"n+i" has contacts throughout the world and agreements with excellent universities. French diplomatic offices all over the world keep us informed about the developments in foreign educational systems.
Determinations of the equivalence to be accorded a given degree or other credentials presented by applicants to "n+i" programs are made by an "n+i" committee.
The members of "n+i" committee are mandated by the directors of Engineering Institutes of "n+i" network and the committee’s decisions are final and not subject to review or appeal regarding the validation or a decision of an application.
How do I enroll at one of the "n+i" network schools?
Enrollment begins with your online application. This application must be supported by various official documents to be uploaded.
If you prefer a particular school, indicate your preference in your application.
You have the possibility to declare in your electronic form, a wish for french school, or master or topics for your project of study in France.
Your wishes will not be limiting the number offers you may receive.
If no test of French proficiency (TEF or TCF) are available where the students are they have to provide evidence of their proficiency from an approved individual or organization (See "
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If no French proficiency test is available where you reside then you have to provide an evidence of your proficiency from an approved individual or an approved organization.
Where can I find suitable French classes before I go to France?
Insist on high-quality French classes. Alliance Française organizations and classes offered by your university are good bets.
When do I have to give the results of my French test ?
The best is to be able to give a recent resuts of the French test in your application form. The deadline for "n+i" to receive your results is before mid April.
Pass your test as soon as possible because you need time to get the results and you should need the results to get your visa.
When should I register?
Read the detailed Schedule : Calendrier n+i to be informed about all the deadlines.
Can I send my application form by air-mail ?
No. The application procedure is exclusively done electronically on our website.
No other form of application will be accepted.
What is the cost of applying?
File opening fees of €50 are required once an application is created.
The opening means:
- be invited to join the interview.
- the kick off of the n+i administrators review and validation of your electronic form.
Thereafter, you will have to pay registration fees, packages and the Institute costs of training.
The purpose is to describe what you would like to do once you will be graduate:
- Would you like to continue your studies for a PhD and do some research' in what field '
- Would you like to working for a company, which one and why etc.
What is a motivation letter ?
In this text/letter you have to explain your motivation of your project of study in France.
Why have you decided to go study outside your country '
For which reasons id you choose France and the "n+i" program '
Why are you interested by a specific French school, or a specific field of study '
How to fill the form about the four years of transcripts?
If you do not have any information on your last year because its underway:
- You must complete at least the subjects you are studying
- You can provide us also a Letter of Evaluation from one of your professors regarding your chances to complete your last year (and get your degree)..
Note that your Bachelor will be requested before your arrival by the recruiting institute to confirm your registration.
Without your bachelor degree, you can not be registered as a student of the school.
- If your degree of bachelor is more than 4 years:
Try to group in Y1 (the earliest year) the subjects the most relevant regarding your project of study, and specify in the comment that you had to group this 2 years, because we will be verifying your your academic results.
- If your degree of bachelor has less than 4 years:
Nevertheless, indicate your previous year's result by specifying what for academic level they are.
My electronic form is still not validated why?
Your electronic form is not completed (see your "Dashboard").
You may have not uploaded all your authenticating documents. Check the "Authenticating of dossier" tab on your "n+i" personal page.
If everything is complete, note that a delay of few days is required to process your application.
My electronic form is locked but I want to modify it
Once an electronic form is validated and locked it is no longer editable by the user.
As the conformity of the dossier and the authenticating documents have been established, then the dossier can not be modified anymore.
I am asked to give my "firstname" and "surname" but I have only one name
You must fill as "Surname" (or "Family Name" ), and firstname the names that will appear on your passport.
If you do not have a passport yet, look at your "birth certificate."
It is very important that your electronic file contains the same information as shown on your passport or birth certificate.
What is the interview?
An interview is a chance to present your application and prove your motivation and your language proficiency. It's also an opportunity to ask important questions about your course in France and receive guidance.
The "n+i" Network authorizes persons to give their opinion on your application (after an interview). These opinions will be added to your application but you will not be able to consult them. They will only be accessible by the persons reviewing your application (schools, companies etc.).
Is the interview mandatory/compulsory?
Yes, the interview is compulsory to validate your application file and to make it accessible to "n+i" institutes.
