Gap year

A year to travel or live new experiences

Gap year options

Students can choose to spend one year (in between the bachelor and the first-year Master’s course or between the 1st and 2nd year of the Master) taking part in an extended internship in a company, study in a partner university, or carry out a personal development project (NGO, humanitarian project).


Students can use the TSE alumni network to find an internship in France or abroad. Many internship offers are posted by organizations or graduates on the online platform. You can also contact other students or graduates or the TSE Careers service that will help you find what you are looking for.

Study in a partner university

The University of Toulouse 1 Capitole has implemented several partnerships with international universities (ERASMUS or non ERASMUS agreement)
=> Find out more about our partner universities.


Shangrong CHEN - Exchange student at Pompeu Fabra 2016-2017


"As universities become more aware of the benefits and importance of international exposure, they are also becoming more flexible. You can now spend time abroad through a wide variety of mediums: study in a partner university, engage in community service work, work as an intern abroad, or any combination of these. At TSE specifically, we have the choice of doing our gap year when transitioning between our bachelor’s and master’s, or between the first and second year of our master’s. For those wanting to gain international exposure without extending your studies, doing an exchange or Erasmus Programme will be an ideal choice—the university has partnered up with several others all around the world. You will be spoiled with choice; the list includes Germany, Norway, Poland, United States, Colombia, Singapore, Japan, and Australia, just to name a few. The partner universities are typically renowned for their reputation and in academic rankings, so you can be sure that you will be interacting with other intelligent, driven, and interesting peers. Stop letting your hesitation get in the way of your progress. Join more than 50 students every year who go on exchange and acquire a new, once in a lifetime experience!"

Extract from TSEconomist – December 2017.