Paris, France

Study abroad in Paris, France, and experience the excellence of the ESME School of Engineering in the heart of one of the top student cities in Europe
Join the study abroad program for 1-2 semesters or a gap year and explore a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in advanced engineering and technology. With respected faculty and cutting-edge facilities, ESME provides a comprehensive learning experience for a successful career in the evolving engineering industry. Apply hassle-free online and enjoy a seamless enrolment process. Secure your place in one of Paris’ most sought-after engineering schools and receive confirmation of your study placement within 24 hours.

STUDY ABROAD IN PARIS, FRANCE

Easy application process

Just fill out an online application form and submit it with a few attachments

Acceptance even in one day

Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in a day

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Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in a day

Most affordable tuition fees

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ESME School of Engineering

RANKED AMONG TOP ENGINEERING SCHOOLS IN FRANCE

#6

STUDENT CITY WORLDWIDE BY QS RANKING

20%

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

MEMBER OF “GRANDE ECOLE” ENGINEERING CONSORTIUM

Overview

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SEMESTERS

Summer (February – June)
Autumn (September – January)
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LEVELS OF STUDY

Bachelor, Master and Gap Year
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MAX CREDITS

30 ECTS / 18 US credits per semester
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Fees

2,190 EUR tuition fee
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Program Content

Lectures, practical laboratory work and projects
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Study Fields

IoT and Smart Cities, Power Conversion Management, Cybersecurity, Fundamental Sciences for Engineers, Sciences for Energy and Climate, Languages and Technology for Engineers, Creative Engineering, Material Environment

Program Highlights

Semester Dates

Please note that the course selections are made on a first-come-first-serve basis!

*) dates still tentative

Studying in Paris, France, at ESME School of Engineering

ESME Business School of Engineering is a prestigious institution at the forefront of business education and engineering innovation in France. Located in the heart of Paris, a vibrant city, the school offers engineering programs designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic professional landscape. With a dedicated faculty comprising industry experts and a collaborative learning environment, students at ESME gain a comprehensive understanding of both technical and managerial aspects, preparing them to become leaders and change-makers in the business and engineering sectors. All courses are part of ESME’s regular syllabus, and those available for international students are taught in English or Spanish.

This program is for you when you…

  • are a university student who wants to study abroad for 1-2 semesters in Paris
  • or you have recently finished high school or university and want to pursue a gap year
  • want to gain a better understanding of modern topics combined with a unique life experience
  • want an easy application with a secure study placement and all your questions answered quickly
  • want to make international friends and build a career-benefiting multicultural network
  • are happy to enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and great student support throughout the semester
  • want to boost your career with an outstanding study abroad experience

ESME UNIVERSITY GAP YEAR APPLICATIONS

If you are a high school or college graduate, your plans are still unclear, or you simply want to take a break from your daily routines, you may apply for a Gap Year program. Studying abroad during your Gap Year is the perfect way to give your life a new direction!

You can earn up to 30 ECTS per semester as an international student at ESME.

Click here for the grading overview and conversion table for US grading and GPA.

To apply, you need to have at least:

  • minimum age of 18 years
  • a high school diploma or a similar certificate
  • sufficient English skills (no test required)

See the additional requirements.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ESME SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

  • For the Undergraduate Programs: High School Diploma or similar certificate Certificate / Transcript of records of your home university or equivalent document (stamped and signed or electronically verifiable in English, German, or French language)
  • For Graduate Programs: Bachelor’s degree diploma, certificate/transcript of records or equivalent document (stamped and signed or electronically verifiable in English, German or French language)
  • A copy of the identification page of your passport. Please note that applications sent without a valid passport cannot be processed.
  • Recommendation letter from your home university about your English proficiency

 

  • For the Undergraduate Programs: High School Diploma or similar certificate Certificate / Transcript of records of your home university or equivalent document (stamped and signed or electronically verifiable in English, German, or French language)
  • For Graduate Programs: Bachelor’s degree diploma, certificate/transcript of records or equivalent document (stamped and signed or electronically verifiable in English, German or French language)
  • A copy of the identification page of your passport. Please note that applications sent without a valid passport cannot be processed.
  • Recommendation letter from your home university about your English proficiency

 

APPLY TO STUDY ABROAD AT THE ESME SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

DOCUMENTS
Get the required documents (see list below)

APPLICATION
Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents.

CONFIRMATION
You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement within one week, at best, as quickly as in one day.

  • Flexible application: You can apply even if you’re unsure of your plans. Cancel at no extra cost up to 1 month before the semester starts.
  • When you apply for two semesters:100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Asia Exchange Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Scan all the required documents to your computer
  • Finally, please fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.

Uploading and submitting the attachments

  • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
  • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you miss some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can later send the missing document(s). However, please note that we won’t process applications without attachments.
  • All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the latest, preferably as soon as possible.
  • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
  • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

Confirmation

Finally, you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting when your application is complete with all the required documents.

Fees

The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below).

