Information for exchange students

Welcome to Exchange Students

The International Office (DRI) at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Toulouse, France, is happy to welcome you and to help you to make the most of your stay here in France. A short guide has been written to answer any questions you might have, and hopefully it will help you prepare your arrival and your stay at INSA.

Academic calendar

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Important information to the attention of exchange students : Please Focus on a Single Department


Regular INSA students have to take all their technical courses in a single department. The list of courses (ECTS catalog) offered to exchange students is on-line (click here).


In each pre-specialization and each department, an international coordinator is in charge of analyzing your application form, validate your learning agreement, giving you all necessary information to prepare your studies at INSA Toulouse. Click here to get the full list of coordinators .

DO Not Mix Departements and Levels of Studies

Some exchange students tend to take their courses in various departments and also at different levels of studies within the 5-year curriculum of INSA Toulouse. We understand that it may be the way they build their syllabus in their home university but it is not the rule at INSA Toulouse and it would lead to creating time-tables with time conflicts impossible to solve.

Therefore, exchange students are expected to take their courses in a single department and in a single year.

However it may happen that the courses required by the home university of the exchange student are given in two different departments or two different years at INSA.

In that particular case, the exchange student will be asked to choose only one major and one minor to build his/her program of courses.


The CSH (Center for Humanities) offers the following courses to exchange students:

Exchange students are allowed to choose any of the LISTED courses provided they comply with the listed language and content prerequisites.


Download details about courses and prerequisites

Contact international coordinator at CSH

Laure FABRE (laure.fabre @



French Language Course

We offer French Language Courses to ease the integration of exchange students (More information..)

Registration and Necessary Documents

Click here to get details about documents required for registration at INSA toulouse as foreign student