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THE UNIVERSITY'S TRAINING OFFER

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The University of Franche-Comté offers more than 420 diplomas:

university diplomas in technology (DUT), licenses, professional licenses, masters, doctorates, engineering diplomas, master's degree in engineering (CMI), training in health careers, but also university diplomas (DU), preparation for competitive exams and tailor-made training for professionals.


Our main areas of training:

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  • Arts, letters, languages

  • Law, economics, management

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Sciences and techniques of physical and sports activities

  • Science, technology, health

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Different training methods:

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  • Initial training: prepare for a diploma before entering the job market

  • Work-study training: prepare for a diploma while exercising a professional activity

  • Distance learning: preparing for a diploma through university distance learning

  • Continuing vocational training: resuming studies to acquire new skills, retraining ...


All of the training offered by the University of Franche-Comté can be viewed on the formation.univ-fcomte.fr website.

 

ORGANIZATION OF STUDIES

In the European LMD system (license-master-doctorate),

the studies are organized in teaching units which, once obtained,

give rise to the award of points called ECTS (European Credits Transfer System).

Each validated semester gives the right to 30 ECTS.

Six semesters are needed for a license (i.e. 180 credits) and four additional semesters

for a master's degree (i.e. 300 credits in total).

Training in medicine, pharmacy and engineering degrees

follow a different scheme of the LMD system.

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Whatever level you stop at,

these credits are definitively acquired and recognized in all European universities.

It is therefore possible to continue your course elsewhere, in France or abroad.

 
 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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An annual scholarship is granted by the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region

social work students and registered pupils and students

in institutes and training schools for certain health professions,

whose level of family or personal resources is recognized as insufficient

with regard to the costs incurred by the training undertaken.

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Applications are made online in September.

More information: bourgognefranchecomte.fr/demande-de-bourse-sanitaire-et-sociale

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UNIVERSITY CALENDAR 2021-2022

First day of university

From September 1st.

Consult the website of your component to find out the start date of your course.

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"Welcome to students"

September 17 to 24

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Fall vacation

From October 23 in the evening to November 2 in the morning

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Christmas vacation

From December 18 in the evening to January 4 in the morning

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Open days

January 23 in Belfort, Montbéliard, Vesoul and Lons le Saunier
January 30 in Besançon

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Winter vacation

From February 12 in the evening to February 22 in the morning

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Spring Break

From April 9 in the evening to April 26 in the morning

Find the specific schedule for your component (exams, juries, etc.) on its website.

Training in medicine, pharmacy and engineering degrees

follow a different scheme of the LMD system.

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Whatever level you stop at, these credits are definitely acquired and recognized in all European universities. It is therefore possible to continue your course elsewhere, in France or abroad.

 

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

Each first year of the license is under the responsibility of an educational team and student tutors.

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They organize tutoring sessions to help newcomers understand how university life works and facilitate their integration.

Present during the back-to-school meetings, they also hold a hotline

throughout the year.

They can be consulted for advice on working methods,

review course elements or practice exams.

The tutors also participate in the various forums intended to present the university's training courses to high school pupils and students, as well as in open days.

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To find tutors in your field, or to become a tutor yourself, contact the school of your component

or log into the digital workspace (ENT)

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in the “student contracts” section.

 

STUDY PLANNING

If you are an employee, entrepreneur, high-level athlete, having dependent children, in a double course, member of associations or even an artist, you can request an adjustment of your studies. This arrangement can result in an adaptation of the tutorial or practical work groups, an authorization of absence, the organization of a second examination session, etc.

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Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. If the request is accepted, an educational contract is signed by the student and the director of the component (UFR, school, institute) to define the terms and duration of the special study regime put in place.

For any request, contact the school of your component .

 
 

GUIDANCE, PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION

The university has an Orientation Internship Employment Service (OSE) to help you in your course choices and throughout your career path.

If you need advice on choosing the most suitable course, reorienting yourself or talking about your professional future, you can meet

the orientation officers of the OSE service.

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They welcome you during personalized interviews to help you develop your project and build a course that suits you and that you will value

with your future employers.

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More information: univ-fcomte.fr/orientation-et-insertion-professionnelle

 

DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT

The Diploma Supplement is an official document which aims to give

a clear idea of ​​the content and value of a degree.

The aim is to facilitate international mobility and professional integration by allowing foreign universities and recruiters to better understand the content of the degree. Students are invited to complete part of this document themselves, including any experiences they have had in the university setting that may be of interest on a CV:

volunteering within a university association, civic or civic engagement, high-level sport, competitive university sport.

The entry is made from the digital workspace (ENT).

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More information: bve@univ-fcomte.fr

FREE TEACHING UNIT

Each semester, you have the possibility of following a free teaching unit (UEL).

The UELs give the opportunity to broaden one's skills, knowledge, and obtain up to 0.20 point on your average and / or ECTS credits.

Nearly 100 UELs are offered in various fields: student engagement, languages, sport, artistic activities, science, entrepreneurship, internship, etc.

Each UEL can only be followed once.

More information: on your digital workspace (ENT),

Documents section, Shared spaces

 

CERTIFICATIONS

The University of Franche-Comté offers you the opportunity to support your skills in various fields by obtaining certificates that can make the difference on a CV.

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The certifications offered:

  • Spelling level: Voltaire

  • Digital skills: PIX , C2i

  • Language skills: CLES , TOEIC ...

  • Computer skills : IREB, ISTQB ...

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More information: certification.univ-fcomte.fr

 

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

Whether it is to improve your knowledge of a language, pursue studies in another environment or do more research, you have good reasons to go to a foreign university for a semester or a year.

