Agreements with prestigious universities

A 5-strand strategy

Today’s competition between higher education institutions and the ever-growing mobility of students, teachers and researchers, have prompted the School to implement a five-strand strategy: 

  • To place international mobility and intercultural skills at the heart of engineering education.
  • To develop strong institutional partnerships with the world’s best universities through the establishment of double-degree and exchange agreements.
  • To set-up the best standards for welcoming and onboarding international students.
  • To join prestigious networks (T.I.M.E., Dean’s Forum) in order to strengthen the School’s international reputation.
  • To operate academic capacity building programs in fast growing economy countries in the world

Key figures

  • 71 partner universities in 35 countries on 4 continents
  • 45 double-degree agreements
  • 36 bilateral Erasmus agreements in 20 European countries
  • 45% international students on the campus
  • 45 nationalities represented
  • 1 year on average spent abroad by student in the MSc in engineering / Diplôme d’ingénieur
  • 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 45 double-degree agreements with prestigious universities in 25 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 for cooperation with Iran.