The LMD system & the ECTS
Within the framework of the European higher education system, French education is organized in almost all the faculties according to the following scheme: the bachelor's degree (fr. licence, A-level + 6 semesters), the master's degree (A-level + 10 semesters), and the doctorate (A-level + 16 semesters). Thanks to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) all students - whether they are French or international - can easily understand and compare their degree programme to any other European degree programme.
The URCA approved a Charter of International Exchange Programs to assure the academic recognition of higher education programs, including results of exams taken at other European universities where partnerships have been established.