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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL POLICY

An engineer with international experience will have a competitive advantage in the eyes of companies. Since 1984, EPF's students have been able to go abroad for courses or internships.

AT LEAST ONE SEMESTER ABROAD

By going abroad with EPF, students can perfect their command of a foreign language, improve their CVs and attend foreign universities with world-renowned departments. On top of this, they develop their personality (independence, adaptability, understanding and respect for others, tolerance, etc.), in line with what companies are looking for today, in the 21st  century. 
 
Students may do internships or study abroad, under bilateral agreements signed with around 100 universities in Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and South-East Asia. Currently, more than 30% of internships are done abroad.
EPF is a member of the following organisations or networks: ERASMUS, n+i, GE4 and BCI. EPF is a member of the Campus France Forum.

TWO MANDATORY FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Engineering students are required to study 2 foreign languages, including mandatory English. Other languages include German, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. This selection may vary according to demand and between Sceaux and Troyes.

To obtain their engineering degree, EPF students must:

  • get at least B2 level in English (815 points on the TOEIC) at the end of their studies ;
  • spend at least one semester abroad.

These requirements put EPF in line with companies' demands and with CTI's (Accreditation Board for Engineering degrees) recommendations.

DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

With mutual assistance and openness in mind, EPF cooperates with  a number of universities worldwide. The best example of this international cooperation is our international double degree programmes with partners abroad. These double programmes involve coursework on two different institutions, leading to an engineering degree from EPF and a top-level foreign degree.

Starting in their first year, engineering students can sign up for long-term bi-national programmes. The French-German programme with the Munich University of Applied Sciences is accessible by post-secondary admission and is the only joint degree programme accredited by CTI. It leads to a French engineering degree and a German Master's in engineering;
 
Other double-degree programmes are accessible as part of EPF's generalist curriculum:

  • FRENCH-SPANISH with the University of the Basque County in Bilbao (Spain)
  • FRENCH-CANADIAN with Université de Chicoutimi (Quebec)
  • FRENCH-MEXICAN with Monterrey TEC (Mexico)

EPF also offers a bi-national programme in cooperation with Université de Sherbrooke, in Quebec.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT EPF

EPF's international policy also involves admitting international students from partner universities for one to 4 semesters, as part of exchange or double degree programmes.
 
The ESN (Erasmus Students Network) helps their integration in the school.