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You can join Efrei for an exchange program if you are registered in a degree program at a partner university.
Please find a list of our partners here.
To apply for an exchange program you need to first reach out to your Study Abroad department at your home university.
Yes, you can apply for an exchange program or a degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Please find a list of the programs offered in English:
Please find the details for your Application for a Master Program here.
Please find the details for your Application for an exchange program or research internship here.
Please find all of the information here.
No, Efrei does not require these tests, but will require all of your transcripts.
Students can apply throughout the year, and preferably before May 15th, to secure a place in our graduate program. Be aware that some of our programs have limited availability; it is therefore recommended to apply early.
Fall semester: MAY 15
Spring semester: OCTOBER 15
Nomination of exchange candidates by their home institution: at least 15 days prior to the deadline.
Our master programs are 2 year programs, students must attend both years at Efrei.
Please find a list of our partners here.
Unfortunately, we can only accept exchange or research students who are registered at one of our partner universities.
The tuition fees are listed here.
Usually the tuition fees are waived for exchange students in the framework of our exchange agreement with partner universities. In certain cases however, the exchange agreement with the partner does not integrate a tuition fee waiver. We recommend that you approach the Study Abroad office at your home university to verify the conditions of the exchange agreement.
Please find the Cost of Living information here.
Accommodation may cost between 650-900 euros per month. Please note that these costs are based in Paris and there is often cheaper housing in the outskirts of Paris. You will find all of the details here.
International students may also apply for the French Government Accommodation Allowance (APL/ALS), which helps reduce the accommodation budget.
Students usually find accommodation in private student residences in Paris or the close outskirts. The type of accommodations are either studio apartments with a bathroom and kitchenette or single/double rooms with shared cooking/dining facilities. Please find all of the information here.
Efrei does not have on-campus housing, however the school has partnerships with several housing platforms and student residences near the campus. Please find all of the information here.
Upon admission students have access to the housing offers that are available to Efrei students on the school housing platforms. Please find all of the information here.
Yes, by law in France you need to subscribe to a housing insurance before having access to your accommodation.
As a tenant, the student is responsible to the owner for any damage.
The International Relations Department will provide an “International Student Guide” to advise you on the steps to take to prepare for your studies in France including, but not limited to: housing, insurance, flight reservations, airport pick up, Efrei administrative procedures, etc.
Yes, the Efrei International Office provides information to international students upon their arrival. Please find the information here.
All international students who come to study at Efrei must give proof of health insurance coverage. Please find the information here.
Several companies provide airport pick-up services. The student association Efrei International can also provide some help if the pick-up is requested at least 15 days in advance.
Please find the information here.
On average Parisians commute 45 minutes to and from work or school on public transportation.
With a monthly metro pass “Navigo” you can sign up for all zones 1-5 for 75€ a month and you can travel both within the city and the outskirts on metro, RER, bus and tramway.
Connect to RATP Paris for information.
You will usually experience four distinct seasons in Paris including fall, winter, spring and summer.
For the cold seasons you might want to bring a few pairs of long pants, a mix of T-shirts and long-sleeved tops, and several warm sweaters and sweatshirts. You might also want to consider a coat or a parka with a waterproof liner. We also recommend having an umbrella.
People walk a lot in Paris so bring one pair of sturdy walking shoes and a pair of professional shoes, plus some sandals if you’re doing a summer semester.
In terms of dress code students usually wear casual clothes on campus (jeans, t-shirts, etc.), however, students are expected to dress smart casual (avoid sweats and workout clothes) and are occasionally requested to dress formally for some campus events (suits and tie for men, professional wear for women).
There is a student restaurant at Efrei that will allow you to have a hot meal including an appetizer, main plate and dessert for only 3-4€.
A full time student usually takes 30 ECTS credits per semester and exchange students are expected to take at least 20 ECTS credits. The number of credits must be validated by both Efrei and your home university.
At Efrei the academic program includes 30 ECTS credits per semester. 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 25-30 hours of semester work (class time and homework included).
