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Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais - Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
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LaSalle Beauvais, founded in 1854 by the Christian Brothers, is a lasallian school, administered by a non-profit making council composed of prominent persons from the agricultural and business spheres, and under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture. LaSalle Beauvais is a private institution of higher education recognized and subsidized by the state. It offers two 5-year diplomas: a degree in Agriculture equivalent to an MSc in agribusiness or agricultural sciences from an American university and since 2001 a degree in Food Industry and Health (Agrohealth). Moreover, LaSalle Beauvais is a « Grande Ecole » with a limited and highly selective student intake. Since September 2006 after a merger with IGAL (Institut Géologique Albert-de-Lapparent) LaSalle Beauvais has been offering 2 new diplomas:  Master in Geology & Environment &  Bsc in Geology.


-     1650 students (coming from all over France)

-    Staff number: 200 lecturers (permanent or part-time) from industry, research institutes and other universities.

-     220 foreign students come to study every year to LaSalle Beauvais.




Beauvais is located in the north of France (50 miles north of Paris) in Picardy where agriculture is concentrated in crops (sugar beet, cereals, rape, peas) and diversified breeding. Many firms dealing with the food industry and international research centers are situated in the surrounding area.

Beauvais is a small city of 60,000 inhabitants, with a very interesting historical center known all over Europe for its gothic cathedral and its astronomical clock, unique in th eworld. Moreover, it has been famous for tapestry making for more than three century.

LaSalle Beauvais (10 minutes by bus from downtown) has an exceptional campus in the country-side (20 acres) surrounded by woods, with the Lake Canada offering people leisure and nature.

It is also located 5 minutes closed to the Paris-Beauvais airport offering low-cost travels to European countries.


LaSalle Beauvais campus, surrounded by woods, is just over 2 miles from downtown Beauvais, where you can find every commodity.  

Halls of Residence:

Hall accommodation on the campus is allocated to each foreign student on a session basis according to his/her program of studies.

ã Standard rooms have a bed, a large table or desk, a closet, shelves and a bathroom sink. Others include a shower and toilets. Some of the rooms are individual, others are shared with other students.

Accommodation fees amount to between 350 €/month and 450 €/month. Foreign students can apply for a housing subsidy (called APL "Allocation Personnalisée au Logement") except students who have a temporary exemption from residence permit (“dispense temporaire de carte de séjour”).

Sports and Hobbies:

  The AGE (Association Générale des Etudiants) includes 17 associations and 19 commissions which manage many varied activities such as sport, socio-cultural commissions, relations with other schools, parties, etc.

They provide all the necessary information regarding student activities on the campus.


LaSalle Beauvais offers 3 Master degree levels:

- Ingénieur en Agriculture, a Master degree in Biorenewable resources, food industry, management

- Ingénieur en Alimentation et Santé, a Master degree in Nutrition and Health

- Ingénieur en Géologie, a Master degree in Geology and Environment

Professional Network

LaSalle Beauvais' originality lies in its ability to develop professional skills through internships and conventional teaching as well as through the personal commitment of its students to the local community and the worl at large.

Our Alumni are also managers, recognized for their all-round excellence, and their leadership and team-building qualities.

Important Dates

Students can apply for Picardy Region Phileas grant.

Accoording to the excellence of the applicant, an application for an EIFFEL grant can be proposed.

They can apply for APL ( a grant for housing) 


The costs per year are different according to the diplomas.

See on Master description.

Student Life

The campus is central to the learning experience of each and every one of our students. The group-focused teaching methods used help students to develop collective thinking and to grow as individuals. Every international student is mentored by a French buddy student, via the student association 'Com Internationale', who introduces them to the campus and student activities to ensure fullimmersion in French culture and life.

The classrooms, lecture theatres, labs, documentation library, computer rooms, experimental plots and sports facilities are located on the 10 hectare campus near residences (800 apartments) and dining halls, which is adjacent to a 30 hectare wood and a 200 hectare experimental farm.

Over fifty clubs ans societies offer a wide range of activities including music, theatre, wine-tasting and photography, plus sports such as handball, volleyball, basketball, rugby, football, squash, badminton, tennis, gym, cycling (bikes available) and horse riding, etc...

In addition of this offering, the academic year is punctuated by events, withsome gathering up to 3,000 people such as the Nuit de l'Institut (LaSalle Beauvais' gala ball), the Ovalies Tournament ( a major European university rugby tournament sponsoring humanitarian causes), junior Enterprise conferences and the graduation ceremony.

LaSalle Beauvais is renowned for its open and welcomming culture and attracts a broad mix of students from diverse backgrounds. The institution has made teh necessary adjustments to be able to welcome disabled students through the "TOTAL" handicap project.

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