Polytech Paris-Sud - Polytech Paris-Sud

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Student Life
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Polytech Paris-Sud is the engineering institute of the University Paris Sud and member of the Polytech network. Polytech Paris-Sud offers an engineering degree (Master of Science and Engineering) in four High-Tech fields:

  • Electronics, energy and systems
  • Computer science
  • Materials Science
  • Photonics and optronic systems


Located to the south of Paris, Polytech Paris-Sud offers students an excellent cultural and sports environment amid large, protected green spaces. You can access to the University by train (RER B from Paris) in around 40 minutes, and the University is also very close to Orly International Airport.

Because it is not located in the centre of Paris, accommodation is less expensive. In your free time you can visit some of the cultural attractions close to the University: the Palaces of Versailles, Rambouillet, Vincennes and Fontainebleau; the cathedrals in Chartres and Orléans; and Paris itself.

With Massy-Palaiseau TGV station close by, you can visit other regions of France by train.

On this map, Polytech is at the crossroads between Rue Louis de Broglie and Rue Joliot Curie.


Like all Polytech schools, our strength comes from our dual culture:

  1. Being part of the university Paris-Sud, we not only transmit, but also produce knowledge through research.
  2. Strong connections to the industrial world acquired over twenty-five years.

Being a student at Polytech Paris-Sud, is to belong to a university that is at the forefront of global research in many fields of science and technology. Thus

  • Students are in contact with top scientists in various fields and take advantage of state-of-the-art technical equipment of the laboratories of the University.
  • The school teachers are overwhelmingly of professors, one of whose functions is the production of knowledge through research.
  • Polytech Paris-Sud enjoys the international reputation of the University, which has established many formal and informal partnerships worldwide. Thus, students of the school are especially encouraged and supported to give an international dimension to their training.
  • Finally, the school is situated on a large (but very nice) campus facilitating the daily live of her students dormitories, university libraries, university restaurants, numerous sports and cultural associations, etc...


Professional Network

Polytech Paris-Sud is located on the Saclay plateau in the heart of a major technology center consisting of numerous research centers and state-of-the-art facilities: CEA Saclay, Thales, Danone, Renault, Alcatel, Synchrotron Soleil, etc.



Students holding a bachelor may be admitted directly into the 4th year and undergo two years training at Polytech Paris-Sud to receive the Engineer diploma (Master in Science and Engineering). Non-European students are advised to apply via the n+i network.


Important Dates

The following websites contain information on scholarships for international students who want to study in France:

All international students are encouraged to check with their own government to see if there are any scholarships available.

  • 1700 Eur (the first year)
  • 900 Eur (the second year)
Available master
Student Life

Polytech Paris-Sud offers a vibrant community life to its students.


When you are not studying, there are plenty of rewarding activities in the cultural workshops at the Arts and Culture Centre: music, theatre, dance, oenology, game design, writing, drawing, photography and many others.

There are also numerous festivals: in April, the Faculty of Law organises "Ciné-Droit", a series of film projections on the theme of justice. In spring the Arts and Culture Centre organises Poetry Week, where poetry takes pride of place.


If you enjoy sport, Paris-Sud University certainly has remarkable sports facilities. Register with SUAPS (the University Sport and Physical Activity Service) in September (note the date!) for a chance to play more than forty sports.

You can also ride here, because Paris-Sud University is actually one of the rare universities with its own riding centre, where there are lessons for everyone from beginners to firm fans.

Study Centre

The study centre is a University department which welcomes students and provides assistance and direction throughout their studies and life as a student, until they eventually enter the world of work.

Polytech Paris-Sud Associations

  • BDE : Student association
  • BDS : Sport office
  • TIPS: Theatre
  • CinéFips : Audio visual association
  • Junior Company


On-campus restaurants and cafes provide reasonably cheap food and meals. Students can also have meals at Supelec restaurants, located just next to Polytech Paris-Sud.

On-campus  restaurants are all managed by CROUS (an organisation in charge of  Student welfare).  They offer balanced meals at low prices. 

The cafes are managed either by Polytech Paris-Sud students or by CROUS.  They serve French simple fast-food dishes. 

Librairies and Document Sources

Each library on the various sites contains :

  • Books
  • Dictionaries and encyclopaedia
  • Theses
  • Newspapers and magazines: paper and on-line versions
  • Computerised catalogues
  • Databases : CD Rom and on-line
  • Internet access
  • and sometimes even a "comic book corner" …

Once you have a valid student card, you can sign up at the library. You can read books in the library or borrow them. There is also an inter-library loan service, which should ensure that you find the book you need. The university library at the Faculty of Science (Orsay) holds numerous artistic and cultural exhibitions: feel free to take a look!


University halls of residence 

CROUS manages the University Halls of Residence. The rent of University accommodation is fairly low but the demand for rooms may exceed availability.

Orsay Campus - University Halls of Residence

  • "La Pacaterie" Residence Building 499, 91406 Orsay. Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 15 75 98 Rooms : 310
  • "Fleming" Residence rue Maginot, 91406 Orsay. Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 18 97 97 Rooms : 912
  • "Bures Nord" Residence Building 232, 233. Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 15 77 02
  • "Bures Sud" Residence Building 231, 91440 Bures sur Yvette Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 15 78 93 Rooms : 602
  • "L’Isle - Bures" Residence 14 rue du Dr Colle, Building 227, 91440 Bures sur Yvette. Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 07 68 96 Rooms : 290 studios and 12 large studios
  • "Le Bosquet" Residence 15, rue Le Bosquet, 91940 Les Ulis. Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 07 62 40; 159 Rooms
Accommodation fees

 A single room costs around 300 per month.

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Partnership with n+i

Thanks to the n+i program, students holding a bachelor may be admitted directly into 2nd year of the engineering cycle and undergo two years trainingat Polytech Paris-Sud to receive the diploma of engineer (Master).


Polytech Paris-Sud offers a real multicultural environment by recruiting more and more international students.

Students of Polytech Paris-Sud are also strongly encouraged to undertake part of their studies abroad

* 1 or 2 semesters study periods
* 3 to 6 months intenrships

Our partners:

  • Germany
    • Aachen (RWTH)
    • University of Erlangen
    • University of Federal Armed Forces Munich
  • England
    • University of Birmingham
  • Belgium
    • Catholic University of Leuven
  • Spain
    • University of Bilbao 
  • Ireland
    • Trinity College of Dublin
  • Italy
    • University of Pavia
    • University of Bologna
    • University of Cagliari
    • La Sapienza University - Rome
  • Poland
    • University of Wroclaw
  • Romania
    • University of Craiova
  • Sweden
    • Stockholm (KTH)
    • Linköpings
    • Gothenburg (Chalmers)


  • Canada
    • Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
    • University of Sherbrooke
    • University Laval (Quebec)
    • Université du Québéc à Chicoutimi (double degree)
  • China (mainland)
    • National Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)
    • Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)
    • University of Science and Technology of Huazhong (Wuhan)
    • Xidian University
    • UESTC (Chengdou)
    • University of Science and Technology Nanjing
    • South East University in Nanjing
    • University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nanjing
    • University of Harbin
  • Hong Kong
    • The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Russia
    • Novosibirsk State University (double degree)
  • Taiwan   
    • National Taiwan University (double degree)
    • National Chiao Tung University  (double degree)
  • Thailand
    •  Kasetsart University in Bangkok
  • Vietnam
    • Hanoi University of Technology
  • and many others...


Official website
Visit the official website at

n+i Representative