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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
  • 2nd round: from May 1 until 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

All required supporting documents must be uploaded on the application portal before the aforementioned dates, including recommendations letters.

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).

The Admissions team will check all submitted application files, even incomplete ones.

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. If you have applied between February 8th and April 30th, 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.

There are 3 possible replies to you application:

  • You are accepted in one or several programs,
  • One or several of your applications have been rejected (the reasons of this rejection are available on your application file),
  • Your application has been put in a waiting list (your rank in the waiting list will not be specified).

Applicants placed in the waiting list will receive a rejection or an acceptation notification by e-mail in August 30th 2021 at the latest.

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.

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.

The application file is simplified for engineer students at the Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris or Télécom SudParis. 

When you log in to the application portal for the first time, please use the drop-down menu and select your school, then write down your school e-mail address. This will allow the admission jury to identify your file and may automatically fill some fields in your application.

Recommendation letters are not mandatory to submit your file and have your application accepted. You still have to fill the application file with two referents e-mail address but they are not required to write an actual recommendation letter. The lack of recommendation letters will not be held against you by the application jury.

The application file is simplified for Master 1 students at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris applying to a Master 2 diploma from the same program (there are some exceptions, in case of doubt please contact your program referent). 

If you have an ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris or Télécom SudParis e-mail address, please use the drop-down menu and select your school, then write down your school e-mail address. This will allow the admission jury to identify your file and may automatically fill some fields in your application.

Recommendation letters are not mandatory to submit your file and have your application accepted. You still have to fill the application file with two referents e-mail address but they are not required to write an actual recommendation letter. The lack of recommendation letters will not be held against you by the application jury.

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.

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.

All PhD Track students benefit from an attractive rate of 243€. They can also benefit from an excellence scholarship during their master's year(s) and then from a doctoral contract with a monthly salary as part of the PhD.


No additional action is required when you apply for a PhD Track. If your application is successful, your file will automatically be processed by a jury to decide whether or not you are eligible to benefit from a PhD Track scholarship.
If your application is successful and you are eligible for a PhD Track scholarship, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris will contact you.
No PhD Track scholarship application will be evaluated by the admissions team.

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 ;

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.

Master's students at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris must apply for housing when they register. Allocations will be made according to predefined criteria (international students, scholarship holders, PhD tracks, etc.). As the number of available housing units is limited, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

There also private residence available around the campus.

More info

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.