The school of Innovation and High Tech expertise


  • The largest French higher education institution specialized in Information Technology
  • One of the most important institutions specialized in IT in Europe
  • Part of IONIS Education Group, which currently consists of 20 schools, 33 campuses, 23,500 students and 65,000 alumni
  • A large alumni network present in 30 countries
  • 12 campuses in France: Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse
  • 3,000 active corporate partners
  • 100% of graduates find a job after graduation
  • 96% of graduates are hired under permanent contract
  • Top-level annual salary in France
  • Graduates working in key management positions in major European and international companies
  • A unique Innovation Hub network present at each of Epitech 12 campuses: a unique sharing exchange space, a fablab connected with companies, a unique team of Tech’mentors
  • Over 23 student associations

5 Good reasons to come to Epitech


Our most ambitious objective is to answer efficiently and with quality to daily challenges of Information Technology. The IT sector is subject to change and revolution like no other scientific and technological fields. Turning a student into an adaptable and long-standing IT expert seems to come close to an achievement or even to an impossible challenge.

Why come to France?



Studying in France

The quality of French higher education is widely recognized throughout the world. French institutions figure prominently in the Shanghai Classification of Universities, in the rankings of the Financial Times and Times Higher, and in the European Report on Science and Technologies published by the European Commission.

With more than 278, 000 international students France is the world’s fourth-largest host country after the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

In the last 10 years, the number of international students in France has grown by 75%!

Paris as a stimulating professional environment

Famous for its dynamic cultural environment, Paris is also a major center of international business and offers numerous career opportunities.

Located west of Paris, La Defense has the largest concentration of businesses in the Paris region with 3600 companies. There are over 1,500 headquarters registered there, among which are IT companies, such as Atos Origin, IBM Europe, EDS Electronic Data System and Oracle. The city Issy-les-Moulineaux, located close to the Epitech campus, also offers an intense business life with over 2,600 companies registered, such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Cisco Systems.

Learning a New Language

For many students, studying in France means an opportunity to learn French or to extend one’s command of the language. Doing so allows them to join a global community of 250 million speakers of language of Voltaire, Hugo, and Camus, an official language of the Olympics, the United Nations, and the European Union.


What International students say about Epitech

“It’s 180° different: I used to learn in a “normal” university and normal lectures. Here there is a lot of practice just like in real world.”

Jumana, Ahlia University (Bahrain)

“The main difference between Epitech and my home university in Sebastopol will be the expectations in terms of submitted exercises and workload intensity.”

Ivan, Sebastopol National Technical University (Ukraine)

“At first, it was very difficult and honestly didn’t know if I could continue. However, thanks to the support, as days passed, we had better understanding and [it] became more interesting.”

Toshiki, Ristumeikan University (Japan)

“When I was doing my studies in China, courses were more theoretical and different learning methods were used. Now at Epitech most of the classes are practical. We have many projects and through these projects I can identify my weaknesses. In addition, being here allows me to assess my ability to learn by using self-development techniques.”

Rebecca, Beijing Jiaotong University (China)

Student life at Epitech

epitech student life

International student activities

To ensure your integration, the International Relations Office will offer several specific activities for international students such as a welcome party, cultural visits, regular meetings and social events.

A French class will also be included in your curriculum. You will have the opportunity to start or continue learning French and discover the French culture.

Sport Activities

Epitech grants its students access to Forest Hill, a sports club with 11 locations in the Paris area.

The club offers various activities that may be practiced during opening hours (from 7am to 11pm), as well as a huge space, furnished with over 360 cardio-training machines. You will also have access to the famous Aquaboulevard water park, unique in Europe.

Pedagogy : Project-Based Learning

Our vision

Modern companies are looking for people to solve their problems. Knowledge is not enough, it is now important to use that knowledge in projects.

