International Admissions


You are considering student exchange or full degree studies at SIGMA Clermont or you have already been nominated by your home university? You can find plenty of useful information on this page. 

SIGMA Clermont takes part in several exchange programmes, like Erasmus+, n+i, Arfitec, Mexfitec, Brafitec and CEF. Each year we welcome about 50 students from our partner universities.

Admission process

SIGMA Clermont admissions process: 3 easy steps!

1. E-mail our International Incoming Assistant ( who will put you in contact with one of our regional coordinators responsible for the area your home country is located in.

2. Define a study program with the regional coordinator. Attention! You can only chose courses from within one department (pôle) and one semester. Mixing courses from different departments and study years is not possible.

  •  You can download the study program for Mechanical Engineering or Chemistry courses (see link in right-hand column: "Documents to download")

3. Fill in and submit the application form (see link in right-hand column for download) with all the required documents, within these deadlines:

  •  Classes starting in Fall (1st September)     15 May
  •  Classes starting in Spring (early January)     15 November


SIGMA Clermont considers every application individually and makes the admission decision on the basis of the fully completed application form and enclosures. If you fulfill the requirements set by SIGMA Clermont, the International Office will send you a confirmation of acceptance by e-mail.

Acceptance information is available about 6 weeks after the application deadline. 

Please note that during the time when applications are being processed, it is not possible to answer individual questions concerning the status of your application.

Language requirements


  • For coursework, SIGMA Clermont requires language skills in French that correspond to Level B1 on the European CEFR scale.
  • Students coming for project work only can carry out their research in English.

French language classes

SIGMA Clermont provides different levels of French as Foreign Language (FLE) classes for international students. This language course will be awarded with 4 ECTS credits. We strongly recommend participating in this course, even if you already have some knowledge of French. Degree students will take DELF or DALF certification at the end of their course

International Student Admissions Guide


For more detailed information, please consult our International Students' Guide (see link in right-hand column for download). 


You will find all the information you need about registration, studies and life in Clermont-Ferrand.


You can also download our brochure in English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Romanian and Korean (see right-hand column: "Documents to download").