École Polytechnique is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its academic programs – Bachelor, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, Graduate Degree and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.
The Internship Program for International Students enables students from partner institutions at École Polytechnique (l’X) to complete a research internship of 12 weeks.
Summer Research Credit
Arts & Science (St. George/UTM/UTSC) or Daniels: Students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution. Students must have completed 3+ years of study before the exchange.
Applied Science and Engineering: There are 2 options. Please indicate which option you are pursuing in the Study Plan section of the Learning Abroad application. (1) Students may pursue research on not-for-credit basis. Students will pay incidental fees but no tuition fee with this option. Students can apply the summer research hours towards their degree requirements. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution. (2) Students may enroll in an APS299Y0 course while on exchange and obtain credit for this research experience. Please check with your department to see if you are eligible to enroll in APS299Y0. Students pay U of T tuition while on exchange.
Research projects: Please see available projects.
Housing: On-campus housing is guaranteed
Funding: Students applying to École Polytechnique for 12 weeks should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is greater of the two.
Learn more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.