Student life at Epitech

During your study exchange in Epitech you’ll get outstanding teaching, excellent spaces for socialising, learning, and wide-ranging support.

Your study experience extends beyond the classroom! At Epitech, the student life and the wellbeing of our students represents a fundamental component of our school’s educational goals. To ensure your integration, the International Relations team offers different activities for international students throughout the year.

Study in a beautiful European city

Exchange students can choose to study in one of our two Epitech campuses in Europe: France (Paris) or Spain (Barcelona), and discover the specific culture of each of these countries.

You’ll learn a lot, but you’ll also have so much fun…

To ensure your integration, the International Relations team offers several specific activities for international students throughout the year. A welcome meeting and orientation will be organized upon your arrival, as well as cultural, sport activities and company visits. Depending on your campus, you’ll also have the opportunity to take French or Spanish language classes and discover the culture of each of these countries. Furthermore, Epitech has several student associations offering a wide range of activities (cultural, humanitarian or sports associations) which will provide you with excellent opportunities to socialize and network. You will be able to find an association in link with your hobbies and live valuable experiences during your study exchange.

Cultural Activities

The International Relations team organizes numerous cultural activities for international students throughout the year. The cultural activities program can include guided tours of neighbourhoods, museums and monuments, and other activities (such as excursions to Mont Saint-Michel, Disneyland, Château de Versailles, Fontainebleau etc.).

Team-building activities

In addition to cultural activities, the International Relations Office organizes different team-building activities for the international students to help them get to know each other and to step outside of their comfort zone while also having fun. These activities may include taking a cruise boat on the Seine (Bateaux-Mouches), discovering Paris from the 56th floor observation deck of the Montparnasse Tower, food tasting activities, escape games, guided city tour by Segway, tree climbing adventure parks etc.

Sport activities

As an Epitech student, you can benefit from a very attractive discount compared to the classic membership contribution (95€ per year), for an unlimited access to all ‘Forest Hill sports club’s and to Aquaboulevard aquatic park’.

Forest Hill is a network of sports clubs. There are several of them in the Paris area, including one in Villejuif, close to Epitech, and one at the Aquaboulevard center. All Forest Hill clubs have wide gym rooms furnished with high tech sports machines offering a variety of classes (fitness, dance and racket sports). For further information, please visit Forest Hill website here.

Second language courses

Although the curriculum is taught in English, you will have the opportunity to take basic and intermediate French, Spanish or German courses as a foreign language (depending on your campus) and participate in cultural activities with other exchange students. This linguistic preparation helps students to acquire basic language knowledge in order to be able to communicate in their daily life situations.

A variety of student associations reflecting the diversity of profiles that make up Epitech

In Epitech we believe that extra-curricular activities constitute one of the essential parameters of a fulfilling student life and at the same time a possible smooth transition to professional life. Therefore, our students have managed to build a dense and varied network of community-based associations, allowing everyone to discover, develop or even share a passion.

A school has its own entity. A place where you acquire technical skills, a place where you learn to live and work hand in hand, a place where you discover yourself and where you flourish. This is how associative life comes naturally to complement educational curriculum, and allow students to develop new experiences, at their own pace. Whether you want to take action for digital diversity and inclusion, promote innovation respectful of humanity, fight global warming, promote code with a large part of the population… everyone will find the association which best suits their own convictions and the project which is close to their heart. It is therefore not surprising to see our students evolve into the highest public or institutional spheres such as the UN or MIT. There is only one limit… your ambition!

Some of our associations

Our associations cover everything! Art and culture, entertainment, society, sport, working life … Come and learn more about some of them.

Ephemere is a photography club on the Paris campus. It supports students in the development of their passion for photography. This involves sharing knowledge, covering events and functions, as well as studio shoots.

Unison promotes electronic music and organizes student nights throughout the year. MAO (computer aided music), MIX/Live, Scratch, the association shares its tastes with all music lovers as well as students’ eager to learn it.

Epitanime promotes Japanese culture to students through activities such as karaoke, projections, drawing, musical video games, retrogaming, VSG Pokémon, TCG cards, Go game.

Antre organizes role-playing events several times a month. It promotes this passion on campus but also in the Ile-de-France region. It will take you to imaginary and varied lands to experience great adventures.

Lora is an association which promotes public speaking in all its forms inside and outside the campus (slam, debate, speech, theater, etc.).

