Quick Facts

Language of instruction: French

Language requirement: French 204 or equivalent required for participation.

Class standing requirement: students must have met engineering progression requirements to apply.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: Late August to mid-January

Spring: Late January to late June

Duration: Fall, Spring or Academic year


The program in France is run through the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3), a consortium of universities in the U.S. and abroad working together to provide students with the opportunity to study internationally. Please refer to the Global E3 website as well as UTT's (Université de Technologie de Troyes) international office for more detailed information.


You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses:

To view all Université de Technologie de Troyes courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to IESP's Existing Equivalencies page. You may also consult the UTT course descriptions.

You may choose to enroll in a 4-week intensive French language pre-semester course in August or February. Find out more by downloading this PDF flyer from UTT. This flyer also lists courses that UTT offers in English.


The following sample budgets will give you an idea of the costs involved. These amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at or

Tuition and fees: University of Wisconsin-Madison tuition
UW program fee: $600
UW-mandated CISI health insurance: $34/month
French health insurance (mandatory): Approximately $270/year
Housing: $400 per month
Meals: $350 per month
Miscellaneous expenses (laundry, books, supplies, etc.): $1,200/semester
Local transportation: $60/month
Student visa: $120

Entertainment, vacation and travel costs vary widely.


UTT offers on-campus housing (dormitories).


1) Complete the IESP applicaion.

2) In order to submit the IESP application, you will need to complete Global E3's electronic application form online.

3) In order to submit the IESP application, you will need to complete UTT's electronic application.

4) Submit any original application materials directly to IESP through the online application; do not send them to the institution to which you are applying.

If you have an up-to-date passport please submit a copy of it with your application, otherwise start applying for a passport immediately.

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. Either option is free. Please note transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.