University of Technology of Compiègne Study Tour on Materials Science

Study Tour
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Single Term

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About the Program

This three-week program is an exceptional way for STEM graduates to further their knowledge of materials science at University of Technology of Compiègne, a French national university and engineering school known for its innovation-intensive, interdisciplinary technological research program. Through a team-taught course at the nexus of physics, chemistry, mechanics, and materials science, you will explore the technological applications of nanostructured materials and the challenges scientists face as they try to link different length scales. Site visits to university and industry research labs will expose you to cutting-edge research techniques and graduate-level research methodology in France and offer a glimpse of the prosperous career ahead of you. The charming city of Compiègne, on the banks of the Oise River in northern France, will serve as the setting for this academically engaging and culturally enriched program.

Research-focused graduate study abroad program with truly practical outlook

Designed for elite students with a promising future in material sciences

UTC is the first experimental Institute of Technology in France

An international teaching team from top global universities

Summer 2024 Study Tour
Program dates:
July 01 - July 21
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
4,425

Program Advisor

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Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Graduate
Housing:
Residence Hall
Visa Required:
Maybe

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Courses

Academics

Led by an international teaching team from top global universities, the three-week course is based on up-to-the-minute research activities and is an opportunity for faculty to promote their most recent findings. Atomistics, micromechanics, scientific modeling techniques are at the heart of the course, with 12 hours of contact time dedicated to each topic.

Site Visits

You’ll learn about technology transfer practices and discover the practical applications of materials science through site visits to university & industry research facilities.

Cultural Activities

Cultural programming will add to your experience, emphasizing the unique history and cultural heritage of the city of Compiègne and Northern France.
 

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

Each study tour has slightly different language requirements, based on the complexity of the program content.

  • CET-4 (China): 493
  • CET-6 (China): 450
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 105
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • iTEP: 4.5
  • TOEFL: 80 iBT
  • TOEIC: 685

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Summer 2024 Study Tour

Program dates:
July 01 - July 21
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
4,425

Housing Information

For the duration of the course, you have a single-occupancy room in a residence hall with Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, kitchenette, and shared bathrooms. 

About Compiègne

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Why Compiègne

In Picardy, just 45 minutes from Paris, Compiègne gives you an authentic French experience, an opportunity to truly live like a local. With echoes of Louis XVI, Napoleon, and Joan of Arc, you get a true sense of French history as you walk from class to study group to town square café. 

One of France’s most important historic towns, it can escort you through some of the country’s most fascinating moments in its churches, palaces, museums, and parks and entertain you at its racehorse track, castle golf course, waterpark, and seemingly endless forest walks when you have downtime with your classmates.

Learn more about Compiègne

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Get Acclimated

The SAF Staff on the ground will introduce you to the details of your itinerary and explain where and when you eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch. They have all the answers, just ask!

Learn by Doing

Academic experts guide you through a learning by doing experience, blending culture with best pedagogic practice to support your coursework and development and to help you retain knowledge.

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your tour group will share in the arranged social and cultural events as well as hands-on learning, so you have many opportunities to collaborate with other international SAF Scholars, experience the destination you’re in, and build friendships for life.

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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