Application procedure for international students coming from a partner institution to the engineering school of the University of Orleans

How to apply?

STEP 1: Nomination

You first need to be nominated by your home institution to

STEP 2: Application

You then need to fill out the online application form and upload the following documents:

  • Learning agreement
  • Transcripts of records
  • B2 Language certificate, French or English
  • Copy of ID card or passport
  • Resume
  • Photo

Deadlines for application:

Fall semester: April 15th

Spring semester: October 1st

Teaching language:

Please note the teaching language is French.

Courses can only be taught in English during the fall semester of the 5th year (master 2).

Upon request and acceptance of our departmental coordinators, students can also ask to work on a project in English with one of our professors. These projects can be awarded with credits depending of the length of the project.

Learning agreements:

Please make sure courses are taught in the same specialty, same level, same option otherwise courses will overlap. Polytech Orleans works on a continuous examination and the ECTS will only be awarded to the students attending the courses and passing the exams.

Course syllabus:

The list of courses available for next academic year and the number of ECTS for each course can be asked to Polytech Orleans international office.

STEP 3: Admission decision:

You will be sent our decision within a fortnight once we’ve received your application documents.

STEP 4: Online preregistration:

Upon acceptance, you will receive the website link in order to make your online MOVEON preregistration.

You will be asked

  • to complete the online MOVEON preregistration form and return it signed to us
  • to send all the required documents listed on our website. Please make sure you follow the different steps of the procedure.


The accommodation office of the main international office of the University of Orleans will help you find an accommodation only if they receive the accommodation application form together with all the required documents. The accommodation office works on a first arrived first served basis since they have a limited number of rooms and studios available.

There are possibilities to be housed on campus or in the city center in our dorms or with a host family.

You can as well decide to find your own private accommodation.

Please note that Erasmus + students will be able to make their CAF online registration once arrived in France.

It is the possibility for the students to get a financial help from the French government to pay for their accommodation.


Arrival in Orleans:

The international office will send you practical information regarding your arrival in Orleans and the orientation week (last week of August for the Fall semester & beginning of January for the Spring semester).

Attendance to the orientation week is compulsory.


ESN, the Erasmus Student Network of the University of Orleans can give you many practical information for your stay in Orleans. They also organize different events and trips in France.

You can register on the ESN group of the University of Orleans on their website so a student can go and pick you up from the train station and guide you to our office:


International students have the possibility to register to French Courses taught at the French Institue on our campus in order to improve their language skills. These courses cost 50 € per semester and are usually taught after the engineering courses you attend at Polytech Orleans.

Academic calendar:

Courses usually start on September during the first week.

The fall semester usually ends in December.

The Spring semester will run from January to March for final year students going on an internship or May – June for the others.

Orientation Week: COMPULSORY!

Polytech Orleans international office will support international students with the administrative paperwork and help them open an account at the bank, get their student card, residence permit if necessary...


EUROPEAN STUDENTS : European students must hold the European health insurance card.


Students are invited to get a private health insurance covering for medical expenses and repatriation until September 1st.

After the 1st of September, they will be covered by the compulsory French student social security that will have to pay upon registration (around 215€)