Ecole Polytechnique

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Courses we support

Due to French regulatory constraints, we are unable to support courses at this institution. Please check back for further updates.

Ecole/HEC Joint Master in Data Science for Business
Ecole Master in Data & Finance/HEC Master in Finance Double Degree
Master of Internet of Things: Innovation and Management
Master of Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Visual Computing

About the school

Established in 1794, École Polytechnique is globally renowned for building an entrepreneurial spirit in its three fundamental missions: education, research, and innovation. It is a top-ranking educational institution with an excellent academic background and has immensely contributed to transforming Europe's technological and scientific leadership. Being a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris, it provides its students, faculty members, and staff with a dynamic environment to learn and innovate. Having over 3700 students, 40% international students, 23 laboratories, 40% international academic and research staff, 2600 scientific articles (Rank A), 770 startups created since 2010, and 30 000 alum members of AX, the institution has grabbed the position of being amongst the Top 50 Best Global Universities.

Where is the school located?

Ecole Polytechnique has one campus in the city of Paris.

Life at Ecole Polytechnique

Being a part of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris campus, Ecole Polytechnique offers you a dynamic campus life. Its facilities and world-class amenities will help you augment your scientific excellence, research and development, innovation, and learning drive. You get to participate in various competitions related to science, technology, and engineering institutions at the international level. Another catch within the campus is the L’AX programme, an association of alumni of Ecole Polytechnique that contributes to various projects within the community and allows you to join a powerful and united network of alumni. You can also be a part of École Polytechnique Foundation, which is committed to funding the development of l’AX and raises funds to benefit students, researchers, and teachers, thus contributing to the school's outreach.

Additional benefits of studying at Ecole Polytechnique

When studying at École Polytechnique, you get additional facilities like a hostel and housing, catering, health, counseling services, a library, a museum, sports, student associations, and an international office for round-the-clock student support. You can explore the institutes’ innovation programmes, including Innovation at Ecole Polytechnique, Drahi-X Novation Center, Technology Transfer, X-Up, Start-Up Incubator, Our Start-Up, X-Fab, Prototyping Space, etc.

Palaiseau campus



City Population

2.25 million


North Central France


Continental and Mild

Nearest Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris Orly Airport (ORY), Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), or Geneva International Airport (GVA).

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +2 hours

Fast facts

  • École Polytechnique has been awarded several times for its International Reputation and World-Class Research.
  • Best University in France QS 2022
  • Best Small University in the World - Times Higher Education 2021
  • International University Times Higher Education 2022
  • Worldwide in terms of graduate employability QS ranking 2022

Admissions criteria

École Polytechnique's Ingénieur Polytechnicien programme is a unique degree with 3 years of studying on campus to get a Master of Engineering, Science, and Technology. To obtain your master’s degree and the final Diploma of École Polytechnique, you must follow the admission procedure, as given below: There are various programmaes, and the admission procedure including the fee structure may vary. To gain admission to Ingénieur Polytechnicien programme, applicants must pass an entrance examination involving two different steps: admissibility and admission. Step 1 - You can complete four years of study in either of the following programmes: Humanities and Social Sciences Foreign languages Personal Development and Sports Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Step 2 - Apply for any one of the 16 scientific specializations available in the 3rd year Step 3 – You must pass an entrance examination based on your nationality and undergraduate study. Accordingly, there are overall 4 entrance examination streams. - Classe Préparatoire stream (CPGE) - For students coming from classes - open to French and international applicants who take such classes. - University stream - French University Track (UNIV-FUF) - University stream - International University Track (UNIV-FUI) - University stream - International University Track - French Education (UNIV -FUI-FF) Step 4 - Admissibility Admission - CPGE Written exams vary according to the CPGE track - University stream - French University Track - Cover letter - Resume - Official grade transcripts for all higher education - Official diplomas from and including the last diploma received at high school onwards - 2 letters of recommendation 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. Students can opt for one of the following universities for the fourth year of the programme: - National University in Singapore - Cambridge University - Technische Universität München - KTH Royal Institute of Technology and many more Financial Aid: Each year, the École Polytechnique Foundation offers scholarships, partial tuition fee waivers, or subsidised loans. Students may also receive scholarships or grants from the French government or foreign governments.

Job placements

The Carrer Guidance Cell of the institute assists you in securing the best employment opportunities after you complete your master’s. On completing their respective courses: 47% of students choose to enter the corporate sector for their professional careers 29% go on to study for a PhD 15% choose the public sector 3% create a start-up Job Search Statistics: 77% of graduates find employment before graduation Within 6 months after graduation, 100% of graduates find employment in the corporate sector Salary: In the corporate sector, the average gross annual salary is €59,500. Business Sectors: IT sector (44%) Energy sector (15%) Construction sector (10%) Consulting (19%) Insurance and banking (9%) The École Polytechnique Alumni Association (AX) promotes connections within the 28,000-strong alum community in over 65 countries.

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Last updated: 11 Oct 2023

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