study abroad

for ensait students

ENSAIT is a partner of 50 universities worldwide. All engineering students spend at least one semester on these international exchanges. 

More than 300 companies from all over the world also welcome ENSAIT engineering students for a long-term internship or for their end-of-study project.

Each student internationalises his or her professional curriculum and learns to master a foreign language. Essential!

Exchange semesters

100% of our students have a minimum of one semester’s experience abroad as part of academic exchanges or internships.
 ENSAIT’s partners are spread over all the continents: 


Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russia.


South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco


China, India, Japan

South America

Brazil, Argentina, Peru


SPSUTD Saint-Petersburg State University
of Industrial Technologies and Design


Universiteit Gent


University of Zagreb
Faculty of Textile Technology


Universitat Politècnica de
Catalunya (UPC)


Tampere University 

Great Britain

Heriot-Watt University

The University of Manchester
School of Materials


University of West Attica


Politecnico di Torino

Università degli Studi
di Bergamo
Dipartimento di Ingegneria



Kauno Technologijos


AMFI – Amsterdam
Fashion Institute


Lodz University of Technology


Universidade do Minho
Department of Textile Engineering

Czech Republic

Technical University of Liberec


Gheorghe Asachi Technical
University of Iasi


University of Novi Sad


University of Maribor
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Department for Textile Material
and Design

University of Ljubljana


University of Borås 


EGE University – Faculty of Engineering
Department of Textile Engineering

Instanbul Teknik Universitesi

Dokuz Eylul University
Textile Engineering Faculty

Izmir University of Economics


RWTH – ITA Aachen Institut

für Textiltechnik

Technical University Of Dresden
Institut für Textilmaschinen
und Textile

Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

Hochscule Niederrhein

Reutlingen University


South Africa

Durban University of
Faculty of Engineering
and the Built Environment


Higher School of
Textile Industries
and Clothing



National Engineering School
of Monastir (ENIM)

National Engineering School
of Tunis (ENIT)



The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University
Institute of Textiles and 

University of Soochow
School of Textile
and Clothing Engineering

TianGong University

Zheijiang Sci-tech University
College of Materials and Textile

Wuhan Textile University


Kyoto Institute of Technology

Shinshu University
Faculty of Textile Science and Technology



NIFT National Institute of Fashion
(Master of Fashion Technology Department)

World University of Design



Universidade de Sao Paulo
(département EACH : Escola de Artes,
Ciencias e Humanidades)


Regional Faculty of Buenos Aires
National University of Technology



Universidad San Ignacio
de Loyola


A day of partner presentations is organised in November each year (more than a year before the mobility). This is an opportunity for third year students returning from mobility to share their experiences with and newly arrived first year students through slide shows, films, photos, comments, “typical” timetables.

As a follow-up to this day (between November and March), the country tutors (academic/scientific referent teacher-researchers from one or more universities) present the partners they are in charge of to the students interested in the destination.

The application file is usually submitted in February, an email is sent each year in November to determine the deadline for submission.

For the selection, the following will be taken into account:

  • results in languages (English + LV2): 25%.
  • academic results (E1, semesters 1+2): 50%.
  • interview with the country tutor: 25%.

Double diplomas

The double diploma is awarded after the second year at ENSAIT and allows you to obtain the ENSAIT diploma as well as that of the partner university after another two years at a foreign partner university. In other words, 4 years of study (instead of 3) for two diplomas.


Donghua University
and Soochow University


Higher School of Textile Industries and Clothing



Universidad Do Minho


University of Saint Petersburg


Shinshu University

Internships and graduation projects

One of the main objectives of ENSAIT is to promote international exchanges and to enable all students to gain experience abroad.

More than 300 companies from all over the world place their trust in ENSAIT and welcome engineering students on internships, end-of-study projects or as part of the apprenticeship programme! 

They have a double purpose:

  • to lead you into engineering behavior,
  • bring you the knowledge of the textile industry or distribution, of the business world.

You will learn how to manage a team and a project.


Gap year

A gap is a period during which a student suspends his or her university studies to gain personal or professional experience either independently or with a host organisation abroad. This option is open to motivated ENSAIT students who wish to carry out a project linked to the academic, university or professional career of a future engineer. The gap encourages the student’s personal development.

It is the legislation of the host country which must apply in the relations between the student and the host organisation, including in the case of a training course that is disjoined from his or her original training. 

Grants and Scholarships

 Scholarships of the Hauts de France Region

Awarding of international mobility grants from the Mermoz Region and AMI “Aide à la Mobilité Internationale” grants for CROUS grantees

Composition of the scholarship award committee :

  • The school principal or the Director General of Services
  • The Administrative Manager of the Research Department
  • Director of International Relations
  • The Assistant of the International Relations Service outgoing mobility
  • The Student Vice President
  • Students elected to the Study Council

Selection (after meeting the criteria of the Region or CROUS) will be based on academic results (average) and attendance.

The ENSAIT Study Council has accepted the principle of non-cumulation of the Mermoz and AMI regional scholarships.

 Erasmus + allowance

The allocation is made within the limit of the number of annual allocations obtained by the ENSAIT.

The allowance allocated to students is determined according to the country of destination in order to take into account the local cost of living:

1 Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom 270 € 420 €
2 Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 220 € 370 €
3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey. 170 € 320 €

Students with disabilities may receive additional assistance. Information available from the International Relations Department.

Payment of the Erasmus + allowance

No scholarships are paid before departure.
The Erasmus+ allowance is paid in TWICE:
70% of the total amount on receipt of the certificate of arrival within the time limit (to be sent within 5 days of your arrival to the International Relations Department of the ENSAIT)

  "n+i" Network

ENSAIT is a member of the “n+i” network, an association of French Engineering Grandes Ecoles which have chosen to pool their international cooperation actions in order to facilitate the recruitment and reception of foreign students in France as well as their students’ stays abroad.
The “n+i” Network offers international students personalized support tailored to their needs.

It also encourages its members to establish cooperation agreements with higher education institutions around the world to enable their own students to achieve academic mobility.

Students can apply for a period of study or internship abroad (in a laboratory or company) in agreement with the host institution.

A single, free registration allows you to apply in one go to all the Grandes Ecoles of Engineering members of the “n+i” Network.

Your contacts

Marie-Pierre Delespierre

Director of International Relations

Tel: +33 (0)

Giuliana Gasparini

Outgoing Student Assistant

Tel: +33 (0)