Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT)
University Info | English site
Most courses are taught in French, but sometimes courses are taught in English or English and French:
UTT is located in Troyes, medieval town, 90 minutes away from Paris, in the heart of the Champagne region.
UTT is a French institution of higher education established in 1994. Our core missions are to conduct research, deliver education & training and facilitate technology transfer. UTT is today one of the largest engineering schools in France. Over 2,500 students are registered at the University, enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs.
UTT offers five engineering degrees accredited by France's independent engineering degree accreditation body, the CTI, and EUR-ACE certified (European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes). The UTT belongs to a network of universities of technology with the UTC-l’ Université de Technologie de Compiègne and the UTBM -l’ Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard .
Facts and Figures
- 2,500 students
- 180 PhD students
- 24% of foreign students from more than 50 different countries
- 3,000 graduate engineers
- 6 engineering degree programs (Master’s level
- 1 master's degree program with 10 specializations
- 1 PhD program with choice of 5 specializations
- 140 international university partnerships
- 95% of our students spend an average of 9 months abroad
- 165 lecturers and researchers
- 210 administrative staff
- 8 research teams based at the Charles Delaunay Institute
- 60 technology transfer contracts per year
- 3,000 business partners
- 40 student clubs and associations
- 90% of students are active members of sports clubs
- €40M budget
- 35,000 m² of facilities
TERMS OF EXCHANGE
- Undergraduate Students: Accepted
- Graduate Students: Accepted
Students may come for Spring semester or Academic Year
It is possible to come for the Fall semester only, but students would need to stay until the end of January in order to take the exams.
Required Language Proficiency Scores:
No French level required to attend courses in English.
B1 European level in French required to attend courses in French.
5-year Engineering degrees (Master’s level):
- Industrial Systems
- Software and Information Systems
- Systems, Networks and Telecommunications
- Mechanical Systems
- Materials Science and Technology
- Control and Computer Engineering
Additional application materials?
All documents listed here including French intensive course, accommodation form, arrival form, etc. On-line application to be completed.
When will students receive their acceptance package?
Acceptance packages including certificate for visa application are mailed to students’ home universities between 2 and 4 weeks after receiving a complete application.
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
The school year is divided in 2 semesters: Fall and Spring.
In general the semesters follow this calendar:
- Summer school: August
- Regular courses: early September – 3rd week of January
The courses (tuition fees) during summer and winter schools are free of charge for students coming for a period of exchange.
- Winter school: 4th week of January to 3rd week of February
- Regular courses: End of February – end of June
Students can also apply in the winter and summer schools without applying for an exchange period. In this case, the courses are free of charge depending on the exchange balance. We usually consider that 1 UTT student going to a partner university for 1 semester of exchange is equivalent to 3 students coming from the partner university in a winter or Summer school.
Details concerning the start and stop of each semester can be found on our website.
Visiting students can select and mix courses from any majors under the conditions that the courses are available for the given semester and compatible with the university’s timetable.
Although most of the teaching is conducted in French some of the courses are taught in English. Check courses in English here.
Some on-campus research positions are proposed each semester. French speaking students who stay for a whole academic year may look for an internship in a company for the 2nd semester.
Workload per semester
The UTT has adopted the European Transfer Credit System (ECTS) and its grading scale. ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required. Each credit course at UTT is worth 4 or 6 ECTS (see Catalogue of Courses).
30 credits represent the workload of a semester of study (60 credits = one year). Exchange students have the opportunity to take 10 ECTS credits during the Winter or Summer program (French intensive + Project management) and then take 20 ECTS credits during the regular semester. We suggest that students select 1 or 2 additional courses in case of modifications when school starts (schedule problem, course cancelled …).
Courses Timetables (Schedule of Classes)
This information is not accessible to students. Registration of exchange students into the courses is made by UTT international center staff. Students have access to their own schedule at the beginning of the semester.
Important: There is no “catch up” or second examination session in any given semester. The evaluations for each module are different. There are at least 2 examinations per module. Examinations could be written exams (mid-term and final, oral presentations, projects, reports, etc.)
ECTS grading scale
The ECTS grade is complementary to but does not replace the mark given by the institution concerned.
|ECTS Grading System
||Equivalence in US Grade
||10% of successful students
A transcript will be mailed for each student to students’ home universities approximately one month after the end of the exchange period.
Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
UTT assists students in finding accommodation provided students send the “Accommodation form" to the International Center with their application. Accommodation can be found on campus or in town center.
When can exchange students move in to the hall of residence?
Accommodation is secured according to the arrival dates of the students. When students can’t move into their definitive accommodation right on arrival, a temporary accommodation is proposed.
Beware! The comprehensive home insurance subscription (see section on “Health Insurance and Immunizations”) must have been received by UTT staff BEFORE the student arrives.
In most cases, students from a country that does not belong to the European Economic Area must obtain a visa if they intend to study in France for more than 3 months.
You can find advice online
UTT is involved in the CampusFrance CEF procedure for visas.
Health Insurance & Immunizations
Whilst in France, all students must have three mandatory insurances:
- A comprehensive home insurance (to be taken at an insurance company operating on the French territory).
- A personal liability insurance (“R.C., Responsabilité Civile” in French): (coverage in case of damage to third parties).
- Compulsory French student insurance for students under 28 years old, to be subscribed upon registration at the UTT for each academic year (Coverage between the 1st October and the 31st December the following year, whatever the duration of the stay in France is. Students will need their own personal private insurance to cover them outside that period.)
Exemption for European students and students from Québec showing proof of registration to their public Health Office in their country of origin.
No specific immunization required. Students are advised to carry a copy of their home immunization certificates in case they would have a health problem during their stay.
When should I arrive?
Students can find in the academic calendar the dates of the official arrival week for each semester preferably weekdays, office hours.
Is Airport Reception available?
Meeting at the airport for students coming from non-European destinations is arranged during the official arrival week provided students send back the arrival form in advance to the UTT international Center.
Is there any bank on campus?
There are several bank’s offices in walking distance around UTT. Addresses can be given to students on arrival.
Students must avoid bringing $100 notes (no possible exchange in Troyes).
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
Please see the living expenses section.
See page33 of the brochure for international students
See page 20 of the brochure for international students
See page 34 of the brochure for international students
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)
Approximately 100€ per semester.
Depends on each individual.
Other administrative fees
Sport Union: 23€/semester
Student Union: 20€ for 1 semester or 30€ for 2 semesters
Office responsible for International Exchange Students:
Troyes tourism office (in English)
Troyes city (in French)
City of Troyes
- Medieval town, old city center
- Medium-size lively, friendly city.
- Population of 120,000 (Greater Troyes)
- Student population of 9,000
- 1:30 hours from Paris
- A rich cultural heritage
- Close to the extensive Forêt d’Orient natural park and lake (swimming, boating, jet skiing…)
- 12,000 acres of lakes
- Champagne vineyards (17,000 acres)
- Many leading fashion brands available at factory prices
- Cultural and musical events