About Institut Polytechnique de Paris


Institut Polytechnique de Paris is a public higher education and research institution that brings together five top-tier French engineering Schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis. Established on May 2019, Institut Polytechnique de Paris capitalizes on the 200 years of expertise in science and technology of its 5 founding Schools. The Institute welcomes 8 500 students each year. 

Institut Polytechnique de Paris is located close to Paris on the Plateau de Saclay, a research-intensive, education and business hub referred to as one of the eight leading innovation clusters in the world.


Its campus offers an extensive network of scientific, educational and sports facilities. Student residences are located either on campus or in the cities nearby and Paris. Ideally located just outside Paris, the campus is easily accessible by public transport, allowing students to take advantage of the economic dynamism and rich cultural life of the French capital.


Students are admitted through a very selective recruitment process and receive a high-quality education from a community of 1000 faculty members and experts who are renowned in their fields.

Institut Polytechnique de Paris develops multidisciplinary education from Bachelor to PhD levels and research programs in ten disciplinary departments: Biology; Chemistry and Processes; Economics; Information, Communications and Electronics; Computer Science, Data and Artificial Intelligence; Mathematics; Mechanics and Energetics; Physics; Humanities, Arts, Literature and Languages; Social Sciences and Management. This multidisciplinary approach creates new synergies between fields, for example by implementing new technologies to traditional fields.

Knowledge transfer to the economy and society is at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris' mission. Its network of incubators, its 30 high-end laboratories, its interdisciplinary centers and its private and public research partners help drive cutting-edge innovation and foster students' creativity.

Programs at Institut Polytechnique de Paris are taught in English and/or in French.

English taught programs include: 

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Engineer programs
  • Master’s programs in 14 fields
  • PhD programs in 7 fields
  • PhD Tracks  (Integrated Master’s and PhD programs)

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Admission criteria are based on the applicants’ academic background, language skills, statement of purpose and reference letters.

Applicants for the Engineering program also must take written and oral exams and PhD Track applicants are required to attend an interview. 

Applications for Masters and PhD Tracks open on January 5th, 2021 and are reviewed in 2 rounds with two deadlines set in February 7, 2021 and April 30, 2021.

One deadline is set on February 7, 2021 for PhD Tracks.

PhDs are on a yearlong rolling admissions base.

Students apply directly online from June 2021 till September 2021 for the Engineering programs.

Learn about the admissions process here

Need-based and merit-based scholarships are awarded by the French government and other authorities to international students for Engineering programs. Institut Polytechnique de Paris awards merit-based excellence scholarships for students enrolled in PhD tracks. Host laboratories provide PhD students with fellowships.