Exchange: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA)-Paris Belleville

The École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSA Paris-Belleville) is the premier French school of architecture, and a unit of the University of Paris-Est. It is ranked as the no. 1 architecture school in all of France. The school is recognized for its focus on sustainability, and its students have received awards for adaptable designs encouraging new attitudes towards waste. The school has partnerships with 66 international universities. It has an impressive teacher to student ratio of 10 students to 1 faculty member, accepting only 140 first year students each fall. 

Credit Equivalency: 60 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE 

Available Courses: Check here. 

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Check here. 

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email 


Country(ies): France
City: Paris
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sept-Jan), Winter (Jan-Jun), Year-long (Sept-Jun)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: French
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All, Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Requirements: Minimum cGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates) Language requirement: Intermediate level in French (B1) is required. Courses offered in French only. Studio classes may be in English.