Practical information

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In this section you will find some practical information that will help you during your stay at our school. They are summed up in the fact sheet

Academic calendar

L3 students:

The autumn semester begins in the first week of September and ends at the end of January. An internship of 4 weeks is compulsory in February. The spring semester starts in early March and ends at the end of June.  

M1 students:

The autumn semester begins in the first week of September and ends in late January. The spring semester begins in early February and ends at the end of April, followed by an internship of 3-4 months (end of July or August).

M2 students:

The autumn semester begins in the first week of September and ends at the end of February. There is no academic spring semester for M2 students, instead they continue on with a 20-24 weeks internship (final project). The defense of the final project starts early of September.

Breaks and holidays:

  • one week early November,
  • two weeks end of December and early January
  • and one week in February (for M1 students only).

Tuition fees (2012)

One year of tuition at Mines Albi costs approx. 15,000 per student.

However, students at Mines Albi benefit from a government subsidy scheme, which considerably reduces the cost of tuition, according to their specific status.

Full-time Master of Engineering foreign regular students (not under special agreements)

Tuition for 2 years for the 2014 admission procedure: 7,700

This is payable in two installments: 3,850 at the beginning of the first year and 3,850 at the beginning of the second year.

The 7,700 fee doesn't include the mandatory intensive French language classes, insurance and school fees.

Double degree students and exchange students (under specific agreements)

Currently, double degree and exchange students pay tuition fees at their home institution only. No tuition fees are paid to the host institution.

Students are required to pay additional fees (“frais de scolarité”) to cover course materials, visits, etc.


• Eiffel French Government Excellence Scholarship: approx. 1,000 per month for 2 years.

• French government scholarships: to find out more, contact the “Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle” at the French Embassy, or the French consulate, in your country of residence.

• Bilateral programs: according to your country.

  • Scholarships offered by different international programs or organizations: ONU, UNESCO, OTAN, AUF…

Other fees

Compulsory insurance cover in France

Compulsory healthcare, civil liability, individual accident and housing insurance: approx. 500 per year.


During their stay on the campus, international students benefit from individual housing in a studio appartment in our residences. They are required to pay for their own studio appartment and board at our restaurant during their stay. Students can benefit, on request, from the ‘Aide Personnalisée au Logement’ system, which ensures affordable accommodation.

Accommodation at the Students’ Residence: about €330 per month.