This page contains information and resources for international students accepted at Télécom Paris. Administrative procedures and accommodation arrangements are common to all international students.
Pre-arrival information, course preparation and contacts depend on the course you are enrolled in. This page is specifically intended for students admitted to the MSc in Engineering program, and refers to separate pages for the Masters’, Post-Masters’ and PhDs.
In May and June, webinars with the International Relations and Languages & Cultures departments are offered to help you prepare for your stay in France. The student association will also contact you to inform you about the welcome weekend (WEI) it organizes before start of term.
Here you’ll find your main contacts before you arrive in France:
- Danielle Deloy, Coordinator of the Masters program of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris run by Télécom Paris: Master in Data & Artificial Intelligence, Master in Integration, Circuits & Systems, Master in Interaction, Graphics & Design, Master in Machine Learning Communications and Security, Master in Mathematics, Vision and Learning, Master Recherche en Design, Master Systèmes Embarqués et Traitement de l’Information.
- Masters: general requests on your registration
- PhD-Track: programs general requests on your registration
Post-masters degree studentsPost-masters contact details
Your studies at Télécom Paris as an international student
MSc in Engineering
Joining first-year (1A) engineering
Joining second-year engineering
Students on non-degree exchanges
Erasmus or stays of 12 months or less.
More than 70 masters and PhD tracks are offered by Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the following being carried by Télécom Paris:
- Master 1 & Master 2 in Data & Artificial Intelligence
- Master 2 en Industries de Réseaux et Économie Numérique
- Master 2 in Integration, Circuits & Systems
- Master 1 & Master 2 in Interaction, Graphics & Design
- Master 2 in Machine Learning Communications and Security
- Master 2 in Mathematics, Vision and Learning
- Master 1 & Master 2 de Recherche en Design
- Master 2 en Systèmes Embarqués et Traitement de l’Information
And learn more about the new Master in Data & Economics for Public Policy
Your administrative procedures
The International Relations Department organises a webinar in June about the administrative procedures to follow when moving to France for engineering students. Télécom Paris has signed a partnership agreement with LivinFrance plateform to assist you with all these procedures.
For further information, feel free to watch the Campus France tutorials about France’s social security and health insurance system (CPAM), the CVEC, the Visale guarantor system, opening a bank account, and residence permit (for non-European students).
Télécom Paris has a partnership with the Science Accueil association, which has 25 years of experience in accompanying scientists who come to study or work in the Ile-de-France region. On the association’s website, you can find useful information to prepare for your arrival in France. The association can also help you in your search for housing.
Note that the Student Union (BDE) has partnerships with certain banks, offering you multiple advantages. Contact them for more information.
Certain health insurance providers also offer discounts to students: more information at the International Relations Department. [/encadre]
Preparing your skills in French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
If your course is partly or entirely in French, a B2* level is strongly advised for comprehension, written expression and listening/speaking. You must have a minimum B1* level to start classes in September. Note that you must hold the B2 or C1* level at the end of your course to receive a degree from Télécom Paris.
*As determined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
An intensive French as a Foreign Language course is organised for engineering students during summer with our partner Le Cavilam – Alliance Française. This 4- or 6-week course is very highly recommended.
Language tests and exams accepted by Télécom Paris
- French: DELF/DALF
- English: Cambridge First/Advanced ou Proficiency, IELTS, TOEFL iBT or ITP, TOEIC
Booking your housing
The Housing Department can guide and help you in your search.
The Télécom Paris building houses a restaurant and two cafeterias with a capacity of 1000 covers per day. These areas are open to all students and staff on the Institut Polytechnique de Paris campus.
The Institut Polytechnique de Paris campus offers a wide range of accommodation for students, particularly in the immediate vicinity of Télécom Paris.
We advise you to look carefully at the housing options on offer: their location and distance to Télécom Paris as well as the conditions.Contact the Housing department