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Admissions

Admissions

The variety of backgrounds within the Institut Polytechnique de Paris student community are a powerful marker of its identity. Whatever your background, your interests, and your ambitions, you will find the course that suits you.

The Bachelor of Science is a program delivered by École Polytechnique. This three-year program is designed for students entering higher education who are passionate about mathematics and science and who wish to study science at one of the world's top universities. It is highly selective and multidisciplinary, taught entirely in English, and is fully open to the world, with an intake of 74% international students.

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PhD track is a five-year program aimed at high-potential undergraduate students who know from Master’s level that they wish to commit to a scientific PhD. This pathway provides a springboard for tackling the future scientific challenges in research and development centers of companies and major universities. The first two years of the course are attached to the Master’s pathway at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. The following three years are spent on a research project which awards you the PhD classification.

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Admissions calendar

  • Applications: January 5 - February 7, 2021
  • Results (available on the candidate space): April

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

Registrations of admitted students: May 19 - September 15, 2021

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Master’s

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a large number of pathways grouped under 15 Master’s programs. The Master’s degrees at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris are open to students holding an undergraduate degree. The training takes two years, admission directly into the 2nd year of the Master’s is only possible for students who have completed the first year of a similar Master’s program (60 ECTS).

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Admissions calendar

First session:

  • Applications: January 5 - February 7, 2021
  • Results (available on the candidate space): 30 April

Second session:

  • Applications: February 8 - April 30, 2021
  • Results (available on the candidate space): 30 June

Third session

  • Applications: May 1 - June 30, 2021

Important: the third application session does not concern the following Masters: Master Year 1 Economics, Master Year 2 Economics, Master Year 1 Applied Mathematics and Statistics

 

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

Registrations of admitted students: May 19 - September 15, 2021

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Specialized Master’s

The Specialized Master’s is a one-year post-Master’s program (6 years’ higher education), delivered by the founding schools of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris,  for students wishing to supplement their studies and professionals seeking to acquire professional expertise. This highly scientific and professional course is open to all students who have completed a 2-year Master’s or those who have done 1 year with relevant work experience (3 years minimum)

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Master of Science and Technology

The Master of Science and Technology of École Polytechnique is a one-year multidisciplinary training course delivering an industry-oriented Master’s level degree (5 years’ higher education). It is aimed at students with 3 years of higher education and solid knowledge of science and/or engineering.

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Executive Master

The Executive Master is a degree program of École Polytechnique dedicated to senior managers with an average of 15 years of experience. Its aim is to develop leaders to design, deploy and manage projects with a strong focus on innovation and technology, in an international perspective, and for organizations from any sector. The program consists of 12 modules of 4-5 days that span over 14 months allowing them to follow the classes while working full time.

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The Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers 3-year doctoral programs in a wide variety of disciplines. The doctoral research conducted at IP Paris draws on 30 laboratories, some of which are co-tutored with CNRS and Inria, offering a top-quality research environment. IP Paris doctoral students can carry out their studies in partnership with a company. There are two doctoral schools: the multidisciplinary IP Paris Doctoral School (link), co-accredited with HEC Paris, and the Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics (link), co-accredited with Paris-Saclay University and PSL University.

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Each year the five schools of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris welcome more than 5000 students into their engineering programs. These 3- or 4-year multidisciplinary courses are highly selective and are open to students who have completed at least 2 years of an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, economics or quantitative finance.

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School by school details for French applicants:

Applications for international applicants:

Applications for international applicants

Application timeline for international applicants:

  • April - September 2020: shortlist of candidates, by School, based on student applications
  • End of September 2020: enrolment
  • The first two weeks of October 2020: written and oral exams
  • The first two weeks of November 2020: students rank their desired schools
  • Start of December 2020: final decision acceptance/rejection
  • September 2021: start of academic year

With an excellent curriculum tailored to the needs of the economic world, lifelong learning courses in the member schools of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris draw on the excellence of research carried out in the labs. It enables employees to develop their skills and companies to cultivate knowledge and expertise in the field to boost their competitiveness.

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École Polytechnique offers summer schools in artificial intelligence, data science and French Culture for undergraduate students, as well as Sciences for school students who are studying for higher education.

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The Institut Polytechnique de Paris and its member schools offer free online courses in science, technology, engineering, digital and innovation. Open to everyone from secondary school to PhD level. All the courses are taught by faculty members from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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