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ParisLocation: Paris, France
Institution: Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI ParisTech)
Terms: Fall or Winter-Spring Quarters, Full Year, Summer Research
Language of Instruction:  French and English

Application Deadlines

Fall Quarter, Full Year: February 10, 2015
Summer Research: March 1, 2015
Winter-Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015

Academic Interests

Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biology

Program Description

ESPCI is one of the leading Grands Ecoles in France. Founded in 1882, the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles of Paris (ESPCI, or PC for short) has attracted the most creative scientific minds for more than a century: Nobel Laureates Pierre and Marie Curie, Paul Langevin, Frédéric Joliot Curie, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes and Georges Charpak are among the many scientists who have made ESPCI their home.

This new exchange targets mainly students in engineering, chemistry, physics and biology, who will have the option of conducting research abroad for 3-6 months. In the fall, Northwestern students will have the option of combining research at ESPCI with language training or other courses offered through IPD programs offered at Sciences Po in Paris.

ESPCI is conveniently located in the fifth arrondissement in Paris, near Ecole, Normal Sup, Institute Curie, and rue Moufettard, an area that caters to the many students at the many universities in the 5tharrondissement. NU Students will be offered several housing options available to our students in Paris, including home stays through Atome and dorms at FIAP.

Program Cost

ESPCI exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $6000 for housing and meals, about $1,500 for international airfare, and approximately $3,500 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

Students applying to this program may be eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are subject to Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.



Greg Buchanan
IPD Global Health/Program Coordinator

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