Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020


Kristen Grace

Housing Options:

Student Residence Hall

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Opportunity Description

Study engineering in one of France's top Engineering schools.  Choose from an expanding number of courses in English, or take courses in French.

What is unique about this program?

  • CentraleSupélec is a powerhouse "grande ecole" or prestigious university for engineering, born of the merger of l'Ecole Centrale de Paris, and Supelec, known for its strength in IT, energy, and systems science.
  • Students at CentraleSupélec organize campus life, making it an active and engaged place. Campus life offers many opportunities for integration for all those participating, whether in cultural groups, sports, social, or entrepreneurial groups. One highlight is the annual ski trip to the alps.
  • CentraleSupélec offers coursework in: Applied physics Computer science Control and systems engineering Data Sciences and mathematics Energy Industrial engineering Mechanical, aeronautical and space Signal processing and electronic Telecommunication

These programs enable students to spend a semester or a full academic year of complete immersion in a multidisciplinary curriculum covering sciences and engineering. Semester courses are taught in English and enable students with a limited knowledge of French to follow a complete curriculum in English. A student who has completed a full semester (30 ECTS credits) will be granted a Certificate of Scientific Studies in Engineering (CESI). CentraleSupélec also awards Specialization Diplomas in its main fields of competency. The student’s degree course is the same as that of a student in his third year in one of the School’s majors or options: a six-month period comprised of courses, work in engineering and design departments, experimental activities and projects, followed at the end of studies by work and training in an enterprise. The diploma awarded mentions the name of the Specialty.

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete program's online application for admission After you have approval from your college, your advisor in the Office of Global Learning can nominate you on their system so that you can start their application.

Only 1st and 2nd choice programs will be considered for Cornell approval.  Cornell Approval is required for credit from Cornell.

On the Global Learning website you will find a list of current returned students who have agreed to share contact information, stories from students in their own words, and selections of recommended programs in these categories: Cornell Global Programs, College Administered, Global Issues, STEM-focused, and Beyond Europe.

Returning Applicants