Foreign Students

At PURPAN, we host students for one semester, one year or even more (for example: Dual Degree students).

If you wish to study at PURPAN as an exchange student, please contact your international office, at your home university. 

The School and its environment:

PURPAN is located in Toulouse, in Southwestern France, one hour by plane from Paris. 4th largest city in France, famous for its unique red-brick ancient buildings, Toulouse is also the 2nd largest university town, the 3rd largest scientific region and a high-tech centre. Located in France’s most important agricultural region, Toulouse also remains attached to its traditions.

There is plenty to do downtown. With more than 120,000 students, Toulouse is one of the liveliest cities in France. At the crossroads of Europe, Toulouse is only 6 hours from Madrid, 4 hours from Barcelona, and 2 hours from many European countries. The city is also at the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenean Mountains.

Toulouse’s cultural mosaic enlivens the region’s various entertainment activities, and gives a southern European tone to its night-life. It offers at the same time exciting prospects and an easy way of life that attracts many people.

The School of Agriculture:

PURPAN, a Jesuit private college founded in 1919, has maintained a spirit of direct collaboration with the agricultural environment. It is administered by a non-profit making council and depends on the Ministry of Agriculture. It awards the degree of “Ingénieur en Agriculture” which is equivalent to a MSc in Agriculture. Students are admitted after the French “Baccalauréat”, or directly into 2nd or 3rd year (after a two-or-three-year university degree).

PURPAN curriculum is based on three key principles: intensive academic studies, on-the-job experience, and strong international exposure. This five-year program trains future graduates for top positions in a wide range of professional fields.

International students can be admitted after a Bachelor in relevant areas and the study towards the Ingénieur Degree or towards a Fésia international Master Degree.

PURPAN also offers other forms of education and training such a degree in Quality & Innovation and Marketing in the Food Industry (3-year degree level: AIRFIC): 70 students.

Key Facts:

  • About 1,000 students.
  • 60 lecturers and researchers (permanent or part-time lecturers from industry, research institutes and other universities).



Virtual visit of PURPAN


For Exchange students:

For your convenience and to explore the possibilities to come and study with us, you can find some information here and download informative files.



For degree-seeking candidates:


Contact: the IRO of PURPAN