Cancellation

If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts at no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by emailing us at info[at]asiaexchange. org. Cancellations notified via phone, SMS, or other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see the terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel participation if your fees become overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Travel Insurance

You must have valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

ESME School of Engineering was founded in 1905 in Paris, France, and is renowned for its exceptional engineering education and innovative teaching methods. The prestigious private institution is located in the heart of Paris, France’s capital, which has been consistently ranked among the top 10 of the best cities for students worldwide, attracting over 50,000 students each year. With five campuses and a diverse community of 2,800 students representing 30 nationalities, ESME provides a multicultural and enriching learning environment. Moreover, ESME is among the top engineering schools in France, currently ranked 11th out of 131. What sets ESME apart is the second-best professional insertion rate of all schools in France, with 96% of graduates finding employment within two months after graduation.

ESME’s curriculum focuses on addressing energy and digital transition challenges, as well as social and environmental issues. Students engage in activities that raise awareness of sustainability and responsible innovation. To meet the demands of the global professional world, ESME has developed modules taught in English and offers English-speaking programs in fields such as connected objects, smart cities, and cybersecurity. The school continuously enhances the quality of service for international students, providing sponsorship, practical services, cultural tours, and French lessons. Thus, choosing ESME School of Engineering means embarking on an unforgettable academic and cultural experience in the heart of the most beautiful city in the world. Whether you are a local or international student, ESME offers a wide range of courses and opportunities for personal and professional growth, preparing you for a successful career in engineering.

Accreditation:

  • The Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering (CDEFI)
  • The Union of Independent Grandes Écoles (UGEI)
  • The Commission des titres d’ingénieur (CTI)
  • Les Grandes écoles (CGE)

Address:
34 Rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris, France

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

ESME School of Engineering recognizes the importance of fostering a vibrant and inclusive community for international students. With their dedicated International Development Office, they offer a range of activities and services aimed at ensuring their seamless integration into school life and French culture. The Buddy Program pairs French student buddies with international students, providing great support for their academic and social integration. The student coordination team assists international students at every stage, from pre-arrival preparations to their final day at the school.

LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT ESME

The school acknowledges the value of language acquisition, and studying at ESME Paris presents a unique opportunity for international students to learn French alongside their scientific studies. Professional French language instructors teach French as a Foreign Language, tailoring classes to students’ proficiency levels based on the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR). This allows students to develop their language skills and enhance their overall experience in France.

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Cultural and social experiences are essential for the integration and well-being of international students. Therefore, ESME organizes a variety of cultural and social activities to enrich your time in France throughout the year. These activities are designed to support your integration into the school community and offer opportunities to explore the rich cultural heritage of France. From local excursions and workshops to cultural festivals and student-led events, there is always something happening to foster a sense of belonging and create lasting memories.

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FAQ

MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: Are there mandatory courses?
A: No, there are no mandatory courses at ESME Paris.

Q: When are my course selections confirmed?
A: After your application has been officially approved by the host University, the staff of ESME Paris will reach out to you to request your course selection. They will then pre-confirm your course selection or inform you if certain courses are unavailable.

Q: Can I drop out of a course or add a course after making the course selections?
A: In some cases, it is possible to drop out of some courses or add more. However, these kinds of decisions have to be made in the first week of the semester.

Q: How does the weekly schedule look like?
A: In general, you will have contact lectures from Monday to Friday.

Q: What is the required minimum attendance?
A: You must attend a minimum of 75 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions. You must also pass the mid-term and final exams to receive your grades. In case of sickness, you can discuss with the program staff regarding the excused absence.

Q: When do the exams take place?
A: All exams will take place after the official semester dates at the end of your semester. The examination period is usually about 2 weeks long.

Q: Is there a dress code at ESME Paris?
A: You should always cover your shoulders, belly, knees and toes when on campus.

Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying at ESME Paris?

A: European students do not need any visa to study in Paris, France, at ESME. If you are a non-European citizen, you need to apply for the Schengen Visa. The long-stay visa is equivalent to a Schengen visa but is valid for more than 90 days.

Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options?

A: The university does not offer on-campus accommodation.  However, there are plenty of accommodation options available in Paris, France. Furthermore, the ESME collaborates with a variety of services that specialize in finding and directing you to reliable, convenient, and available student houses or apartments. You can look for accommodations within the city or near the campuses.

Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Paris, France?
A: It is completely up to you. Many of the cheapest places get booked in advance during the autumn, but most students still prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.

Q: How do students get from A to B in Paris, France?

A: Paris offers a fantastic public transportation system which is used by the majority of our students. The Metro is the most convenient, and the system is excellent.

Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?

A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations.

Q: Do I need to have travel insurance?
A: You are required to have valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Q: Which budget should I plan to study in Paris, France?

A: Besides tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation, and other living costs. The cost of living is higher in Paris as it is France’s capital city. You can expect to spend around €1,150 – €1,720 per  month, However, the actual costs depend on your individual lifestyle.

Q: Which documents do I need for the application?

A: An official transcript or records of all your semesters or, if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma (or similar document). A scanned copy of the identification page of the passport. A letter of recommendation from a staff member at your home institution (e.g., a teacher, a professor, or an assistant). Your home university must affirm clearly that you have sufficient English skills and can communicate fluently in English.

Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the document and send it to info@asiaexchange.org and we will forward it to your host university for signing.

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter?
A: The electronic official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you approximately 1 months before the semester starts in at ESME in Paris, France.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2 months after the end of the semester.

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