Lorraine Program Deadlines, Course Descriptions, and Cost Information * **
Quality academics. Meaningful international internships. Pioneering undergraduate research. Incredible travel opportunities. A unique international experience. That’s what Georgia Tech Lorraine offers students from Georgia Tech and visiting students from leading U.S. universities.
Established as The Georgia Institute of Technology’s first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France, Georgia Tech-Lorraine is:
- A highly innovative institution offering year-round undergraduate programs for all majors, and masters and PhD programs in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering.
- Home to a strong sponsored research program through the Unité Mixte Internationale (UMI), an international joint laboratory between Georgia Tech and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
- Situated in the heart of Europe in eastern France along the Luxembourg and German borders, and less than 90 minutes by train from Paris.
Georgia Tech-Lorraine fosters the flow of new ideas, creates new opportunities, and nurtures the development of global leadership and innovative thinking in its students. Close to 8,000 undergraduate, masters and doctoral students have spent a semester or more on the Metz campus, enriching their education with a global perspective.
Extensive Engineering Coursework
Georgia Tech- Lorraine offers extensive coursework in engineering and related majors. Course work is offered in the aerospace, chemical, and mechanical engineering; additionally, course works is also offered in the following disciplines: computer science, mathematics, and materials science. Coursework in French language and culture, as well as government have also been recently added for students interested in further understanding their host nation, though these classes are not a requirement for the program. Students should visit the Georgia Tech- Lorraine website for up to date course offerings and syllabi.
Metz is the capital of the cultural and historical region of Lorraine in northeastern France. Now part of the larger Grand-Est region, Metz is in the heart of Europe. It is located within 400 miles of over 200 million people and six European Union capitals. Bordering Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland, Grand-Est is the only region in France to border more than two countries.
Metz has been for centuries, as it is today, a central hub of Europe, reflecting the rich history of the many cultures which ruled the region over the centuries. At the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers, and with its many public gardens it's no wonder that Metz is nicknamed the Green City. With its rich heritage and historic core, the city is currently on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. Those lucky enough to visit will discover a city that honors its past while embracing the future. From the spectacular, Gothic, Metz Cathedral (St. Etienne de Metz) which glitters with the largest expanse of stained glass in the world, to the visionary Centre Pompidou-Metz, a musem of modern and contemporary art that hosts the largest temporary exhibition space outside of Paris, Metz is unforgettable.
Since the early 90’s, Metz has become a European center for high technology, with high tech companies, universities and research laboratories which sit alongside Georgia Tech-Lorraine in the renowned Metz Technopole. Located just 90 minutes from Paris via the high-speed TGV train, more and more people are discovering the allure of this historic city.
Students on the Georgia Tech program in Lorraine will be housed in French residence halls with fellow students from this program. They will also share common spaces with local students. Residence halls are a short walk to campus. Student residence hall rooms are single occupancy and have an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette (however one residence hall has a shared kitchen area).
* GT Application Cycles and External Students: When reviewing information on the Georgia Tech-Lorraine website, please note that some requirements and deadlines are different for students who are not current Georgia Tech students. Additionally, external students are referred to as "Transient" students. Be careful to review those additional and differing requirements.
** GT Application Deadlines: UVA students considering applying to this program should review Georgia Tech's deadlines for this program carefully and make plans to complete their application as soon after the application opens as possible. While there is a posted deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and so the program may fill and the application cycle may close early if sufficient applications are received.