A warm welcome to ILEPS-École Supérieure des Métiers du Sport

If you wish to come and study within the ILEPS - École Supérieure des Métiers du Sport, you should carefully study this document.

European Students

If you are a European student, Erasmus is your solution.

To comply with the rules of this exchange programme, you must do the following:

- Check that there is a bilateral agreement between your own university and ILEPS in the field of studies in which you are interested. In the event of there being no bilateral agreement, you should consult the Exchange Programme Coordinator of your Department or Faculty. He/She may be able to arrange such an agreement through the Erasmus Scheme. ILEPS would consider carefully any such proposals.

- You must complete the following forms with the help of your coordinator:

  1. Student Application Form (formulaire de candidature)
  2. Learning Agreement (contrat d’études)

Students form outside Europe

If you are a student from outside Europe and there is no agreement between your University and ILEPS, you need to register on Campus France website. The whole process of registration is done online and explained on the website.


A very good command of the French language is required. This will be checked by:

  • CAMPUS France for online applications
  • The cultural services of the French Embassy, when collecting the application form, if the country of residence is outside France
  • The Examination Services of the regional education authority where the application form is submitted (for French residents)
  • Eligibility will depend on your grades in the French examinations, on your recognized foreign diplomas and on the hosting capacity of the institutions required

Exceptions for:

  • Holders of the French Baccalauréat
  • Holders of the European or International Baccalauréat, option French language
  • Citizens of States where French is the official language
  • Holders of the DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française, level C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework) or DELF (level B2)

Students from French bilingual sections (see list jointly established by the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs)

Applicants, holders of the Test of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a result of 14/20 or more at the written test


ILEPS, École Supérieure des Métiers du Sport, (institution of higher education for sport professions) is a multidisciplinary academic institution which offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sport science, physical exercise, education, health, economy, entrepreneurship and management.

The aim of our international strategy is to integrate teacher and student mobility within our courses in order to contribute to a knowledgeable performance economy and to infuse the training and research sectors dedicated to sport, education and health with energy and innovation.

We are mainly focused on four axis:

  • Fostering intercultural dialogue and fulfilling the needs of people experiencing European mobility;
  • Participating in the implementation of training and research programmes enhancing the knowledge of cultural diversity and European languages;
  • Encouraging exchanges between higher education institutions in order to bridge the academic and the professional world;
  • Developing research and training partnerships dedicated to people with specific needs with higher education institutions.

These four axis will stem from the following academic subjects:

  • Law, economics, management, marketing and business administration;
  • Work psychology adapted to the entrepreneurial logic facing globalisation and innovation;
  • Intercultural psychology applied to the sectors of education, sport and health;
  • Teacher training.

With our international exchange strategies, we aim to strengthen the interconnections between multilateral research programmes and multilateral training programmes.

Our objective is to contribute to the development of a European regional pole of excellence, allowing the sectors of sport, health and education to improve job prospects quantitatively and qualitatively and to ensure greater social cohesion.


All our diplomas follow the same logic: each academic module is associated with a credit system which facilitates student and teaching staff’s mobility. Brochures detailing the content of our courses and ECTS credits can be downloaded from our Internet Website.

For incoming students:

As soon as their application is accepted, incoming students receive a welcome pack with practical and academic information to help them to prepare their stay in Cergy (Val d’Oise).

They are put in contact with our accommodation service and can enrol for some intensive French classes.

The week before the start of each semester, integration activities are organized in collaboration with French students.  

The Erasmus coordinator of each department is in charge of the student’s educational support during the mobility period. A marks sheet is sent to the home institution following the deliberations of each semester.

For outgoing students:

Any student interested in a mobility period has to attend a personalised interview with the International Relation Coordinator to elaborate the project. Several information meetings will take place throughout the year, including meetings with students who are about to leave, returning students and foreign students.

The selected applicants attend consolidating language courses before their departure.

Throughout their mobility period, students doing an internship or studying abroad are followed by a referent teacher who is also the person they should refer to for modifying their Learning Agreement.

The accepted subjects that have been validated abroad are re-integrated into the student’s curriculum at ILEPS and his/her mobility period is specified in the Diploma Supplement.

The implementation of multilateral research programmes is also a way to facilitate teacher mobility.


At ILEPS, work placement is at the heart of the student training. Our study programmes include several mandatory internships.

Host organisations and students can be put in contact in three different ways:

Host organisations, which are long-term partners, come and select the applicants during meetings held for that purpose, or;

Lists of possible host organisations, established on the basis of previous years’ contacts, are given to students who then have to contact the host organisation they wish to work with, or;

Students suggest an unlisted organization to the department dealing with internships at ILEPS. In this case, we will contact the organization to discuss the terms and conditions of the mission in compliance with our training principles, the organization’s organizational principles and the skills students have to develop during their internship.

Within the students’ curriculum, internships have a dual purpose. They combine research training with the analysis of practical work experiences. The objective being that every student should acquire transversal skills. Moreover, the internships selected by the student are assessed in connection with his/her career plan and in connection with the new skills that are necessary to perform new jobs.

Student internship

Internships aim to develop students’ interdisciplinary skills (both social and intercultural) and a corporate spirit which will enable them to adapt to our ever changing society. 

 Waiting content:

- Suden Application Form

- Learning Agreement

- Accomodation