Our mission/objectives

Providing students a context that will help develop skills required by companies How does it work

  • The Epitech method,
  • The Capstone Project

«The success of Epitech pedagogy is essentially based on its project-based and innovative approach. Our students gain expertise and develop deep technical abilities by developing and implementing projects inspired from concrete business cases. Our pedagogy helps develop student’s creativity, self-confidence and critical thinking and makes a real difference compared to the traditional learning methods.”

Axelle Ziegler, Head of Content Excellence

The Epitech method

Our vision

A rigid education is not well-suited for the continuous changes in the computer science sector, and students must, throughout their careers, adapt daily, learn to become an expert in emerging technologies, acquire new competencies, communicate with non-technicians, and be an innovator by offering new proposals.

Our mission

With its unique educational model, EPITECH will guide each of its students, not to merely become acquainted with technologies, but to acquire the qualities expected by firms in order to enjoy a long and prosperous career in the industry.

Our Educational Methods

Epitech does not teach technologies, but instills behaviors that allow each student the capacity to evolve, to learn independently, to comprehend business practices, to work in teams and to convince decision-makers. In order to accomplish this, educational methods are founded on several pillars:

  • Active

Learning is done actively. Students interact with knowledge directly and it is only through the student’s action that learning occurs. If they don’t seek it, if they don’t try, they will not learn. Therefore the “professor,” as the classic intermediary between knowledge and the student, is eliminated. Instead instructors become companions and catalysts in the student-knowledge relationship.

  • Inductive

In the same way, and in direct opposition to traditional education, the learning process incorporates inductive methods. Students are confronted with real-life situations for which they do not yet have the technical background allowing them to resolve the issue. The student must then analyze the situation, research and acquire the knowledge and know-how necessary to resolve the problem, corresponding to how companies function persistently or react to new technologies coming to the market. Constructive exchange and experiments Through these different learning situations created at Epitech, students are led to exchange, discuss, and challenge their opinions. These exchanges, which occur not only within workgroups but also with all other students, reveal paths, questions, and even new problems. Each student is led to seek, verify and test different elements in order to confirm or deny the truth shared in these exchanges.


The team spirit learning method

  • Our vision : Nowadays more than ever before, team spirit guarantees success.

« The difference between success and failure is a great team » Dave Kerpen

How does it work

Joining Epitech makes students a part of a team where skills are shared and students learn from each other as well as "coaches".


Epitech doesn’t offer dormitories on campus, but the International Education Office will assist you in your search for accommodation: Flat-sharing with Epitech students, Student residences, Studio apartments.

Our connected career services

  • Our mission: To Develop relations between Epitech and IT companies to the advantage of the students.
How does it work

  • Company internships: Internships let students develop all the qualities needed to be an IT expert: precision, rigor, efficiency, autonomy, adaptability, tenacity, method, creativity, curiosity, dynamism, leadership. Students will apply these qualities by taking part in 6 months of economic activity during their studies.
  • Epitech conferences
    • Concept: allow companies to share their vision of the market with students, show their knowledge or a new technology.
    • These are meeting points for students and companies.
    • Conferences allow students to face various problems, such as creating a company, managing, new technologies...etc.

    Our accomplished alumni network

    • Our vision: Building and developing a professional network is necessary for every student’s career, so they are able to identify and take advantage of opportunities.
    • Our mission: To answer student’s questions, to give opportunities, and mainly to help alumni and student’s to keep in touch.
How does it work

  • Our Alumini network contains about 3000 former students
  • Actually, creating a start up or being hired by a great company is possible because Epitech is key to identify, in the alumni network, profiles with great experiences, exceptional and atypical careers, known skills.
  • Alumni will give a necessary advices to help student in the project and help them to identify, avoid traps. The Alumni network is very great tool all along Epitech’s careers.