The University of Franche-Comté participates in several exchange programs with other establishments around the world:

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  • Erasmus + which mainly concerns Europe but also a few countries beyond European borders;

  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) which concerns America, Asia and Africa

  • Interuniversity Cooperation Office (BCI) which concerns Quebec;

  • interuniversity agreements (IAU) which authorize exchanges with universities from five continents.

These programs allow, while remaining registered at the University of Franche-Comté, to be exempt from registration fees at the host university and to validate examinations obtained abroad upon return.

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All students who have acquired the points corresponding to two semesters of study (60 ECTS credits) can submit an application.

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The University's International Relations and Francophonie Department (DRIF) organizes information meetings on international mobility in October and November. It also receives interested students in its offices, throughout the year.

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More information: univ-fcomte.fr/partir-letranger

 

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Language centers

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Learning foreign languages ​​is a priority at the University of Franche-Comté. So that you can train, language resource centers are at your disposal:

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These centers organize daily conversation workshops open to all students.

from the University of Franche-Comté and led by native or bilingual students

(between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. at the Polyglotte center and between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at CeLaB).

Tandem aperitifs and language aperitifs also take place regularly.

You can also borrow methods from university libraries

to prepare language certifications.

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The Center for Applied Linguistics (CLA)

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German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French as a foreign language, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian ...

If you want to start or deepen your knowledge in one of these ten languages,

meet at CLA.

Whatever your level and your specialty, you can follow it all year round

evening classes and intensive courses of one or more weeks.

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Approved center, it also prepares for entrance exams to grandes écoles

as well as national and international certifications and tests.

Students enrolled at the University of Franche-Comté

benefit from a 30% reduction on the amount of training offered.

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More information: cla.univ-fcomte.fr

 

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES (BU)

The University of Franche-Comté has ten BUs spread over all the sites.

They offer a catalog of over 700,000 books, DVDs, general and disciplinary databases, e-books, as well as over 19,000 journals.

(in French and in foreign languages) printed or online.

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On the BU website , you can find the references of the documents you need in the online catalogs, but also broaden your research to other libraries

(BU of the University of Burgundy and the University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard, municipal libraries of Besançon, other French and university libraries, etc.)

and request an interlibrary loan (ILL).

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If you need help with bibliographic research (dissertation, thesis, etc.), professionals are at your disposal for individual appointments.

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Many work and relaxation spaces are available, such as the “BU'lles”, co-working spaces for working in small groups, equipped with shared screens and modular furniture. Spaces can be reserved via the Affluences application.

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More information: scd.univ-fcomte.fr

 

UNIVERSITY PRINTING

At the university printing house, you can have your dissertations and theses printed,

make self-service photocopies with a card system, at very advantageous rates.

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Copiers allow you to reproduce A4 and A3 documents in color or black and white from a PDF file copied to a USB stick or sent by e-mail.

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The printing office also provides large format printing (posters and scientific posters) and can give you useful advice for their layout as well as for theses, dissertations and other documents.

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Practical information : Bouloie campus, 16 route de Gray, Besançon - open from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

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More information: i mprimerie.ufc@univ-fcomte.fr

 

THE DIGITAL WORKSPACE (ENT)

This personal space allows you to access:

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  • your student file, your grades and your exam results,

  • your schedule,

  • your university messaging system used by your teachers and the various university services to contact you,

  • file storage and sharing space,

  • direct access to the various university services (educational resources, documentaries, job and internship offers, etc.).

To activate your digital workspace (ENT),

go to ent.univ-fcomte.fr

with your INE number (found on your baccalaureate transcript).

 

The PASS'UBFC

The PASS'UBFC is a multi-service card issued at the start of the school year and valid throughout your schooling.

It serves as:

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  • student card,

  • payment card in university restaurants by recharging their account on izly.fr (mobile application available for Android, iOS, Windows)

  • access card to computer rooms, sports facilities, etc. located on campuses

  • access card to university library services (loans, printing, copies, etc.).

It is valid in all Crous de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and in the seven establishments that make up the Federal University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: the University of Franche-Comté, the University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), the National School of Mechanics and Microengineering (ENSMM), the University of Burgundy, Agrosup Dijon, Burgundy School of Business (BSB),

Arts et Métiers campus of Cluny (ENSAM).

 

WIRELESS

Around 400 wifi terminals providing access to the wireless broadband network,

are installed in the BUs and in various busy places,

like the entrance halls of UFRs, schools and institutes.

The precise list of buildings equipped as well as the procedure to follow

to configure your computer before making a first connection

is available here: wifi.univ-fcomte.fr .

 

SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For international students  

 

The Department of International Relations and Francophonie (DRIF) supports you in your efforts.

"International Relations" referents are present in each component.

For all questions :  dri@univ-fcomte.fr .  

In addition, the association  Erasmus student network (ESN)  offers sponsorship by a local student upon your arrival.

To register :  buddysystem.eu/en  

 

ACCOMPAGNEMENT DES ÉTUDIANTS EN SITUATION DE HANDICAP

  • Pour étudier convenablement et bénéficier d’un accompagnement, il est conseillé de se déclarer auprès du référent handicap. De nombreuses solutions permettent de compenser le handicap et d’avoir les meilleures conditions possibles pour réussir vos études. Pensez à nous contacter le plus tôt possible, dès les résultats du baccalauréat ou après la validation de votre année.

  • Vous pouvez également nous contacter si votre situation est amenée à évoluer pendant l’année universitaire ou lorsqu’un événement vous met en situation de handicap.

  • Exemples d’aménagements possibles : prise de notes, tutorat, majoration de temps, secrétariat d’examens, transcription braille, etc.