BC-Dauphine Exchange

Brooklyn College Exchange with Université Paris—Dauphine (Paris, France)

The Brooklyn College exchange program with Université Paris—Dauphine is open to all undergraduates with at least 45 completed credits. Participants will have the unique opportunity to study for a semester or year in Paris while paying CUNY tuition, travel, and onsite living costs. Course work is available in the areas of business, law, social sciences, economics, mathematics, and information technology. Courses are taught in either English or French. This program is competitive, and spaces are limited.


This program is open to all college students, though preference is given to Brooklyn College students. Applicants should have:

  • a 3.00 minimum GPA,
  • 45 college credits,
  • a clear academic and disciplinary record, and
  • one or two semesters college-level French for students whose course work will be in English, or five semesters of college-level French for students whose course work will be taken in French (demonstrated by B2 level of proficiency or greater).

Academic Credit and Course Offerings

Students receive credit and grades for the courses taken at Université Paris-Dauphine. Prior to the end of the semester before studying abroad, all participants should obtain written approval for credit equivalencies. The Study Abroad Course Equivalency Form (pdf) provides information on how to do so. Participants who are not Brooklyn College students should confer with their home university’s study abroad office for instructions on attaining equivalencies.

As a visiting and exchange student at Université Paris—Dauphine, you may choose* from more than 1,000 modules (what courses are called in France) offered by Dauphine. Modules are available in computer science, economics, journalism, law, management, mathematics, social science, and many other fields. Participants have the option of taking courses taught in English or French. Visit the Université Paris—Dauphine for a full list of course offerings per semester. Note that all module choices are subject to any prerequisites that may apply.

Dauphine Academic Calendar/Program Dates

Semester dates can be different in each department and depend on the courses students would like to take.

  • Fall Semester: September–January
  • Spring Semester: January–May

Visit Dauphine’s website for an updated academic calendar with specific dates.

Estimated Costs for One Semester (2015–16)

The average student should budget between 1,000 and 1,500 euros per month for accommodation and other living expenses. Keep in mind variations in personal lifestyle and spending preferences. Below is an approximate cost breakdown:

  • CUNY tuition and fees
  • Roundtrip Airfare: $984
  • Housing (several options): $2,621–$4,369
  • Meals and Laundry/Household Amenities: $791
  • Books and Supplies: $197
  • Personal Expenses (local travel, Internet, phone, etc.): $1,116
  • CUNY mandated CISI Health/Travel Insurance (pdf) ($42.58 per month): $170.32

*Dollar estimate based on Dauphine average costs in euros multiplied by currency exchange of one euro equal to $1.09 (as of January 11, 2016). Students should be sure to check online for the most current exchange rates.

† There are plenty of resources online for referencing cost of living and student expenses in Paris. For example, the Student Calculator is a good place to gain insight about the costs of living and studying in France.

We also suggest that students visit OANDA for up-to-date currency conversion rates. Once on the site, click on Currency Converter at the top of the page.

  • The first section allows you to view the currency exchange rate between two countries.
  • The second section will then generate the buying and selling rate of the U.S. dollar and the euro.

As of January 10, 2016:

  • Selling 1 euro, you get US$1.09214.
  • Buying 1 euro, you pay US$1.09314.

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the Notification of Study Abroad/Brooklyn College Study Abroad Application.
    • IPSA applications must be submitted to IPSA no later than April 1 for fall semesters, and October 1 for spring semesters. Due to limited spaces, interested students should submit their applications as early as possible.
  • After initial acceptance by IPSA, students will need to submit a Dauphine online application directly to Université Paris—Dauphine.
    • Université Paris—Dauphine applications must be submitted no later than May 31 for fall semesters, and October 31 for spring semesters.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most scholarships and financial aid that a student receives for semester study at Brooklyn College can be applied on semester abroad exchange programs. Students should consult the Office of Financial Aid about specifics on how their financial aid applies. Scholarships are also available for semester study abroad. Refer to the IPSA website or visit the Brooklyn College Office of Scholarships. If you are not a Brooklyn College student, any financial aid you are currently receiving is administered by your home institution’s Office of Financial Aid. Questions about financial aid should be directed to that office.

Housing Information

Université Paris—Dauphine students live off campus. A variety of off-campus student housing options are available throughout Paris. However, finding a place to stay in Paris can sometimes be quite difficult, so it is strongly recommend that you start looking before you leave the United States. Housing costs between 600 and 1,000 euro per month (approximately $680–$1,135 per month) for a student (first months are more expensive, because of agencies’ fees, deposit, etc.). Housing insurance is mandatory and costs around 150 euro (US$170) per year. It is important to have documentation with you when applying for housing (financial information, bank statements, proper identification, etc.).

Here is an expected range of housing costs:

  • Temporary: one night in a two-star hotel — 100 euros; in a hostel — 30 euros
  • Private residence: from 600 to 1,000 euros per month
  • Cité Universitaire Internationale: 400 euros per month
  • Studio Apartment: between 600 and 1,000 euros per month
  • Room: between 500 and 1,000 euros per month
  • Shared Apartment: from 400 to 800 euros per month

Student Visa Information

You must obtain a student visa before your arrival in France. You should request the visa at least three months before your departure. You need a valid passport to apply for a long-stay student visa, with residency permit “valant titre de séjour” (VLS-TS). The documents required (copy of acceptance letter) for a visa application can be found on the French consulate website.

All U.S. students planning to study in France will be required to register with CampusFrance, an organization housed in the French embassy in Washington, D.C. This will begin the student visa application process. Next, students will need to apply in person for the visa at the nearest French Consulate. Visit CampusFrance for more information.

To start the process, go to the CampusFrance website and click on the small American flag on the upper left of the page in order to view the site in English. Read the information regarding CampusFrance, especially the Guide to CampusFrance registration. You will be completing the process as a “Study Abroad Student or Exchange Student.” To get started, click on the gray button at the top “Application” and proceed to the section “Students Already Accepted Into a Program or an Institution in France” and click on the link for “Study Abroad or Exchange Students” to begin your application.

For further information:

For More Information

International Programs & Study Abroad
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189

Université Paris—Dauphine Resources

Université Paris—Dauphine International Exchange
Lucie Kuipers, Exchange Coordinator
P: (+33) 1 72 60 52 08
E: mobilite1@dauphine.fr

Consulate General of France in New York
35 East 75th Street
New York, NY‎ 10021
P: 212.249.6348

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