Frequently Asked Questions

I am thinking of applying

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 12 May 2024.

Who can apply?
To be eligible for the programme, you must either be 2+ years into your undergraduate studies or in the first year of your master’s degree AND be able to demonstrate a fluency level of B2 or higher in English.
I have a disability, how do I inform you?
You should send a document informing us of the special arrangements you are usually provided with.
Will I earn credit for my participation in the programme?
Yes, you will earn 3 credits upon successful completion of the programme.
Will accommodation be provided by the school?

Yes, accommodation is fully included in the programme fees. You can find further information on this page.

Application and Requirements

What documents will I need to provide with my application?
You will need to provide the following:

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • A letter from an English instructor from your home university confirming your level of fluency in English, UNLESS you are a native English speaker
  • A transcript of records from your home university, in either English or French
  • If applying for the Summer School on Artificial Intelligence, a project that you’ve done using Python
Is it possible to register for both Summer Schools?
No, as they are both run concurrently.
Do you run the Summer Schools at other times of the year?
The programmes only take place in the summer.
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 provide evidence of my fluency in English?
Yes, you do.

After Submission

How will I be notified about the outcome of my application?
You will be notified by email.
Am I able to change programme after I have sent my application or after I have been admitted?
No, it won’t be possible to swap between programmes once you’ve applied.

Fees and Refunds

Are there any tuition fees and, if so, what do they include?
Yes, there is a programme fee of €1,800. This covers the following:

  • Course
  • Accommodation
  • Meals during the programme
  • On-site transportation
  • Industry and company visits
  • Organised social and cultural activities

You will still need to cover your own travel expenses, personal insurance, and any other meals or activities you wish to do in your own time.

When are tuition fees due?
Tuition fees are due by 10 June 2024.
How can I pay the tuition fees?
You can pay by credit or debit card, or by wire transfer.
Are there any scholarships available?
No, there are no scholarships available for these programmes.
Will I get a refund if I withdraw from the programme?
  • For cancellations made before June 1st, 2023, a €250 administration fee will be retained;
  • For cancellations made between June 1st and June 15th, 2023, 40% of the total fees will be retained;
  • For cancellations made after June 15th, 2023, 80% of the total fees will be retained;
  • In case of a no-show, 100% of the fees will be retained.

All cancellations must be made in writing.

Visas and Travel

Do I need a visa to attend the Summer School?
The French government’s Visa Wizard should be able to help you with this. If you are still unclear or need further assistance, the consulate of France in your country will be able to provide you with all other relevant information.
When should I apply for a visa?
You should apply as soon as you find out that you’ve been accepted into the programme.
Can you assist me in getting my visa?
Unfortunately not, but we will send you an invitation letter outlining your acceptance, the dates of the programme, and your accommodation to help you with the application process.
How long will it take to get my visa?
It depends. The consulate of France in your country will be able to provide you with more accurate information in this regard.
What will happen if my visa application is denied?
If you’re unable to get a visa in time, you won’t be able to attend the Summer School. You can refer to the programme’s cancellation policy for more information.
Can I leave France during the Summer School?
You’ll need to stay in France for the two-week duration of the programme, but you’re free to travel before the start or after the end of the programme, subject to any visa requirements.
Will I need to get insurance?
If you require a visa, you will need to have proof of insurance for the duration of your visit as part of your application. If you do not require a visa, we still strongly recommend being insured for the duration of the programme and your travels. As we do not provide insurance, we recommend that you make arrangements with your travel agency. It is generally a quick and easy process.

How do I prepare for the programme?

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 participate in lectures and tutorials?
Your group 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.
Will I be able to contact academic staff before the beginning of the programme?
No, but you can contact us using the summer 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. A reading list will be provided before the programme starts.

Whilst you are at CentraleSupélec

Will I get access to CentraleSupélec online resources?
Yes. A CentraleSupélec online account will be created for you and you will be able to access the School’s resources, such as the online teaching platform, email, distance-learning video platforms, etc.
Are computer workstations available for Summer School students?
No, but you are welcome to browse the internet using your computer and our open wi-fi network.
Will I have a final test at the end of the programme?
Yes, you will take a short online quiz and you will also 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 completion of the programme, you will receive a certificate of participation and a transcript of records.
How and when will I receive my certificate?
Your certificate will be handed to you at the end of the programme.
Will I get a certificate if I don’t pass?
Yes, you will.

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