About the Program

The Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” program aims to place Australian students in industry placements in France, utilising the existing established French internship/placement structure (“stage”) which gives access to French Government stipulated stipends for students. The French Embassy provides a travel scholarship and insurance and the participating Australian University contributes financially.

Program Dates:

Dependent on location. 

Projects Available:

Download the priority projects summary for a list of projects offered for Flinders University students. 

Further detailed information on each project is available on the French Embassy website.


Selected students will be required to cover all of the costs associated with the overseas program; these include but are not limited to:

  • Accommodation, meals and other related expenses for the duration of the internship,
  • Local travel costs in France i.e. public transport
  • French visa application and associated travel costs

The following examples of financial assistance are available:

Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant: return flights from Australia to France + social security costs for duration of the internship.

French host university: internship stipend of EUR554 per month for the duration of the internship.

Flinders University scholarship: AUD$2,500

Students may also be eligible for an OS-HELP loan available up to AUD$6,665.


Regardless of their studies, all students must:

  • Have a current GPA of 5.5 or higher for their overall studies,
  • Hold Australian citizenship
  • International student currently enrolled at an Australian university
  • Not hold French citizenship.  


Engineering Honours students must be eligible to enrol in ‘ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum’ in the College of Science and Engineering.

Engineering Masters students must be eligible to enrol in ‘ENGR9403 Engineering Work Experience’ in the College of Science and Engineering.

Interested students should consult with the relevant College Office before applying to ensure that the program is acceptable for credit towards their Flinders University degree.

How to apply

Applicants are required to provide the following documents to Larissa Pearce no later than 5pm, Tuesday April 3 2018:

  • Current CV,
  • 1 page statement of purpose about why you are applying for the selected internship, what you hope to learn from the experience, and how the internship will benefit your career.

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Further information

Nicolas Baudin Program: Internship in France