREPUQ or the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Québec Universities offers a partnership with several different European Universities, in order to consolidate ties between the French speaking shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Within this specific programme, UTBM collaborates with the following universities:

Before leaving to study abroad, students must have acquired a certain number of ECTS credits depending on the level they would like to join.

To further and strengthen its Canadian relations, UTBM focuses on establishing bilateral agreements with some of the universities involved in CREPUQ.


FITEC is a series of international exchange partnerships between French Engineering schools and South American universities. Currently, UTBM collaborates with UTC and UTT on two different programs: Arfitec, for exchanges with Argentina, and Brafitec for exchanges with Brazil.

These programs finance student, teacher and researcher mobility through a system of scholarships.

Eiffel excellence scholarships

Eiffel is an excellence scholarship program created by the French Foreign Affairs department. Eiffel scholarships allow international students (non French) among the best in their year to come to UTBM to study for a Degree (Engineering, Master or PhD).

UTBM has welcomed 7 Eiffel students since 2006.

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Other bilateral agreements

UTBM has, for many years, developed partnerships around the world to present various opportunities to its students. Based on its international partnerships network, students can study for a semester abroad or work as an intern in a partner laboratory. The possibilities are numerous. Some collaborations transcend the simple exchange programs, and lead to dual award Engineering degrees or PhDs.