City: Paris
Language of instruction: English, French

Founded in 1829, this university is among the most prestigious and selective “grandes écoles” in France. Rooted in a rich entrepreneurial tradition since the industrial revolution era, its aim is to train top-level engineers and executives who continue to constitute a major part of the industry leadership in France. CentraleSupélec was formed in 2015 through a strategic merger between two leading “grandes écoles” of France — École Centrale Paris and Supélec.

Campus open to exchange students located in town of Gif sur Yvette, about 45 minutes south of Paris city center by RER. (subway)

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Notes on Language of Instruction

There are new English options available: https://studyatcentralesupelec.fr/semester-by-coursework/


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students in the Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)

Term dates

  • Term 1: Early September - Late January
  • Term 2: Early February - Mid June


  • Spring Semester is best suited for students with limited knowledge of French as there are more elective courses given in English
  • A compulsory orientation week is organized the week before each Semester to welcome international students at their arrival on campus
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
  • 30 ECTS = 15 UBC credits

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • Grading in France on a scale of 0 to 20
  • Each class is graded separately
  • Minimum grade of 10 required to pass a course
  • In addition to the grades obtained in the courses, students receive another grade according to the ECTS:
    • A = Excellent (the highest 10% of a class)
    • B = Very Good (the following 25%)
    • C = Good (the following 30%) D = Satisfactory (the following 25%)
    • E = Sufficient (the last 10% of a class) FX = Fail (passing level not obtained)
    • F = Fail (level considerably below passing)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

CentraleSupelec offers "course tracks" in English for exchange students. Students choose courses within various categories. See more about the course tracks on their website.

For information on courses in English, please visit there website here

Full course load information

  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) - typically 1 semester corresponds to 30 ECTS Credits

Courses for exchange students

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Centrale Supélec has a residence with single and shared rooms only a 5 minute walk from the lecture halls
  • Majority of students attending Centrale Supélec live in residence
  • Students who wish to live off-campus will need to find their own housing

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