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FAQs

FAQs

Education programs

You can find all programs available at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris on the dedicated Master webpage and the PhD Track one.

Search through all the programs offered by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and its five Schools on the Program Finder.

It is possible to apply for both Master and PhD Track programs with a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS).

A Master is a 2-year program and certifies a master’s degree (300 ECTS).

A PhD Track is a 5-year excellence program, with a focus on research. It includes both a Master program with tailored choice of courses and research internships and a PhD program. It certifies both a master’s degree and a PhD degree (420 ECTS).

Please note that you may visit the dedicated PhD page if you wish to candidate directly to a 3-year PhD program, provided that you have completed a master’s degree.

The courses’ language depends on the program you are applying to. You may find out what the language used in your program of choice is directly on the page dedicated to each Master.

Language(s) prerequisites depend on the program you are applying to. They are detailed on the page dedicated to each Master.

Classes begin in September.

Courses are taking places on Palaiseau or Évry premises, depending on the program. Courses’ localization is mentioned on the page dedicated to each Master.

Contacts for each program are mentioned on their respective webpages. They will answer your questions about the program: courses, program prerequisites, etc.

Application process

Master programs:

Applications are opened starting from January 5th until April 30th, 2021 and are split in two rounds:

  • 1st round: from January 5th until February 7th, 2021
  • 2nd round: from February 8th until April 30th, 2021

PhD Track programs:

Applications are opened starting from January 5th until February 7th, 2021.

An online interview will be scheduled with eligible applicants.

The application portal can be found on the Admissions page of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris website.

Once you have accessed the application, you may create an account linked to an e-mail address you will be using until classes start in Fall 2021.

Fill the required fields as precisely as possible, so that the jury may best assess your application file.

Upload all the required supporting documents. Beware the supported files types and sizes.

Once your application file is complete, you must verify it before the end of the round of application you are applying to (February 7th or April 30th, 2021).

No complaints will be examined if an application file has not been verified by the applicant before the end of the application period.

Yes, you can apply to up to 5 programs/

However, each application is assessed independently. Supporting documents (résumé and supporting statement) must be written specifically for each application.

  • A bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) is required to apply to a Master 1 program;
  • A bachelor’s degree + 1 year (240 ECTS) for a Master 2 program;

You must provide an official document stating the ECTS you have acquired during your university education. In case of non-European education credits, you must provide an official ECTS equivalence document.

A bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) is required to apply to a PhD Track program.

A direct 2nd year entry may be offered to you if you already hold a 240 ECTS diploma or more. To ask a direct 2nd year entry, please mention it explicitly in your supporting statement.

You must provide an official document stating the ECTS you have acquired during your university education. In case of non-European education credits, you must provide an official ECTS equivalence document.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Application form duly completed and verified
  • Detailed résumé (PDF)
  • A supporting statement written specifically for the program you are applying to, mentioning both personal and professional projects (PDF)
  • All your transcripts of records, starting from your 1st year at the university (PDF)
  • The last diploma you have received before applying or a certificate recognizing your graduation (certificate of achievement), if you have not received your diploma yet (PDF)
  • An ID-size photograph (JPG or JPEG)
  • An eventual language test result, depending on the program you are applying to (PDF)
  • Other supporting documents may be required, which are mentioned in the relevant Master/PhD Track program webpage
  • Two letters of recommendation: you must provide contact information for two referents when you fill the application form. An e-mail will be automatically sent to them so they can fill a recommendation form

All documents must be provided either in French or in English. If necessary, a sworn translation is mandatory.

Beware: an incomplete application file may be automatically rejected.

This information is available on the application portal. Once you have filed an application form, you may follow the progress of your application by clicking on the “Application Tracker” button, in front of the name of the program you have applied to.

For a Master program application, you will receive an official reply by e-mail before April 8th, 2021 if you have applied before February 8th, 2021. Otherwise, you will receive an official reply by e-mail before June 30th, 2021.

For a PhD Track program application, you will receive an official reply by e-mail before April 8th, 2021.

