Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Paris, France. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Founded in 1829, under the name École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, this "Grande École" is ranked in the top three with a broad curriculum, two-thirds scientific, one-third humanities and languages. Upon graduation, the students become high-level engineers and managers in industry or research. Many well-known engineers and industrialists have graduated from Centrale Paris, including Eiffel, Michelin, Peugeot, and Schlumberger. École Centrale Paris programs offer a unique way to experience a multidisciplinary approach to the engineering sciences, with an emphasis on mathematics and theoretical concepts that is at the root of the French technological culture and, more globally, of a large part of Europe. Located 30 minutes by public transport from the centre of Paris, the École Centrale Paris campus brings together over 200 students accommodated in a residence of 12 houses. Here, you will find tennis courts and sports fields, a gymnasium and areas devoted to cultural activities.
- On-campus room for rent
- For further accommodation details, click here (page 4).
- No meal plan
- On-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
NOTE: Courses may be taken in any of the four semesters (S5 to S8), but students are encouraged to participate in S7 and/or S8.
The language of instruction per course is indicated in the course catalog. Foreign language skills (French) are encouraged for daily life, but not required (you must be at level B1 on language proficiency). Semester S8 is best suited for students with limited knowledge of French as almost half of the courses are offered in English.
An intensive course in advanced French is offered in the weeks prior to the semester start for additional costs (not included in tuition and fees paid to GT). You can find the course information by clicking here. Pre-registration is required (please note the deadlines!). If you decide to take an intensive course, please contact your OIE Advisor to ensure that this amount is included in your financial aid budget.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Centrale Paris uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit
Centrale Paris Grade = US Grade
A = A
B = A
C = B
D = C
E = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.