The Student Office organizes various activities for all students such as integration weekends, themed evenings, or trips. It also supports other school associations during their events.

The Cycom association promotes network games and electronic sport (e-Sport) through offline events. It also organizes competitions on the various flagship electronic sport games.

Evolutek is a robotics association whose main goal is to participate in the French Robotics Cup organized by Planète Sciences. Divided into 3 hubs, electronics, mechanics and IT, the association also takes part in the Belgian Cup and the Robocon.

The EpiMac association promotes Apple technologies by providing students from IONIS Group schools with the Apple on Campus offer and by offering training in Objective-C and Mac OS X.

Heritage is the home of all the students of the IONIS Group on the Kremlin-Bicêtre campus. Heritage is a living space, a place to relax, listen to music, share your favorite series … The association participates in every event on campus.

La Paillote is the association of bartenders from the IONIS Group. Lovers of subtle blends and flavors, experts in the art of tickling your taste buds, its members offer a wide range of cocktails, from the most classic to the unique, specially concocted for you.

Soul of Sound is a rock music association. It offers music lessons (instruments, singing and solfege). It also organizes concerts, jams and contests.

Strataegyc supports strategic thinking by organizing strategy card game evenings and tournaments: Magic the Gathering and YuGiOh TCG.

The E-mma association works in favor of diversity within the tech and digital professions through various awareness-raising actions on equity and equality issues.

Epiqueer raises awareness of LGBTQIA+ topics among students, and actively supports those concerned.

The EpiSolidaire association organizes and coordinates solidarity and humanitarian actions within the Epitech campus of the Kremlin Bicêtre.

Taker is Epitech’s Junior Conseil. It accompanies students in consulting projects on IT topics for start-ups and large companies. Future-oriented, it allows students to acquire new skills in working close with different companies.

Episport is a sports association. It offers many activities, individually and in a group setting, and students receive an official license from the French Federation of University Sport (FFSU).

Epichess is the chess association of Epita and Epitech. It allows players of all levels to come and play, progress or even discover the practice of chess!


EPI2R brings together motorcycle enthusiasts to share equipment, good advice and road trips between students from Paris campuses.

And many more…

Each campus has its own student association, and you’ll will be able to find one in link with your hobbies and live valuable experiences during your study exchange.


We know that finding appropriate housing can be sometimes challenging for international students, that’s why we advise you to look for an accommodation as soon as possible. Please check the following websites:

  • Studapart ( All housing service of Epitech on a single platform)
  • Kley residence : Kley is the closest residence to Epitech campus in Paris (about 15min walk). The Epitech partnership, will allow you to benefit from a 50% discount on registration fees.
  • Les Estudines : We recommend you 4 of the closest residences: Paris d’Ivry, Paris Davout, Paris Bagnolet, Victor Hugo, which are about 30 min far from Epitech campus by public transport. You will benefit from a 15% discount on the three first months of rents.
  • Studelites : You can find private student hall of residence near our campus on Studelites website. Thanks to Epitech partnership, you will benefit from a 25% discount on application fees. Please check their website and select the Paris-IDF as the accommodation location.Here below you can find the studelites residences we recommend:The residence “Gentilly”
    • The residence “Gouverneur”
    • The residence “Capitole”
    • The residence “Consul”
    • The residence “Marechal”

You can also find an accommodation on the Internet on the following websites:

Facilities and advantages

Private bathroom and kitchenette, sheets, blankets, pillows, bath towels and kitchen utensils, gym room are freely provided.

Personal support every step of the way

Whatever support you need, we’re here for you at every stage of your academic journey. We want to help you achieve your potential and have the best study exchange experience possible. You’re our number one priority and we put you first in all our decision making because we want to make sure you have an excellent student experience and feel deeply connected to our school community.

We know that starting an international study exchange is full of new opportunities but challenges as well. That is why, our International Relations team are here to help you every step of the way with advice and support on your application, visa and immigration, placements, tuition, accommodation, health and study support. You can benefit from our personal counselling before you even begin and all the way during your student exchange.

Buddy program

Moreover, we have put in place an International Buddy Program. The buddy scheme aims at supporting you – as an international student – to become integrated into your new cultural, linguistic and academic life. You will be matched with an existing Epitech student who has already been here for a year or more. Your new buddy will be able to help you to make new friends, show you the city and settle into your new life at Epitech. To sum up, your buddy will be there for you when you need him/her.