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Ecole Polytechnique

Location

École Polytechnique, Palaiseau France

Ranking

# 61QS World University Rankings

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1Undergraduate programs

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12Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

14,900 EURTuition Fee/year

About Ecole Polytechnique

École Polytechnique, also known as l’X, is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its range of academic programs include undergraduate, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s and PhD programs, which all promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.

It’s also a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris, an institute of excellence that brings together five prestigious French engineering schools around a common ambition: create a world-class institute for cutting-edge research and training programs of excellence.

École Polytechnique’s unique environment, combined with the high-level of the students who go through a very selective process to access École Polytechnique attracts some of the most distinguished faculty in the world.

Want to find out more about École Polytechnique? Connect with them on their dedicated Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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About Ecole Polytechnique

École Polytechnique, also known as l’X, is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its range of academic programs include undergraduate, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s and PhD programs, which all promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.

It’s also a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris, an institute of excellence that brings together five prestigious French engineering schools around a common ambition: create a world-class institute for cutting-edge research and training programs of excellence.

École Polytechnique’s unique environment, combined with the high-level of the students who go through a very selective process to access École Polytechnique attracts some of the most distinguished faculty in the world.

Want to find out more about École Polytechnique? Connect with them on their dedicated Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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Available programs

The Bachelor of Science is a three-year program designed for students with a strong interest in Mathematics and Science. This highly selective and multidisciplinary program is taught entirely in English and leads to a double major in Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Economics, that allows students to develop strong knowledge and skills in either discipline.

Consistent with all of École Polytechnique’s academic programs, the Bachelor Program is designed for top students with very high potential, who are able to follow a rich and demanding curriculum.

For more information on the Bachelor of Science, register to our webinar sessions.

Tuition fees
Tuition fees are currently €18,200 per academic year for non-EU students and €14,600 per academic year for EU and EEA students.

Scholarships and grants
There are merit-based and need based scholarships available for international students. Grants from École Polytechnique and the French government are also available, as well as other forms of financial aid, such as loans.

Please visit École Polytechnique website for more information.

Entry requirements
Candidates are selected on their strong academic background, especially in mathematics and science. École Polytechnique also values exemplary, extensive achievement in any intellectual or creative endeavor. This includes accomplishments in extracurricular activities such as performing arts or athletics, scientific competitions, internships, leadership in your school or community, volunteering, etc.

To be able to apply, applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Currently be studying for a high school leaving certificate, recognized either internationally or in the candidate's home country (French Baccalaureate, OIB, International Baccalaureate, Swiss high-school maturité certificate, European high-school certificate…)
  • Currently be studying for a scientific university entrance certificate
  • Have already obtained an entrance certificate to study science at a higher education institution (scientific university, specialized institute, French preparatory class)

Consistent with all of École Polytechnique’s academic programs, the Bachelor Program is designed for top students with very high potential, who are able to follow a rich and demanding curriculum.

Applicants should also meet the following specific requirements:

  • Have an overall strong academic average
  • take advanced mathematics courses, and at least one advanced science course
  • Have a level of English sufficient to successfully complete this Program (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1)


How to apply

If you wish to apply to study at École Polytechnique, you will need to complete an online application form which can be found on the website. Please check the full admission requirements and deadlines.

École Polytechnique's full-time English-taught Masters of Science and Technology are industry-oriented and combine state-of-the-art multidisciplinary education and in-depth scientific knowledge. These two-year programs are designed for highly qualified undergraduate students with a solid background in Science and/or Engineering and who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills necessary to play a key role in leading technology and business organizations throughout the world.

Available programs include: 


For more information on the MSc&T programs, register to our webinar sessions.

For more information on the MSc&T programs, If you wish to apply to study at École Polytechnique, you will need to complete an online application form which can be found on the website. Please check the full admission requirements and deadlines.


École Polytechnique Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program is a unique 4-year program: 3 years to obtain the Engineering degree and 1 year to obtain École Polytechnique’s Diploma. This 4-year curriculum provides students with:

  • A multidisciplinary scientific training that gives students a broad scientific base (advanced sciences, engineering sciences, social economics)
  • A human, military and sports training that allows students to develop their behavioral and relational skills
  • Specialized courses with advanced scientific concentrations that rival the top engineering schools worldwide


The PhD program of École Polytechnique is a five-year program designed to develop outstanding students for careers in leading academic institutions or top companies throughout the world. The program leads to a PhD degree.

Students benefit from École Polytechnique’s dynamic ecosystem and are closely associated to the research activities conducted at l’X right from the beginning of their Master’s studies. They work closely with faculty members who provide them with individual coaching, oversee their progress and help customize their training with regards to their interests and goals.

University information

École Polytechnique welcomes applications from all over the world. Entry requirements can vary between degree programs, so you will need to visit the website and select the program you are interested in applying to for further information.

Candidates are selected on their strong academic background, especially in mathematics and science. École Polytechnique also values exemplary, extensive achievement in any intellectual or creative endeavor. This includes accomplishments in extracurricular activities such as performing arts or athletics, scientific competitions, internships, leadership in your school or community, volunteering, etc.

To apply to study at École Polytechnique, you will need to complete an online application form which can be found on their website.

Scholarships and grants
There are merit-based and need based scholarships available for international students. Grants from École Polytechnique and the French government are also available, as well as other forms of financial aid, such as loans. Options include:

  • Excellence scholarship
  • Women in Science scholarship
  • Tuition fee waivers
  • Interest free loan supported by the École Polytechnique Foundation

General

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Bachelor

6.5+
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176+

Master

6.5+
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176+

Located in Palaiseau in the south of Paris, École Polytechnique houses its very own library, museum, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center complete with a “Fab Lab”, 23 laboratories and 8,000 square meters of indoor sports facilities and eight hectares of outdoor sports facilities.

Its École Polytechnique Research Center is also a joint research unit with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society.
 

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Student life

École Polytechnique guarantees an outstanding experience for its international students, from their admission to their careers’ follow-up, providing them with very dedicated services, including individual academic coaching, administrative and financial support and counseling, as well as alumni mentoring.
With almost 40 percent of the student cohort being international and representing 88 nationalities, student life at École Polytechnique is a diverse and exciting experience for all.

Student accommodation
Students can live both on- and off-campus. However, most students live on-campus in one of the 2,000 student residences available.
Click here find out more about student life and student accommodation at École Polytechnique.
 

Having ranked 30th in the world in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, École Polytechnique graduates are among the most employable worldwide.
Its Association of Alumni and Graduates also helps create and develop links across its 30,000 alumni network.

 

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

14,900 EUR
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International Students

14,900 EUR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Ecole Polytechnique is one of the top public universities in Palaiseau, France. It is ranked #61 in QS World University Rankings 2021.

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