Semester or Full Year Exchange

Embark on a transformative learning experience with Epitech’s Semester or Full-Year Exchange Program! Open the door to a one-of-a-kind educational adventure while immersing yourself in the vibrant cultures of Paris or Barcelona.

Introducing the iconic ‘‘Grande Ecole Program’’ of Epitech

Epitech’s Grande École Program is the path to excellence for those aspiring to become future IT experts within the dynamic tech industry. Over a 5-year post-Bac journey, this curriculum, featuring almost 80 projects, cultivates robust skills across various domains of computer science.

Exchange students from our international partner universities can select the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of the Epitech ‘’Grande École Program’’ curriculum, based on their proficiency level. 

In essence, the initial two years of Epitech’s Grande École Program are dedicated to acquiring proficiency in fundamental programming languages, with a special focus on C and C++. This forms an essential groundwork, imperative for those envisioning a future in IT expertise, whether it be in software engineering, artificial intelligence, or cybersecurity. 

As students’ progress into the 3rd year, they embark on the Innovation Track. This phase involves initiating and implementing a concrete professional project marking a significant milestone in their academic journey.”

A 100%
English curriculum 

All modules offered in English, taken alongside French local students and other exchange students

Immersive Computer Science Courses 

Either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year level CS courses in an interactive, project-based learning environment

Learn French

Take French as a foreign language and participate in cultural activities with other exchange students”

Year 1:
{ Fundamentals } and autonomy

The first year at Epitech starts with the legendary C Pool: 5 weeks of intensive work and immersion into our project-based learning methodology, during which you’ll learn the C language under the guidance of technical mentors. By the end of this period, you’ll acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of coding and development, building effective collaboration with your peers.

Throughout the year, you’ll undertake a variety of projects, providing the opportunity to translate acquired knowledge into practical skills. By the end of the program, you will have gained the foundations of programming and coding and will be capable of developing a program from start to finish. Additionally, you’ve honed your skills in fundamental aspects like algorithms, compilation, and deployment. 

At the end of each semester, you present your standout projects, refining your pitching skills. This continuous project-centric approach ensures a comprehensive and practical understanding of computer science concepts.

Year 2:
{ Design } and Teamwork 

The second year at Epitech is marked by the C++Pool that will literally plunge you into coding.

This is an intensive period of 3 weeks dedicated to the C, C++, and Haskell languages where you will discover new programming paradigms: modular, object-oriented, and functional. 

The program culminates with two projects, Indie Studio and Zappy. Through these projects, you’ll master the creation of a video game that integrates cutting-edge graphic engines and involves a sophisticated simulation combining parallel programming and artificial intelligence. Each project concludes with presentations where you’ll summarize the knowledge gained throughout the semester.

Year 3:
{ Diversification } and innovation

 The third year holds a pivotal role in the Epitech program, focusing on information technology across various professional sectors. During this phase, you’re encouraged to contemplate the integration of information technology with your career goals to develop a concrete professional project that serves the greater society. The journey begins with Moonshot, a series of conferences led by experts in diverse fields. Through these sessions, you’ll gain insights into future challenges and current trends in information technology, particularly in areas such as health, the environment, transportation, energy, retail, media, finance, and more.

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Academic calendar

The schedule below outlines key dates for your academic journey at Epitech. Please note that minor adjustments may occur annually to ensure the program remains current and engaging. Our international relations team is here to assist you in determining the most suitable level and dates for your study period.

You have the option of choosing to study at Epitech for a semester or a full academic year:

1st Year Program:

  • Semester 1: End of September to late January
  • Semester 2: late January to beginning of July.

2nd Year Program*:

  • Semester 2: January until June

3rd Year Program:

  • Semester 1: September through January
  • Semester 2: Late January through late May

*If you would like to take 2nd year courses you can attend Epitech for the spring semester only, or else take modules in the fall from either the 1st or the 3rd year according to your level and stay for a full year.

Application – Practical information

How to apply?

How to apply?

Once nominated by one of Epitech’s partner institutions, you will receive an online application form directly from the Epitech International Relations Office.

You should be prepared to submit the following:

  • Copy of Passport (or National Identity Card for European students)
  • Official university transcripts translated in French or English
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL IBT: 65 / IELTS: 5.5/ TOEIC: 600, or English test of the home institution)

Epitech will then contact you to introduce the Epitech pedagogy and give recommendations on the appropriate program/modules, according to your technical background.

Important Dates

Fall/Academic Year

  • Nomination : April 1 (April 30 for EU citizens)
  • Application : April 15 (May 30 for EU citizens)

Spring Semester

  • Nomination : October 15
  • Application : November 1



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