Paris, Metz, Rennes

Language of instruction


CentraleSupélec was officially established in 2015, bringing together two leading engineering schools in France; Ecole Centrale Paris and Supélec. What makes CentraleSupélec engineers' stand out is their ability to run multidimensional and multidisciplinary projects – integrating the socio-economic, political and environmental balances of a problem, with scientific and technological expertise.

CentraleSupélec is located at the heart of the Paris-Saclay hub – a cluster of higher education and research institutions on the outskirts of Paris, about 30 minutes by train from the city centre.  

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Fall Semester September–January


CS has 4 main campuses for study:

  • Campus Châtenay (Paris)
  • Campus Gif (Paris)
  • Campus Lorraine (Metz)
  • Campus Brittany (Rennes)

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at CS is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at CS.

CS is only available to exchange students specialising in Engineering.

You must have completed 2 years of university study by the time of your arrival at CentraleSupélec.

Find courses

Exchange recommended for UQ semester 1 only, as most courses in English are offerred in that semester.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the CS course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Information technology
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering

Additional academic information

SC has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


CentraleSupelec provides some on-campus housing, although spaces are limited. Accommodation information is available through the CS exchange student fact sheet.

Cost of living

While accommodation in France, particularly Paris, can be expensive, other daily costs are often more affordable. Understanding the cost of living in France and knowing what expenses to expect will help you budget for your exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students undertaking exchange studies in France can apply for the Nicolas Baudin Program through the French Embassy in Canberra.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Please read through this important information about Health Insurance for exchange students in France. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the French Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.