International exchange students

These days the INSA Centre Val de Loire welcomes over 300 international students representing 40 different nationalities – many of whom come on an exchange programme for 1 or 2 semesters, or as part of a double degree.




Apply to the INSA Centre Val de Loire

You can now apply to the INSA Centre Val de Loire for an Exchange Programme starting from the second semester of 2022-2023 via our online form here :
You have until October 17th, 2022, 11:59pm (French time) to submit your application.

Before starting your application, please gather the following documents in a pdf and colour format :
• Identity document
• Academic transcript of records
• Learning agreement
• Cover letter
• Identity photo
• Certificate of Bachelor/Master Degree (if applicable)
• Proof of language proficiency (if applicable)
• Portfolio (only if you apply to the Nature and Landscape Architecture Department)
To fill in your learning agreement, please see the educational modeles per department and per year on the left-hand side of your screen.

If you want to study in :
- 2nd year, please choose semester 4 classes
- 3rd year, please choose semester 6 classes
- 4th year, please choose semester 8 classes;

For your information, a semester = 30 ECTS. You have to follow all the classes of a given semester to get 30 ECTS. If you're not required to get 30 ECTS to validate your semester in your home university, you can attend less classes. All classes at INSA Centre Val de Loire are taught in French. You need to have minimum a B1 level in French for applying.

If you are a student from a country outside the European Union or from Europe but not coming in the framework of the Erasmus + programme, please use the following learning agreement here.
If you are coming in the framework of the Erasmus + programme, please use the learning agremeent providing by your home university.

Admission letters will be sent to selected students in early December 2022.
Start and end dates of the semester are available in the document entitled « Academic Calendar  » on the left-hand side of your screen.


Network "n+i"

Network "n+i" is a group of French Engineering Institutes which have chosen to share their actions of international cooperation to make easier the recruitment of foreign students, and welcome them with high-quality service. The Institutes can also take advantage of the Network to send their own students abroad.

Network "n+i" deals with international students or new graduate engineers wishing to obtain a French national Master’s degree (a French « diplôme d’ingénieur » or an international master).

Thanks to its online application platform (, a single free-of-charge registration allows to apply in one step to all engineering institutes members of Network "n+i"! 

"n+i" students benefit from « track to success » programmes with the aim of facilitating their cultural (Cultural Integration Package), linguistic (Linguistic Integration Package) and methodological (Methodological Package) integrations and pursuing their studies in France in the best conditions.


French as a Foreign Language at the INSA Centre Val de Loire

Students coming to the INSA Centre Val de Loire will have to attend classes taught in French; they are thus expected to have minimum level of understanding in French (B1).
To help foreign students settle in more easily, the INSA Centre Val de Loire organises classes in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) for them.



The INSA Centre Val de Loire provides financial support to foreign students, under specific conditions.

• Eiffel scholarships
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and PhD courses.  Calendar session : from October to November 18th 2022. Contact:
• Others : Depending on your goal, French embassies abroad, foreign governments, enterprises, foundations,… might be able to offer you a specific type of grant. You will find more information about scholarships on Campus France website.