Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program

Ecole Polytechnique
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

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Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program

École Polytechnique's Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program is a unique four-year program that includes three years where students obtain an engineering degree and an additional one year to earn École Polytechnique’s Diploma. This four-year curriculum provides students with:

  • A multidisciplinary scientific training that gives students a broad scientific base (basic sciences, engineering sciences, social economics).
  • 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.

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Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program, applicants need to pass an entrance examination in two steps: admissibility and then admission.

At École Polytechnique, we believe that every student deserves a chance to succeed. Our rigorous Entrance Exam makes theIngénieur Polytechnicien Program the best Master of Engineering, Science and Technology in France and ensures that only the best students get in.

Depending on which undergraduate studies applicants have followed and their nationality, they qualify for one of our 4 different entrance exams. As we understand that not all students have studied the same majors depending on their background, the entrance exam is adapted to your undergraduate diploma.

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All full-time Ingénieur Polytechnicien international students are required to pay tuition fees for the entire duration of their studies. Students who repeat a full year of study will also be required to pay the applicable full-time tuition fees for the repeated year.

Tuition fees for non-French students entering the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program in 2019:

EU students: €19,000 for 3 years
Year 1: €3,500
Year 2: €7,750
Year 3: €7,750

Non-EU students: €38,000 for 3 years
Year 1: €7,000
Year 2: €15,500
Year 3: €15,500

For Year 4, students can choose to study for a 1- or 2-year Master’s degree in France or abroad, in which case, if there are tuition fees, they are to be paid directly to the host institution.


Graduates of this program will earn Engineering Degree of École Polytechnique + École Polytechnique Diploma

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École Polytechnique: A Tradition of Scientific Excellence

Located just 20 minutes from Paris the École Polytechnique, is the most prestigious engineering Grande Ecole in France. The university is supported by the state and has been operating since it was founded in 1794. The École educates the nation's scientific,...

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Why study at Ecole Polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a leading French institute that combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. The school produces socially responsible professionals who excel in leading complex and innovative projects which address current and future challenges facing our society.

École Polytechnique, also known as l'X, is an historic institution. Founded in 1794, it holds a leading role in the French academic tradition – Poincaré, Ampère, Schwartz and Fresnel are just a few of the prestigious scientists to have studied here. Three French presidents, three Nobel Prizes (including Jean Tirole in 2014), one Fields Medalist and many illustrious CEOs like Citroën or Schlumberger, also walked the halls. However, no need to time travel to find proof of our academic excellence: our Alumni, researchers and professors receive prestigious awards and distinctions years after years.

Academic rankings demonstrate the competitiveness of École Polytechnique in France and abroad. Leader of scientific and technological institutes in France, l'X was also ranked 13th best European University in the QS university ranking 2015/16 thanks to our emphasis on innovative teaching methods and our continued presence at the forefront of French research. Our renowned Alumni, including numerous current CEOs of French and international companies, visit frequently and you will reap the benefits of having them share their knowledge in special seminars and conferences.

As part of our commitment to innovation, l'X has been the pioneer of MOOCs and e-learning in France, with several courses available on various platforms including Coursera and more under development.

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91128 Palaiseau Cedex

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