Summer school programmes

Summer school organized by Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (IPL)

Enjoy a unique international experience in a French Grande Ecole and improve your French and scientific skills !

The Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (IPL) “International Summer School” programme gives you the chance to experience the French higher education environment and learn or improve French language skills while discovering the beautiful city of Lyon.
It is also the opportunity to meet other university students from around the world and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
It is designed for undergraduate students in Science and Engineering who have completed their first or second year of study.

This programme consists of French language classes in different levels, science/engineering classes to be chosen from one of 4 engineering schools: CPE Lyon, ECAM Lyon, ISARA Lyon, ITECH.

  • Students also take part in industrial and cultural visits
  • 45-60 hours of class, laboratory work and group projects (6 ECTS. European Credit Transfer System)
  • 39 hours of French classes (3 ECTS)

The program is designed for undergraduate students in Science
and Engineering who have completed their first or second year of
study and who expect to major in one of the disciplines of the
four IPL engineering schools.

At CPE Lyon teaching program is about “Data Science for Chemists”.  The goal of this course is to enable future chemistry engineers to use digital science in their project management.

Particular emphasis will be given to data science (data storage and Mining, AI, Machine Learning, data analysis), Internet of Things (Sensors, Networks, Cybersecurity), fundamentals of programming,  and the impact of Industry 4.0 on chemical engineering.

CPE Lyon training program syllabus

Next summer school : June 13 to July 11, 2024

Application Deadline : April 15th, 2024.

To know everything about this programme, go to:

IPL Summer School website

BEST Programme “Biomolecular Engineering, Science and Technology Study Abroad Programme”:

For several years, during May, June and July, CPE Lyon receives a group of around 55 American students and a few professors from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta ( and offers a scientific and cultural programme.

The Best Programme is an externalization of practical work in chemistry for these Bachelor students. A few of them also follow biology courses and others learn French.

2024 session: from May 21th until July 11th

New in 2024: Practical sessions in biology (working on silkworms), and a new course titled ‘Cooking, Chemistry, and Senses’.

Cultural programme: Guided tour of Vieux Lyon – Visit of the Confluences Museum –  Visit of the CERN and United Nations – Week-end in Paris

Below is an interview of students from Georgia Tech who previoulsy participated in the programme in 2023 :

Contact at CPE Lyon

Nicolas Garay Lukas / Tel : +33 4 72 43 29 98