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 (Centrale Supelec) (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)


Lyon (in French)

  • 1 semester exchange in the French semester 8 (2nd semester, 2nd year) comprising coursework and a 3-month research project OR
  • 1- or 2-semester exchange in the French Year 3 comprising scientific and career-oriented courses.


Nantes (in French with some Master's courses availble in English)

  • 1-year exchange in the French Year 3. Courses in 18 specialisations are available in French. Five Master's programs have courses available in English.
  • A 1-semester exchange is also available, with courses taught in French (autumn and spring) and English (autumn and spring)


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: Specialising in Engineering.
Approximate living expenses:

Euros 2,750 per semester

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Additional information:

This is a consortium of Engineering Universities, comprising:


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