Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Compiègne, France. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) was the first of its kind to be founded in France. It was created in 1972 with the legal status of a scientific, cultural and professional public institution. Its main purpose is to promote and develop technology in education and research. UTC provides educational, research and commercial opportunities. It is a third avenue for aspiring engineers in the French educational system, which until it was established, had been divided between traditional "grandes ecoles" for engineers and the engineering departments in regular universities. UTC has the status of "grande ecole" and awards French engineering diplomas, but the structure of its studies is very different. UTC students are admitted based on their performance on an entrance exam and then they complete all 5 years of their engineering diplomas at UTC. Today with a student body of 3,250 (2,800 undergraduate and 450 graduate) and a faculty of 330, UTC awards 500 diplomas annually.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
For the intensive French program one month prior to the beginning of classes, you and other international students will be housed in an International Residence in individual rooms reserved by UTC. During that month, you will have time to find housing for the semester. If you wish to live in a dorm, you may reserve a room through the national housing service, CROUS. Or you may contact the ALSEC (Association pour le Logement des Etudiants et Stagiaires de Compiègne), a student organization that helps international and other students find housing. Students may also consider finding a private residence (apartment) in town.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For detailed course information, click here.
UTC classes are generally taught in French. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level French or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.
At the beginning of each semester, UTC offers a free intensive French course for international students. While it is not required, UTC strongly encourages new international students to take part in this course. The intensive French courses are about 4 weeks long and focus on the language skills students need to succeed in their regular UTC courses. Another option for working on your French language is the GT French Language for Business and Technology Program (LBAT), which takes place each summer.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit
ECTS Grade = US Grade
A, B = A
C = B
D = C
E = D
FX, F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.