Financial questions

When do I have to pay my tuition fees?

You need to pay your tuition fees by October 15, 2019.

Do I have to pay a tuition fee deposit?

Yes, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit of €1500.

Are there any student job offers on campus?

The school does not offer on-campus jobs.


How are courses organized?

Students have class from Monday to Friday and courses include theoretical and practical classes. There are three terms in a school year:

First term from September until December

Second term from January until March

Third term: Internship

Where can I find a detailed list of the courses offered for each of the Graduate Degree programs?

On this website. Click on "PROGRAMS" and select the program you want to know more about. For each program, you can look at the "Program structure", with details of each class.

When do mid-term and final exams take place?

Exams take place twice a year, in mid-December and mid-March.

Applications / admissions

When are admissions decisions made?

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

I am unable to submit my application? What should I do?

Please contact the Admissions Team.

What are my chances of admission?

We are not able to consider any prospective student for admission until an application and all required documents have been submitted. Please visit our page for a list of required documents.

Can I submit more than one application?

Yes you can, but you must pay an application fee for each application submitted.

Kindly note that you may only apply for each program once per year. You can apply to several different programs, but you may not submit several applications for the same program.

How much is the application fee?

You will have to pay €80 to submit your application.

If you wish to pay the application fee via a bank transfer, please note that it has to be processed by the bank a few 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 via email.

Can I send my application by mail?

No paper applications are required for the admission process. Only applications made online are considered.

How long should my statement of purpose be?

No longer than one page.

Do my letters of recommendation need to be submitted by the application deadline?

It is highly recommended you submit them by the application deadline. Only fully completed application files will be examined by the jury.

Is there a profile of the Graduate Degree Program entering class?

Our office does not compile a general entering class profile.

Can I substitute any other test for the TOEFL? Does École Polytechnique accept the IELTS?

The only tests we accept are the TOEFL, IELTS and the following Cambridge General English Tests: First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE).

What are the tests score requirements?

TOEFL IBT.................................................  90

IELTS........................................................  6.5

Cambridge Test - First (FCE)........ Grade B – 176

I am a citizen of a country where English is the sole official language of instruction. Am I exempt from submitting TOEFL scores?

Yes (see conditions in the application file).

Do I need to speak French to apply for the programs?

There is no required minimum level in French to be able to apply, but depending on your level (less than B2 according to the CEFRL), you will have to take French classes during the year.

How long do test scores remain valid?

Scores must not have been issued over two years prior to the start of the program.


Where can I find a list of the programs?

On this website. Click on "PROGRAMS" and select the program you want to know more about.

Where can I find information about École Polytechnique’s programs in general?

On this website. Click on "PROGRAMS" and select the program you want to know more about.

Can I get a degree online?


Can I study on a part-time basis?

All of our Graduate Degrees are full-time programs.

I am an engineer-student at École Polytechnique. Where can I find information on the Data Science for Business Program?

On this website and on the website of our partner institution, HEC.


Can I live on campus?

Yes, every Graduate Degree student has a room on campus.

How much is the rent?

The rent is €617 including charges (water, electricity, internet and housing insurance).

Is there a housing deposit?

We request a housing deposit of €617 upon your arrival.

What should I bring?

We recommend, at the minimum, that you bring your own sheets and blankets.

What can I do if I’m ill?

Consult a physician or go to the Health Center on campus.

Graduate Orientation

When and where is Graduate Orientation?

The Graduate Degree Program Office holds new graduate student orientation sessions for on-campus students at the start of each fall semester.

Campus Tour

Can I visit École Polytechnique?

To go on one of our Campus Tours, contact Ms. Aliénor Al-Mallak at Please indicate your surname, first name, your chosen date for the Campus Tour and the number of people attending. Visit the dedicated page to check the dates.