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International strategy

Update : 12/07/2023

L'Institut Agro Montpellier upholds a long tradition of international training and research. The institution actively supports the international mobility of its students and teachers: between 23 and 30% of the student body are international students, numerous researchers in the school’s training programmes and research units are from abroad, and the institution places great emphasis on exchanges and collaborative training and research projects.

L'Institut Agro Montpellier’s strategy: 3 axes

Hosting international students

Give students enrolled in L'Institut Agro Montpellier broad international exposure

The aim is to enable all graduates to work in at least two foreign languages, and to be prepared for internationally oriented professions thanks to an ambitious policy of learning several foreign languages, internships, academic mobility around the world, and double degrees with international universities.

The mobility of faculty as well as the wealth of lecturers with professional experience outside France contribute to the international character of the training programmes.

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Increase the quality of the training programs, the visibility and the international attractiveness of L'Institut Agro Montpellier

L'Institut Agro Montpellier aims to expand its recruitment of international students into its engineering, master’s and PhD courses, notably by setting up framework agreements and double degree agreements with international partner universities.

The attractiveness and quality of the training programmes are continually reinforced through active participation in the preparation of European masters and doctorates in the institution’s areas of excellence and by seeking Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus + quality labels. The active search for scholarship arrangements and the development of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) training courses for non-French speaking students reinforces this mechanism.


Develop and sustain partnerships and institutional training and research networks, contribute to the development of agricultural training systems

By emphasizing long-term activities with recognized partners, L'Institut Agro Montpellier intends to build, in line with its scientific policy, strengthened international cooperation in research and training in its fields of excellence, and improve the attractiveness, reputation, and quality of its training programmes.

L'Institut Agro Montpellier intends to contribute by acting in coherence with the networks in which it is involved to reform and improve technical and higher education agricultural training programmes in Africa, Asia, America Latin as well as in countries neighbouring Europe. In particular, the school implements and contributes to several capacity building and trainer-training programmes.

Key figures

  • 70% of engineering student graduates in 2017-2018 went on academic mobility or on international internship thanks to academic exchange agreements signed with more than 87 institutions in 30 different countries.
  • 390 international students were enrolled in training courses (bachelor, engineer, master and PhD) in 2017-2018, meaning 23% of the students on campus were international students. The percentage of international students is higher in the master's (42%) and PhD (44%) programmes than in the engineering master's (12%) or bachelor’s (3%) programmes.  

Erasmus+ Strategy

As a higher education institution that has signed the Erasmus + Charter, L'institut Agro is committed to principles of quality and transparency for the organization of mobility, the reception of international students and teachers, the preparation for the mobility of its students and teachers as well as the internationalization of its training programs.


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L'Institut Agro Montpellier
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
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