Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT)
University Info | Exchange Student Info
- Times Higher Education World University: 801-1000
- Laboratory research opportunities under tutored supervision for undergraduate and graduate students in English
- Middle age historic town center -- Safe and quiet environment with a cost of living a lot lower than larger French cities
- 90 minutes from Paris by train in the heart of the Champagne region
- Troyes is home to many great French culinary traditions and famous clothing brand names
UTT's core missions are to conduct research, deliver education & training and facilitate technology transfer. UTT is a French institution of higher education established in 1994. It is today one of the largest engineering schools in France. Over 3,000 students altogether are registered at the University, enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs.
UTT offers seven engineering programs accredited by France's independent engineering degree accreditation body, the CTI, and EUR-ACE certified (European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes). UTT belongs to a network of universities of technology with UTC-l’ Université de Technologie de Compiègne and UTBM-l’ Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard.
Facts and Figures
- 3,150 students
- 180 PhD students
- 24% of foreign students from more than 50 different countries
- 7 engineering degree programs (at Master’s level)
- 1 master's degree program with 8 specializations
- 1 PhD program with choice of 3 specializations
- 230 international university partnerships
- 95% of our students spend an average of 9 months abroad
- 265 lecturers and researchers
- 207 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
- €37,6M budget (with research activities)
- 42,360 m² of facilities
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted
Students must have completed at least one full year of higher education studies prior to the exchange period.
Language of Instruction
Most courses are taught in French, but some courses are taught in English or English + French.
Language Proficiency Requirements
B1 European level in French or in English required, depending on the courses requested
Spring, Fall, or Full Academic Year
Beware of the dates of each semester; see Academic Calendar below.
Research projects are possible with more flexible dates.
Students who stay for a whole academic year may look for an internship in a company for the second semester.
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Summer school: August
- Regular courses: early September – 3rd week of January
- Winter school: 4th week of January to mid-February
- Regular courses: mid-February – end of June
Tuition fees are waived for summer and winter schools for GE3 students.
- Control and Computer Engineering
- Industrial Systems
- Materials Science and Technology
- Mechanical Systems
- Software and Information Systems
- Systems, Networks and Telecommunications
Restricted Disciplines and Courses
- Control and Computer Engineering classes are delivered in Troyes or in Reims (1.5 hours by car). Please enquire when you apply.
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 student's timetable.
Although most of the teaching is conducted in French, some of the courses are taught in English.
Catalogue of Courses | Courses in English (or French & English)
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.
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.
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 school (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, etc.).
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to UTT must complete the application on the online portal and upload all required documents. The portal includes information and application for French intensive course, accommodation, arrival information, etc.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
Acceptance packets including certificate for visa application are mailed to students’ home universities 2 weeks after admission board.
UTT assists students in finding accommodation provided students select the relevant option in their application form. Accommodation can be found on campus or in town center.
Estimated Cost of Living
Regular Living Expenses – Average 550€ per month
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) – Approximately 100€ per semester.
Personal expenses – Depends on each individual.
Other administrative fees
- Sports Union: 23€/semester
- Student Union: 20€ for 1 semester or 30€ for 2 semesters
- Insurance for accommodation and civil liability are also compulsory and have to be subscribed in France.
- Health insurance coverage is free.
- All students have to subscribe to a national student plan which costs about 90€ (more details to come)
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
International Center | firstname.lastname@example.org
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