In the study option French, it is intended that the students acquire in-depth language skills in French during the first four semesters (then English is not required) and then continue the 5th and 6th semesters at the Le Mans Université. Conversely, students from Le Mans come to the University of Paderborn in their 5th and 6th semesters.
The course content is coordinated between Paderborn and Le Mans in such a way that a seamless change is possible without wasting time. Language tandems are already carried out via internet and mutual visits during the first four home semesters, so that you can get to know the future host country and its language before the year abroad. Internships can be completed at German-French partner companies, if desired. Chemistry courses, which are missing in the first semester in favor of language training for the French option, will be made up in Le Mans.