Agreements with prestigious universities

A 4-strand strategy

The now global competition between higher education institutions and the ever-growing mobility of scholarship and students, teachers and researchers, have prompted the School to implement a four-strand strategy: 

  • To place international mobility and the learning of languages at the heart of the engineering program.
  • To develop strong institutional partnerships with the world’s best universities through the establishment of double-degree agreements.
  • To open our programs to the best students from our partner universities, who now account for 1/4 of engineering graduates.
  • To join prestigious networks (T.I.M.E.) in order to build the School’s international reputation.

Key figures

  • 60 partner universities in 33 countries on 4 continents
  • 42 double-degree agreements
  • 36 bilateral Erasmus agreements in 20 European countries
  • 47% international students on the campus
  • 48 nationalities represented
  • 1 year on average spent abroad by student engineers
  • 9 foreign languages taught


As part of its international development policy, École des Ponts ParisTech has chosen to focus on strong institutional links with its international partners by setting up double-degree agreements.

It has therefore signed 38 double-degree agreements with prestigious universities in 24 countries on 4 continents.

Under the double-degree program, selected students can take part of their course in the partner university and in this way reap the benefits of a bicultural education accredited by the award of two simultaneous degrees recognized both in their home and host countries.


Through the Erasmus program, École des Ponts ParisTech has set up bilateral agreements with numerous universities in order to foster student mobility in Europe, and since 2015 even beyond Europe’s borders. 


École des Ponts ParisTech has always been strongly committed to the different initiatives established by the European Commission on higher education and cooperation. It took part in the Socrates-Erasmus Program (2000-2006) and the Lifelong Learning Program (2007-2013). In 2014, it obtained the “Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020”, a prerequisite for taking part in the new Erasmus + program.
Participation in the Erasmus program contributes significantly to the implementation and development of the School’s international cooperation strategy. It enables it to set up bilateral agreements with numerous universities in order to foster and fund the student and teacher mobility in Europe’s higher education community.

The School has signed some 36 ERASMUS agreements with universities in 20 European countries. Every year, this allows European students to come and study at the School and our students to study abroad for one or two semesters in one of our partner universities. These educational exchanges are recognized in the student’s home institution via the European ECTS credit transfer system and funded through Erasmus scholarships.


The project submitted by École des Ponts ParisTech under the Erasmus + program’s call for projects – “International Credit Mobility” – received support and funding from the European Commission. The School was ranked the 3rd best endowed institution of engineering out of 78 applicants in 2017.

This project involves 4 of our partners outside Europe (Canada, Iran, Russia, Tunisia) and will provide support for students (in the Masters program) and faculty (in all disciplines) to move to and from those countries.