Bachelor of Science

Ecole Polytechnique
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor students at Ecole Polytechnique follow a intensive multidisciplinary scientific curriculum with a main focus on computer science and mathematics.

In the first year of the program students spend their time and energy acquiring the intellectual tools and key knowledge which that will form a base the rest of their higher education. At the same time, they will have opportunity to discover and experience several disciplines to choose the one that they will later specialize in. During the second and third years of their education, students will choose to study one of the following three double majors:

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

Admission requirements

Application deadlines for an entry in September 2022 are:

  • Round 1:  9th September 2021 to 12th Oct 2021
  • Round 2: 16th December 2021 to 18th January 2022
  • Round 3: 23rd March 2022 to 29th March 2022

This program is for 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 this bachelor's 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).

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Program content

The first year of studies focuses on the acquisition of the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for the rest of the students' academic career.  They have Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics and Physics classes, with several scientific options offered to help them make the right choice for their double major.

For their second and third years, students choose between three double majors. For each double major, they have the opportunity to pursue a minor - provided the Academic Council considers they are up to the task.

1. Double Major in Mathematics and Computer Science

This double major provides a scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications. This track offers students the opportunity to study the theory, experimentation and engineering that form the basis of the design and use of today’s computers. They may choose to do a Minor in Biology or Chemistry.

2. Double Major in Mathematics and Economics

This double major offers a scientific approach to economics. It relies on the construction, analysis, and interpretation of abstract models as well as on the confrontation of theoretical conclusions with empirical data coming from the field or from controlled experiments. Students may choose to do a minor in Computational Mathematics.

3. Double Major in Mathematics and Physics

The students who choose the double major in Mathematics and Physics are taken on a journey through the concepts that have shaped our modern vision of the world. Thanks to a close coordination with the mathematics course, students are able to immediately apply their freshly acquired mathematical skills to physics. They may choose to do a minor in Biology or Chemistry.


The annual tuition fees are €13,500 for EU students and €16,800 for non-EU students.


Graduates of this program will earn a Bachelor of Science

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About this institute

École Polytechnique: A Tradition of Scientific Excellence

Located just 20 minutes from Paris the École Polytechnique, is the most prestigious engineering Grande Ecole in France. The university is supported by the state and has been operating since it was founded in 1794. The École educates the nation's scientific,...

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Why study at Ecole Polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a leading French institute that combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. The school produces socially responsible professionals who excel in leading complex and innovative projects which address current and future challenges facing our society.

École Polytechnique, also known as l'X, is an historic institution. Founded in 1794, it holds a leading role in the French academic tradition – Poincaré, Ampère, Schwartz and Fresnel are just a few of the prestigious scientists to have studied here. Three French presidents, three Nobel Prizes (including Jean Tirole in 2014), one Fields Medalist and many illustrious CEOs like Citroën or Schlumberger, also walked the halls. However, no need to time travel to find proof of our academic excellence: our Alumni, researchers and professors receive prestigious awards and distinctions years after years.

Academic rankings demonstrate the competitiveness of École Polytechnique in France and abroad. Leader of scientific and technological institutes in France, l'X was also ranked 13th best European University in the QS university ranking 2015/16 thanks to our emphasis on innovative teaching methods and our continued presence at the forefront of French research. Our renowned Alumni, including numerous current CEOs of French and international companies, visit frequently and you will reap the benefits of having them share their knowledge in special seminars and conferences.

As part of our commitment to innovation, l'X has been the pioneer of MOOCs and e-learning in France, with several courses available on various platforms including Coursera and more under development.

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Ecole Polytechnique

91128 Palaiseau Cedex

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