Several options are available to international students who wish to study at ESITC Paris. International students are welcome at ESITC Paris and can choose from a number of courses



Under ERASMUS+ or bilateral agreements, ESITC Paris welcomes international students on academic exchange for a semester or a full year


| How to apply


To be eligible, applicants must contact the International Department of their home university. After being nominated by their home university (with a confirmation e-mail), applicants must select the courses in the study program they wish to follow at ESITC Paris and return all the required registration documents to the school's International Department. Upon receipt, ESITC Paris will send a letter of acceptance to the applicant


⇒ Important information


⇒ Administrative documents required

- application form


- learning agreement : OLA Learning Agreement or the Learning Agreement of the sending university

- photocopy of identity papers (CNI or passport)

- transcripts of grades (entire course)

- proof of language level - B2 minimum EN/FR

- CV

All application documents should be sent by e-mail to Sophie Tiphangne


⇒ Course selection


| ESITC Paris evaluation & grading system 


| FLE - To prepare for their studies in France, foreign students can take FLE (Français Langue Etrangère) courses, specially adapted for engineering students. Classes are held on the ESTP or EPF campuses for 2 hours a week. They are paid for by ESITC Paris and earn ECTS credits

For more information, FLE EPF/ESTP 


| Tutoring - To facilitate the integration of international students, ESITC Paris assigns each student a sponsor to welcome them and help them integrate into the school, if necessary





1/ access & accommodation
| Coming to school

Laplace or Arcueil - Cachan station
  Croix d'Arcueil or vache noire station

Bagneux - Lucie Aubrac or Barbara station

Arcueil-Cachan (scheduled to open in 2025) or Lucie Aubrac (Connection with line 4 - work in progress) station


| Housing

Arrangements should be made as early as possible. ESITC Paris does not have a campus, but there are many student residences close to the school, and the International Department can try to help with the search.



2/ Administrative procedures
| Social insurance
Compulsory for all students

Students from the European Union must apply for a European Health Insurance Card. Non-European students coming to study under an agreement with a European Union institution can benefit from the European Health Insurance Card system

Non-European students must apply to join the French social security system. Registration is free of charge and can be done directly online -


| Visa & student residence permit

This procedure concerns students from outside the European Union. Once your application has been accepted by ESITC Paris, you must contact the French consular services and begin the administrative procedures required for your arrival in France


⇒ Useful information


| Public transport

Foreign students under the age of 26 can apply online for an Ile-de-France public transport pass - Carte Imagin'R


| Catering

- International students can also take advantage of the CROUS university catering service - Complete list of university restaurants in Paris and Val de Marne

- They also have the option of staying for lunch at the school and/or in the surrounding area :

- The Vache Noire shopping center is 10 minutes from the school

- Forum 20, with its small shops and large supermarket, is located just below the school premises

- Small restaurants, bakeries, snack bars and food trucks are also within easy reach of the school


⇒ Good to know

If you're planning a European or international mobility program, you'll need to think about how to finance it and prepare a standard budget. For more information, visit the Studying in France website




| International Office


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