You have to swear on the honor that you will be alone to participate to the interview. It is not just an assessment. It is a way of getting to know you and of helping you make the right decision on which course to take in France.
You will be contacted by an interviewer of Network "n+i" when your application is complete.
I have not been interviewed yet, when will it happen ?
To accept an offer of an academic school you need to establish a ranking: 1 being your first choice, 2 your second choice, etc.
You can refuse an offer by selecting "No".
To rank these offers with your preference will help us to better understand your requirements.
For example it is possible that a scholarship program correspond to a school that you have not chosen as your first choice, then we could ask you to consider your other choices.
Can I change my recruiting school after the deadline?
No, you can not change of academic offers after the deadlines unless very exceptional cases (Scholarships etc.).
In that cases, it is your ranking of academic offers will be taken into account.
Is it possible not to receive an offer from a school I've selected as a wish?
If you have indicated that you are interested in a school (as a wish), the school will be notified of your application so they consult it first.
However it is the responsibility and decision of the school to make an academic offer to you or not, according to its own criteria: academic background, capacity etc..
It is for this reason that we invite students to apply at the earliest. note that schools do not have to justify their selection or their choice.
What are the commercial documents?
The "quotation" (Q-YY-num):
This document must be returned signed to confirm your acceptance of the program.
The "payment receipt":
Once we identified one of your payment credited on our account (eg deposit), your personal page will be updated.
You will get this payment receipt to proove that you had paid "n+i" of that amount.
The "invoice" (I-YY-num):
Following the acceptance of the quotation, "n+i" will produce an invoice that determines the amount that you must pay.
The "Credit note" (C-YY-num):
It is possible that you will exempted from some one ore more packages. In that case a credit note will be issued. This will reduce the amount to be paid from your invoice.
We will contact the relevant school to confirm if it maintains its offer.
When must I pay the recruiting institute?
Understand that the "n+i" invoice and the "institute" invoice are two separate invoices that you must pay separately.
As soon as you will have paid the "n+i" invoice, your recruiting institute will send you the "institute" invoice with their "institute registration fees" to be paid direcly to them.
This "institute registration fees" will be reminded on the "n+i" invoice as a note.
How a relative can pay for my "n+i" expenses?
A relative can solve a payment for you: you simply get the payment order "n+i" (from your personal page and commercial document) and send it to him.
Your family must imperatively state the payment reference as shown on the "n+i" payment order.
It's been 12 days since I paid but my page is not updated
Please upload your proof of payment on your personal nplusi page.
You can also contact us by ticket from your personal page.
Note that it is usual that bank transfer take many days to be credited on an account (it is not an immediate process), please wait 12 days before contacting us.
I paid more than my invoice when will I be refund?
After your arrival in France in October and before the end of the calendar year.
What criteria are used to award scholarships?
Scholarships are merit-based regarding the criteria of the grants holders.
Your online application is therefore very important—so fill it out carefully.
Criteria include your university’s prominence, your grades and other achievements, recommendation letters from your professors and employer, and, results from the GRE or other tests (not mandatory), if you have them.
Can I combine several scholarships?
Certain scholarships, such as the Eiffel Scholarship, are exclusive and non-cumulative.
Company, French school scholarships are cumulative according to the amount.
Check the scholarship conditions that you may receive.
How to apply for Eiffel scholarship?
The applicant must be submitted by one institute only.
That explains why we ask applicants to sign a document authorizing the institute to make the application and that no other institutes (n+i or other) has done so.
If there are several Eiffel applications for one applicant, the applications will be rejected !
• You must be registered in session 1
• When you will get Session 1 academic offers, you will to accept that a n+i institute applies for an EIFFEL grant.
• You have also to sort other institutes offers by order of priority in case you are not awarded an EIFFEL grant.
Eiffel results are generally published on the end of March.
When should I begin working on my visa procedure?
Once you will have confirmed you study project with "n+i" by signing the "n+i" quotation and paying the "n+i" invoice, you will get administrative documents from Network n+i (payment receipt, admission letter).
With these document you can start your procedure of visa.
These procedures vary from one country to another (duration, complexity).
Contact your Campus France desk or the French consulate for more details on the visa procedure.
Proof of lodgement for my visa
When doing the visa procedure, I've been asked for a proof of lodgement, what can you do for me ?
