32% of the 990,000 students enrolled in French universities in initial Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, engineering courses and University technology institutes (¦Instituts universitaires de technologie - ¦IUT) (excluding teacher training, political studies institutes and universities of technology) completed work placements in 2011-2012.
This proportion remained stable against the previous year. It tends to increase the further through the course the student progresses. Work placements are standard in vocational courses and they are becoming more common in general courses, especially in the second and third years of a general Bachelor's degree.
The vast majority of work placements are carried out in the region around the university, but almost one in ten takes place abroad. 63% of placements last for two months or longer. Half of all students receive a gratuity. Of these, one in five receives a gratuity of over €600 per month.
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