Ecole Polytechnique

Route de Saclay, Palaiseau

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  • #=61 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 3,030Total Students
  • 636Faculty
  • 1,215Int'l Students

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École Polytechnique offers a Bachelor of Science degree, where you can choose between three double majors: mathematics and economics, mathematics and physics, mathematics and computer science.


Tuition fees
Tuition fees are currently €15,000 per academic year for non-EU students and €12,000 per academic year for EU 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, recognised either internationally or in the candidate's home country (French Baccalaureate, OIB, International Baccalaureate, Swiss high-school maturité certificate, European high-school certificate…)
  • Or, currently be studying for a scientific university entrance certificate
  • Or, 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
  • Have taken advanced mathematics courses, and at least one advanced science course
  • Have a good level of English (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.

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.

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.

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

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.


About

École Polytechnique offers a Bachelor of Science degree, where you can choose between three double majors: mathematics and economics, mathematics and physics, mathematics and computer science.


Tuition fees
Tuition fees are currently €15,000 per academic year for non-EU students and €12,000 per academic year for EU 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, recognised either internationally or in the candidate's home country (French Baccalaureate, OIB, International Baccalaureate, Swiss high-school maturité certificate, European high-school certificate…)
  • Or, currently be studying for a scientific university entrance certificate
  • Or, 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
  • Have taken advanced mathematics courses, and at least one advanced science course
  • Have a good level of English (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.

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.

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.

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

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.


Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #41
  • 2014
    #=41
  • 2015
    #35
  • 2016
    #40
  • 2017
    #=53
  • 2018
    #59
  • 2019
    #65
  • 2020
    #=60
  • 2021
    #=61

Student & Staff

Total students
3,030

78%
22%

International students
1,215

78%
22%

Total faculty staff
636

245
391

Total students
3,030

78%
22%

International students
1,215

78%
22%

Total faculty staff
636

391
245
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Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

École Polytechnique,

Route de Saclay , Palaiseau , France , 91128

English language requirements