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University of Technology – Compienge, Université de Technologie de Compiegne

Address: Rue Roger Couttolenc, 60200 Compiègne, France

Description University of Technology – Compienge, Université de Technologie de Compiegne

  • Location: Compiègne, France
  • Year of foundation: 1972
  • Language of instruction: French, English
  • Type of training: mixed.

The Université de Technologie de Compiegne (UTC)was opened in 1972 as an experimental university of technology. This educational institution is the main one in the UTnetwork, dominating the other three:

  • Belfort-Mont-Baé-Farthing University of Technology (UTBM)
  • Troyes University of Technology (UTT)
  • China-Europe University of Technology Guy Shan (UTSEUS).

UTC is a model of education in which engineering, humanities, social and economic sciences are harmoniously integrated into the service of an engineer, scientist, manager. The University attaches great importance to innovation and support of the ideas of its students.

The University of Compiègne has six priority areas of study:

  • biotechnology
  • Energy & Environment
  • Nanotechnology
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Media and art.

Every year, more than 4,400 students study here, disciplines are taught by a highly qualified staff of specialists numbering about 450 people.

Many advanced engineering companies of the world cooperate with the university. UTC and SEGULA Technologies are currently strengthening their partnership with AP-HP and CNRS to complete the development of the new Renovalve heart implant.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Technology – Compienge, Université de Technologie de Compiegne

Program name
from 2 900 € / year
from 10 000 € / year

Accommodation, housing and food

ALESC helps students find accommodation in Compiègne. The university also has a cooperation agreement with CROUS, which provides accommodation in 26 cities. Accommodation offered by CROUS:

  • Single rooms
  • Shared apartments.

The rooms are equipped with the necessary furniture and appliances.

Events University of Technology – Compienge, Université de Technologie de Compiegne

After school hours, students can participate in student associations:

  • Arts and events – festivals, musical performances, groups of foreigners
  • Solidarity and citizenship – volunteering, environmental development and environmental protection
  • Technology and entrepreneurship – participation in engineering forums, cooperation with partner companies, inventive activity
  • Campus life – university publishing newspaper, work in a local café-bar, support club for applicants.

Sports in UTC are an important part of student development – students can practice in sports and gyms, participate in competitions, play team sports on campus.

The school teaches additional Courses of Studying the French Language:

  • Intensive 4-week course with weekly lessons of 3-4 hours in July, August, January-February
  • During the semester.

Equipment University of Technology – Compienge, Université de Technologie de Compiegne

The study area, located 45 minutes by train from Paris, is an integral part of the Compiègne technofield and benefits from an exceptional natural and historical environment: the Imperial Palace in Compiègne, one of the most beautiful forests in Europe, a memorial of internment and deportation, national studries and many places that contribute to the cultural development of students.

Educational buildings:

  • Benjamin Franklin Center – Engineering Courses, Preparatory Cycle Programs, University Library
  • Research Center – Laboratories, Training of Masters and Doctoral Students
  • Pierre Guiayom Centre – laboratories, engineering courses, administrative services
  • Transfer center – courses, seminars, administration
  • Innovation Center – premises for projects and implementation of ideas.

The University has several sports facilities for amateur and professional physical development.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

UTC educational programs are flexible thanks to the cumulative system of courses or units of value (UV), scattered over 2 semesters. Each UV system is 4 or 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The annual workload of a UTC student is 60 ECTS (approximately 12 UV). There are 16 weeks of study in one semester. Exchange students spend 1-2 semesters in UTC depending on the program.

Monthly expenses include:

  • Accommodation – rent a room/apartment
  • Social security – 215€ (at the beginning of the school year)
  • Preventive medicine – 5,10€
  • Membership in the student union – 20€
  • Sports Association – 30€
  • Meals – university canteen/café and restaurants
  • Mobile communication and Internet
  • Transport – trains/bicycle rental.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the magistracy will be required:

  • Application submitted from 1 to 15 March
  • Registration fee = 3 770€
  • Knowledge of French is not lower than A2 (TCF, DELF or DALF certificate) or English not lower than A2 level (TOEIC, TOEFL, BULATS, CLES or IELTS certificate).

For future engineers, the rules of admission are as follows:

  • Submit an online application on the official website of the university in the period from January 20 to April 20
  • Pass an individual interview
  • Pay registration fee = 95€
  • Have confirmed L3 in the field of selected training, i.e. up to 30 possible ECTS.

For doctoral students you will need:

  • Choose a dissertation topic
  • Contact a selected researcher from a number of teachers
  • Find out the details of financing - they are individual for each applicant.

Scholarships University of Technology – Compienge, Université de Technologie de Compiegne

Available financial support options for UTC students:

  • Mon amis Scholarship
  • FITEC Scholarships
  • Ufa
  • DAAD
  • Erasmus + Grants
  • Payments of the UTC fund.

For doctoral students there is a system of rewards:

  • 1 685€ per month for research activities
  • 2 024€ with a full day of work on the dissertation.

Scholarship for masters - about 800 € per month if there is success in training.

Non-financial assistance to students:

  • Students under 30 years of age / scholarship holders of 5-6 levels who are faced with financial difficulties are provided with free meals in CROUS restaurants (up to 100 lunches per year)
  • Health insurance for students under the grant
  • Exemption from tuition fees by 50% or 100% for personal reasons.

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