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The École Centrale de Lille’s international policy follows two main objectives:
- Preparing its future graduates (Engineers, Masters and Doctoral) for the internationalization of careers.
- Training foreign students to become the School’s and France’s future ambassadors and partners in their home country.
This policy is implemented in harmony with the Ecoles Centrales Group and in the context of the Institute’s 4-year plan signed with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It is also pursued in collaboration with the directives of the CDEFI, the CGE and the Nord / Pas-de-Calais region.
In addition to the numerous non-degree exchanges (sandwich programmes, semesters, internships, etc.), the Ecole Centrale de Lille favours a policy of signed agreement collaborations with high-level schools or universities. Three main exchanges are favoured:
- The Engineering Double Degree (linked to Master level).
- Joint or Double Doctorates.
- Joint or Double Master Degrees (under development).
For each partner university, the number of students accepted at Centrale Lille varies from 1 to 10 students maximum, which allows us to be particularly attentive to the quality of the students recruited from any given university.
Students from the Ecole Centrale de Lille are required to master at least two foreign languages. To that end, the School offers a wide range of foreign language courses (English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese …). For foreign students, French as a Foreign Language (FLE) is compulsory.
In addition to these courses, many cultural activities are organized for the international students as soon as they arrive: cultural trips … The “International Club”, a student association, allows the integration of the international students and their development to be closely monitored (return to the host institute, professional insertion, etc.). Finally, international students are given priority for the hall of residence (581 places).