Once your application has been accepted by the jury, you will receive an e-mail to register to the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Registration lasts from May 1st until September 15th, 2021.

If you have been accepted to more than one program, you must access the application portal to make your choice.

Please note that it is crucial to proceed to your registration as soon as possible to benefit from all the advantages and services when you arrive on the campus (student card, education certificate, badge providing access to facilities and to benefit from the collective catering offer…).

The reason for refusal is written in the e-mail which has informed you of the jury decision.

No additional information will be delivered by e-mail by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris’ administration team.

If you wish to contest the refusal decision, you may send a postal mail explaining why you are contesting the refusal decision. You have up to two months to send said letter. Please forward it to this address:

Graduate School – Pôle Master
Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Route de Saclay
91128 Palaiseau
France

Please note that it is unnecessary to send documents already provided in your application form.

If you have additional questions about the application process and have not found an answer in this Q&A, you may contact master-admission@ip-paris.fr.

Applying to one or several of our Master / PhD Track programs is entirely free. Furthermore, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris will never ask you to send your bank details in order to send an application.

Cost of studies

The prices of the master courses below are valid for the academic year 2021-2022. The amount retained will be the one most favorable to the student, except in the particular case of the master's degree in nuclear engineering.

Please note:

  • If you feel that the amount displayed in your registration file does not reflect your situation, please contact master-admission@ip-paris.fr before any payment.
  • No refund will be made in case of resignation.

You don't have to pay anything.

You must pay 159€ for your double diploma.

Note: the schools of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris are the Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis.

 

You don't have to pay anything.

In application of the partnership conventions, students who have paid registration fees or in lieu thereof in another French or foreign institution may be totally or partially exempted from the payment of fees.

Please refer to your Master's page for the tuition fees that apply.

Please refer to your Master's page for the tuition fees that apply.

Please refer to your Master's page for the tuition fees that apply.

If you are concerned by one of the cases below, you pay the same fees as EU/EEA/Switzerland nationals

Please note that the list below is based on the order of April 19, 2019 of the MESRI, which alone is authentic.

  • Foreign national residing in France and holder of a residence permit bearing the mention "Residence permit for a family member of a citizen of the Union/EEA/Switzerland";
  • A foreign national residing in France and holder of a residence permit or holder of a similar permit issued under an international agreement applicable to the French Republic;
  • Tax resident in France or attached to a tax household domiciled in France for at least two years, as of January 1, 2020;
  • Beneficiary of refugee status or subsidiary protection or whose father, mother or legal guardian benefits from this status or protection;
  • Nationals of Andorra and Canadian students residing in Quebec ;
  • Students enrolled in a French public institution of higher education, all levels combined (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate), before the start of the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • Student enrolled in a French as a Foreign Language (FLE) program before the start of the 2020/2021 academic year.

All scholarships opportunities are presented here.

A monthly budget of 600-900€ (730-1100$) is necessary to live in Paris, depending on the type of accommodation you plan to live in.

All information about accommodations are available here.

Beware, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris has a limited amount of rooms available. Therefore, being admitted in a program does not mean you will have a room reserved for you.

Accommodations are provided first and foremost to scholarship holders, students attending an exchange program, foreign students coming on the French territory for the first time.  

Students will be contacted by the admissions team to initiate an accommodation demand for the École Polytechnique accommodations.

You do not need a visa to come study in France if you are a citizen from the aforementioned countries or the EU.

A long-stay student visa (VLS-TS) is mandatory to study in France. You may find all information regarding VLS-TS requests here.

The International Office will be your main point of contact in order to facilitate your arrival.

Yes, both diplomas and transcripts of records must be translated. The embassy of France can carry out a sworn translation of these documents.

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris is not connected to the application website of Campus France. Applications submitted on Campus France’s website will not be reviewed by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Any application must be carried out from the application website of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, which you can access from this page.

If you have another question related to your status as an international student please click here.

If you did not find an answer to your question, you may contact you may contact master-admission@ip-paris.fr.