Erasmus + is a programme co-financed by the European Commission to promote mobility and cooperation projects in Higher Education in Europe.

L'ENSAIT joins forces with Erasmus +

ENSAIT has always made international affairs a priority and is keen to continue the actions already undertaken, such as the close and individual follow-up of students and the sending of 100% of its students abroad.

All students take part in a mobility programme lasting more than 3 months, whether it is academic (semesters, double diplomas, joint diplomas) or industrial (internships or PFE).

Each departing candidate benefits from the assistance of the international relations department both in terms of administration and logistics.

Each incoming or outgoing student is supervised and guided by an ENSAIT university tutor who accompanies him/her academically, helps him/her in the selection of his/her courses, guides him/her and signs his/her study contract, jointly with the studies department.

ENSAIT wishes to pursue all the above actions and to carry out new ones.

From textile specialities at the outset, we are keen to broaden somewhat the fields of competence of our partner universities in order to offer our students specialities that are complementary to ours (compatible with textiles) and vice versa for incoming international students.

Relocation in the textile professions makes international training and stays abroad essential for our future engineers.

The ENSAIT is a signatory of about forty bilateral partnerships and about ten double diplomas.

Our partnerships are developed in the Northern hemisphere and Western Europe and are also oriented further south (South Africa, India, Peru, Brazil) and further east (Russia, Romania…) for obvious linguistic and cultural reasons but also for scientific and economic reasons.

On the strength of its experience of student mobility, ENSAIT is now turning its attention to scientific mobility and that of its administrative or technical staff.

For a better European and international legibility of the laboratory and the scientific excellence of the school, it seems essential that the aspect of doctoral and post-doctoral mobility be developed from now on.

In order to do so, several actions will be undertaken:

Increase the number of co-supervision of thesis. Agreements already exist with university partners (4 for the moment: China, Poland, Romania, Serbia), this kind of cooperation should be encouraged.

Encourage exchanges at doctoral or post-doctoral level through research internships.

The Erasmus Mundus SMDTex -Sustainable Management and Design for Textiles programme, composed of 4 European universities and 1 Chinese university is an important step towards this mobility (8 PhD students per year will study in 2 European universities and the Chinese university, each doctoral cycle will be 4 years).

The ENSAIT also wishes to encourage its staff to take part in European mobility. This request is currently under construction in association with the Director of Human Resources and the Management of the school.

In addition, in collaboration with Italian, Finnish and a Russian university partner, ENSAIT has submitted a TEMPUS project which would allow staff to participate in exchanges within the framework of their skills and activities.

To date, 15% of the graduating class of “engineers” work abroad, our other training courses reinforce this international influence. It is therefore essential that ENSAIT continues to develop a strong and high-quality international policy implemented by all the staff (teachers, administrative and technical staff) who are themselves trained in international aspects.

International congresses and European research programmes (FP7, Erasmus Mundus, Interreg, ERDF, etc.) help to improve the expertise of our teacher-researchers who then transfer it to teaching.

Thanks to our valorisation and transfer structure (SAIC), the scientific improvements resulting from the research programmes can very quickly be passed on to the industrial world.

To accentuate this policy, ENSAIT is developing numerous regional partnerships with competitiveness clusters (UPTEX, PICOM, TECHTERA…), with professional associations (CLUBTEX, Union des Industries Textiles…), with technical/research centres (European Centre for Innovative Textiles, the French Textile and Clothing Institute…).

Our transfer unit enables us to release, through a commercial policy, the financial means necessary for the governance of a quality scientific policy.

This gives us room for manoeuvre, allowing us to allocate additional resources to the training of our graduates and to finance, for example, the travel of all our students and staff to the ITMA Textile Trade Fair which takes place every four years in a European country.

Of course, ENSAIT is also developing these partnerships internationally through active participation in international associations such as AUTEX (Association of European Textile Universities) and through the organisation of scientific and industrial congresses such as ITMC (Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisation), SFGP (Société Française en Génie des Procédés), ALTEX within the framework of the European AsialinK project.

  Erasmus + allowance

The allocation is made within the limit of the annual number of allocations obtained by the ENSAIT.

The allowance allocated to students is determined according to the country of destination in order to take into account the local cost of living:

1 Danemark, Finlande, Irlande, Islande, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norvège, Royaume-Uni, Suède 270 € 420 €
2 Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Chypre, Espagne, Grèce, Italie, Malte, Pays Bas, Portugal 220 € 370 €
3 Bulgarie, Croatie, Estonie, Hongrie, Lettonie, Lituanie, Ancienne République Yougoslave de Macédoine, Pologne, Roumanie, République-Tchèque, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Turquie 170 € 320 €

Students with disabilities may receive additional assistance. Information available from the International Relations Department.

Payment of the Erasmus + allowance

No scholarships are paid before departure.

The Erasmus+ allowance is paid in TWICE:

70% of the total amount on receipt of the certificate of arrival within the time limit (to be sent within 5 days of your arrival to the International Relations Department of the ENSAIT)


Marie-Pierre Delespierre,
Director of International Relations Erasmus Coordinator +