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Procedure & deadlines

The applications deadlines below are for the 2018 intake.

Please read carefully the information on this page and follow the guidelines to successfully complete your application.

Start early as possible as it may take time to gather all supporting documents necessary to your application.

Who may apply to École Polytechnique Bachelor program?

Any student who is:

-currently preparing a secondary school leaving certificate, either internationally recognized or in the country of the candidate (French Baccalaureate, OIB, International Baccalaureate,  Swiss high-school maturité certificate, European high-school certificate…);
OR
-currently preparing a scientific university entrance certificate;
OR
-has already obtained an entrance certificate to study sciences in a higher-education institution (scientific university, specialized institute, French preparatory class…).

Students are admitted to our Bachelor program on the basis of strong academic performance in high school, especially in mathematics and science. Candidates must also have a level of English sufficient to follow this program (which is entirely in English).

What should I include in my application file?

Applicants must submit a dossier including their official academic transcripts, a personal statement, a CV, an ID, a photo and the contact details of two referents. For more information about the application file.

I am considered shortlisted, what happens next?

Shortlisted candidates then receive an invitation for an interview, which will be conducted remotely (videoconference).

The interview will last around 50 minutes and will be conducted entirely in English. For more information about the interview.

After the interview, if you pass, you will then be considered admitted to the Bachelor program.

Timeline

To accommodate high school calendars from all over the world, applications are considered on a two waves basis with the first one starting on October 10, 2017 in the morning. Applying early improves your chances!

 

Rounds

Application Deadlines

Interview Dates (for shortlisted candidates only)

Final Admission Results

First round

October 10, 2017 to  November  21, 2017

Early to mid-January 2018

Early February 2018

Second round

January 9, 2018 to

February 20, 2018

Late-March/Early-April 2018

Mid to late-April 2018

Application fees

An application fee of €95 will be asked of each candidate. It can be payed by credit card or bank transfer.