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Selection criteria and admissions process

Applicants must send an application file, a covering letter and/or take a motivation interview, but the selection is also based on academic results, the language level and, potentially, the results in the language tests.

Attendance and behaviour are also taken into account. The selection depends on the number of available places. The selection is made during the year prior to the 'mobility year' by the Commission des Départs. The commission consists of the Département des Études, the Département des Relations Internationales, the heads of all subject departments, some internship advisors depending on the courses, language advisors and the various points of contact in our partner countries.

The students must be enrolled at ENISE during their 'mobility year' in order to fulfill the conditions of participation.

ECTS Recognition

All our exchanges are based on programmes established ahead of time. In the event of a new agreement or a change of academic model, the correspondents of the two institutions, assisted by the heads of departments, draw parallels between the taught subjects and, in view of the number of ECTS credits and hours spent in class, they set up a study programme as close as possible to the requirements of each institution (main classes, internships when applicable, etc.).


Thereby, an academic year abroad always corresponds to 60 ECTS credits; and an 'industrial period' (internship/graduation project) corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. These credits are added to the students' curriculum when they get back, based on their academic transcript.

If ever they did not pass all the subjects on the list, they would then have to take the classes again and sit tests in the equivalent subjects at ENISE the following year.

If ever one of the subjects listed on their initial learning agreement were not taught during the semester in question, the International Relations Department would find an appropriate alternative with the help of the partner institution.

As far as internships are concerned, the interns are assessed jointly, both by the work placement mentors and ENISE, on the basis of an engineering criteria chart. Foreign students and correspondents from the partner institutions get sent the detailed academic transcripts after the meeting of the juries (in February and in June).

ENISE's rating system

Students who pass the course units are marked from A to E:

  • A for "excellent" (10% of the year group)
  • B for "très bien" (25% of the year group)
  • C for "bien" (30% of the year group)
  • D for "satisfaisant" (10% of the year group)
  • E for "passable" (10% of the year group)

Students who have not passed the course units (UE - unités d'enseignement) are marked in this way:

  • FX for "insuffisant" and having to resit the exam
  • F for "insuffisant" and having to take the course unit again

Language Policy

Outward mobility

Two foreign languages are compulsory at ENISE - English (upon the decision of the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs, one of the conditions for obtaining the degree in engineering is having a B2 level in English) and another language (German, Spanish or Italian).

Students can also enjoy conversation or initiation sessions with our foreign students (Spanish, Portuguese and others).

If the language of the 'mobility country' is not taught at our school, our students are informed of other places where they can learn it.

Outward mobility

Visiting students have the possibility to follow an intensive course in French in summer (from 1 to 2 months at the Centre de Langues de St-Etienne).

Foreign students officially start before the other students at ENISE, beginning with two weeks of intensive classes in French (daily situations, CV and covering letter, technical vocabulary, etc.) and visits (they explore St-Etienne together with us).

We aim at a B2 level in French before starting the classes. Foreign students can then carry on learning French throughout the year for 2 hours weekly.

Having a disability and studying abroad with Erasmus+ is possible!

The European Commission and the countries taking part in the programmes support the mobility of the disabled, whatever the handicap (mental, physical, sensory or others).

Consequently, extra support is offered to any disabled person who comes to study with the Erasmus+ mobility status. The procedure is carried out with the help of the international relations department of ENISE.

This assistance is a complement to the standard Erasmus grant and takes numerous factors into account,
so that certain costs linked to the specific needs of each student can be covered on the basis of the actual additional costs estimated by the school. This additional grant can therefore cover the costs for: an assistant (day or night), a carer, extra costs occasioned by specific accommodation, transport, school supplies or other. 

The request and expenses must of course be justified. A form must be filled in and proof is required (such as quotes or receipts) before leaving to come over. For the request to be granted, it has to be made in due form at least one month before the date of departure.

The Crous Erasmus + scolarship

The Crous (regional student assistance office) provides several international mobility aids depending on your project and your destination. All information and processes are on our dedicated platform. Please be aware that putting an application together can take time, so you should start the process as early as you can, to be sure to benefit from the most appropriate assistance. Note that before your departure, it is your responsibility to find out about which formalities are necessary, eg. additional health insurance, depending on the country of destination.

Teacher and staff mobility

In order to strengthen and develop its partnerships, ENISE is determined to promote the ERASMUS+ mobility of teachers and staff, both outward and inward. Those are then considered to become true ambassadors of our academic relations.

As for outward staff mobility, a call for applications is made once a year. The CODIR (leadership team) selects the staff authorised to request an ERASMUS+ grant with regard to the nature of the activities eligible for the programme. They assess the applicant's knowledge of the language used during the stay, the mobility project's worth in terms of its contribution to the applicant's personal and professional improvement, and to the relations between the target institution and ENISE.

This project has been funded with the support of the European Commission. This communication only reflects the views of its author and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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