In the French Engineering school system the weekly class time is greater than in the university system. Usually students have about 24 hours of class time per week (including lectures, lab, etc.). Students must on average study for 10-15 hours per week, on top of class time.
The average class time is between 1:30 and 1:45, without a break.
|ODD SEMESTERS – FALL|
|Semester*||Program||Start of Classes||Classes End|
|5||L3 NEW||Late August||Mid-January|
|5||L3 Efrei Prepa from Africa||Beginning of October||Mid-January|
|9||M2||Late October||Late March|
* Semesters are counted from the initial entry into higher education. It is mandatory for international students to enter the school year in the Fall Semester (odd semesters, L1/S1, L2/S3, L3/S5, M1/S7).
|EVEN SEMESTERS – SPRING|
|Semester||Program||Classes Begin||Classes End|
|4||L2||Beginning of February||Mid-June|
|6||L3 & L3 NEW Study Abroad Program||Beginning of February||Late May|
|8||M1||Beginning of April||Late July|
|HOLIDAYS AND SCHOOL VACATION|
|Period of the year||Programs concerned|
|All Saints’ Day||1 week – beginning of November||All programs|
|Holidays||2 weeks – end of December/beginning of January||All programs|
|Winter||1 week in February||L1 & L3|
|Spring 1||1 week in April||L1 & L2 Bordeaux|
|Spring 2||1 week in May||L1, L2, L3, M1 Paris|
Exchange students must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a transcript.
Efrei full-time students can download their transcripts on the student intranet myefrei.
Students have access to their class schedule, grades, transcripts, school certificates, university services, events and information on different intranet platforms.
At Efrei the credit system is the European credit system ECTS. Please find the details here.
International degree seeking students (EU or non-EU with student residency permit) are entitled to have a part-time job outside of their studies. All of our programs being offered as full-time programs, please note that international students are not encouraged to work outside of their studies as it may impact their academic results.
Degree seeking international students must complete the mandatory internships included in their program. Both our undergraduate (1st and 2nd year) and graduate (1st and 2nd year) programs include mandatory internships.
International exchange students who are registered at Efrei for a full academic year may apply for a company internship in France in the second semester. It is usually not possible for international exchange students to find a company internship for the first semester in France. However, international exchange students may apply for a 1 semester research internship at Efrei.
Company internships are usually paid if they last longer than 2 months. The salary can be negotiated with the employer.
Research internships at Efrei are usually unpaid.
Yes, you will find all of the information regarding the Career Center here.
If you have a short-term Visa there are no immigration procedures to complete after arrival.
Long term Visa students (VLS-TS), should log on to the government administrative website and follow the procedure to validate their long stay visa within the first three months of their arrival. The details will be explained during your orientation at Efrei.
In order to renew your Titre de Séjour, students need to complete the renewal procedure online.
Students need to begin these procedures two months before the expiration date of their Titre de Séjour.
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Efrei is not a French public institution, it is a state recognized, private, non-profit organization founded in 1936. In 2015 it was awarded the EESPIG accreditation in recognition of its contribution to the public mission of higher education.
It is a member of the prestigious “Conference des Grandes Ecoles” (CGE) a French network of top business and engineering schools.
Please find the details here.
The Efrei campus is located just south of Paris in Villejuif. You can find our contact information here.
The Efrei Master Degree in Engineering is a nationally recognized degree, fully accredited by the “Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur” (CTI), (the only official accreditation body to award Master of Engineering degrees in France—since 1957)
And by EUR-ACE, the European Accreditation of Engineering Program.
Please find the details here.
Efrei is continuously adapting to the evolving international pandemic and will respect the directions put in place by the French government.
The classes are currently organized both online and on campus.
Information may vary depending on which country you are coming from, please look up your home country’s travel advice for the country specific information for France.
If you are experiencing administrative challenges with a French Embassy, please contact the International Relations Department so we can advise you on your specific situation at email@example.com.