Student mobility programmes
ERASMUS / SOCRATES
European Union programme promoting international cooperation in the field of further education :
Universities set up thematic networks and sign bilateral agreements after assessing student flows
Students can study abroad for 3 months up to one year within this network, but these stays are considered as substitution periods and cannot lead to foreign diplomas
Financial aids are allotted to encourage the mobility of students and teachers (on-site visits, teaching…)
The modules completed are recorded and validated thanks to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
European Union programme promoting student mobility in companies in a EU country (duration : 3 to 12 months). Travel expenses are paid, and a residence allowance is granted depending on the compensation the student gets from the company. These grants are managed by Chambers of Commerce or university networks. The ENSIACET is part of a network run by the ENSCM (National Institute of Chemistry of Montpellier).
FRENCH-SPEAKING NETWORK IN BULGARIA
Since 1992, the INPT has been the pilot institution of the network training French-speaking engineers in Industrial Chemistry at the Chemistry and Metallurgy University of Sofia, Bulgaria. The curriculum for Bulgarian students is that of French preparatory classes and the ENSIACET. This programme enables Bulgarian students to study at the A7 in 3 rd year and for a DEA (research-oriented postgraduate degree). Targeted AUF scholarships are allotted.
CREPUQ (Conference of Quebec Universities Rectors)
Programme in charge of student exchanges between France and Quebec : students complete stays of one or two semesters, are exempted from tuition fees in their host universities, but are not eligible for a Quebec qualification.
This programme is run by specific agreements between 2 universities ; they generally enable the students to be exempted from registration and tuition fees in their host universities, but do not lead to any additional diploma. The ENSIACET has signed outline agreements with 2 universities :
University of Natal in Durban, South Africa
University of Sydney, Australia
Since these universities are in the southern hemisphere, differences in the school year organization are taken into account. Students have the opportunity of completing stays of 1, 2 or 3 semesters.
This programme consists in welcoming international students of Bachelor level in a French Engineering School network. The curriculum lasts 2 years and begins with a transition semester designed to teach the exchange students the basics of French and to bring them up to standard in their major discipine (several subjects available, including Chemical Engineering - Chemistry). This programme is run by Edufrance.
The A7 is responsible for organizing and teaching the transition semester courses for the subject Chemical Engineering - Chemistry. The students are required to pay tuition fees ; however they can be sponsored by companies (« internat » system) or receive other grants , Eiffel grants for instance. For further information, go to the N+1 website
TASSEP is a student exchange programme within a network of Canadian, American and French universities run by the Paul Sabatier University (UPS) in Toulouse. The student are exempted from tuition fees in their host universities but are not eligible for any other diploma.
AGREEMENT TOULOUSE EUROPEAN POLE – IIT INDIA
A collaboration agreement has been signed between the European pole of Toulouse and the IIT network (Indian Institute of Technology), funded by the French Embassy in India. This agreement supports financially the mobility of teachers and students between the two countries.