INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées

Toulouse, France
The INSA of Toulouse, France is School of Engineering in 5 years, under the authority of the Ministry of Education and Research.


INSA-Toulouse, an engineering school

With eleven thousand alumni present in all economic sectors, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Toulouse, an international, pluridisciplinary, state engineering school, is recognised for the excellence of its five-year education which attracts students of a high academic level and who have obtained excellent results at the Baccalaureat.

An education supported by top level research

INSA-Toulouse provides a range of 10 engineering specialisations, including computer sciences, civil engineering, mathematical engineering and biochemical engineering. Its courses, linked to the latest scientific advances, are supported by the activity of leading-edge research laboratories, backed by large industrial groups, for example in the fields of new materials for aeronautics, environmental protection techniques and nano-objects.

Innovative pedagogy for long-lasting learning

Throughout the course, the students are confronted with concrete, complex projects and problems on which they work in groups, with the help of teachers when requested. No questions, no lectures... is the principle behind this active learning approach, experimented by renowned universities in America and Northern Europe, and now advocated by UNESCO.

Engineers open to the world

The international dimension has been a priority for INSA since it opened and international sections have gradually been set up. On campus, one in five students is an international student.

INSA welcomes students with a range of profiles: students with a technological baccalaureat, students opting for a cooperative education alternating periods of academic study and industrial experience and continuing education students.

Being open to the world also involves the student´s commitment to the community which is highly valued and credited as part of the course.

The strength of networks

INSA-Toulouse is part of the INSA network, which brings together five engineering schools situated, in addition to Toulouse, in Lyon, Rennes, Rouen and Strasbourg, forming the largest pool of engineering graduates in France.

It is also part of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), and a founder member of the PRES "Université de Toulouse".

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées!


INSA also offers its students

  • accommodation facilities
  • restaurant
  • library
  • health service
  • assistance

Many services are organised by the service « Vie de lINSA » which deals generally with affairs related to« Life on Campus » and consequently is in charge of the material and financial management of communal services : reception, mail, security, rental of rooms.

Student Life

Life at INSA is very rich thanks to the many clubs and associations which allow students and staff to take part in a variety of humanitarian, sports, economic or cultural activities.

Student associations :

The student clubs create a friendly atmosphere on the campus and organize important events.

Students may choose to belong to :

  • L'Amicale des Elèves manages the clubs and associations. Its mission is to promote cultural, sports, activities. This year it managed 40 clubs and brought together more than 1100 students.
  • Students website
  • La Junior INSA Services (JIS) whose vocation is to carry out studies for industry.

INSA subsidises student clubs and the student projects chosen each year in December by the Conseil des Etudes (the « Opération mains propres » in Senegal, the « Coupe Robot E=m6 », the « Tour de France à la voile »,), and organizes events which bring everybody together (the INSA week, the graduation ceremony,).

Sports clubs and associations

Students can practise any of the 20 sports organized by the « association sportive

Cultural activities

Numerous activities are organized each year by the student clubs, staff and Culture Commission, created in November 1998 to organize, manage and coordinate cultural activities ».


INSA toulouse is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Research as "Grande Ecole d'Ingenieur", under the control of the "Commission des Titres d'Ingenieurs".

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