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Going abroad

Where to go abroad?

In addition to the EMN-Online joint study programme and the partnerships already set up by AMU international relations office, since 2015 the master’s programme has established exchange agreements directly with several foreign universities:

Please note: Exchanges with the Universities of Helsinki and Oldenburg are open to L3 and master students. Exchanges with the University of Montreal are only open to M2 students.

Since 2019, student exchanges in neurosciences are also possible with the following universities, starting in L3 :

Some of our students can do a laboratory internship and/or follow courses there (in this case, check on this page if Erasmus+ agreements have been signed and include life sciences).

Learn more about our partner universities

Going abroad in BSc or MSc

Outgoing mobility grants

NeuroSchool scholarships (up to 1000 €/month) are currently offered to L3, M1 and M2 students for mobilities of at least 2 full months in foreign partner universities.

Outgoing mobility grants are available for selected students, either as part of a course follow-up or as an internship.

In addition, it is possible to go for a laboratory internship in other non-partner universities (without a NeuroSchool scholarship, but other funding is possible, please consult AMU’s International Relations Department).

Doing an internship abroad

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a student of a NeuroSchool neuroscience program at the time of mobility.
  • Have a good record of university studies
  • Present a certificate of your English proficiency (TOEFL, TOEIC…), in accordance with the requirements of the host university (usually level B2).

To find out the steps to follow, check out the calls for tenders.

Mobility aids

The Department of International Relations has also identified mobility aids: 

Discover the mobility aids

Erasmus+ grants (studies and internship), the Aide à la Mobilité Internationale (AMI) scholarship, the PRAME scholarship for the Sud region, etc.

Partir en doctorat

Thematic schools

Did you know that the doctoral program offers stipends to offset the cost of summer (or winter, spring…) school enrolment?

The candidate must send to the PhD program committee:

  • a letter of motivation explaining what the summer school will bring to his/her PhD, possibly comparing it with what the PhD program offers
  • a provisional budget specifying the amount requested from the PhD program and the sources of co-financing (strongly suggested).

Maximum contribution of the PhD Program: 1000 €.

This request must be made well in advance: allow at least 6 weeks for a response from the PhD program and the formalities (registration, purchase of tickets, etc.).

Please note that these stipends are only for AMU doctoral students enrolled in our program.

Information and application


Doing a PhD under co-supervision

Since 2020, NeuroSchool launches every year a call for international doctoral fellowships in co-supervision or co-direction.

Researchers (with HDR) from AMU’s neuroscience community are invited to submit a scientific project in collaboration with an identified foreign partner who will act as a PhD co-tutor. Any international partner institution is eligible. However, special attention (and priority in case of equal ranking) will be given to projects involving an established international NeuroSchool partner.

NeuroSchool finances up to a total of 54 months which are divided among several projects. NeuroSchool’s proposed funding can cover up to 50% of the total duration of the PhD (usually between 12 and 24 months).


Other funding

Other ways to finance a mobility at the PhD level (to go to conferences, schools, etc) are listed in this article.

To find out more, see dedicated calls

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Testimonials from our students who have gone abroad.

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