International Spring Semester IFdV

Join the International Spring Semester at CRI !

Each year, the FdV Bachelor Program (Frontières du Vivant, Frontiers of Life Science) offers to 20 international students the opportunity to study life sciences with an interdisciplinary approach during Spring Semester, from beginning of February to end of June. This international semester aims to gather students from foreign universities in the world to experience project-based learning in an interdisciplinary and stimulating international setting.

Download the 2018 leaflet :

Different ways of learning

The FdV bachelor was created in 2011 with the aim to teach interdisciplinary approches to life science through research-based teaching and innovative pedagogy. The goal is to teach the students not only the content, but also the essential 21st century skills – learning to learn, creativity, critical thinking, collaborative work and use of modern technology in working environment.
Thanks to those efforts the undergraduate program “Frontiers of Life Science” was recognized by receiving a UNESCO label, as well as an MCE innovation in pedagogy award.

Students from various backgrounds

We are seeking students from diverse scientific backrounds who can justify their motivation for joining a research-oriented program and can demonstrate they are independent learners.

The mixing of students from various backgrounds is essential in creating a learning environment where each student can contribute with their own specialty, and can tutor those who need help in that field. We stimulate learning interactions through teamwork and peer-to-peer evaluations, as one of the hallmarks of modern science-related work.


The iFdV modules are taught in English and carry 30 ECTS points (European credit system). They cover different topics of research in interdisciplinary life sciences and aim to immerse the students into the design of scientific activities, from finding research problems to communicating scientific knowledge.

View IFdV Semester courses description

How to apply ?

Since all courses will be conducted in English, we expect the students to be fluent in English, knowledge of French is not mandatory.

IFdV applications for Spring Semester 2018 are now open !

Please fill the 2018 application form.

Follow the process explained in the form and prepare the following documents to upload :

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Last academic results
  • Proof of enrolment for 2017-2018 academic year
  • Photo
  • Optional : recommendation letters

If you have any questions regarding the program and/or the application process, please contact Virginie Chomier :

 Application deadline : November 15th 2017 23:59 CET

Application deadline :

November 15th 2017, 23:59 CET

2018 application form