Exchanges and Mobility

In 2024, due to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the school will be relocating and will not be able to accommodate incoming mobility for logistical reasons. The school will return to its premises in January 2025. The next application period will be between January 31st and March 31st, 2025, for an exchange starting in September 2025.


The School runs a three-year Master’s course in Film (Cinematography), Photography and Sound Engineering. Students have to have at least two years higher education before they sit the entrance exam. There are 16 places per department per year.

The first year is a foundation year. The 2nd year is the first year of tuition at Masters level. The 3rd year is devoted to specialisation (1st semester) and graduate research (2nd semester).


Admission as an international student to ENS Louis-Lumière can be gained in two ways, details of which can be found in Admissions Procedure (EN).

Students accepted on the exchange or mobility programme are usually admitted during the 2nd year of the course, which provides a good mix of theory and practice. A mobility of one or two semesters at most is offered. Please note that we only accept a maximum of two students per department per academic year.

In order for a student to be admitted the school requires a bilateral agreement between partner institutions to be set up or renewed.


ENS Louis-Lumière has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) (FR), providing the general framework within which European and international activities are carried out. The charter covers the period 2021-2027.

We partner with a number of institutions to enable student, professors and staff exchanges and mobility. Details of our international strategy regarding matters of cooperation and mobility can be found in the School’s Erasmus Policy Statement (FR). Over the last two academic years, the School has welcomed students from Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, Ireland, Germany and the Republic of Benin.

The « Mobilité Internationale » Grant is a scheme that joins the Erasmus+ programme for students wishing to spend a semester abroad. In order to do so, the student has to organize himself before his departure to fill in all the formalities with his school and the partner school. This departure requires the student to organize himself as well as possible, and prepare the various necessary steps he will be confronted to : check the modalities with his bank so that everything works fine in the foreign country, compare and choose his mobile phone plan so that the international plan is activated, etc.

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    Send a message to Raïssa Lahcine, Director of international relations