Created in 2002, the international undergraduate Chem.I.St makes the ENSCR an Engineering School resolutely open to the whole world. The aim of this original cycle is to attract the best foreign students from secondary scientific education in their country of origin and to train them for two years (4 semesters) with French graduates (Bac S).
Founded on a high level scientific education and a solid general and linguistic training, “Chem.I.St” brings to young scientific talents an incomparable human experience where interculturality is lived daily “in the classroom”.
At the end of the two years of Chem.I.St cycle, students have free access to the engineering cycles of the 20 member schools of the Gay-Lussac Federation in order to obtain the engineering diploma and the master’s degree.
Admission procedure for foreign students in Chem.I.St
The admission of foreign students to the Chem.I.St cycle is selective. Applicants must have an excellent scientific level and a prior knowledge of the French language. The minimum level required in French is B1 (according to the skills grid in the common European frame of reference for languages).
The recruitment of individual candidates is done by common competition on file and interview. For more information: admission to the prep cycle.
Students welcome Chem.I.St
The ENSCR provides a personalized welcome to all students admitted to the Chem.I.St cycle and assistance in all the steps essential for their integration into their new environment (accommodation, residence permit, bank, etc.).
The ENSCR organizes a “Summer School in French as a foreign language” for all students whose language level is deemed insufficient. This “School” takes place in August before the start of the new academic year. For a real immersion in French life, the students are accommodated in a host family and follow a linguistic (25h / week) and cultural program throughout the month.