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  • Locations: Compiegne, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/20/2020 06/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 20
Language of Instruction: English, French Academic Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Biomedical Engineering Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Academic Year:  early September – late June
Spring semester:  late February – late June

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 full-time 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).

Academic Info
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.

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.
 In-state Tuition $5,004 
 Out-of-state Tuition $5,254 
 GT Mandatory Fees $1,205 
 Additional Language Instruction $0 
 Books and Supplies $250 
 Admin/Application Fees $0 
 Miscellaneous* $1,400 
 Round-trip Airfare $1,600 
 Room and Board $4,950 
 Mandatory Insurance $180 
 In-state Total $14,589 
 Out-of-state Total $14,839 

∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.


  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
US citizens should begin the visa process by registering through the French Consulate's CampusFrance web site.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis