Programs for International Students

Non-Degree-Seeking Programs


International Bilateral Exchange Programs

Every year, working in cooperation with partner universities, Efrei welcomes a number of non-degree-seeking international students who wish to study in France for 6 months to a year.  The exchange program is open to both French-speaking and non-French-speaking students who have completed a minimum of 3 years of study at one of our partner universities.

In order for international exchange students to transfer the credits earned at Efrei, Efrei’s international department and the partner university must validate the contents of the study abroad program, which are specific to each student. They are defined in writing in a learning agreement and could include:

  • courses offered in French
  • courses offered in English
  • a research project
  • an internship in a company (international students keep their student status during the internship)

Within the framework of bilateral partnership, the tuition fees are waived for non-degree-seeking students in the exchange program.

 

European Mobility Program: ERASMUS

Efrei has been part of the Erasmus program for nearly 20 years and has now 31 Erasmus partnerships with European universities in 14 countries.

Established in 1987, The Erasmus program or "European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students" offers European students and teachers the possibility of studying abroad in another participating European country for a period of 3 months to a year.

European students participating in the program must sign the Erasmus Student Charter and a learning agreement which sets out the program of studies during the study abroad period. This written document must be agreed upon by the home university, the host university and the student. Any changes to the agreement should be agreed upon in writing by all three parties. Student compliance with the requirements of the learning agreement, guarantees recognition of the study abroad period by the home university.

All tuition fees are waived for Erasmus students.


BRAFITEC Program

The BRAFITEC (BRAsil France Ingénieurs TEChnologie) program, a bilateral partnership between Brazilian and French ministers of education and foreign policy, is focused on the development of IT engineering education in France and Brazil. The program is coordinated by the Conference of the Directors of French Engineering Schools (CDEFI).

Through the development of bilateral cooperation projects, the BRAFITEC program promotes the training of engineers, the mutual-exchange of students and instructors as well as the evaluation of curriculums and teaching methodology in the two countries.

Students of Efrei partner universities in Brazil who are interested in applying for the BRAFITEC scholarship can find out more by contacting their school’s international office.


Spring and Summer School Program

In response to its partners’ demands in North America, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, Efrei has put in place short academic programs in the spring (1 month in March) and summer (1 month in June), which give international students the opportunity to take courses in ICT, management and French. Credits earned in these short programs are transferable.
All tuition fees are waived for spring and summer school students when the program is part of the bilateral agreement signed with partner universities.

To get more information or to apply, download the following documents and forms :

 

Summer School Brochure 2014-2015 
APPLICATION FORM Summer School June 2014
Computer and Network User Agreement


I-week Program

Every year, Efrei organizes an international week in collaboration with the student organization “I Week”. During this period, students from our partnership universities are invited to discover the school and life in Paris in the company of their French counterparts from Efrei.  This multicultural event promotes intercultural exchanges and the creation of an active international network.  

 

Degree-Seeking Programs      


Applying as an International Candidate to Efrei’s Master of Engineering Program

Every year, Efrei accepts French-speaking and non-French-speaking candidates into its master’s program.

For international students who do not have a sufficient level in French, the following graduate programs are offered in English.

Graduate Program Offered in English

majors

All other graduate courses are taught in French and are open to international students who have a sufficient level of French.


The n+i Program

n+iEfrei is a member of n+i , a network of sixty engineering schools promoting French engineering education.
The n+i networks gives international students who already hold an undergraduate degree in engineering the opportunity to complete their graduate studies in France.

International students interested in the n+i program can begin the application process by visiting www.nplusi.com.

 

The n+i program offers a range of services to ensure the smoothest cultural, linguistic and academic transition possible:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Cultural Integration Package (PIC): 4 days of sightseeing in and around Paris
  • Linguistic Integration Package (PIL): An intensive two-month French language program with the possibility of staying with a French host family
  • Methodological Integration Package (PIM): a six-month program organized by a group of schools within the n+i network with the goal of advancing n+i students’ scientific and technical knowledge as well as their fluency in French.  This package is fully integrated in the master’s program. The PIM is worth 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.

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