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École Polytechnique

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Description École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a non-profit, public higher education institution, rightfully considered the most prestigious engineering school in France. Its modern name Polytechnic School ("X") was in 1975, although it was founded in 1794.

For several centuries the educational institution has been producing highly qualified specialists in the field of engineering, as well as natural sciences. At present, the composition of academic disciplines is expanded, and the educational institution also provides educational services in the field of the study of the humanities. The university is actively engaged in applied fundamental research on the sponsorship of interested companies with whom it has partnerships.

Over the years of its existence, the Polytechnic School in Paris has presented to the world many outstanding alumni, among whom are such personalities as:

  • Etienne Louis Malius is a physicist and mathematician who discovered the phenomenon of light polarization;
  • André Gustave Citroën is the founder of the Citroen automobile company;
  • Jean Tyrol is an economist who wrote the book Theory of Branch Organization. This book has become the main textbook at the university.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in École Polytechnique

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from 38 000 € / year

Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.

from 38 000 $ / year

Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.


The most prestigious educational institution in France has many advantages, for which it is worth choosing it for education. Especially worth a closer look at the Polytechnic School, if the applicant plans to be realized in the profession of an engineer. The strongest direction of this educational institution is the exact and engineering sciences. Especially it concerns the mathematical direction:

  • Net and applied mathematics belongs to the TOP-20 according to the world rating among educational institutions;
  • The Faculty of Physics has a good reputation in the academic environment, as well as a high rating;
  • The Faculty of Economics is developing relatively recently, but has already gained popularity due to its research in the field of management.

Ecole Polytechnique has a very strong research base. This educational institution owns laboratories, as well as research centers, in which research is conducted in the fields of economics, informatics and physics. Particular attention is paid here to research of current trends in modern physics: the Higgs boson, the Z-boson, and also the dark matter.

The Polytechnic School in Paris conducts a careful selection of applicants for training. Only 11% of applicants successfully pass all the stages of admission and become university students. Due to the high quality of education, graduates have good chances for successful employment in prestigious companies.

Equipment École Polytechnique

The educational institution is located in Paris (France). Since the school has a long history - the earlier training campus was in the Latin Quarter. This area of Paris is famous for the fact that its territory housed the best educational institutions. Over time, the school expanded, so I had to move the campus to the suburbs. Currently, the campus is located in the southern suburbs of Paris - Palaiseau. The campus includes all the necessary elements of the student infrastructure: libraries, student hostels, cafes, bank branches, service facilities. The educational institution provides its students with the opportunity to live in a hostel.


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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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