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INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées

INSA main objective is to assist students with disabilities and providestudy grants. Numerous INSA Toulouse engineers and industrial partners havealready committed their support.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



INSA chose to create its foundation, with Hubert Reeves renowned astrophysician as its patron, to assert its development policy and strengthenits cooperation with its socio-economic environment.


INSA Toulouse works in close collaboration with industry to offer an educational pro­gramme which corresponds to the expecta­tions of companies.

Students are encouraged to play an active role in their education and spend a significant part of their studies working on full-scale projects.

Problem and project-based learning is a stu­dent-centred approach which stimulates the desire to learn and autonomy. The project is the backbone of the course: instead of fol­lowing lectures then taking exams to check what has been learnt, students, from the first year, spend an increasing part of their time working in teams on complex problems and projects designed by teachers, and guided by a tutor.


INSA Toulouse’s education is closely linked to top level research in order to develop its engineering students’ ability to imagine and develop the technologies of the future.

For this, INSA:

  • is strongly involved in the research policy of the “Université of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées”
  • has laboratories linked to each engineering department
  • has academics and researchers carrying out dynamic research in internationally recognized laboratories (CNRS, INRA, MESR)
  • provides training for research for all its engineering students throughout the five years of their course.

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Housing services

The INSA of Toulouse proposes accommodation to exchange students enrolled in its academic institution partners.

  • 1 residence R1 on the INSA campus managed by CROUS
  • 7 residences on the periphery and the INSA campus managed by Promologis: Residences R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8.
  • CROUS residences close to INSA : scholarship student, deadline April 30, 2013
  • Opportunities for flat rental proposed in the private park.

Library services

Students and staff can use INSA’s central Library (Bib'INSA) and the libraries of the different departments.

The software used by Bib'INSA gives access to the catalogues of 11 university libraries in Toulouse (including UPS and ENSEEIHT) and it is possible to borrow the works found in these catalogues.

Medical services

The Welfare service is run by a doctor, a nurse and social worker.

Student Life

Campus 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.

Sports facilities

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

Student clubs

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 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".

Student Reviews

INSA Toulouse
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Totally unorganised and I think the niveau of the studies is rather low

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a school with many different specialization (computer science, mathematics, civil engineering, electrical engineering...). I chose the computer and network engineering specialization which offers the ability to learn more about various subjects : programming, security, telecommunication, networking...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would summarise my study experience as a very good one. In my college, courses are provided by motivated teachers (research teachers). Arrangements are put in place to facilitate the education of athletes / high-level artists and people with difficulties. There are people from everywhere, what makes the university international. Applied mathematics, my speciality, is a...