Top reasons to study here

  • Located in the heart of Toulouse, in a fantastic leafy setting, the PURPAN awards degrees to 200 Ingénieur students and 20 MSc EURAMA every year.
  • PURPAN supports and promotes activities launched by the students which adhere to our advocated values.
  • PURPAN's strategy seeks to generate synergy within national and regional networks, companies, research centers and universities.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Social Sciences (1)



PURPAN, founded in 1919 by Jesuit fathers and farmers, educates non-specialised engineers through a 5-year post-baccalauréat course. PURPAN is today one of the main agriculture/food-processing schools in France.


We believe in structuration through education, in talent through work, in wonderment through discovery, in fulfillment through encounters and in intelligence through reflection on life experiences.

The Agriculture, Food Processing and Forestry Ministry has joint responsibility for issuing ingénieur degrees from PURPAN. Our degrees are officially recognized by the National Committee of Engineering Degrees (CTI).


At PURPAN, the Research/Development/Consultancy activities are often launched as a result of requests from the professional world

Companies are key partners for all the types of projects carried out by the Research teams (in over 80% of cases).

All types of company are involved, from farms and SMEs, to professional organisations and technical institutes, right up to the largest international food processing, large-scale distribution or pharmaceutical groups.

The purposes of the partnerships are very diverse, depending on the themes and expertise of the research teams.


Over 300 professions are open to them in these sectors: Animal Sciences, Life sciences, Agriculture, Food-processing, Marketing and Management.

300 possible professions:

  • 45% of our students get a job before finishing their degree
  • 85% have one within 4 months of finishing their degree

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Student services

A dynamic Students' Office ensures that student life will never be dull.

  • It runs the specific facilities (sports equipment etc.) and clubs (photos, music, theatre, hiking, cinema etc.).
  • All year round, this Office strives to provide a whole range of cultural, sporting and festive events.
  • It holds weekly meetings with the School Director to develop the quality of life on campus.

Housing services

The School has an accommodation service to help students find accommodation located as near to the School as possible.

The School's environment and history make such a search very easy.

Various solutions are possible:

  • In a collective student residence
  • Flat sharing
  • Individual accommodation in a block of flats or villa

All of these solutions are available at a range of reasonable prices.

Library services

A documentary resource devoted to teaching and research:

  • 14,000 works and nearly 3,000 documents
  • 230 current subscriptions and several hundred older collections
  • Access to electronic resources from the major scientific publishers in partnership with the National Polytechnic Institute, Toulouse
  • 400 referenced internet sites, multimedia resources (CD-roms, DVD) 
  • Internally accessible catalogue

Student Life

Campus life

40 hectares in the heart of Toulouse in landscaped grounds.

The campus houses a whole range of modern infrastructures adapted to the latest trends in teaching.

A School at the heart of a region of passions:

  •   the 4th biggest city in France
  •   the 2nd biggest university city
  •   110,000 students
  • OCCITANIA, the French region with the greatest number of farms and quality-certified agrifood products.

Sports facilities

The sports teams compete in a range of championships (rugby, football, basketball etc.) as well as national competitions (the EDHEC Cup sailing race, the 4L Trophy etc.).

50% of PURPAN students are members of university sports teams or clubs.

Many international sportsmen and women (rugby, equestrian etc.) have trained at PURPAN in a specially tailored course (e.g. Yannick Jauzion, international rugby player).

Student clubs

Some unique societies:


'Hommes différents une action commune' (Different men, but joint action) supports solidarity or mutual assistance projects in France or in developing countries.

  • The 'Vinothèque'

Wine-loving students organise themed tasting sessions, including the famous 'Cheese and Wine Evening'.

  • Purpan Junior

A society run by student engineers and at the service of companies.

All these societies allow each student to involve themselves in serving others and give them the chance to learn their responsibilities.


  • CTI
  • CGE (for the MSc EURAMA)
  • ISO 9001