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Bridge Program for Master Studies in Engineering

Bridge Program for Master Studies in Engineering

Batch Start Date 15th March 2022

Key Benefits of the Program

  • Around

    ESIGELEC students find jobs in France within the first 3 months of graduation.

  • Upto24 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • EUR50000

    Average salary in France after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Bridge Program For BCA/B.Sc Students Leading To Master Studies in Engineering At ESIGELEC, France helps science students to enter into an engineering domain. This is a 3.5 months course. Tuition fees for this online course is INR 2.00 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes).
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Bridge Program For BCA and BSc Students Leading To Master Studies in Engineering At ESIGELEC France


    • For Master in Software Engineering & Digital Transformation student should be either B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) or BCA graduate with 60% marks.
    • For Master in Electronic and Embedded Systems – students should be B.Sc (Electronics) graduate with 60% marks.
    • Medium of instruction should be in English for Bachelor courses.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 2,00,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    3 months 20 days

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • Master in Electronic and Embedded Systems
    • Master in Software Engineering & Digital Transformation


    • You need to score a minimum of 50% marks in all subjects of the bridge program to transfer to ESIGELEC.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 15,450

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 11300

    Mode of Teaching



    2 years

Other Benefits

  • Bridge program to help science students enter engineering domain
  • Opportunities to interact with ESIGELEC Faculty
  • An employment observatory to keep students informed of industry trends
  • 93% ESIGELEC students find jobs in France within first 3 months of graduation
  • France Visa Support
  • Dedicated Student Success Team
  • IELTS not required
  • Fully live learning for bridge program
About upGrad
upGrad is an online education provider that helps individuals to develop their professional potential in the most engaging learning environment. Online education is a fundamental and much needed disruption that will have a far-reaching impact. At upGrad, we are working towards transforming this online education wave into a tsunami! We are taking a ull-stack approach of leveraging content, technology, marketing and services to oer quality education at scale in partnership with universities abroad and academics to oer a rigorous and industry relevant program.Through our partnerships with universities abroad, we are building a portfolio of unique study abroad programs which will help parents and students in leveraging online learning to study flexibly at an aordable cost for part of the program in India and then transfer to a foreign university campus to complete their degree abroad. These programs not only reduce costs for students and parents but also provide potential opportunities for graduates to work in destination countries through poststudy work visas. ...Read more
ESIGELEC is a private university established by a French school of engineers in 1901. It is located in Rouen, Grande école in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, France, and is renowned for its special status of Grands établissements. The university specializes in offering courses in engineering and sciences to students and is one of the top French academic nstitutions in the country. ESIGELEC believes in innovation and encourages its students to make a positive difference in the world by enabling their passions. It gained recognition from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in 1922 as a Grandes Ecoles ad located just 1 hour from the city of Paris. ESIGELEC campus spans 3 hectares, and its most popular programs are the 5-year integrated Master's Degrees, which students pursue after finishing high school Programs.HighlightsType of University (Public/Private)Private UniversityTotal Student Population2050 (2013)Percentage of International Student Population36%Acceptance Rate30% each academic yearStudent-Faculty Ratio1650:335Number of Campuses (Domestic International)1Number of Scholarships Awarded8Official Websitehttp://www.esigelec.fr/fr ...Read more
About France
Studying in France for international students can be a transformative experience, and here are compelling reasons why it is the most popular non-English-speaking country for higher education.The French government prioritizes investment in higher education, allocating a substantial budget of over 29.25 billion euros for research and development in 222. With a network of more than 70 universities and a diverse range of programs spanning from science and engineering to fashion and design, France offers a robust educational landscape.Higher education in France is a system of over 3,500 public and private institutions, including universities, doctoral schools, engineering schools, business and management schools, post-secondary public schools of art, and more. Over 2.5 million students, including 12% from abroad, benefit from this system. There are also classes and programs in preparation for entry to the Grandes Ecoles, as well as courses taught in English, with more than 1,200 options available, which makes it a viable option for Indian students. Additionally, short programs are offered for foreign students to learn French through cultural visits.A degree from a French university is highly regarded internationally. According to the QS World University Rankings 2023, 32 French universities are ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world.Throughout history, French universities have produced an impressive number of Nobel laureates, totaling over 72 across various disciplines such as physics, literature, and medicine.Cost of studying in France is also relatively affordable compared to other popular destinations like the United States and the United Kingdom. Public universities in France charge low tuition fees for both bachelor’s in France for Indian students & master’s in France for Indian students, and students can also benefit from a range of scholarships and grants to support their studies.Most higher education institutions in France are state-funded. Therefore, there is a nominal fee depending on the level of study. The average public university in France charges €170 per year for a bachelor’s degree, €243 for a master’s degree, €380 for a PhD and €601 to attend an engineering school for domestic students. For international undergraduate students, the fees would be €2,770 per year, €3,770 for postgraduate study and €380 per year for a PhD.France is known for its rich history, culture, and cuisine. Students can immerse themselves in the vibrant arts scene, explore beautiful architecture, and indulge in delicious food and wine. The country also offers a high standard of living, with excellent healthcare, public transportation, and other amenities.Overall, studying in France offers a high-quality education, a range of program options, affordability, and a rich cultural experience. ...Read more


