Study abroad and Exchange program

Telecom SudParis has built up a vast network of partnerships with elite universities and engineering schools all over the world.

Twice annually we send out an update to all partner universities containing full details of the exchange programs currentlly available to international students, along with information regarding the application procedure and applicable deadlines.

Study abroad and Exchange program

Incoming Students

Are your from a partner university?

Students from our partner universities can apply for an exchange or a double degree mobility. To make sure that your university is a partner of Telecom SudParis, you will need to check our list of partner institutions and universities.

if you do not study in one of our partner universities, you can come to Telecom SudParis but you will have to pay fees.

Mobility at Telecom SudParis

You can apply for:
- exchange mobility: one to two semesters
- double degree mobility: one to two years
- final year project: 2 to 3 months

What can I study at Telecom SudParis?

Exchange and double degree students can take courses from:
- a Master of Science program
- the Master of Engineering

We offer courses both in French and in English.

What are the requirements?

Academic requirements:

Telecom SudParis is a graduate school of Engineering, we do not offer undergraduate programs.
To participate in an exchange program, students must have validated 7 semesters prior to the exchange.
To participate in a double degree program, students must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Language requirements:

English language proficiency:

  • IELTS: 5.5/9
  • TOEFL paper based: 550/677
  • TOEFL computer based: 213/300
  • TOEFL internet based: 79/120
  • TOEIC: 750/990
  • Cambridge: CAE

French language proficiency:

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language: Level B1


Students coming under a non-degree confering agreement with Telecom SudParis are not charged during their mobility. They have to pay the tuition in their home university.

Application Procedure

Students coming under an exchange agreement must respect the following steps:

Step 1. Nomination from the International Relations Office or from the coordinator to be sent to
Step 2. Nominated students must fill in the online exchange application form
Step 3. Admitted students will receive the notification of admission within 2 weeks

Additional documents to be provided

You will be requested to provide a plan of study validated by your home university:
- Erasmus students: the Erasmus learning agreement (refer to the Erasmus scholarship form)
- Non-Erasmus students: you have to download the learning agreement and to upload it when it is signed by the legal representative

Students coming under a BRAFITEC or ARFITEC agreement have to send separately the scholarship certificate to

Study Abroad student

You have to send an email to in order to receive the application form and list of supporting documents.


  • Fall Semester

Nomination from 1st March to 15th April
Application: 15th May

  • Spring Semester

Nomination from 1st September to 15th October
Application: 15th November

Integration and Immigration

Student Guide

What will you find on the student guide ?
- academic calendar
- procedures and instructions about the registration, the insurance and the immigration
- how to open a bank account
- campus life and facilities
- useful links and information for your stay in France and in Evry

We invite you to read the document before your arrival in France to prepare your travel and to know all the formalities.

Your arrival in France

Two months before your arrival in France you will get:
- the planning for the Orientation Day
- the schedule of the French Intensive Classes
- the details for the pick-up at the airport
- a list of things you have to do before your departure and the documents you have to bring with you

The Welcom! Association will be in charge of the pick-up, they will help you settle in and will propose you activities during your stay at Telecom SudParis.

Orientation Day

Students must be present for the Orientation Day and must participate to the Intensive French Classes (3 weeks).

During the Orientation Day:
- there is presentation of the school and the administrative staff members
- we give to you the different procedures you have to do when you arrive (registration, immigration, insurance...)
- you get your student card and the access to the TSP system (login and password)
- you have a tour of the campus and the city...

The 3-week Intensive French Classes start the second week of September and it is free of charge. Before you start the classes, there is a test in order to evaluate your level and to make the groups.

More information about the Orientation Day and the French classes will be sent during the Summer.

Accommodation: MAISEL (Maisel des Elèves) Residence

International students can be accommodated on-campus or off-campus. It is not an obligation to stay in our residence, but we highly recommend staying on-campus because of the facilities and the cost.

More about our residence

The International Relations Office reserves a room for international students. Students are requested to confirm the reservation by making an online reservation and by paying a down-payment of 200 euros.

For more information about the MAISEL and the reservation procedure, please consult the website.

Off-campus Housing

There are a huge range of student residence in Evry or around (Paris).

If you want to stay outside the campus, in Evry or anywhere else, be aware that you will be requested to pay a deposit equal to 2 to 3 months of rent.

If you use a realtor to find a flat to share with your friends or for a studio, it is an obligation to have a guarantor who must be a French citizen. You also have to pay extra charges and an important deposit.

If you find an accommodation with a private owner, be careful of the renting conditions. Sometimes, they are more flexible than the realtor.

If you need help or advice, do not hesitate to contact the International Relations Office.

Visa and Immigration procedure

CEF procedure

If you want to study in France and obtain a visa, you must use the CEF procedure. To know if your country is concerned about this procedure, please refer to their website.

You have to open a personal account and create a file. Once you receive our admission offer letter, the French Consulate will consult the information on the CEF system to deliver or not the student visa.

Telecom SudParis has to confirm your admission on the CEF system, so, do not forget to give us your applicant number when you finish your application.

Student Visa

To study in France for more than 90 days, you must hold a Long Stay Visa for 6 months or 1 year. The immigration procedure must be done the first month of your stay in France.
The International Relations Office will help you for this procedure.

Instructions and procedures are detailed on the student guide.

Credits and grading system

Study programmes undertaken in European schools or universities are validated by obtaining ECTS credits.
ECTS are European credits used by all the partner establishments within the framework of our Erasmus+ agreements.

A number of ECTS credits are allocated to each course depending on the workload required to validate it (all learning activities: seminars, individual work and exams). Students can therefore evaluate the workload and hours of study required to successfully complete a course.

  • 60 credits = one academic year
  • 30 credits = one semester

ECTS accredited courses are no different from standard courses. They are an integral part of the initial training delivered by the host establishment and are also taken by local students. The host establishment is responsible for allocating ECTS credits to its various courses. Credits can also be allocated to projects and theses, for example, as long as they are part of the initial study programme. 
In order to obtain the credits, a student must have taken the whole course and passed the exams. Once this has been done, the ECTS credits awarded are valid in all European higher education institutions.

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Telecom SudParis uses the 20-point scale:

16 - 20 Very good
14 - 15.9 Good 
12 - 13.9 Quite good
10 - 11.9 Satisfactory
07 - 09.9 May be considered passing grade for one component module, if average grade for the field is 10 out 20
<7 Fail
At Telecom SudParis, a field is considered successfully completed and validated when the student obtains a final overall grade greater than or equal to 10/20 and if no component module's final grade is under 7/20.

The transcript records all the grades corresponding to the modules attended and to the final exams the student passes.

Telecom SudParis issues official transcripts free of charge at the end of each semester or at the end of the academic year. For exchange and double degree students, official transcripts are sent to the International Office of their university or to their Erasmus+ coordinator.

The academic year is divided into two semesters + one examination-week at the end of each:

  • Fall semester: from September to February
  • Spring semester: from February to June
  • Examination period: one week in January and one week in June