Exchange: CentraleSupelec

CentraleSupélec is one of the most prestigious and exclusive engineering universities in France and is a member of the graduate engineering school of Paris-Saclay University in Gif-sur-Yvette.  It was established on 1 January 2015, as a result of a strategic merger between two prestigious grandes écoles in France, École Centrale Paris and Supélec. 

Credit Equivalency: 60 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE 

Available Courses: Check here. (exchange students must be in their 4th year undergraduate program or graduate) Please note that access to graduate courses is not guaranteed and requires special permission from the graduate program. Please consult CIE before applying. 

Students can choose from the following options: 

– Courses from the course catalogue (taught in English or French).  Fall term courses are mostly taught in French. 

Semester by Research (in English): Spring research: 1/3 of courses and 2/3 of research projects, 

Semester by Coursework (in English): one of the seven tracks designed for the Spring semester (UofT’s winter term). The seven tracks are listed below: 

  1. Applied Physics and Energy (Paris-Saclay campus) 
  1. Civil Engineering (Paris-Saclay campus) 
  1. Electrical Engineering (Paris-Saclay campus) 
  1. Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Paris-Saclay campus) 
  1. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Paris-Saclay campus) 
  1. Electrical and Information Engineering (Rennes campus) 
  1. Physics and Nanotechnologies (Metz campus) 

Housing: On-campus housing is guaranteed. Please find more information here. 

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email 



Country(ies): France
City: Gif-sur-Yvette
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Aug-Jan), Winter (Feb-Jun), Year-long (Aug-Jun)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, French
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: Applied Science and Engineering
Program Type: Research, Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: Applied Science and Engineering
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 3 years must have been completed at UofT. Language Requirement: depending on course selection, French B1 may be required.