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Mobility for internships

Selection procedure
International internships in companies take place under the control of the school. However, it is the student’s responsibility to find the host company and to propose it to the school for agreement in accordance with the procedures and timeframes given.

How to apply
The preparation of a CV, a cover letter and the presentation of the portfolio are supervised by Course Leaders and English teachers.
Students must send their application to companies by themselves.
An internship program setting out the internship period and the tasks scheduled, is to be signed by the company, and validated by the internship coordinator in order to draw up an internship agreement.
For each internship, a specific agreement, containing the pedagogical goals, is drawn up and co-signed by the company, the intern and the school.

Recognition of mobility
This semester is validated by an oral presentation before an examining board. The student must obtain at least 10/20 in order to validate the 30 ECTS credits. Students are informed of the terms and conditions of their internship defense before their departure.

Mobility scholarships

The European Union and the Pays de la Loire Region, offer scholarships to students going abroad for their studies, either to an educational institution or for an internship. The number of grants for L’École de design varies each year.


The ENVOLEO scholarship is a contribution to assist international mobility from Nantes and its Region.
Eligible students will receive the following amounts:
• 1000€ grant without European co-financing
• 500€ grant with European co-financing
The amounts are doubled for CROUS scholarship of higher education students of levels 4, 5, 6 and 7.
The amounts are increased by 1000€ for students with disabilities.
The Region alone shall decide on the admissibility of the application submitted by students from L’École de design.
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The School will pay a scholarship to students in order to contribute to their trip and stay expenses as following:
• 1st payment: 80% of the entire sum the day of departure
• 2nd payment: 20% of the grant 45 days after the stay
The allowance amount varies according to the lenght of the stay, the kind of mobility (exchange studies or internship), and the destination country.

Group 1:
 Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden
€ 520/month for internships
Group 2: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal
€ 470/month for an internship
Group 3: FYR Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia
€ 420/month for an internship

Caution: Switzerland and United Kingdom are not part of the ERASMUS+ programme

Supplementary funds for people with particular (specifics) needs
According to the ERASMUS+ programme, someone with specifics needs is defined as « a potentiel participant whose physical and mental state requires a particular financial help (or assistance) ». A request for additional funds for these people can be submitted later 1 month before the beginning of the mobility, using the form available on the website Penelope +.
These refunds will be based on costs estimates justifying the additional expenses related to the disability. An explain note is also available on ERASMUS+ website.
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Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

The OLS offers participants in ERASMUS+ programme the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study or work abroad. In addition, selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence.
Students must do a linguistic assessment in english on the OLS platform BEFORE their mobility.
OLS also offers students the opportunity to benefit from free language courses in English and the language of the receiving country.
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