Preparing your arrival
How to get to the ISAE-SUPAERO campus?
Virtual tour of the campus
Welcoming you when you arrive
When you arrive, you will be welcomed by an ISAE SUPAERO host who will provide you with practical information about getting settled and your final enrollment.
All students in the Ingénieur ISAE SUPAERO program (MSc) will participate in a week long integration course (visits of the school and Toulouse along with activities to help new students get to know each other and other ISAE-SUPAERO students).
On campus there are 3 new student residences, a dining hall, a student center and extensive athletic facilities. Once you have been admitted to ISAE-SUPAERO, you may request housing at one of the on-campus student residences. More about housing.
For more information about the bus and subway schedule along with fares in Toulouse, please visit the Tisséo website : www.tisseo-urbain.fr
Owing to its geographic position at the crossroads between oceanic and Mediterranean influences, Toulouse has a temperate climate with mild weather in the fall and spring and fairly hot, dry summers. The rainiest months are April, May and June. The lowest temperatures are in January with an average temperature of 5°C, and the highest temperatures are in August, with temperatures often exceeding 30°.
French as a Foreign Language
Intensive French as a Foreign Language courses are delivered in August.
Websites to look at before your arrival
If you are a citizen of a European country, you must contact the social security office in your own country to request a European health insurance card before your departure for ISAE-SUPAERO.
Students from outside the European Union
Students from outside the European Union must sign up with French social security even if you are only staying or one semester. The cost is to be paid by the student. For your information, French social security does not reimburse all medical expenses, hence it is recommended to sign up for complementary health coverage called a “mutuelle” in French.
Third party liability insurance is required in France.
Whether you are staying with a friend, in a student residence or if you rent an apartment, personal insurance is required. The purpose of this insurance is to ensure that you are covered in case of any damages that you or your belongings may cause to a third party.
Depending on your activities, you may also check whether your contract covers you during your company internships for any sports that you do.
For more information you may contact student insurance companies - http://www.lmde.com (student insurance) and http://www.vittavi.fr (security pass) – or private insurance companies (ISAE-SUPAERO can provide you with information about a partner insurance company). If you have taken out insurance for your housing (required in France), generally personal insurance is included.
As a registered ISAE-SUPAERO student, you will spend several months in France.
French law requires that you have a long stay visa, which serves as your residence permit. This visa is obtained through the French Embassy in your country of origin.