Financial questions

When do I have to pay my tuition fees?

You need to pay your tuition fees during the first term. More informations will be provided by the Finance department of École Polytechnique, once on campus.

Do I have to pay a tuition fee deposit?

Yes, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit, more information on this page.

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 an application fee to submit your application, more information on this page.

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?

Minimum: approx. 700 words

Please fill out the Personal Statement form (you will be able to download it on the Application Platform).

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

It is your responsibility to tell your referees about the deadline and make sure they fill out the form in time. Therefore we advise you to start your application by confirming your referees’ contact details.

Is there a profile of the Msc&T Program entering class?

Our office does not compile a general entering class profile. Please refer to the academic requirements for each program. We're looking for students with an excellent scientific background and highly-motivated.

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. Select the program you want to know more about.

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

On this website. Select the program you want to know more about.

Can I get a degree online?

No. MSc&T programs are not tailored to be fully taught online.

Can I study on a part-time basis?

All of our MSc&T 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?

Due to the growing number of students and a limited number of rooms available for the moment, École Polytechnique cannot guarantee on-campus accommodation offers to all Master of Science and Technology students. Even if the enrollment form -with the on-campus housing box ticked- has been filled out on time it is highly recommended to look for nearby off-campus housing options:

If you wish to be accommodated on campus, you will have to make your request in the enrollment form. The MSc&T Team will inform you if you have obtained on campus accommodation or if you are on the waiting list. Newcomers (=students arriving on the French territory for the first time) will be prioritised and housed according to the available places.

How much is the rent?

The rent will be between 495€ and 574€ per month including charges (water, electricity, heating, wifi and housing insurance). Rent is revised every year on January 1st following the communication of the national rent revision index.

The apartments are subsidized and entitles students to ALS depending on their individual situation.

Students accommodated on campus don’t need to purchase housing insurance or energy provider as water, electricity, heating, wifi and housing insurance are included in the rent !

Is there a housing deposit?

A deposit of 300€ is required and cashed and will be paid back in full or in part according to damage within 1 to 2 months after leaving the accommodation.

What should I bring?

All apartments have an individual shower room and toilet. Only the kitchen can be shared by 4 or 5 roommates.

Students accommodated on campus don’t need to purchase housing insurance or energy provider as water, electricity, heating, wifi and housing insurance are included in the rent!

Furniture as 1 bed  (90 X190cm), 1 big cupboard, 1 shelf, 1 working desk are also included. Sheets and blankets are not included.

What can I do if I’m ill?

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

What can I do if I am on the waiting list?

If you have been placed on the waiting list, then it is highly recommended to look for nearby off-campus housing options.
There are several housing options near the campus.

You can choose between a student residence:


Or a private apartment that you can occupy alone, or share with friends, other students or local residents:


*These sites are open to everyone and transactions are made directly between owners and tenants, the offers appear on them are not filtered and there is therefore a risk of scam.

Be vigilant : an offer that is too good to be true should arouse your suspicions.

NEVER pay any fees BEFORE visiting the accommodation and signing a rental contract!

Graduate Orientation

When and where is the Orientation Week?

The MSc&T Admissions Office welcomes all of the new students during the orientation week at the start of each fall semester.

Campus Tour

Can I visit École Polytechnique?

To go on one of our Campus Tours, please let us know by email

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.