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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
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • French
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Civil Engineering

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)


- Spring
  • Program: February 1, 2024 to June 7, 2024
  • Instructional: February 1, 2024 to June 7, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 30, 2024 to January 20, 2025
  • Instructional: September 2, 2024 to January 20, 2025
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Naomi Valdez

Additional Resources

Program Website
Visa Information
Student Life
Peer Evaluations
Information Session

Next Step

Contact International Engineering Education at with your name, UTEID, and the semester during which you would like to study abroad to be authorized to apply online. The priority deadline for spring 2023 is May 1, 2022.

Program information above is subject to change