ESIGELEC Academic Scholarship


ESIGELEC Academic Scholarship

Award Amount :
Eligibility :
  • 70% marks and higher in BSc/BCA degree.

ESIGELEC Early Bird Fee Waiver


ESIGELEC Early Bird Fee Waiver

Award Amount :
Eligibility :
  • Upon accepting your Offer Letter within 8 days.

Career Opportunities

All Positions

Electronic and Embedded Systems

Software Engineering & Digital Transformation

  • Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer

    EUR 41,469 Annually

  • Software Engineer

    EUR 41,428 Annually

  • Embedded Software Engineer

    EUR 39,880 Annually

  • Web Developer

    EUR 31,576 Annually

  • Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

    EUR 39,225 Annually

  • Control Systems Engineer

    EUR 42,395 Annually


upGradBridge Program For BCA and BSc Students Leading To Master Studies in Engineering At ESIGELEC France


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is the Bridge program for ESIGELEC with upGrad?

    The bridge program is designed for science stream students to enter into engineering domain.

    What should I expect from the Bridge program of ESIGELEC?

    You should expect to get a chance to earn an engineering degree from France, which will help you in getting engineering jobs internationally and paid internship in the final semester in the France and Europe.

    Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

    The program will cover topics like engineering mathematics, engineering physics – electromagnetism, engineering physics - heat transfer, basic electrical engineering, signals and systems, control systems, seminar, bibliographical studies and communication skills.

    What type of learning experience should I expect?

    The program will be taught live in the online classroom by experienced and industry-oriented faculty. On-campus learning experience will be in class experience face to face with the faculty. 

    Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in?

    No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety and cannot be taken as standalone modules.


    What is the time commitment expected for the program?

    At least 18-20 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to complete the bridge program.

    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

    Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts. 


    What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

    Application process for Bridge Program
    • Create an account, apply and submit documents on ESIGELEC Website.
    • Receive Conditional offer letter from via ESIGELEC ONESTOP.
    • Apply on upGrad website and provide/upload your conditional offer letter received from ESIGELEC.
    • Pay your fee to upGrad and start your course

    What all documents are required for the application process?

    Passport, Class 12 marksheet & certificate, Undergraduate official Degree & Transcripts, Medium of Instruction, SOP and Resume

    Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

    To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 
    • For Master in Software Engineering & Digital Transformation student should be either B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) or BCA graduate with 60% marks.
    • For Master in Electronic and Embedded Systems – students should be B.Sc (Electronics) graduate with 60% marks.
    • Medium of instruction should be in English for Bachelor courses.
    • You need to score a minimum of 50% marks in all subjects of the bridge program to transfer to ESIGELEC.


    Do I need to take a GRE ?

    Taking the GRE is not a mandatory requirement. However, if you already have a GRE score of 300> at the time of applying, the admission interview will be waived.

    Do I need and English Language Proficiency test score ?

    For those applying for the 2-Year Master’s Programs, this is not a Mandatory requirement but if you do have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above (or equivalent), you will be eligible for a 750 € scholarship, which will be waived off from the tuition fees.

    What points should I include in my SOP ?

    The SOP must highlight your reasons for choosing to study in France and for applying to the proposed program at ESIGELEC. You must also talk about your future career plans and other aspects of your background and interests that will help the admission committee evaluate your application. The SOP is also the document in which you can highlight any information that you did not manage to add in your CV.


    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

    Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
    Student must pay an applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. Student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. In case of a refund, student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. Student must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise the admission letter will be rescinded. Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee. 
    Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
    If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).  

    Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement). 
    Deferral is not allowed post program commencement.

    Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

    Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. 

    Are there any fees or down payment?

    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment instalment.

    Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

    Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI?

    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.
    upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. f you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling. ...Read more