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EPITA Graduate School of Computer Science

Founded in 1984, EPITA is a renowned bilingual Graduate School of Computer Engineering situated in Paris. It is a member of IONIS Education Group, the leading private higher education group, with some 20 schools and educational institutions. 



Born in 1984, EPITA (from the French Ecole pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées : School of Computer Science & Advanced Techniques) has been steadily gaining a reputation of excellence among multinational companies, which often recruit our students before the end of their studies. 


Born with the expansion of new technologies, EPITA has kept pace with their evolution. The courses, though very technical at the beginning, have opened up a great deal even as the technical complexity has increased. EPITA took the opposite approach of the one adopted by most other engineering schools: whereas the latter allowed computer science in to try to give it a place, EPITA brought in the other sciences to join information technology and yet without losing any of its main competences that constitute its strength and identity.

In permanent contact with the business world, EPITA also shares its values: pragmatism, responsible risk-taking, and innovative spirit. 


Allowing students to work in optimal conditions is EPITA's first concern. Faculty, administrative staff, technical resources and research facilities are all directed towards the success of EPITA students who are to become the best recognized professionals in their field of expertise.EPITA provides opportunities to be intimately involved in cutting-edge research with an intellectually diverse faculty capable of not only individual academic excellence but that can also create and apply knowledge as part of an interdisciplinary research team.


As one of France's leading science and engineering schools, EPITA is committed to ensuring that all students have meaningful opportunities for personal growth and professional achievement in the future.

Built around the real needs of the business world, the EPITA curriculum is designed to meet its expectations. 

Being so involved in the teaching content and process, companies logically offer among the highest salaries upon graduation and year after year, they ranked the school among the very best.

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Student services

The EPITA’s International Student Pack includes:

  • Helping the student finding an apartment
  • Airport pick-up.
  • Housing settling down
  • Orientation week that includes help for housing insurance, opening a bank account, registering at the social security, obtaining the resident visa and card, obtaining public transport subscription, buying mobile sim card, campus orientation and visit including a lunch.
  • Assigning a French student as a mentor to help the students integrate.
  • Integration week (once a year), it includes spending 3 nights off campus somewhere in France.
  • Enrolment fee at EPIWorld for the first year when the student will have the chance to participate in different cultural activities on and off campus.

Housing services

You are a future international student of EPITA, use the school's platform on which you will be able to find:

  • a rental close to the campus
  • your international or French roommate(s) and form shared rentals
  • a subletting
  • a room in a French family (ideal for the experience)

Thousands of accommodations from private owners, halls of residence, real estate agencies, or rooms in private homes, are available close to the school.

ICT services

The Internet connection at the school runs at 1 Gbps (optical fiber), permitting 2,500 work stations to work simultaneously. All facilities are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The whole campus is WI-FI connected, enabling students to use mobile devices anywhere. In addition, Voice over IP (VoIP) is possible throughout the network.

Medical services

  • EU nationals must have a European Health Insurance card issued by the appropriate authorities of their originating country as well as a photocopy of this document (or the E128 form).
  • Non-EU nationals will automatically have to join the French social security system upon registration.

Student Life

Campus life

Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centers, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

With more than 40,000 international students, Paris has emerged, for the second year running, as the best city in the world for students in the QS Best Student Cities Survey 2014.

Sports facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Piscine de la Butte-aux-Cailles
  • Piscine Municipale Château des Rentiers
  • Amazonia
  • Club Med Gym Italie
  • FitnessParc Pte d'Orléans
  • Energie Forme
  • L'ACA

Student clubs

From the very beginning, the diversity and wealth of our associations have always been strong points at EPITA: art, culture, sports, humanitarian, special event, leisure, technical, media, business...Boasting more than three events per week and bringing together over 80 students on average, associative life is a real source of personal fulfillment for each student at EPITA.

Student Reviews

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In this university,I have learned useful knowledges to improve my further study.It really helps me to think outside of the box.First of all,Java and C lectures are very helpful to understand the algorithms.In java,I used object-oriented design.I took the intro to softwaring,data mining,computer graphics,embedded systems,operating systems,computer organization,calculus 1...

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