Applying to Ensiacet



Incoming exchange students are required to register at least for 25 credits per semester.


Important ! Students need to think carefully when making the study plan and study the course syllabus and schedule thoroughly. It is compulsory to choose a complete UE (Academic Unit) when choosing the course.
Ensiacet does not have an Add & Drop period after Arrival.

Grading system

All grades at ENSIACET University are criterion-referenced, i.e. awarded in relation to the student’s performance relative to the learning objectives set out in the course syllabus. They do not grade how well the student performs in relation to other students, but how well they fulfils the objectives of the course.
ECTS grades are not awarded.

The French grading system is on a scale from 0-20. To pass a subject you usually have to get 10 points. A student is considered to have passed if at the end of each academic year the average of his/her grades is at least 10.



Lower than 10


8 TO 10 


10 TO 12


12 TO 14 


16 TO 18





Language requirements :

The majority of the courses are taught in French, but some of the specialization curriculums are taught in English.

When selecting the course, you're applying for, you need to pay a special attention to this.


Hereafter is a list of the programs that are taught in English at Toulouse INP-ENSIACET in semester 9 :

  • Fluids, Energetics and Processes
  • Green & Bio-based Chemistry

Exchange students must have a very good french in order to succeed with their academic studies at Ensiacet as all the classes are French.

Engineering courses: French B2 requested

French courses

Available for exchange students. Free of charge with limited number of seats.
Toulouse INP organizes 2 summer schools. The first one is an Engineering summer school and deals with scientific matters, such as biorefineries, life cycle assessment, etc. The second one is a language summer school, and its goal is for participants to reinforce their communication skills in French as well as to help them understand scientific and technical courses and practical work in French.


Our academic year runs over two terms – Autumn, Spring – but all teaching and study takes place over two Semesters.

Teaching Semesters

The academic calendar depends on the courses chosen. The dates will be known once the course is chosen.


Partners should formally nominate their students by sending the following details by email (

  • Student’s Full Name (Forename and Surname, the surname must be written as your ID).
  • Student’s Date of Birth
  • Student’s Nationality
  • Student’s Gender
  • Student’s Email

The deadlines for nominations are as follows :

Semester 1

 April 30th

Semester 2

 October 30 th


Application deadlines :

Semester 1 applications

May 15th

Semester 2 applications

November 15th


Once nominated, you will be asked to uploaded on a specific plateform :


  1. A photo
  2. Your Identity card or passport copy
  3. Transcripts of records
  4. Covering letter


Visa and resident permit are essential if you plan to study in France.
Visa requirement or not

  • EU citizens do not need a visa.
  • Citizens of some countries, such as Mexico, do not need a visa for a stay of less than 3 months.
    For longer stays, a visa is required.
  • Citizens of some countries need a visa regardless of the duration of their stay.

The official French visa website is

Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00