CentraleSupélec

Paris, Metz, Rennes
France

Language of instruction

English
French

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 Not available for exchange n/a

Guides and additional information

Campuses

CS has 4 main campuses for study:

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

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

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

You are not permitted to study fewer than 30 ECTS at CentraleSupélec.

Minimum academic requirements

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

Study Options
You must be studying Engineering to be able to attend CS. You can choose any courses listed on the host course catalogue. 

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

Other Requirements

  • Undergraduate: You must have completed 2 years of university study by the time of your arrival at CentraleSupélec.
  • Campuses: You must choose all courses from one campus

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Spring Semester courses (UQ semester 1)
Alternatively, search the CS course catalogue .

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Computer engineering
French
Information technology
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Physics
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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.

A scholarship, awarded by Centrale Supelec, is available for 1 student per semester which includes:

  • an allowance of 850 EUR/month; and
  • a one-time travel grant of 1500 EUR to France.

This scholarship will be available for Semester 1, 2022.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)