5 cool opportunities to study science in France

5 cool opportunities to study science in France

5 programs for students to become a great scientist – or why you should study science in France

Are you dreaming of science? Have some ideas that could become a discovery? This post is about your opportunity to realize your goal. Go to study science in France and make an international career. For some details look here

1. Cancer Aging & Rejuvenation master’s program at Université de Toulouse

Find out, how to make human life better by studying Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, cancer, Ageing and Rejuvenation.
+Cool modern laboratories,
+2 years of study.

2. Industrial BioTechnology for a Bio-Based Economy (BioTechEco)

Across-disciplinary educational program by Toulouse Tech that, likewise,  includes life sciences, chemical and bioprocess engineering, bioethics, sustainability, economics, and environmental regulations.

+ 6-month internship at a research laboratory of the university consortium or an industrial company.
+ high-quality teaching delivered by lecturers and researchers from universities ranked among the 300 best institutions in the world (NTU and ARWU rankings, 2020).

3. Space Communication Systems: from engineering to end-to-end systems.

2 years, Université de Toulouse
The teaching staff is composed of faculty members who are part of major French research laboratories and experts of satellite industry. The SATCOM systems program trains autonomous graduates in the field of satellite telecommunications.
4. International Master of Functional biology & Ecology by INRAE –
2 years, fundamental research in agriculture, discovering natural land &waste management, and remediation to become a scientific advisor, researcher, or engineer. “Master Mobility grant” to finance the mobility of M2 students – in France or abroad.

5. Electronics systems for embedded and Communicating Applications.

2 years, Embedded Electronics Design, Radio-Frequencies, Digital Signal and Image Processing disciplines.
You will create an A 100h research project in a research institution and
A 6 months final project as a trainee in a laboratory or in the industry with minimum wages 500 € / month
also Université de Toulouse

If you dream  to study science, get this chance and go to France

Up-to-date labs, qualified mentors, friendly and sophisticated community…
interested? look for details on https://app.highered.me/
Freemover or exchange student? How to study abroad

Freemover or exchange student? How to study abroad

Hello, everyone!
In today’s post, I will explain some of the main differences between being an exchange student and being a freemover (or free mover).

The freemover definition

Mobile students are usually divided into two groups: Freemovers are students who travel entirely on their own initiative, while exchange students use exchange programmes at a department, faculty, institution, or national level (such as Erasmus, Nordplus or Fulbright). Source wikipedia

Now that you know the fundamental difference, here are the main practical ones.

N°1: Accommodation

The international office welcomes the exchange students and helps them to find accommodation, and follow them during their stay.

As a freemover, you will receive the same help that the usual local student. Don’t count too much on it.

As a freemover, you have to be a bit more prepared compared to an exchange student. For example,  it will be essential to know the basics of the country’s’ national language in order to be more independent for day to day life.

fre mover, street, alone, man

N°2 Money, money, money

Exchange students usually benefit from an existing partnership between the Universities and  they can keep their student status from their home during their trip abroad.  They also receive grants or scholarships more easily.

Freemovers will have the same financial status as “outstate” students, neaning non local students, plus the non domestic/national student. They will have to look for specific scholarships in their home country and their host country to fund their experience abroad.

N°3 Social Life

joung, smile, asian, girl, SVM

Welcoming International students is always a challenge for a University and its students. And with networks like Erasmus, exchange students are often invited to a lot of activities and parties. Not to mention that exchange students often move in groups and stay together in similar places. So their time abroad will be a completely different experience from the one of freemovers, in regard of this aspect. Of course freemovers are welcome to join international student clubs, mostly existing and run by local student life. I encouraged also to join other student clubs to get a perfect immersion and maybe friends for life.

Freemover: Degree or non-Degree student

As a Freemover you have two options (same as an exchange student in that case):

  1. Join a programme and seek a full degree abroad
  2. Follow some particular classes with the possibility to transfer credits when you come back

More and more university are opened to non-degree students or visiting students or auditors, the name change from a university to another.

Going abroad as a Non-Degree student

Why going through all the trouble to go abroad if it’s not to get a degree at the end? Well, it depends on what you are looking for.
You may already have a degree in your field but wishes to learn more in a specific area. You don’t need to take all the classes, just a few ones. So if the university allows you, it may be cheaper and you will have time for a part-time job or/and enjoy more the new country you are in. It’s less engaging too, it can be only for a semester or even a trimester, depending on what you are looking for and also it will be a nice line addition to your CV, of course. 
Just as always, check that you can transfer the credits back home if you want to pursue later in the same field.

