Admissions for the Fall 2019 Intake are now closed. You will find the deadlines for 2020 below.

Academic Prerequisites

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Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Visual Computing Master

Entry in Year 1 : Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Computer Science. Applicants must have followed at least one Statistics course and at least one Algorithmics course. Applicants with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Entry in Year 2 : Master’s degree in Computer Science (including classes in Machine Learning) or Statistics/Machine Learning (including classes in Programming). Applicants with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the above-mentioned subjects.

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: Threats and Defenses Master

Entry in Year 1 : Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Applicants with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the mentioned subjects.

Entry in Year 2 : 1st year of Master’s degree in Computer Science with the following courses: Fundamentals of modern computer networking, Introduction to cryptology, Computer architectures and operating systems, Advanced cryptology, Information systems security, Network security. Optional courses among: data bases, machine learning, information theory.

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Internet of Things: Innovation and Management Master

Entry in Year 1 : Applicants must hold either a bachelor’s degree (or licence) in science, technology, engineering, mathematics to be eligible for the Program. Applicants from other educational backgrounds may also be considered provided that they have a solid skill set in the subjects mentioned above.

Entry in Year 2 : Applicants must hold a French Master 1 degree or have completed a year of study after receiving their licence degree (or equivalent). They must also have taken at least one class in networking and one class in electronics as part of their degree. It should be noted, however, that students may join the Program in Year 2 only in exceptional circumstances.

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Data Science For Business X-HEC Master

The admissions process involves an online application. Applicants whose application files are successful are then required to attend an interview.

To enter this program, prospective students must have a Bachelor degree in Science, Engineering, Business or Economics. A strong background in Mathematics is mandatory as they will deal with data pool and will learn mathematical techniques for extraction and data visualization.

If you wish to apply for the joint degree program Data Science For Business, please note that applications must be submitted via our partner's website, HEC Paris. Read carefully the information on the application process and deadlines on their website.

The admission committee will assess the relevance and quality of the Bachelor's degree. The Graduate Point Average (GPA), the individual grades for the courses, class rank and any academic awards will also be taken into account.

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Economics

Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance Master

Following the École Polytechnique’s tradition of excellence in the applied sciences, the Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance Master builds on your scientific training to provide an economics-based understanding of strategy and competition. The program is primarily intended for students with comprehensive Mathematical and Economics training. However, it is open to students with a finance, or engineering background. Above all, a good command of mathematics is crucial to follow the highly quantitative-based approach of this Master's program. We especially welcome students who are open to international opportunities, regardless of their chosen area of study. See this page for further information about prerequisites.

Candidates with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the above-mentioned subjects. Please note that Ecole Polytechnique is ranked in the world's Top20 in Mathematics, therefore the level in Mathematics is particularly high in all academic programs. Do not hesitate to indicate in your personal statement all the relevant courses that you have followed (including courses in Mathematics). For applicants interested in the Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance program, please read the list of prerequisites in Mathematics.The admission committee will assess the relevance and quality of the bachelor's degree. The Graduate Point Average (GPA), the individual grades for the courses, class rank and any academic awards will also be taken into account.

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Smart Cities and Urban Policy Master

Entry in Year 1 : bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, civil engineering and/or transportation studies, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur).

Entry in Year 2 : master’s degree or M1 in economics, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur), with a background in quantitative economics. (See this page for further information about admissions requirements.)

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Ecotech

Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management Master

Entry in Year 1 : Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, or Biology. Applicants with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the mentioned subjects.

Entry in Year 2 : Master's degree or M1 in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology or Biology. A basis in the fundamentals of Chemistry is required.

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STEEM

Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM) Master

Entry in Year 1 : Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering or Physics or "Diplôme d'ingénieur".

Entry in Year 2 : Master's degree or M1 in Applied Physics or Mechanics, Energy or Environment or "Diplôme d'ingénieur" with a major in Energy, Environment, Physics, Mechanics or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.


