Master's, Doctorate, Research

The Engineering program is the core curriculum at Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Nevertheless, the Ecole welcomes students pursuing a Master's program or a doctorate.


Ecole Centrale de Lyon proposes 13 different Master's programs in partnership with other higher-education and research institutions in Lyon. In addition, it offers an international Master's program, the Master's of Nanoscale Engineering, in which 50% are international students and is essentially taught in English. It is possible for international students to enter directly into this Master's program. It is also possible for those in their 3rd Year at Ecole Centrale de Lyon to follow the essential courses of one of these Master's programs and obtain their Master's upon graduation.

To find out more about the Master's programs available in Ecole Centrale de Lyon, please visit the Education and Academics Section - Master's Programs.


Ecole Centrale de Lyon is recognised internationally for its high-quality research, attracting numerous doctorates from around the world. To find out more about the doctoral subjects available in Ecole Centrale de Lyon, please visit the Research Section - Doctoral Programs and HDR.

Research Projects and 3-6 month Research Internships

The research laboratories in Ecole Centrale de Lyon - named after the respective collaborations with overseas universities or as part of our partnership agreements - accept university students who wish to take on a research project or a research internship for a duration of 3 to 6 months in one of their areas of expertise. In this case, they are advised to contact the laboratory which interests them directly, while stating their preferred dates and in particular, the area of research which interests them.