Freemover is a game changer for career

International student experience is a real plus for your career. It’s more than just a cultural immersion and meeting new people. It’s about taking 100% care of yourself, show a real an true autonomy in all sides of life : human relationships, paperwork, work focus, day to day decisions, financial choices. It’s about making your own path, without activating your physical roots when a problem occurs. 

And studing in another country without the support your home institution, as a freemover, means you are on your own. You have to find contacts, push doors, communicate in uncertainty to find solutions, whether it’s for setting a local tour trip, or getting some homework support.

For an employer, it means a lot. It means you are ready for a challenge, with less fear. It means you won’t be afraid of language barriers, of international travel, of local adaptation, of mutual understanding. It also says a lot about your management capacity and your autonomy. It show that you will ask for management support only in extreme cases. It shows that you are a solution finder, that you are not waiting for others to take care about your situation, that you know how to plan, how to prepare yourself, how to budget, how to report, how to socialize. It means that you will integrate faster in a professional group and you will find your way  before others.

That’s why it is a real game changer during interviews and is really positive for your career.

Are you ready to be a freemover?

The interesting part in studying abroad as a freemover is to live a much more immersive experience. You won’t be in the special cocoon in which exchange students are. So you will have to push yourself to adapt and truly understand a different culture and environment. And that is quite a challenge, don’t you think?

Become an international student candidate

Studying abroad brings many benefits, but finding the perfect match for your project can be complicated and really time-consuming.
With HigherEdMe, you stay focus on your studies and outstanding opportunities to go abroad will come to you without efforts!
Discover study abroad places: IULM University, Milan, Italy

Discover study abroad places: IULM University, Milan, Italy

Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne


IULM University is the Italian centre of excellence for studies in Communications, Linguistics, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, each and all of strategic importance and ever-developing.

IULM complements a solid academic education with practical experience thanks to conferences, workshops, partnerships with companies, and “hands-on” learning in the field.

IULM is located in Milan: the Italian capital of Fashion, Design, and Innovation, where you could easily get closer to Italian lifestyle and to the world of work.






English-taught programs

Two-year master’s degrees in

  • Strategic Communication
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management

One-year master’s degrees in

  • International Communication
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Game Design
  • Food Design and Innovation (in collaboration with SPD)
  • Communication for International Relations [IT/EN]


know how to be,
know how to do”


Why choose IULM



IULM offers complete and innovative training courses that respond effectively to the needs of the labor market.


Made in Italy

More than a brand, “Made in Italy” is a lifestyle and way of doing business, grounded in time-honored culture and artisanal know-how. Studying at IULM gives you an insider’s view to this model and leads you to make it your own. “Made in Italy” is closely associated with quality, specialization and style, based on the craftsmanship, tradition and innovation of enduring Italian business models.


Modern, Functional Campus

IULM Campus offers unsurpassed facilities for both learning and university life. Besides 6 buildings dedicated to classroom teaching and socializing, 2 auditoriums and an exhibition area provide impressive venues for concerts, exhibitions, conferences, cultural and artistic events thereby making the University a multipurpose cultural center just 15 minutes from downtown Milan.


Professional training

IULM guides you successfully into the world of work, combining a solid academic background, hands-on classroom activities and, above all, practical field experience that allows the acquisition of those soft skills that employers increasingly seek in new hires (teamwork, decision-making, communication).


Ideas and Creativity

IULM nurtures talent and provides a steppingstone to the world of work, but also a training ground to turn your passion into a profession. Students’ ideas come to life as working projects carried out in the field beyond the university, thanks to a highly qualified teaching staff and a pool of experienced professionals who support students’ educational and professional success.

Study in Milan at IULM

Since its inception 50 years ago, IULM University has striven to combine cultural education and professional skills, and indeed it is a place where academia and the labor market converge. That is precisely what makes IULM stand out because it complements a solid academic education with practical experience thanks to conferences, workshops, partnerships with companies, and real “hands-on” learning in the field.

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International Summer School in Spain at UDC

International Summer School in Spain at UDC

International Summer School at UDC

Last days to registered in a Summer School in Spain!

