ENSCI-Les Ateliers/Textile Design department offers a specific training in industrial textile design.

Students learn to consider textiles for their appearance, performances and end use, and develop a creative and prospective approach that takes into account the evolution in technology and social behaviour.

We offer an exchange programme each semester. Application deadlines are:

  • May 1st for the first semester
  • November 1st for the second semester.

We don't offer exchange for the full year.

Tuition is free but an exchange programme does not lead to any diploma.

Selection, integration and tutoring are the responsibility of the Textile design department.

To apply, please contact Marion Lévy, Academic Advisor, Head of the Textile Department, and the International Department. marion.levy(at) ; international(at)

You must apply as a student from one of our partner schools or universities and follow the exchange procedure at your home institution.

To apply please fill out the on-line application form and send us the following documents by post before the deadline:

  • Letter from your institution confirming that you had been selected to apply to our exchange programme

  • Paper portfolio and CD or USB stick

  • Letter of motivation

  • CV / resume

  • Transcript of records of the last 2 years

  • French examination score (if applicable)

Please send a motivation letter (not a formal letter but some personal writing about who you are, why you want to come to ENSCI-Les Ateliers/Textile Design, what is your particular interest in textile design…). Your portfolio will show us some examples of your academic work and personal work. A video interview will also be held.

You obviously need to be very motivated, and to be willing to work and communicate in French as almost everything at ENSCI-Les Ateliers happens in French. For a meaningful exchange period it is essential to arrive with a basic working knowledge of the language.

Contact your local Alliance Française or French Embassy if you need help with language lessons before departure, and for information about bursaries and visas.

Please also note that we do not provide accomodation in Paris.

Please note

• we do not offer student accommodation

• as mentioned above, there is no tuition fee but:

  • In all cases you will have to pay for Third Party insurance cover (public liability). Such insurance is to be taken through the companies that offer specifics insurances to students

  • If you are under 28 and if your home institution is not in the EU: you will have to pay the French Social Security contribution (National Health System). This contribution is mandatory even if you already have medical insurance, and has to be paid at school when you arrive.

Your supporting material must be sent by post to: 

ENSCI-Les Ateliers
International Department
48 rue Saint-Sabin
75011 PARIS