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TELECOM Saint-Etienne - Ecole d'ingnieurs Tlcoms -Universit Jean MONNET
General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relationship
Telecom Saint Etienne is one of the most prestigious graduate engineering schools ("Grandes Ecoles") in the Rhône-Alpes region, the second economic region in France. It is a public institution, under the aegis of the Ministry for higher education and research and is a member of the Institut Telecom. The college trains future professionals for careers in industry, services and research.
Telecom Saint Etienne trains students in optics, telecommunication, electronic, image processing, network, vision systems. The master degree offers 9 specialized fields in
·         Electronic optics
·         Image and vision
·         Telecommunication and networks
·         Software development for image processing
·         Optic, photonic and vision systems
·         Image processing and electronic systems
·         Electronic systems and telecommunication
·         Computer science and network
·         Optic, telecommunication and network
Several research (optics, image processing, webintelligence) and economic master are proposed during the master degree.
Telecom Saint Etienne offers excellents conditions for studying are ideal with a beautiful main campus, with full student facilities.


Telecom Saint Etienne is located in the town of Saint-Etienne, in the Rhône-Alpes Region. Its population has a tradition of hospitality only to be found in towns of this human scale. You will enjoy here a vast range of cultural and sports activities. Leisure parks with tracks for mountain biking, hiking, skiing as well as a nautical base for sailing, are just 15 minutes away from the university. Plentiful and reasonably priced accommodation will make studying in Saint Etienne a real pleasure.  
According to its size, Saint Etienne is the 14th town in France with 180 000 inhabitants in a greater urban district of 540 000 inhabitants. Just 60 km away, Lyon is within easy reach, as is Grenoble some 150 km away, while Paris and French Riviera are only a 2h40 train journey
An exceptional environment
The new campus is situated in the city center of Saint Etienne. It is located in the Technology park with many industries, R&D centers and research laboratories.
Telecom Saint Etienne offers high quality training in various programs (Engineering, MSc and Ph.D)
The courses on offer at Telecom Saint Etienne in the different programs cover the following advanced topics:
- VLSI circuits
- Embedded systems
- Communication networks
- Computer science
- Web technologies
- Network security
- Mobile communications
- Signal and image processing
- Optics and photonics
- 2D-3D image processing
- Integrated circuit design
- Antennas and propagation
- Optical networks
- Virtual reality
- Telecommunication
Projects and active pedagogy
Telecom Saint Etienne is the leading French Graduate Engineering School in active pedagogy. This pedagogy is based on the principle that students be in charge of their own training and develop their own competencies. In other words, they participate directly in their own learning by questioning their environment and by seeking, sharing and validating information. Conferences and cultural seminar are proposed during the whole year to help students to prepare his/her industrial placement.
Research is one of the essential components of quality training at Telecom Saint Etienne, ensuring that the students receive the best teaching, access to the school’s research laboratories and training via research.
An international and multicultural environment
At Telecom Saint Etienne, international activities are a basic part of the curriculum, and a major asset for careers. Such key training is not only based on our language courses and periods spent abroad but it is also a daily reality on the campus with its multicultural environment. More than 40% of our students are Internationals (from 20+ countries).

Telecom Saint Etienne has signed different types of bilateral and erasmus agreements with universities worldwide and actively participates in student and visiting scholar exchanges.


Professional Network

Telecom Saint Etienne has been working closely with the n+i network for many years. Telecom Saint Etienne is in charge of the adaptation nplusi semester in Electronic from 2003 and in telecommunication in 2009. About 15 students every year, coming from several French Engineers Schools are studying in Saint Etienne for few months. Students in the adaptation semesters have specific courses and projects with experienced professors.
Each student has a student tutoring and attends to lectures and labs with other French students.

Important Dates

The application is before April. All candidates have an interview between June and July.




There is no scholarship offered. Telecom Saint Etienne helps students to partially finance their studies by proposing some student work inside the school.


Tuition fees for foreign students (external students) are 2000 euros for year 1&2 and 1600 euros for year 3 (equivalent to master 2).

Student Life

Situated in one of the most beautiful and green campuses Telecom Saint Etienne provides its students with a setting propitious to work as well as to community living and doing sport.
The animated on-campus life is due to the dynamism of the students who organize many activities and cultural events such as: sports tournaments with other universities, "Junior enterprise", careers fair, music festival, Gala evening, trips, etc. They also join in important national competitions such as the Robotics cup and Telecom Institute Cup.

 Most students are offered the possibility of campus accommodation in the Student residences. Saint Etienne offers many private accommodations with low price inside the city center and close to the campus. Telecom Saint Etienne has agreements with private accommodations and international residences.


The Pole International is in charge of international students to find accommodation, to help students for the immigration application.

Accommodation fees

  Average monthly rent including all service charges is between 100 and 375 euros depending on the type of accommodation. Most students (French and international students) are eligible for student accommodation state benefit.



Some figures

- 650 Master of Engineering and Master of Science
- 100 PhD students
- 40% international students from 20+ countries
- 80% of students have an international experience within the 3 years

Partnership with n+i

Telecom Saint Etienne plays a major part in the n+I network. From 2004 Telecom Saint Etienne organizes an integration semester in Electronics every year in partnership with ESIEE and ENSEA. During 6 months, all students have intensive French courses in: mathematics, digital electronics, analog Electronics, computer architectures, personal projects, French language, French culture and history, communication and sport.  


Telecom Saint Etienne is a member of the Institut Telecom together with Telecom ParisTech Telecom SudParis and Telecom BretagneTelecom Saint Etienne has more than 30 erasmus and bilateral agreement with international universities. 

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