International mobility is an opportunity for engineering students to immerse themselves in another culture, to adopt another way of life and thus add an international dimension to their training. It is also an excellent opportunity to work in multicultural teams, and undoubtedly an essential preparation for the engineering profession, which increasingly requires contact with foreign countries.
To obtain its engineering diploma, Polytech Marseille requires a minimum of 12 weeks' international mobility. The school offers several possibilities to students who wish to internationalize their profile during their engineering studies. Many students also take advantage of this opportunity to improve their English language skills.
Student engineers can pursue a period of study outside France during their studies at Polytech Marseille. The school relies on the extensive network of its parent university, Aix-Marseille Université, and on a number of agreements of its own.
The choice of destinations is extensive, covering every continent.
In 2022, more than 18 countries welcomed students on mobility programs (internships and studies). There are 6 international double degrees.
Examples of Polytech Marseille's partner establishments
Europe: Erasmus programs
Germany: Universities of Aachen, Karlsruhe, Cologne
Spain: Autonomous University of Barcelona
Italy: Politecnico di Milano
Netherlands: University of Twente
Romania: University of Bucharest
Sweden: University of Uppsala
United Kingdom: Strathclyde University
Canada: BCI Agreements, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, UQAC
USA: University of Indianapolis
Brazil: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Mexico: Instituto Tecnológico de Queretaro
Argentina: University of Cuyo
Polytech Marseille students: log on to Intra-Polytech to see the full list of partners.
Doing an internship abroad
Students also have the opportunity to carry out one of their compulsory internships outside France, either in a research laboratory that may or may not be a partner of the school, or in a company.
Every year, 150 to 200 Polytech students choose to do their internship abroad, mainly in North America and Europe.
In some fields, 100% of 4th-year internships are carried out abroad.
Studying at Polytech
If you're planning to study at Polytech Marseille, as part of an exchange with a partner institution, or because you've joined one of our programs for a full course, here are a few tips to help you adapt to France and the region.
Several courses offer a program in English
To apply for a semester in our graduate :
To apply for a semester in our undergraduate and graduate:
Contacts to prioritize
Campus International Relations Department (for all administrative aspects)
- Luminy: Nicole GEYSKENS email@example.com
- Etoile: Lucile Richard firstname.lastname@example.org
Referents in our fields of study (for pedagogical aspects)
- Biological Engineering: Helene Gaussier email@example.com
- Biomedical Engineering: Yannick Boursier Yannick.BOURSIER@univ-amu.fr
- Civil Engineering: Severine Barbosa Severine.BARBOSA@univ-amu.fr
- Industrial and Computer Engineering: Aziz Naamane Aziz.NAAMANE@univ-amu.fr
- Computer Science: Alexandra Bac Alexandra.BAC@univ-amu.fr
- Materials: Lise Michez Lise.MICHEZ@univ-amu.fr
- Mechanics and Energy: Fabien Petitpas Fabien.PETITPAS@univ-amu.fr
- Microelectronics and Telecommunications: Vincenzo Della-Marca Vincenzo.DELLA-MARCA@univ-amu.fr