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Presentation

Network "n+i"

Since 20 years, Network "n+i" has trained around 3 000 international engineers of 80 different nationalities.

Network "n+i", a non-profit making organization recognized by general interest, was created in 1997 under the initiative of the French Conférence des Directeurs des Ecoles Françaises d'Ingénieurs (CDEFI). It is led by an elected board of 12 engineering institutions directors.

Network "n+i" brings together about 50 French Engineering institutions of higher education (Arts et Métiers Paristech, INSA (s), Polytech (s), ENPC, etc.) who have chosen to mutualize their international cooperation efforts to attract and welcome high–caliber foreign students, who will be the future top executives of French and foreign companies over the world. 

In the current context of globalization where competition is fierce, engineering education is a challenge for French businesses who are hoping to grow internationally.

Network "n+i" supports them by offering solutions to train and gain loyalty of their future bicultural and trilingual engineers, the tomorrow's economic decision-makers.

Closely with the relevant Ministries and its representatives and with the support of institutions promoting French interests abroad (Campus France, French Alliances, Chambers of commerce, etc.), Network "n+i" has trained nearly 3 000 engineers coming from the best universities of more than 80 countries, out of which 35% are women.

"n+i" services

Tailor-made services

On behalf of its member engineering institutions, Network "n+i" offers a full service package, adjustable according to needs of the partner companies.

A single database

More than 500 students' applications of 70 different nationalities are available online every year. The "n+i" database helps to identify an engineer-student according to various criteria: country of origin, target countries, field of study, etc.

A supervised selection process

The "n+i" staff controls and validates application files online. Then, applicants are interviewed one or several times (via Skype or at the occasion of missions in the country). 
Later one, a MCQ test is organized to confirm the student's level in mathematics.
Finally, engineering institutions make use of all information available to select candidates.

A large panel of courses

The 50 engineering institutions members of Network "n+i", located in more than 40 French cities, offer courses covering all disciplines of engineering sciences, ranging from Aerospace and Civil Engineering to Cybernetics, Food processing industry, Chemical and Electrical Engineering.

An individualized coaching

The “Path to Success” preparatory programmes facilitate the student's integration into French academic life:

  • Cultural Integration Package (PIC): Personal assistance and follow-up from the arrival in France (welcome, insurances, bank, accommodation, transfers) up to the graduation,
  • Linguistic Integration Package (PIL): Intensive French courses in France before the engineering training,
  • Methodological Integration Package (PIM): A period of methodological, academic and linguistic adaptation as a part of the engineering training.

A tailor-made partnership according to your needs

    The partner:

    • chooses the training programme that best meets its needs,
    • selects one or a few students that it wants to support via a database of validated applications files,
    • selects the host French engineering insitutions and / or the university of origin,
    • determines its financial support amount,
    • defines with Network "n+i" the type of coaching wanted for the student: VIP welcome, tutoring, cultural, linguistic and methodological integration packages (PIC, PIL, PIM), meeting with the company, etc.,
    • records the type of partnership it wishes (sponsorship or other).

    A platform to spread internship offers

    French and foreign students of Network "n+i" engineering institutes can consult internship offers from partners companies via the "n+i" website.

    Application files (motivations, personal and professional project, etc.) are controlled and validated by the student's engineering institute before dissemination within the company.