Engineering in France

Engineering in France — Dates

Dates & Deadlines

Program Term

App Open DateDeadline*
Academic Year 2019–20Dec 1April 1
Depart US early September
Arrive Montpellier early September
Break TBD
End of Fall semester TBD 
Start of Spring semester January 27 (tentative)
Break March 4–10 (tentative)
Break April 22–28 (tentative)
End of Spring semester TBD
Depart Montpellier TBD
Fall 2019Dec 1April 1
Depart US early September
Arrive Montpellier early September 
Break TBD 
End of Fall Semester TBD 
Depart Montpellier TBD 
Spring 2019May 1October 15
Depart US January 16
Arrive Montpellier/Program Start Date January 17
Break March 2–10
Break April 20–28
End of Spring Semester/Program End Date June 14
Depart Montpellier June 15
Summer 2019, Session 2Aug 1March 1
Depart US June 26
Arrive Montpellier/Program Start Date June 27
Bastille Day July 14
Depart Montpellier July 27

*Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Maria Mantey at to inquire.
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.

Spring 2019  Thursday, November 15, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Blegen 435

*UMTC Declared and Prospective French Majors and Minors (semester, academic year, and advanced summer students only): Please contact the French department to set up a meeting with Trina Whittaker, Director of Undergraduate Studies in order to complete the Academic Planning Form. 

Program Handbook Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on
this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research
Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship