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 for Engineering Diploma program

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 beginning of March and ends at the end of June.  

M1 students:

The autumn semester begins in the first week of September and ends in late February. The spring semester begins in early March and ends on April 30, followed by an internship of 4 months until end of 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 an internship until end of July (final project).

Breaks and holidays:

  • one week early November,
  • two weeks end of December and early January
  • one week in February (for M1 students only).
  • and one week in April (for L3 students only).

Academic calendar for international Master of Science programs

Each of the international Master of Science programs specifies yearly its academic calendar. However, the fall semester starts generally at the very beginning of September.

Albi French Summer School calendar

The classes start on first Monday of July and end after 8 weeks of courses, on late August.

Tuition fees (2015)

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 Engineering Diploma program for foreign regular students (not under special agreements)

Tuition for 2 years for the 2015 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 includes the mandatory intensive French language classes.

Double degree students and exchange students (under specific agreements), Engineering Diploma program

According to the signed agreements, 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.

International Master of Science programs

Tuition fees for each of the MSc programs are specified in the program description.

Albi French Summer School

Tuition fees for 2 month full program are €1500, including French language and culture courses and the different activities, visits, sports.


• Eiffel French Government Excellence Scholarship: approx. 1,200 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. 300 per year.


During their stay on the campus, all international students benefit from individual housing in a studio apartment in our residences. They are required to pay for their own studio apartment 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.