From 30th July to 17th August 2018

The International Summer School´s Universidade da Coruña was set in 2014 and is offering a wide selection of three-week intensive courses taught by international faculty from law and business sciences up to science and technology. Dozens of professors and hundreds of students from more than 40 countries participated in this experience. The courses had an academic load of 6 ECTS credits and were recognized by the University of A Coruña and by dozens of universities around the world as credits for their own degrees.

The degree, master or doctorate students, as well as senior and professional students, can participate in the ISS.
Compact Data Structures, English for Academic Research, Host-parasite Immune Interactions, Power of Persuasion and Negotiation Skills…

The full Program list on the UCD website and the FAQ page

A Coruña

The summer school will take place in the campus located in La Corogne. I invite you to take a look at this video 😉

Optional: Spanish language courses

The International Summer School will provide supplementary courses in Spanish language to interested foreign students. Students will be allocated to different groups according to their levels. These courses will have a duration of 28 hours and will only be available to students taking some of the main courses offered by the ISS. Scholarships available to students from selected countries do not cover these supplementary Spanish language courses.

Students will receive, on their acceptance email, instructions to register on the Spanish language course.

Spanish courses will be held from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 11:00.

The deadline will be on 30th June 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. In addition to being able to secure a place in your preferred course, there is an early-bird price that also encourages you to apply early. If you require a visa, we advise you to apply at least one month before the ISS application deadline.

Presentation of the university

The University of A Coruña was founded under the Galician Universities Law 11/1989 on July 20th, 1989. The Constituent Assembly passed the University Statutes on the February 4th, 1992and these were published in the Official Bulletin (DOG) on September 17th, 1992.

The University of A Coruña is a public institution whose primary objective is the generation, management, and dissemination of culture and scientific, technological and professional knowledge through the development of research and teaching.

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Study medicine abroad: Medical University of Gdańsk

Study medicine abroad: Medical University of Gdańsk

Are you on HigherEdMe to study medicine abroad?

If yes, you might be contacted by the Medical University of Gdańsk

Today’s post presents this institution registered for more than a month, they have for the moment contacted a few students based on their wishes to study nursing, pharmacy or nutrition.
If you like this university and wishes to study medicine abroad don’t hesitate to contact us. Update your profile to mention it in your motivations or create a new wish and select Poland as the main destination of your study abroad project 😉


The Medical University of Gdańsk in numbers

  • they are the 2nd medical school in Poland*
  • they are the 8th Polish university in general category*
  • they are rated the 2nd in Poland in terms of research effectiveness (2017 academic ranking by the ”Perspektywy magazine”)*


Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG) is the largest medical university in northern Poland, located in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with an old town and beautiful sandy beaches. MUG educates nearly 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at four Faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and The Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology. MUG offers various courses (Premedical Course, English Language Course, Polish Language Course), Medicine Doctor Programme, Nursing Programme, Nutrition and Dietetics Programme and the Ph.D. Programmes, which are taught fully in English.


The Spanish Day/Día Español

The University life is paced with a lot of cultural activities, the example is the Spanish Day/Día Español/ of the Department of Foreign Languages.
Students have enjoyed a flamenco dance show 💃🕺performed by the Los Mariscos dance group operating at the Flamenco school ANDA LU, presentations of the MUG’s students who participated in the Erasmus+ programme in # Spain and tasting of the Spanish cuisine specialties.

About Poland and Gdańsk

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With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union.  Poland’s capital and largest metropolis are Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

Poland is a developed market and regional power as well as a possible emerging world power. It has the eighth largest and one of the most dynamic economies in the European Union, simultaneously achieving a very high rank on the Human Development Index.

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Malbork Castle is the world’s largest medieval brick gothic complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 3.0


Gdańsk, Nec temere, nec timide”, i.e. fearlessly but reasonably

Located on the Baltic coast, it’s Poland’s principal seaport with a population approaching 1.4 million. It is a large center of economic life, science, culture, and a popular tourist destination. Lying on the Bay of Gdańsk and the southern coast of the Baltic Sea the city is a thousand years old.

With its Hanseatic tradition, it has for ages played a major role in the commercial relationships between Northern and Western Europe on the one hand, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand.
Gdansk cultivates a centuries-long tradition of amber processing and trade. Its nickname of the world capital of amber is well earned.
The city has a history long of a thousand year, so if you like old architecture, old traditions you will not be disappointed.

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