Understanding the Grandes Écoles system


In France, scientific and technical training at Master’s level are provided:   

  • either by the university stream according to the B.M.D. organization which follows the harmonization of European higher education programs
  • or through the Grandes Écoles, which admit students after a national entrance exam which they prepare for intensively over two years in Preparatory Classes (very advanced lessons in mathematics and physics) in Grandes Écoles.


CentraleSupélec is an engineering Grande École, ranked among the three best engineering schools in France.

The school delivers a Master’s level Engineering degree after two years of intensive coursework in fundamental, technical and human sciences, followed by scientific Preparatory Classes and three years of interdisciplinary training in engineering sciences and complex systems.

In France, an Engineering graduate can also pursue a doctorate.



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