Top 3 reasons to study here

  • École Polytechnique trains leaders with solid backgrounds in multidisciplinary science.
  • École Polytechnique’s credo is to be multidisciplinary both in its teaching and research.
  • École Polytechnique produces and shares multidisciplinary knowledge of the highest level.



A product of the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, École Polytechnique has a rich history that spans over 220 years. Since its inception, the school has borne a tradition of scientific excellence and commitment to serving the common good.


All École Polytechnique courses are highly selective, apply a multidisciplinary scientific approach, and are closely involved with research.


The following fields cover all research currently being conducted at École Polytechnique:

  • Bioengineering, Biology and Health Sciences
  •  Concepts and Methods for a Digital Society
  •  Energy, Transportation and Environment
  •  Modeling and Optimization of Complex Systems
  •  Matter and Light in Extreme Conditions
  •  Markets, Innovation and Science-Society Relations
  •  Nanoscience, Innovative Materials and Efficient Processes
  •  Universal Laws and Structures

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
59 -6
53 -13
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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116 -15
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
401 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

On campus, École Polytechnique has around 1,500 student apartments and a hotel with around fifty rooms.

Library services

Located in the heart of the campus, the central library provides lecturers, students and researchers with the documents they need for their work and offers all members the means to pursue an individual or group cultural activity.

Medical services

Health and Counseling Services

École Polytechnique has its own medical center staffed with a team of health care and preventive care professionals, psychologists and social workers.

Student Life

Campus life

The École Polytechnique site offers students, researchers, staff and visitors a whole range of services, facilities and activities which create a lively and active campus life.

Sports facilities

Covered facilities

  • a water sports area with two 25-meter pools and bleachers to seat 400 people
  • 2 covered tennis courts
  • 2 volleyball courts
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms
  • a climbing wall and rock climbing room
  • a dojo room

Outdoor facilities

  • a riding center with around thirty horses
  • 4 football pitches, including a first-team pitch with bleachers
  • 3 rugby pitches
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • a semi-artificial lake (rowing and canoing)

Student clubs

The École Polytechnique's vibrant student life can be attributed to the wide range of associations available to students. In total, polytechnicians take part in almost 250 associations in a great variety of cultural, artistic, social, scientific, religious and sporting activities.

These associations, known as "binets" in polytechnician jargon punctuate campus life, enabling like-minded students to get together and share their passions. This involvement in the associations is unique with over three quarters of École Polytechnique students taking part.

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