Ecole Centrale Paris

Châtenay-Malabry, France
To appreciate and meet the great challenges of the 21st century, the world needs ever more engineers – “three- dimensional” engineers: high level scientific and technical generalists, experts in initiating and piloting innovative projects and with a strong international culture.



At the beginning of the 19th century, it became imperative for French industry to accompany the industrial age and favors the development of practical applications arising from recent major scientific discoveries.

In 1829, the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures was created by four persons with a particularly open minded approach to the development of Industrial Sciences.


The “Challenge” project

  • Energy: particularly the increasing valuation and rarefaction of fossil energies;
  • Environment: in the context inter alia of environmental balances;
  • Health and Biotechnologies: the engineer at the heart of the problems relating to life sciences and health systems;
  • Information and Knowledge: impact of information and communications technologies on society and its organisation;
  • Transport and Mobility: the globalisation of exchanges and the acceleration of the means of transportation create an ever-stronger demand for mobility;
  • Economic changes: the financial-based economies, delocalisation, fair trade, etc.


Corporations and Training

  • The 3rd year "industrial sponsorship" is an organized partnership, with exchange of services, reserved for a limited number of companies in return for a financial contribution. This sponsorship helps to make the companies concerned better known to students and gives them direct, privileged access to candidates for an internship or a job. It also gives them the possibility of intervening to make the teaching of optional subjects more appropriate to corporate needs. Every year, firms representative of all sectors of activity react favorably and participate in more than a hundred sponsorships in 3rd year Sponsors Committees.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (4)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Housing services

This Hall of Residence comprises 12 houses (a total of 1,330 beds): 9 houses with 898 single rooms, 1 house with 116 double rooms, 1 house with 64 flats for married students, a new international house with 136 single rooms.

It also includes a group of buildings incorporating cultural, leisure and sporting facilities: a library, a discotheque, a music room, a sports hall, meeting rooms, various workshops, an auditorium with 300 seats, various workshops, a bar - cafeteria.

Library services

Other University Facilities is the university library where they can consult books for studying.

Medical services

On the campus, the students can also have access to other university facilities:

  • The medical center

Student Life

Campus life

Located 30 minutes by public transport from the centre of Paris, the Ecole Centrale Paris campus brings together over 200 students accommodated in a residence of 12 houses. The congenial size of the campus makes it an ideal place for studying and participating in the numerous student associations, thus developing social relationships with people of other nationalities.

Sports facilities

The Centrale Paris Raid

  • Every year, the Central Paris Total Raid brings together in a region of France over 200 competitors of which a third come from the largest international companies. Organised by a team of many students at the School, it has become a major sporting event during which the participants compete over 5 days in events like running, mountain-biking, canoeing, climbing, etc…
Centrale 7
  • Centrale 7 is an annual, international university 7-a-side rugby tournament. In addition to the French teams, the tournament hosts university rugby players from all over the world every year. Each match of two, seven-minute periods takes place on a full-sized rugby pitch.

Student clubs

When coming to Centrale Paris, you can participate in an exceptionally rewarding associative life. Each student can benefit from one or more artistic, cultural, sporting or humanitarian activities among the 200 possibilities available.

Châtenay-Malabry, France