Our success story

  • Alexandre Malsh (promo 2009) and Jérémy Nicolas (promo 2009) started the Melty project in 2008. This was to be a webmagazine about news, entertainment and fashion for people aged 18 to 30.
  • The meltynetwork websites generate over 15 million visits each month. Meltynetwork has now expanded to Italy and Spain. Alexandre Malsh, Director-General of Meltynetwork, was also elected vice-president of the National Council for Digital technologies, founded in 2011.
  • Created in 2008
  • Turnover: 2.3 million euros in 2012, as opposed to 1.2 million in 2011
  • Funds raised: 3.6 millions euros
  • Audience: 15 million readers each month, as opposed to 9 million in September 2012
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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This school also offers:


Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

Epitech offers a 2-year Graduate-level curriculum in English, open to international students. The Epitech educational model is designed to help students learn how to apply their knowledge in practical situations instead of just learning theory. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology: The Innovation Track Please note that students need a Bachelor level to apply to the Graduate program. Epitech offers a 2-year Graduate-level curriculum in English, open to international students, called Innovation Track. The aim of the program is to help our students reach a new level of expertise and build their own unique profile by staying in an innovative mindset and turn them into innovative experts able to create the digital world of tomorrow. The program lasts 2 years. Each student's first year is organized according to their profile, around "compulsory Core courses" and "chosen electives". Students will acquire both technical and methodological knowledge. During their second year, students will either specialize or diversify their knowledge according to their professional project. Epitech Innovative Projects (EIP) come to an end and students are ready to enter the job market. This year is the end of a cycle and serves as a stepping stone for the student's early career. The cycle allows for a large choice of electives per semester. These help provide students with new technical abilities and let them become professionals in various areas of expertise. Each student's curriculum is different and custom-built to promote diversity and let students be specialists in their field. A 6-months long internship, in a company or an incubator, takes place at the end of the curriculum. It serves as a unique springboard for students' career and allows to put their knowledge to work in real-life situations. 1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester SOFT SKILLS (20% - 4 weeks - 12 ECTS) SOFT SKILLS (20% - 4 weeks - 18 ECTS) SOFT SKILLS (50% - 10 weeks - 30 ECTS) INTERNSHIP (6 months - 30 ECTS) EIP (30% - 6 weeks - 9 ECTS) EIP (50% - 12 weeks - 12 ECTS) EIP (30% - 6 weeks - 9 ECTS) HARD SKILLS (50% - 10 weeks - [30 ; 50] ECTS) HARD SKILLS (30% - 6 weeks - [18 ; 30] ECTS HARD SKILLS (20% - 4 weeks - [12 ; 20] ECTS) CURRICULUM Core courses Network Web Service Design Database Algorithms and data structures Code quality System Administration Electives Hard skills : technical modules Bid Data Devops Data analysis Distributed systems design Advanced database architecture Artificial intelligence Cloud Devops Distributed systems design Microservices PaaS Web application Virtuality Artifical Intelligence Mobile Gaming Virtual Reality/Interactive Experiences User Experience/Design Digital Security Introduction to Digital Security Kernel Programming Systems Security Cryptography and Network Organisationnal Security Embedded Kernel Programming Mobile IOT Soft skills : Cross-functional modules Marketing/Strategy Strategic development Digital marketing Growth hacking Personal Development Shape yourself Professional efficiency Leadership Project management Planning ahead Agile Methodologies Scrum/Kanban Law/Finance/Accounting/.. General digital law & finance Financial planning/Business plan Fund raising/Incubation Product management Ideation/Innovation Design Thinking Lean startup This list is tentative and classes are subject to availability. [-]

Master’s in Project Management

Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

This specialisation responds to a growing need to train managers who are able to plan and manage industrial, services-related or cultural projects. The development of project-based organisation in many public organisations and private companies indeed requires project team managers to have advanced skills. [+]

