Ecoles Centrales
Cities: Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris
Website: Please see individual universities' websites
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Autumn Semester): September-January
Semester 2 (Spring Semester): February-June

Language of instruction: English, French
Full time load equivalent: 30 ECTS per semester
Fields of Study Available:

Specialising in Engineering.

Courses taught in French require a minimum C1 level of French langauge proficiency.

Paris (in French or English)

  • Energy sciences
  • Computer science and electrical engineering
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical and civil engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemical engineering
  • Industrial Engineering, Management, and Economic Systems

Course catalogue for Paris


Lille (in French)

  • Mathematics
  • Computer science and electrical engineering
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical and civil engineering

Course catalogue for Lille


Marseille (in French)

1 semester exchange only in the French semester 8.


Course list for Nantes

Course lists and descriptions for Lyon: 


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: Engineering only.
Approximate living expenses:

Euros 2,750 per semester

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Additional information:

This is a consortium of Engineering Universities, comprising:

1 semester exchange only in the French semester 8.

Applicants to Centrale Lyon must have completed 3 years of university study by the time they arrive there.

Interested in studying 2 years of a double degree (UQ/Ecoles Centrales) program in France? See more information here and an article about the program here.


What our students say about Ecoles Centrales
Joanna: Ecole Centrale Paris (Semesters 1 & 2, 2012) Joanna: Ecole Centrale Paris (Semesters 1 & 2, 2012) Bachelor of Arts/Engineering