Admissions to integrated preparatory classes for BAC level students

Admissions to integrated preparatory classes for BAC level students

Admission procedures for international students are detailed on the dedicated website : click here.

BAC level admission procedure: admission to CPE Lyon preparatory classes (MPSI (mathematics, physics and engineering sciences), PCSI (physics, chemistry, engineering sciences), MP (mathematics and physics), PC (physics and chemistry), PSI (physics and engineering sciences)

What is meant by “integrated preparatory classes”?

It is a cycle of preparatory classes particular to a school or a group of schools. In the case of CPE Lyon, the preparatory classes are particular to the school.

CPE Lyon preparatory classes are state contracted and are managed by the Lycée des Chartreux, associated with the Université Catholique de Lyon and the Fondation Scientifique de Lyon et du Sud-Est.

Admission follows a baccalaureate, for engineer course, as part of the 5 years:

  • 2 Years of integrated preparatory classes
  • 3 years of the engineer course and finally the diploma!
  • The move from the CPE Lyon preparatory classes to the engineer course is on the basis of continuous assessment.

CPE Lyon preparatory class programme that follows that of classic grands écoles preparatory classes.
Around 200 places are available every year.

Where are the CPE Lyon preparatory classes held?

The site is in the heart of the historic centre of the town in the Fourvière district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site:

Integrated Preparatory Classes at the École Supérieure de Chimie Physique et Electronique de Lyon

Institution des Chartreux
8 place Abbé La rue
69005 Lyon
Tél. : +33 (0)4 78 25 42 51

Consult : website of CPE Lyon preparatory classes

Registration procedure

Applications go through the FESIC selection procedure (Concours Puissance 11, aimed at:

  • Students in their last year of a science baccalaureate
  • Those that have passed a baccalaureate less than one year ago

Candidates must be aged under 19 years of age on 1 January of the year of application.
The schools select students on the basis of the application form and a written examination (questionnaires with automatic marking); and the academic file as they see fit.

Candidates may if they so wish, apply to several FESIC member schools. When the results are published at the beginning of June, applicants choose which school to attend.

Timetable for 2014

Registration and request for an application pack is made between 20 January 2014 and on 20 April 2014 by Internet through the web site The written examinations will take place on Saturday 17 May 2014.

In the field of chemistry Integrated Preparatory Classes - Fédération Gay-Lussac

Almost all the schools of chemistry in the Fédération Gay-Lussac offer a specific system of “Fédération Gay-Lussac Integrated Preparatory Classes" for the group of schools. These classes have a much more chemistry focused programme. They have existed in Rennes, Lille, Clermont-Ferrand, Strasbourg and Pau for several years.

Admission to these classes is subject to an examination of the applicants’ academic files.
6 places are offered every academic year at CPE Lyon in year 3 (1st year of the engineering course) to students coming from Fédération Gay-Lussac integrated classes.
For more information go to the Fédération Gay-Lussac site, “recruitment” section

Presentation of the training programme in "Chemistry - Chemical engineering" (in French)

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Presentation of the training programme in "Electronics - Telecommunications - Computer science" (in French)

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Presentation of integrated preparatory classes of CPE Lyon (in French)

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