The Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering (CDEFI) is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, policy recommendations, and programme management services on behalf of French engineering and technology schools. Created in 1976, CDEFI’s objective is to represent the interests of these institutions at national, European, and international levels.

Engineering schools in French higher education: Major providers of master-level training

  • Each year, 33,000 students obtain a French engineering degree
  • 21% of all master’s and master-level degrees are engineering diplomas
  • 2/3 of master-level degrees in science and technology are engineering diplomas
  • Key figures

    French Engineering Schools (2019)


    164 000
    students (2019)