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The international dimensions of INSA Toulouse

  • INSA student engineers must spend 12 weeks in a foreign country in the framework of internships, studies abroad or holiday jobs.
    They may spend this period in one go or two gos. Every year, approximately 600 students go abroad: half of them in internships, the other half for study purpose.

  • INSA Toulouse welcomes foreign students in the framework of exchange programs (Erasmus + and bilateral agreements) or International Training Courses (Asinsa, Norginsa, Iberinsa, Enginsa, Masters of Science, Advanced Masters, Master for Bachelors via n+i network).
    Every year, more than 600 foreign students are enrolled at INSA Toulouse.

  • INSA offers foreign languages courses: the English language is a priority. Students in 4th year must take a test of the TOEIC test (min required: 785). A second foreign language is also compulsory: Spanish, German, Chinese, etc.


The international value of the INSA Engineering Diploma

  • Engineering diplomas of INSA de Toulouse delivered after 2002 indicate “Master’s Degree, which confers them an international value (in accordance with the decree n°2002-480 of April 8th 2002 modifying the decree 99-747 of August 30th 1999 related to the creation of Master grade).

  • Since February 2014, the AACRAO (American organization) has been accrediting the French Engineering Diplomas.

  • Plus, the CDEFI signed on May 5th 2014, an agreement « de reconnaissance mutuelle des études, des diplômes et des crédits en vue d’une poursuite d’études dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur du Japon et de la République Française », which shall be valid at least for 8 years. The agreement was signed by Luc Hittinger (CPU) and Hiroshi Matsumoto from the Japan Assocation of National Universities (JANU), in the presence of French President François Hollande and Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister.
  • The Mutual Recognition Agreement on Professional Qualifications (MRA) signed between the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)and the Commission des titres d’ingénieur de France (CTI) offers French engineers a special path to obtain an engineer’s permit in Quebec.


  •  CPU and CDEFI (France) and CIN and CRUP (Argentina) signed a mutual agreement to recognize higher education studies and degrees in order to graduate in the partner institution country.