• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Bachelor students of the Bachelor of Science at École Polytechnique get to not only learn concepts, but also experiment them spending time in École Polytechnique cutting-edge Research Center, working in the labs on real problems currently tackled by our scientists. Whichever specialization students choose, they have to do a Bachelor Thesis, carried out in the form of a research project. 

Students thus get to spend time in the lab, where they are interacting with scientists and get a feel of the day-to-day routine of PhD students, post-docs, technicians and prominent researchers. Students are also offered regular scientific conferences and seminars on current research themes as well as laboratory visits.

The first year is dedicated to acquiring the intellectual tools and fundamental knowledge which will be essential for the rest of their higher education.  It is a year when they discover and experience several disciplines in order to better choose their specialization.

As of the second and third years, students work towards one of three double majors

  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Economics

And After Graduation?

The primary purpose of the Bachelor program is to open the doors of various Master’s and graduate degree programs, at École Polytechnique or other major institutions worldwide.

Students receive support and coaching to further pursue their studies in the domains of their dream, such as cryptography, Big Data, astrophysics, mechanics, robotics, finances, energy management, nanotechnologies, monetary policy, development economics, business strategy, materials chemistry, biotechnology…

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Foreign Languages

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Currently be studying for a high school leaving certificate, recognized either internationally or in the candidate's home country.
  • Currently be studying for a scientific university entrance certificate
  • Have already obtained an entrance certificate to study science at a higher education institution (scientific university, specialized institute, French preparatory class…)

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements:

  • have an overall strong academic average
  • take advanced mathematics courses, and at least one advanced science course
  • have a level of English sufficient to successfully complete this Program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Palaiseau

  • 640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The École Polytechnique Foundation offers a limited number of Excellence Scholarships based on academic excellence to help us attract and reward the very best students worldwide. In the first year, Excellence Scholarships are reserved for students who are admitted with honors. 

They amount to €4,000 per year paid in 10 monthly installments. The Excellence Scholarship’s renewal is subject to academic success and attendance in the Program. At the end of the first year, additional Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved outstanding academic results while also contributing to student life and activities on campus.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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