Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Coming to Ense3 as a double degree student


double diplome Within the framework of a double degree agreement, you can be awarded a diploma from both your home institution and from Ense3 called diplôme d'ingénieur (a Master's degree in Engineering). After completing three or four years at your home institution, you follow three semesters of courses and undertake a projet de fin d'études (master's degree thesis) in France or abroad.

Do you want to study at Grenoble INP - Ense3 as a double-degree student?

Please, check with your local international office that your university and Grenoble INP, UGA have a double degree agreement. If this is the case, you can find all the information about the nomination and application process here.
This is managed by Grenoble INP International Relations office.

Have you been nominated to Ense3 by your home university and are you preparing your application?

Thank you for choosing Ense3! Below, you will find important information to help prepare your application. Please read this document carefully and do not hesitate to contact us at international.ense3@grenoble-inp.fr if you have any questions.

Academic dates 2023 2024

Provisional calendar 2023-2024 (dates to be confirmed)

Fall semester Welcome meeting August 25 
Intensive French Week August 28 to September 1
Start of classes 1st year September 1
2nd year September 4
3rd year September 18
Exams in January
End of semester end of January
Spring semester Start of classes beginning of February*
End of semester beginning of June**
Christmas Break December 23 to January 8

*3rd year internship February - August
**2nd year internship June - August


Grenoble INP offers priority housing in student’ residences for international students. When you submit your application to Grenoble INP, you will receive an e-mail with a link to apply for housing. Accommodation is allocated by mid-July for students applying for the autumn semester or the full year and one month before your arrival in Grenoble for students applying for the spring semester.

Accommodation prices range from €200 to €500 per month, for options ranging from 9m² bedrooms to studios, including bedrooms in shared apartments.

You can also find general information about housing on ISSO (International Student and Scholars Office) website.


At Ense3, attendance to all academic activities (lectures, exercise sessions, projects, internships, visits etc.) is mandatory. All absences should be justified. Thursday afternoons are usually free of academic activities.

Language requirements

A B1 level in both French and English is required for a double-degree. You must validate a B2 level in both languages by the end of your program.

French as a foreign language (FLE)

Students can attend French classes free of charge, as follow:
  • an intensive session (20 hours over a week) before the beginning of the autumn semester
  • two extensive sessions (2 hours / week over 10 weeks) during the autumn and the spring semesters.

These classes are included in the list of courses. You must include them in your choice of courses/ learning agreement.

Buddy system

At Ense3, you can enroll in a buddy system. Buddies are a tandem of two students, one local (a mentor) and one international. Your buddy can guide you throughout student life in France by helping you discover the city, meet new people, blend into the local culture etc. After your application, you will receive an e-mail with a link to register to our buddy system.

Choose your courses



You must choose between one of our six programs:
You will start your studies at year 2 level and will stay for two years. You should fill in your study program with your home institution:  you will have to choose 30 ECTS for each semester = 60 ECTS for an academic year. You must choose courses for semester 7, 8 and 9, by following the same rules as local students.

In order to obtain a diplôme d'ingénieur you will have to take a French language examination, either the Test of French knowledge (Test de connaissance du français - TCF) or « French Language Studies Diploma » (Diplôme d'études de la langue française - DELF) or « Advanced French Language Diploma» (Diplôme approfondi de la langue française - DALF).