When you will have fully paid your "n+i" invoice, you will receive on your personal n+i page an attestation of lodgement.
With this document you can start your administrative procedure for visa.
Do I need a passport, a visa?
You need a passport and a "student" visa.
You need a valid passport for the entire period of your program + 6 months for your stay in France.
You need to apply for a student visa "long stay" at the French embassy or a French consulate near to your city.
How should I get a residence permit?
The student visa "long stay" is equivalent to a "carte de séjour" for the beginning of your studies in France.
The student must within three months perform certain administrative procedures (OFII) and get as proof a thumbnail on your passport.
Your "n+i" representative in the school will help you for its extension.
As soon as you arrive in France we will help you to obtain a student residency permit.
How much luggage can I bring with me?
Do not bring too much luggage because the airlines, railway services or taxi companies may make you pay extra charges.
We recommend you a limit of 3 bags and 30 kg in total maximum.
France has a temperate climate and there are lots of Laundromats.
How is my welcome organized in France ?
If you have chosen the PIC (Cultural Integration Package), don’t worry!
- An "n+i" representative will be at the airport or railway station to meet you.
- We will take care of your transport to your place of study.
- Your insurance (health and civil responsibility) will be handled by "n+i".
Instructions will be given before your arrival to prepare your welcome.
I would like to spend more days in Paris for my PIC
I would like to spend several days in Paris before being transferred to my PIL / PIM center. Is this possible?
I do not have any insurance in France yet, what happens if I have a problem in the first few days?
As soon as you arrive in France, the Network "n+i" will welcome and provide you a health and civil insurance effective immediately upon your arrival in France.
N.B.: If you refused the “n+i" welcome, no insurance will be taken out by "n+i" and you must take out (compulsory) insurance yourself.
This is compulsory for every students in France.
Can an "n+i" student work while attending the program?
Yes, international students are allowed to work 17 hours per week.
But be careful not to spend too much energy in those activities because your studies require a lot of work.
How much do students need to meet their monthly needs?
It may cost you a minimum of 1200 € per month to live in France.
But with the savings from University Boarding and University Restaurants you may be able to manage with 770 € per month for your basic need (living expenses).
Exemption from the Cultural Integration Package (PIC)
The PIC includes the following elements:
- Welcome at the airport,
- Personalized assistance for the whole duration of your studies in France,
- Welcome kit,
- Insurance (medical, civil liability and repatriation),
- Transfers on arrival depending on your packages.
We recommend that all students take the PIC to benefit from the "n+i" support for the complete duration of their studies.
Exemption from PIC depends on Réseau "n+i" and the recruiting school.
To be exempted, the student shall, in agreement with the recruiting school, prepare and sign a renunciation letter confirming his desire not to take advantage of the help and assistance from Réseau "n+i".
The various components of PIC: insurance, liability insurance, health insurance etc, will be the sole responsibility of the student who will take full responsibility of it.
If you wish to be exempted from PIC: open a support ticket stating that you wish to be exempted from PIC.
Exemption from the Linguistic Integration Package (PIL)
The Linguistic Integration Package (PIL or French refresher course), run by Réseau "n+i", enables students, beginners or not, to improve their level of French before the actual course starts.
Only the "n+i" Student Department is authorized to exempt a student from the linguistic Integration package unless specific criteria from the recruiting school.
To be exempted, the student must demonstrate a good level of French with the B2 certificate in a French test (DELF, TCF, TEF, ...).
In the absence of an official certificate, Réseau "n+i" may consider the transcripts of 3 years of study in French or a certificate from a recognized institute or a letter from a certified person.
If you wish to be exempted from PIL: open a support ticket stating that you wish to be exempted from PIL and attach your proof of B2 level.
Exemption from the Methodological Integration Package (PIM)
The Methodological Integration Package (PIM) is part of the engineering training that is why only the recruiting school is empowered to exempt the student according to its own criteria. The school will inform Réseau "n+i" who will notify the decision to the student.
To be fully exempted from Methodological Integration Package, the student must demonstrate a good level of French and a good preparation for studies in France, unless specific criteria of the recruiting school.
Important: Exemption is granted according to academic criteria, never for financial reasons.