3rd and 4th year

Admission into the 1st year of the engineering cycle (Year 3)

Students from the Engineering School Preparatory Classes (CPGE), after your 2nd or 3rd year in these classes, you can enter the majority of the French engineering schools in chemistry or chemical engineering, by sitting the various competitive examinations open to CPGE students:

  • Common polytechnical school competitive examinations
  • PCBIO
  • X-ESPCI
  • Supelec central competitive examination
  • FESIC Prepa competitive examination
  • E3A competitive examination
Schools Common polytechnical school competitive examinations PCBIO X-ESPCI Supelec central competitive examination FESIC Prepa competitive examination
CPE Lyon croix-bleue
ECPM
(Strasbourg)
croix-bleue
ENSCI
(Limoges) (banque de notes)
 croix-bleue
ENSCL
(Lille)
 croix-bleue  croix-bleue
 ENSCM
(Montpellier)
 croix-bleue  croix-bleue
ENSCMu
(Mulhouse)
croix-bleue
ENSCP
(Paris)
 croix-bleue  croix-bleue
ENSCBP
(Bordeaux)
 croix-bleue
ENSCR
(Rennes)
croix-bleue
ENSGTI
(Pau)
croix-bleue
ENSIACET
(Toulouse)
croix-bleue
ENSI
(Poitiers)
croix-bleue
ENSIC
(Nancy)
croix-bleue croix-bleue
ENSICAEN
(Caen)
croix-bleue
ESCOM croix-bleue
ESPCI croix-bleue croix-bleue croix-bleue
École Centrale de Marseille croix-bleue
ITECH
Sigma
(Clermont-Ferrand)
croix-bleue
Holders of a Technological University Diploma (DUT)

Students who are holders of a Diplôme Universitaire Technologique (DUT), delivered by an Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT), can apply for a chemistry school for admission with diploma. Admission is by examination of your dossier and possibly by an interview to establish your motivation (see individual school websites). The level of language is also evaluated.

Holders of L2 or L3 university grades

If you hold a University Licence (L2 or L3) grade in “Sciences and Technology”, you can apply to the schools like students coming from a DUT, for admission with diploma: examination of your dossier, interview, evaluation of language.

Another possibility for admission is offered by a certain number of the Federation’s schools*: the DEUG national competitive examination”. It consists of written admissibility exams and oral admission exams. You can find more information on these competitive exams on the website of the Groupe Concours Polytechniques.

* The Federation schools offering the “DEUG competitive exam”: ECPM (Strasbourg), Sigma (Clermont-Ferrand), ENSCI (Limoges), ENSCL (Lille), ENSCM (Montpellier), ENSCP (Paris), ENSCBP (Bordeaux), ENSCR (Rennes), ENSGTI (Pau), ENSIACET (Toulouse), ENSICAEN (Caen)

Holders of a Brevet de Technicien Supérieure (BTS)

If you are the holder of a BTS in chemistry, you can apply to certain schools (contact the establishments directly) for admission with diploma.

Another possibility for admission is offered after one year in an ATS preparatory class:

  • Lycée de l’Escaut in Valencienne,
  • Lycée La Martinière Diderot in Lyon,
  • Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - ENCPB in Paris.

After one year in an ATS class, you can then enter one of the 20 schools of the Federation without a competitive exam (depending upon your final and continuous assessment ranking).