Applying to study overseas
Each country has a different system. Some want you to apply directly to an institution, others only want you to apply through an agent. Using an agent can help with arranging visas and other necessary documentation, as well as providing general advice.
When to apply
Europe and North America work on the same academic year as the UK. The application timetable is also similar: 8 to 12 months before.
Australia and New Zealand start their academic year in January or February. You need to make your application 5 to 18 months before courses are due to start.
University of Caen (UNICAEN)
Jersey has an agreement with the University of Caen in Normandy (UNICAEN) which means that students from Jersey benefit from additional support if they choose to study at UNICAEN. This includes support with applications, welcome services, and access to cultural activities and events during your course.
UNICAEN also provides ad-hoc French summer course studies alongside other students or adults coming from Europe and beyond. The summer course includes cultural visits in Normandy.
UNICAEN offers a competitive level of studies, financial accessibility, and a commitment to welcoming foreign students, all while remaining close to Jersey.
Before you enroll you'll need to achieve a Diploma in French Language Studies (DFLS) at level B2. You can study for the (DFLS) the year before your course begins or take an extra language preparation year in Caen.
University of Caen website
Choosing UNICAEN leaflet
Our higher education guide contains further information on international universities, the European application process and case studies of students studying abroad.
REACH - a guide to higher education