Autumn session application is open

The “Autumn Session” applications for the International Examinations 2018 for the Ingénieur polytechnicien program at École polytechnique is opened  from 22 May 2017 to 1 September 2017 on the following website:

This application is of interest for students who have already completed at least 2 semesters of B.Sc with excellent grades in mathematics, and physics who are wishing to strengthen their curriculum by a high-level curriculum in sciences and humanities leading to the Engineering Degree of École polytechnique and the École polytechnique Diploma.

- International Entrance Examinations 2018 -


- Deadline to validate your application: 1st September 2017.
- Deadline to send the missing documents and for the teachers or professors to upload the recommendation letter: 15th September 2017.
- The eligibility list will be published online mid-October 2017.
- The oral examinations will take place between 23rd October and 1st November 2017.
- The written examinations will take place on Friday 27th October 2017.
- The results of admission will be published online by the end of November 2017.

Please note that speaking French is not a pre-requisite for application: the entire process can be done in English.

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• Candidates must be under 25 year of age on January 1 st, 2018.
• Candidates must have completed at least 2 of undergraduate studies in Science
• Excellent skills in Mathematics and Physics are keys to success
• Candidates cannot be French citizens
• Candidates cannot apply more than once
• Candidates cannot have been enrolled in French preparatory classes for Grandes Ecoles, neither any preparatory program for an engineering school within a French university, nor any French Grande Ecole and the final year of a Master's degree or in a doctoral program.
• Candidates must meet the medically defined criteria of physical fitness (for Ecole Polytechnique)

The initial selection is based on academic records, motivation letter from the candidate and letters of recommendation from professors at your university or college.


• The final selection is based on results from written and oral exams in mathematics, physics and a general scientific knowledge.
• International examination centers are set up worldwide for the autumn and the spring session in many countries such as for example Brazil, Canada, China, France, Russia, Senegal, Singapore or the USA.

The exams consist of five mandatory tests:
- two written exams in Mathematics and Physics (2 hours each)
- an oral examination in Mathematics (1 hour)
- an oral examination in Physics (1 hour)
- an oral examination in General Scientific Knowledge (45 min): an interview focusing on the analysis of scientific documents (30 min) and the candidate's motivation (15 min). This oral examination is preceded by a 30 min preparation period. As already stated, examinations can be conducted in French or in English and will be organized in the country of the candidates or the nearest most convenient country with an examinations centre.

Complete information on the brochure bellow.