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AgroParisTech - Institut des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de l'Environnement

AgroParisTech is a higher education teaching and research institute (’Grande Ecole’) in the fields of agronomic sciences and techniques, the agri-food sector, forestry, management of spaces and natural resources and land management and development. 

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Founded on January 1st 2007 by the three following Graduate Institutes in Science and Engineering:

  • INA P-G - Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon
  • ENGREF – Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts
  • ENSIA – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires


The “Grandes Ecoles” are the best rated pathways for higher education in Engineering and Management.

  • Graduate school deliver degrees starting at master level
  • A very selective admission process through which students are either admitted by a nationwide entrance exam or by the virtue of excellent academic records
  • 5 years (Master’s degrees) to 8 years (PhD and post-Master’s degrees) of higher education
  • The degree course at the “Grandes Ecoles” includes compulsory internships in laboratories and companies, in France or abroad
  • The prestige of the “Grandes Ecoles” and its contacts with major enterprises provide an easy access to the job market 


AgroParisTech’s research activity is consistent with a dual approach of academic excellence and engineering research. It contributes to research in the areas of agricultural issues, forestry, food and the environment of tomorrow.

Areas of research
  • Living systems
  • Agroecosystems, forests, landscapes
  • Natural resources
  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Carbon materials, synthons, energy
  • Social systems

The combination of these two strategic orientations enables the institute to ensure:

  • the quality and diversity of teaching materials, necessary to achieve its teaching objectives
  • conditions favorable to the fulfillment of the research mission of its staff
  • national and international recognition


The vast majority of the chief executives in major French companies and of top managers in the French Administration are graduates from the “Grandes Ecoles”.

  • 50% of our students are hired before they graduate 
  • 200 research contrats signed per year

University Ranking

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Student services

A guide for students at AgroParisTech has been created especially for international students. The Students’ International Club organises a “Buddy” system for international students and assist them in their arrival in France and their integration. In particular offers the Reception Office for Mobile Students to welcome the students and to help them from the day they arrive (help with the formalities, inform on cultural gaps and proposes to each one, during their stay, language courses and leisure activities…).

Housing services

AgroParisTech provides accommodation to international students (they have a priority over the French students). AgroParisTech is able to provide rooms to students spread over different campuses:

  • Paris Campus
  • Grignon Campus
  • Nancy Campus
  • Massy Campus

Medical services

  • Degree-seeking students must subscribe to the national insurance to a student insurance.
  • Non-degree seeking students take out a health insurance from their country. European Economic Area and Switzerland nationals, there is an European health insurance card.

Student Life

Campus life

For information about living and studying in France, the major website where you can find useful information is CampusFrance (English version available): it provides information about cost of living, visa and residence permits requirements, accomodation, cost of living, etc.

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