F.A.Q

I am thinking of applying

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is May 27, 2019.

Who can apply?

Engineering or Science senior bachelor students in the 3rd or 4th year of their programme.

May I apply if I am already enrolled in a master’s degree programme?

Yes, you can apply if you are still in the first year of your programme.

I have a disability, how do I inform you?

You should send a document providing the special accommodations you are usually provided.

After Submission

How will I be notified about the outcome of my application?

You will be notified by email.

Am I allowed to change programme after I have sent my application?

No, you are not.

Am I allowed to change programme after I have been admitted?

No, you are not.

Application and Requirements

What documents do I need in order to apply?

You will need a CV, a cover letter, an English language certificate, and a transcript of records.

Is it possible to register for both Summer Schools?

 No, it is not.

Do you run the Summer Schools at other time of the year?

The programmes take place only in the summer.

Are there any scholarships available?

No, there are none.

What is the minimum English level required?

The minimum level is B2. An English professor from your home university must provide a letter attesting your level of English. Please keep in mind that you will be expected to follow your lectures, go through your readings, and offer presentations entirely in English so fluency is of the utmost importance for the success of your participation.

I do not have any skills in Python. Can I apply to the School in Artificial Intelligence?

No, you can’t. The programme is designed for students with prior knowledge in coding.

I am not a native English speaker, but my education was completely or partially in English. Do I still need to submit my English language certificate?

Yes, you do.

My transcript is not in English, is it a problem?

Yes, your transcript should be in either English or French.

After acceptance

When will I have to pay my tuition fees ?

You will have to pay your tuition fees by June 1st, 2019.

What is included in the tuition fees?

Besides course and activities, fees include accommodation and two-week pass for public transportation. They do not include: travelling expenses, meals except for those included in the activities section, and personal insurance.

Can I Pay by credit or debit card?

Yes, provided that your bank authorises international wire transactions.

Can I pay by wire transfer?

Yes, you can.

After I have made my payment, how long does it take for CentraleSupélec to receive it?

International payments may take up to a few weeks.

What should I do if my credit card is rejected?

You should check with your bank and try again once the issue has been solved.

Will I get a refund if I withdraw from the programme?

For cancellations made before June 1st, 2019, a €250 administration fee will be retained;

For cancellations made between June 1st, 2019 and June 15, 2018, 40% of the total fees will be retained;

For cancellations made after June 15th, 2019, 80% of the total fees will be retained;

In case of a no-show, 100% of the fees will be retained.

Visas and travel

Do I need a visa to attend the Summer School?

Your consulate will be able to provide you with all relevant information in this regard.

When should I apply for a visa?

You should apply for a visa as soon as you know that you have been accepted in the programme.

Will you assist me in getting my visa?

No, we won’t, but we will send you an invitation letter.

How long will it take to get my visa?

Your consulate will provide you with information in this regard.

What if my visa is declined?

If your visa is declined, you won’t be able to attend the School.

Can I leave France during the Summer School?

You can’t leave France during the School.

Do I need an insurance to travel to France?

Yes, you do. Please, keep in mind that the school does not provide any insurance package. It is therefore recommended that you make arrangements with either your travel agency or the French consulate in your country.

How do I prepare for my trip to Paris?

How do I get to CentraleSupélec from the airport?

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG):

Take the RER B train, direction “Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse”. You can get off at three different stations: Massy-Palaiseau, Lozère and Le Guichet. From these stations, they are two express bus services that take you to the “Moulon” station:
– From Massy-Palaiseau, line 91.06 B, direction Saint-Quentin or 91.06 C, direction Christ (RN 306). You should get off at “Moulon” station
– From Le Guichet, line 9.

From Orly Airport:

Take Orlyval train and get off at “Antony” station. From here you take RER B train, direction “Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse”. You can get off at three different stations: Massy-Palaiseau, Lozère and Le Guichet. From these stations, they are two express bus services that take you to the “Moulon” station:
– From Massy-Palaiseau, line 91.06 B, direction Saint-Quentin or 91.06 C, direction Christ (RN 306). You should get off at “Moulon” station
– From Le Guichet, line 9.

How do I get to my residence from the airport?

Take the RER B train, direction “Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse” and get off at “Massy-Palaiseau” station.

When will I get my timetable?

You will get your timetable at least a month before the beginning of the programme.

What will my timetable look like?

Your days will be divided between lectures, tutorials, cultural activities, study time and free time.

How many people will be in lectures and tutorials?

Your class will be comprised of 15 to 20 students.

What is the difference between a lecture and a tutorial?

A lecture is a formal presentation conducted by your lecturer. Tutorials are smaller classes which allow discussion of lecture content and assignments.

Can I know the names/email addresses of the other people of my programme?

No, you can’t.

Will I be able to contact academic staff before the beginning of the programme?

No, you won’t, but you can contact us using the school’s email address and we can forward your question to the teachers.

Do I need to do any reading before the programme starts?

Yes, you do. A reading list will be provided before the programme starts.

Whilst you are at CentraleSupélec

Are computer workstations available for Summer School students?

No, they are not. You are welcome to browse the internet using your computer and the open wi-fi network.

Exams and credits

Will I have a final test at the end of the programme?

No, you won’t, but you will be asked to participate in a team-based competition that will test your knowledge in the relevant fields of study.

School’s Follow-Up

What documentation will I receive upon successful completion of the programme?

Upon successful competition of the programme, you will receive a certificate of participation.

How and when will I receive my certificate?

You will receive your certificate at the end of the programme.

Will I get a certificate if I don’t pass it?

Yes, you will.

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