The Master in Project Management is a joint degree between EPITECH and the UNIVERSITY OF HAUTE-ALSACE (University of Upper-Alsace). International students will thus be able to obtain the Master’s in Management Sciences, a Project Management specialization of the University of Haute-Alsace. This specialisation responds to a growing need to train managers who are able to plan and manage industrial, services-related or cultural projects. The development of project-based organisation in many public organisations and private companies indeed requires project team managers to have advanced skills. This specialisation requires a teaching method focusing on learning by doing, through real-life projects. To this end, the UHA develops partnerships with businesses, regional CCIs and the Centre Européen d'Entreprise et d'Innovation Alsace (Alsace European Business and Innovation Centre) as part of their mission to help with the creation of new and innovative businesses. The idea is also to create a technology transfer tool in the field of Management based on specific areas of expertise. The aim is to build an innovative way of acquiring, exchanging and developing Management knowledge. Therefore this is a double specialisation. The challenge is to offer an architecture that allows for a diverse range of incoming (and therefore outgoing) student profiles, while certifying the Master’s level for the various targeted professional circles. Technology transfer is the expression of a diverse range of profiles on offer within a defined area of competency: Project Management. Expertise and skills In addition to general managerial skills, the following skills are acquired during the course: Mastery of assessment, planning and project management tools; Leadership, or the ability to motivate, involve and make people work together, and learn to make better use of their own skills Relational skills, because the project manager is the main point of contact for the internal functions but also customers, suppliers, and various partners Capacity for anticipation and decision-making in unpredictable or antagonistic situations Understanding of markets and technologies. Occupational integration Careers: Information Systems Project Manager; Industrial Project Manager; Research & Development Project Manager; Innovative Business Founder. There are career opportunities in the following industries: Industrial companies, large or medium-sized; Commercial enterprises that promote or wish to promote international expansion; Service companies (banks, consultancy firms, international trading companies, etc.); Local authorities, public and parastatal bodies. The course offers the skills needed by entrepreneurs, particularly in small or medium-sized companies. Considering that starting a company is a project in itself, it makes sense to combine this training with entrepreneurship training for students wishing to start their own business. Epitech-UHA Partnership Epitech and the University of Haute-Alsace (UHA) signed an agreement in autumn 2014, setting out their shared lines of action in the field of entrepreneurship. For Epitech, the partnership gives its students access to a Master’s in Project Management diploma course, a useful academic addition to Epitech’s training, which would take its place after the 4th year. This course is open to international students by written application. As well as the Graduate Diploma in Information Technlogy awarded by Epitech, international students will thus be able to obtain the Master’s in Management Sciences, a Project Management specialisation of the University of Haute-Alsace. Interaction with the Epitech curriculum In order to obtain the UHA Master’s, as well as the modules required to earn the Epitech Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, international students will have to pass the “Information Systems Management” major, which will be taught by UHA teachers. The UHA modules will be taught on the Epitech campus during the second year of study at Epitech. Terms and conditions of admission International students interested in this double course must express their interest in their first-year application to Epitech. Admission to the programme is based on selection by written application, which must be submitted to Epitech’s international office during the first year of study at Epitech. Only candidates who have completed a Bachelor’s in computer science in their country of origin, as well as the compulsory modules needed to validate the first year at Epitech, are eligible. The final decision to admit the student to the program will be made at the end of the first year of study at Epitech. About the UHA The University of Upper Alsace has around 8,000 students: 6,300 students in Mulhouse and 1,700 in Colmar. The university has a strong career focus because it has always known how to successfully build active partnerships with various socio-economic circles. This results in a large number of vocational courses, from DUT (technology degree) to doctorate, through engineering diplomas. It also enjoys strong support from local authorities. The characteristics of “proximity and openness” are therefore the two keywords of its identity. Innovative, multidisciplinary, and an important player in the construction of the regional higher education and research space, the UHA is a stakeholder in the excellence of Alsace. The University of Haute-Alsace is partner with the University of Strasbourg. Thanks to this partnership, all degrees delivered by UHA have a double mention (Unistra & UHA). [-]


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