What are the requirements to apply for the Georgia Tech-Europe program?

Georgia Tech-Europe is Georgia Tech's European campus located in Metz, France. Qualified students can spend one or more semesters at our campus abroad. We are not a degree-granting institution; it is not possible to spend 4 years or earn a degree on our campus. 

High school students, and international undergraduate or Baccalaureate students not currently enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are not eligible to apply to Georgia Tech-Europe.

You do not need to speak any French to participate in the Georgia Tech-Europe program, unless you are applying to the SLS-France Program, which is focused on sustainability and French immersion (Offered Fall semester only). Check "yes" on the SLS question on the application to GT-Europe if you would like to join this program for intermediate French speakers and above.

Are you an incoming first-year student? Check out the First-year Semester Abroad program at Georgia Tech-Europe and select this on your application to Georgia Tech (Offered Fall semester only).

Georgia Tech Undergraduates

The Georgia Tech-Europe program is open to all majors, for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at time of application. 
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing at the time you apply and up until departure.
    • If you are placed on academic or disciplinary probation after acceptance into the program, you will not be able to participate in the program and will be assessed all fees as outlined in our Withdrawal & Refund Policy.
  • Open to Georgia Tech undergraduates of all majors.
  • First-year students starting in the Fall may apply during their first semester for the Summer semester. They will be accepted conditionally, based on achieving a 2.5 GPA in their first semester. 
    • ​First-year students who do not achieve a 2.5 GPA in their first semester, will be dropped from the program and their $500 will be refunded. 
  • Students can study through their last semester at Tech – the 36-hour rule doesn’t apply!

Transfer Students (transferring from another university)

Start planning now for a semester at Georgia Tech-Europe.

Your eligibility to study at Georgia Tech-Europe will depend on which semester you transfer to Georgia Tech. Please see below for information on the FIRST semester you will be eligible to study at Georgia Tech-Europe. Be mindful of application deadlines.

  • Summer & Fall transfers: Eligible to apply for the Spring semester at the earliest. 
  • Spring transfers:  Eligible to apply for the Summer semester at the earliest, although the Summer program may already be wait-listed by the start of the Spring semester.

Remember -

  • These rules also apply for first-year students admitted to Georgia Tech under the Conditional Transfer Pathway Program.
  • Transfer students will be dropped from the program if they are placed on academic or disciplinary probation before departing for Georgia Tech-Europe and the Withdrawal & Refund Policy applies.
  • All other requirements are as listed for Georgia Tech undergraduates.
  • All transfer students should be mindful of application deadlines
  • If you apply during your first semester on the Atlanta campus, you will be accepted to the Europe program on the condition that you achieve a 2.5 GPA in your first semester on the Atlanta campus. Students should not purchase plane tickets for the program until this "conditional" acceptance is lifted.

If you are unsure if you qualify, email Allie Crain with any questions.

Students from other U.S. universities (referred to as transient students)

Georgia Tech-Europe welcomes students from other U.S. universities all semesters – Fall, Spring, and Summer.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at time of application.
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Only US citizens and US Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) will be permitted to apply and participate as transient students on the Georgia Tech-Lorraine program. Students from other universities on other types of US visas are NOT permitted to apply
  • First-year students may apply during their first semester for the Summer semester. They will be accepted conditionally, based on achieving a 3.0 GPA in their first semester.
  • All transient students who apply should make sure they read and understand our Withdrawal & Refund Policy.

Notes on Eligibility for ALL Accepted Students


  • All students must also adhere to the Georgia Tech Office of International Education’s eligibility guidelines.
  • If a student is placed on academic probation or is no longer in good disciplinary standing, they will no longer be eligible to attend and our Withdrawal & Refund Policy will be enforced.
  • First-year students who apply for the Summer semester will be accepted conditionally, pending achieving a 2.5 GPA or higher during their first semester at Tech and maintaining a clean disciplinary record. (For transient students, the GPA requirement is a minimum of 3.0.)

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