Exchange students

Welcoming students from partner universities

About Devinci Higher Education

Devinci Higher Education is a state-recognized, private higher education institution founded in 1995. It is made up of three schools that award accredited degrees: EMLV (Business School), ESILV (Engineering School) and IIM (School of Digital Communication & Multimedia).

A note on names: Devinci Higher Education, Léonard de Vinci group and Pôle Léonard de Vinci are used interchangeably to refer to the collective institution as composed of its three schools: EMLV, ESILV, and IIM.

De Vinci Higher Education encourages international openness and has developed numerous partnerships with foreign universities. The development of these partnerships has resulted in thousands of academic exchanges that have allowed French students to study in partner universities and foreign students to study at Pôle Léonard de Vinci schools.

Exchange programmes  Our partner universities  Download our International Student Guide 

Procedures and documents

Exchange students

Devinci Higher Education accepts only nominated students from partner institutions. If you are interested in coming for an exchange at Devinci Higher Education, please contact your home institution.

Selection procedure: Nomination & registration

The selection process can be divided into different steps: nomination by your home institution, online registration and acceptance at Léonard de Vinci. Once accepted at Léonard de Vinci, you will receive an official acceptance letter, and later on login details to allow you to access the intranet.

We have two selection processes every academic year, one for the fall semester (first semester, August-December) and one for the spring semester (second semester, January-May). The specific deadline for nomination and registration will be communicated at the start of every academic year.

Applying for an exchange for the fall semester
Nomination process: April – mid-May
Online registration deadline: 1st June

Applying for an exchange for the spring semester
Nomination process: September-Mid October
Online registration deadline: 1st November

Click here to register online

Documents to provide on registration (digital copies)

  • Identity photo (picture following the requirements of a passport picture)
  • Copy of identity document (ID or passport)
  • Copy of European health insurance card (for European students)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency: (to be filled in by an English teacher, can be sent after registration).
  • Previous transcripts of records: for 4th and 5th year only (master/postgraduate level)! These can be sent after registration.

Support for exchange students

The Incoming Team of the International Relations Office is here to assist you during the registration process and during your installation in France. They will be there to guide you through information sessions before your exchange and orientation sessions on your arrival. During your exchange, they remain available: you can visit their office or reach them by email/phone for any questions you may have.

Important information

Academic Calendar

The specific dates will depend on the chosen school and program, but as a general guideline:

  • Fall semester: End August – third week of December
  • Spring semester: Early January – mid-May

Language of instruction

French or English: The language of instruction for each school and year is specified in the Exchange programmes page.

All exchange students will, as part of their program, follow French classes adapted to their level, even if you are complete beginner! This level will be determined via a non-graded test at the beginning of the exchange.


Devinci Higher Education does not provide its own accommodation, but has an own online platform called Studapart Devinci which concentrates safe and trustworthy adds for accommodation provided by private landlords. Around 60% of all our international students find their accommodation through Studapart Devinci.

More info and tips on how to find an accommodation In Paris will be given during the pre-mobility information sessions!

International Contacts

Degree-seeking students

Whatsapp : +33 7 86 16 74 66

Exchange Students / Welcome Desk

+33 01 81 00 29 75


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