Visiting students. Academic year 2021-2022.

Application deadline April 8, 2021



International non degree students (visiting students)

International students from partner universities are welcome to ENSTA Paris to spend one or two semesters as a visiting student.

Two options

Visiting students can either :

  • Take courses in the 2nd year or 3rd Year of the “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” program for one or two semesters
  • Perform a research project/internship in one of ENSTA Paris's laboratories

Adoption by ENSTA Paris of the European credit transfer system (ECTS) enables these students to have their home university recognise the teaching received at ENSTA Paris, but without obtaining the degree from the school at the end of this period.

Applicants who wish to take courses should have completed at least 3 years of university scientific studies before the start of the courses at ENSTA Paris.

Applicants who wish to take courses should have a good knowledge of French (See Why study engineering in French at ENSTA Paris?). An intensive French language course is organized during the summer prior to the start of the Fall semester.

Applicants who wish to do a research internship do not need to speak French, as the internship can be done in English.

Visiting students are committed to respecting a study plan which they define at the beginning of their stay in a learning agreement between them, their home institution and ENSTA Paris.

In order to ensure that they benefit the most of their stay at ENSTA Paris, visiting students are advised to respect the pedagogical coherence of the programme. Thus they are invited to follow, for one or two semesters, the same curriculum as regular “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” students.

The terms are the following:

  • Fall semester: from September to February
  • Spring semester: from March to August