Language Prerequisites

English

Applicants must demonstrate full English-language proficiency. The tests that we accept are the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt) and the following Cambridge General English Tests: First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE). Scores must date no earlier than two years prior to the start of the program.

The minimum scores required are:

  • TOEFL IBT: 90
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Cambridge Test - First (FCE): Grade B - 176

You must upload a copy of your IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Tests results in the online application system. Do not send your scores electronically through ETS or the British Council. You can submit your application without your English language test result. However, please note that any offer will be conditional on your providing your English language test results at the required level.

Applicants may be exempt from this requirement under the following circumstances: you hold an English-taught degree completed in residence (for at least 2 years) in an English-speaking country* (e.g. secondary school diploma, bachelor's degree, two-year master's degree...). The admission committee reserves the right to refuse exemption requests and will definitely confirm the decision upon admission.

*: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States of America.

French

No level of French is required to be admitted in the Master of Science & Technology programs.

Although you do not need to speak French in order to complete the graduate degree, we believe that some basic French language skills are necessary to facilitate your everyday life in France. Therefore, please note that if your mother tongue is not French or if you have never been enrolled in an academic program entirely taught in French (for at least one year), you will be tested by our Language department upon your arrival and depending on the results, you may be requested to enroll in an introductory French Language course and as part of the degree requirements.

Students who have already studied French as a Foreign Language may also attend B1/B2/C1 level classes: a good command of French language will indeed increase your employability in France upon graduation. No additional fees are charged for language courses.


Application Deadlines

APPLICATIONS DEADLINES FOR ALL MASTERS (EXCEPT DATA SCIENCES FOR BUSINESS)


Applications Deadlines are reviewed in rounds, 3 times a year. The application deadlines for Fall 2020 are:

  • DECEMBER 12, 2019 (Applications open on November 12)
  • MARCH 02, 2020 (Applications open on January 15)
  • APRIL 27, 2020 (Applications open on March 16)

The applications website will be open from November 12, 2019 to April 27, 2020. You can initiate your application at any time during this period. However, you will only be able to finalize it within the above deadlines. Please note that only students who apply in the first and second rounds of admissions can apply for a scholarship.

Kindly note that you can only apply for each program once per year. You may apply to a different program, but you are not allowed to submit another application for a program that you have already applied to. Please note that we do not offer spring term admission.

We advise that you start as early as possible, it may take time to gather all supporting documents necessary to your application. 

Decisions will be released 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline.

APPLICATIONS DEADLINES FOR THE DATA SCIENCES FOR BUSINESS X-HEC MASTER

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES ADMISSIBILITY RESULTS BY ADMISSION RESULTS BY
ROUND 1 October 23, 2018 at 12pm November 15, 2018 November 29, 2018
ROUND 2 January 8, 2019 at 12pm January 31, 2019 February 21, 2019
ROUND 3 February 27, 2019 at 12pm March 28, 2019 April 18, 2019
ROUND 4 April 19, 2019 at 12pm May 16, 2019 June 6, 2019
ROUND 5 June 12, 2019 at 12pm June 24, 2019 July 8, 2019

 


Procedure

Follow the steps below:

  1. Create an account on our application website. Please use the same email address for your application and any enquiries to us. You can complete the application process in multiple sessions and in any order you choose.
  2. Fill in the online application form. (Printed copies of the application form are not available.)
  3. Upload all the required documents. You do not need to send us any paper copies.
     

Application fee

he application processing fee for graduate degree programs is 80 euros (approx. 90 US dollars). You can pay by credit card or through an electronic bank transfer. Please note that this fee is non-refundable, even if an application is denied.

We advise that you pay the application fee by credit card, as the bank transfer usually takes more time. If you wish to pay the application fee via a bank transfer, it has to be processed by the bank several days before the admission deadline. If the bank transfer is made by a third party (family member, company, etc.) please make sure to inform the Admissions team by sending an email to the Admissions officer.