Université Paris I Dauphine, founded in 1968, has established a reputation for its openness to the business world and transdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. Home to approximately 9,000 students, Dauphine specializes in organizational sciences, management, economics, mathematics, applied data, and law. The university has been EQUIS accredited since 2009. Paris Dauphine is located in France’s political and economic heart, Paris. Students can benefit from the university’s close proximity to French, European and international institutions and corporations and easy access to one of the most vibrant cultural cities in Europe. In addition, they are encouraged to broaden their horizon by participating in the activities of over 30 associations and clubs and attending Dauphine’s numerous conferences, cultural and artistic programs and festivals.
Application cycles are open one semester at a time. Applications for the fall/academic year will open around December 1 of the year prior and applications for spring/calendar year will open around July 1 of the year prior.
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In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure.
- For students applying for fall or academic year programs, this total does not include summer coursework that has yet to be completed.
- Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and departure.
- Students planning to study abroad in the last semester of their senior year should discuss this with their GEO program officer and major advisor as this may affect their ability to graduate on time.
- Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester at Mason.
At Dauphine students can enroll in courses taught in English or French. Course work in French will require a language test. Students will find a link to the current Course Catalog on the Exchange student website.
French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses are offered during both semesters (3 to 6 ECTS) from beginner to advanced levels. No certificate is required. A fee paying intensive French seminar if offered prior to the beginning of each semester.
The academic calendar at Dauphine is similar to Mason with some differences in the final exam calendar for fall semester. Courses offered by the International Office offer exams during the month of December, all other departments offer exams from late December - early January. Students should pay close attention to the academic calendar as final exams may take place after spring semester has begun at Mason. Students are recommended to only enroll in courses which end before the spring semester at Mason begins.
Students are expected to take a full-time course load during their time at Dauphine. A full-time course load is 30 ECTS. A typical unit is 6 ECTS credits.
- 2 ECTS Credits = 1 Mason Credit
This will allow you to transfer between 12-16 credits back to Mason per semester.
When transferring courses back to Mason, the credits will transfer but the grade will not. However, you must receive the equivalent of a "C" or above in order to transfer your credit back. Students must receive a 10 or higher at Dauphine for courses to transfer to Mason.
Course Equivalency and Plan of Study
The Global Education Office has a Course Evaluation and Registration System
(CERS), which you will use to complete the steps needed to evaluate your courses abroad, and see how they will count at Mason. This database is accessible whether you have already applied, or are just beginning to think about studying abroad. Look at the courses in the database. You are by no means limited to these courses. The database shows courses that have already been evaluated. You can request equivalency for any course not yet evaluated, through CERS.
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.
Students participating in this study abroad program will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.
Université Paris-Dauphine does not provide on-campus housing. A limited number of rooms in student residences are available off-campus. Students can apply for a student residence or private accommodation via the Dauphine Logement website.
This is a Bilateral Exchange Program. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay Mason tuition to Mason, and pay room and board abroad. Students can use the budget sheets located at the top of this page to see what GEO estimates as expenses.
As this is a Bilateral Exchange Program, students will pay for their tuition as they normally do in PatriotWeb.
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Administrative Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 (for semester length programs) or $500 (for year-long programs) must be received in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Financial Aid: Students using financial aid are encouraged to talk to their counselor regarding how their financial aid can transfer to their program.
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Fall/Academic Year: Early April*
Spring/Calendar Year: Early-Mid October*
*See the bottom of this page for the exact deadlines for the upcoming term(s).
Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Students going to France need to apply through Campus France first, before contacting the Consulate General of France to obtain their visa. Please visit those sites for more information regarding French student visas..
Application fee: $200 for Mason students.
Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.
Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.
Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.
*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.