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Ecole Centrale Paris has two hundred years of tradition in engineering. It belongs to the most selective Grand Ecoles system and yearly, only 330 out of 10,000 top college math and science student applicants gain admission. About half of the courses are offered in English. UT and EC students have the opportunity to take a special Innovation Project Course. EC prides itself on its connection to industry and has a business incubator which has successfully launched several engineering business. UT Engineering students will to have a chance to further their education in those areas with EC faculty and industry leaders. Located in a tranquil Paris suburb, EC is only 30 minutes from the center of one of the most livable, economically viable and interesting global cities of today. The campus offers students great housing and a welcoming environment including full sports facilities and active student organizations


Area(s) of Study

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engr
  • French
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Studies

Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Academic Information

Open to all majors who are interested in technical and nontechnical electives. The school offers many courses in English.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students live on campus dormitories within a short walk to classes. There are 12 residence houses. There is not a meal plan and students share communal kitchens. For further accommodation details, visit the Exchange Partner Information website under "Additional Resources."

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

One time application fee of $75, $500 exchange fee, and students pay regular UT tuition and fees (and not the tuition of Ecole Centrale)

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
  • Priority Deadline: October 2, 2017
  • Final Deadline: October 2, 2017
- Fall
  • August 27, 2017 to January 27, 2018
  • Priority Deadline: February 2, 2017
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2017

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Consular Information Sheet
Visa Information
Visa Information
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

To be authorized to apply on line and to see an advisor, please email Helena Wilkins, iee@engr.utexas. Civil and Architectural Engineering students must also visit the departmental advisor.

Program information above is subject to change