Exchange to GT-Lorraine for MS ECE & MS CS Programs
Master of Science (MS) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) or Computer Science (CS) students who matriculate through GT-Shenzhen must spend their first two semesters at GT-Shenzhen and earn a minimum of 15 credit hours at GT-Shenzhen. Afterward, they have the possibility of studying at GT-Shenzhen, GT-Lorraine, or GT-Atlanta and completing their Georgia Tech degree program. Students who conclude their Georgia Tech degree program at GT-Shenzhen or GT-Lorraine may participate in the graduation ceremony in Atlanta if they secure a proper U.S. visa (such as a tourist visa).
Graduate program information for the GT-Lorraine campus located in Metz, France can be found here. Students applying for an exchange to the GT-Lorraine campus must be in good academic standing (MS ECE students must have 2.7+ GPA and MS CS students must have 3.0+ GPA printed on their GT transcript). Students must also be in good disciplinary standing. GT-Shenzhen will perform multiple checks of this status before the exchange.
Exchange students studying at the GT-Lorraine campus should plan to enroll in 9-12 credit hours of course work each spring or fall semester and pay the applicable GT-Lorraine tuition and fees. Graduate courses are not available at the GT-Lorraine campus during the summer.
To apply for an exchange to the GT-Lorraine campus, GT-Shenzhen MS ECE and MS CS students should email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, respectively, approximately 5 months before the start date of the exchange semester with the following information: Name, GTID, and which semester(s) the student wishes to study in France. The GT-Shenzhen office will verify the student’s academic and disciplinary records and refer the student to the GT-Lorraine office for further review and coordination of the study plan, visa and logistical matters.
Exchange students to GT-Lorraine must be aware of the following:
- Tuition and fees will be invoiced to students at the end of phase II registration. They are given two weeks to pay by wire transfer in dollars or
- Visa application process typically takes 3 months prior to the student’s departure date and consists of three steps: Campus France (EEF), France-visas online application, VFS Global in-person appointment. However, to begin your Campus France application you need an “Official Acceptance Letter” written in French on GT-Lorraine Please reach out to GT-Shenzhen to refer you to staff at GT-Lorraine. Please note visa application cannot be submitted more than 90 days prior to departure. Note that while GT-Shenzhen students may exchange to GT-Lorraine, the decision to grant the French visa or not resides with the visa officer after an in-person interview.
- Concerning housing at GT-Lorraine, international students live in Residence Edouard Branly. Students will be provided a dorm as soon as they submit their application form for accommodation. Please contacts GT-Shenzhen to refer you to staff at GT-Lorraine to discuss the logistics of your plan to study at GT-Lorraine.