The distinctive French ingénieur program
The French ingénieur programs delivered by the Schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris have the following features:
Granting graduates the “Titre d’Ingénieur” and conferring the European degree of Master recognized worldwide
Highly-selective entrance examination
A multidisciplinary education offering:
Fundamental sciences: in particular Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
Quantitative social sciences
Business, Management, and Innovation
Humanities: Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics
Internationalization skills: Foreign Languages, Geopolitics
Soft skills (communication, critical thinking) and an international perspective
Strong interaction with companies: education, research, management
Rich opportunities for internships, mandatory in the curriculum
Host research laboratories associated with Doctorate Schools
The opportunity to undertake a Ph.D. after graduation
Exciting and successful careers
Why choose the Institut Polytechnique Paris Engineering programs?
Institut Polytechnique de Paris will enable you to:
Experience France’s most elite education in Engineering
Customize your program of study
Nurture ties with major international companies (internships, chairs, joint-labs, sponsorships, coaching, guest lecturers)
Benefit from high-quality campus infrastructures for study, sports, and leisure
Be offered Ph.D. opportunities after graduation, especially in one of our 30 Laboratories
Have access to high-level professional positions
Be awarded top entry salaries
95% employability rate in under 4 months after graduation
Be a high profile candidate for international companies, SMEs, start-ups
Be offered career opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including IT, deep-tech, finance, energy, environment, transport, cybersecurity, nanotechnologies, AI, data science, robotics
Integrate a strategic alumni network including the CEOs of major international companies, entrepreneurs, and renowned researchers
You may be admitted to one of the five Schools on the basis of your results on the highly competitive IP Paris entrance examination. Registration is open to all candidates meeting the conditions below.
General admission requirements
Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in Science, Engineering, or Quantitative Economics & Finance.
Applicants for international admissions must be enrolled in a foreign (non-French) undergraduate program in a higher education institution outside France .
Applicants may apply from their 2nd year up to their last year of undergraduate studies in their home university.
Excellent background in Mathematics and/or Physics are keys to success.
Degree-seeking students registered in a higher education institution in France are not eligible for international admissions.
Knowledge of French is not required to apply. The full application process as well as all the entrance examinations can be taken either in English or in French. However, some Schools require students to speak basic French when entering the program.
There are specific additional requirements for the École Polytechnique program.
The initial selection is primarily based on the applicants’ academic background, statement of purpose, and reference letters.
Students apply directly online from June 2021 till September 2021 for the 2022 intake.
Statement of Purpose
Abstract of courses list
Official academic transcripts since the beginning of the university studies
Official ranking certificates at university
Application form for international admission (official statement)
Official proof of citizenship: a copy of passport or ID
Financial resources form
Reference letters: name, title, and e-mail address of at least 2 professors or educational advisors
Official certificates of degrees received mentioned in the application
Certificates of honors and prizes mentioned in the application
Official score reports for language tests mentioned in the application
After the initial selection, shortlisted candidates will be contacted to take Exams in French or in English. The program corresponds to the skills and knowledge considered necessary to succeed in the engineering programs. Each School will use a different set of exams and weights to grant admission. To be fully prepared, have a close look at the recommended knowledge.