I am thinking of applying

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 31 May 2021.

Who can apply?

3rd or 4th year undergraduate or 1st year graduate Engineering or Science students.

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 informinf us of the special arrangements you are usually provided with.

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 only take place 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 instructor from your home university must provide a letter confirming your level of English. Please keep in mind that you will be expected to attend 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 15th, 2021 at the latest.

What is included in the tuition fees?

Tuition fees include courses, online social and cultural activities, a CentraleSupélec online account and the services it provides (email, online courses platform, etc.) and support from the administrative team before, during and after the summer school.

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 15th, 2021, 50% of the total fee will be retained;
  • For cancellations made after June 16th, 2021 or in case of no-show for the programme, 100% of the fees will be retained.

All cancellations must be made in writing.

Visas and travel

Please note that the Summer School on Artificial Intelligence is run online in 2021, and the Summer School on Industry 4.0 is cancelled. You are not required to travel to France to attend the programme. Therefore, you do not need a visa. Questions below only apply when the usual programme is taking place.

Do I need a visa to attend the Summer School?

The consulate of France in your country 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?

The consulate of France in your country 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 summer 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 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.

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

Whilst you are attending the programme

Will I get access to CentraleSupélec online resources?

Yes, you will. 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. 

Exams and credits

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

Yes, you will take a short online quiz, and you will be asked to participate in a team-based competition that will test your knowledge in the relevant fields of study.

Will I earn credit for my participation in the programme?

Yes, you will earn 3 credits upon successful completion of the programme.

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 and a transcript of records.

How and when will I receive my certificate?

Your certificate will be emailed 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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