NUS - French Double Degree Programme (FDDP)


The Grandes Écoles are the top French engineering schools which provide higher education and quality research in engineering science. A common feature of all Grandes Écoles is the strong emphasis on Mathematics and Physics curricula in the first year which is equivalent to the honours level in NUS.

Among the six partners, Ecole Polytechnique (X), CentraleSupelec, Ecole nationale superieure de techniques avancees (ENSTA) and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris (ENSMP) offer programmes which are more suitable for science students.

As the study in the Grandes Écoles requires a high level of mathematics and physics, only students majoring in mathematics and physics will be invited to apply.



Eligibility and General Information

NUS students majoring in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Physics are eligible to apply. Non-Physical Science students may still apply for the Double Degree Programme but they must prepare themselves by building a strong background in Mathematics and Physics. It is advisable to complete the following physics and mathematics modules at NUS before going to the Grandes Écoles: PC2130, MA2101 and MA2108.

At the end of the first semester, the top five to 10% from Science of the above mentioned majors will be invited to apply.

No prior knowledge of French language is required at the point of application.



Degree Structure


Year  Programme Schedule
1 - Crash course in French (approx 60 hours)
- French language & cultural immersion in France (approx 4 weeks)
2 - Science programme curriculum
- French language classes at NUS Centre for Language Studies (5 hours per week per semester)
- Special Maths & Physics classes at NUS (FDP2011 Special Mathematics Class 1,2 and FDP2012 Special Mathematics Class 3, and FDP2021 Special Physics Class 1, 2 and FDP2022 Special Physics Class 3)
- Entrance ParisTech examination
- Technical language immersion in France and Interviews at French Grandes Écoles
- French language immersion in France (approx 4 weeks) before the start of semester in France required by some Grandes Écoles 
3 Study at French Grandes Écoles  
4 Study at French Grandes Écoles  
5 Master of Science  


Maximum candidature for the integrated Bachelor and Master programme is seven years.



Undergraduate Degree Requirements
  1. Students are to obtain a minimum of 80 modular credits before proceeding to France

  2. University requirements
    • Pass five GE modules, one from each pillar
    • Breadth (electives outside student's faculty): Not necessary

  3. Faculty requirements: SP1541/ES1541

  4. Honours Project: After coming back from the Grandes Écoles, students embark on their M.Sc. programme. They are required to submit part of the work from their M.Sc. projects for the fulfilment of their Honours projects. The assessment of this work follows the same guidelines as specified by the departments for their Honours students. These will be used towards the Honours final year project grade and the Honour's classification.

  5. File for graduation: Students in this programme file for graduation upon completion of the M.Sc. programme. Alternatively, students can file for the B.Sc. (Hons) graduation as soon as they complete the Honours project module.



Application to Master's Programme

By the second year of their study in France, students are to apply for the NUS Masters Programme.
The closing dates for Graduate Programmes (Research) application are:
- January intake: by 15 May of the previous year;
- August intake: by 15 Nov of the previous year.
When identifying an academic staff as the supervisor, students are to inform the staff to design the initial portion of the M.Sc. thesis as an Honours project.



Degrees to be Awarded

At the end of the programme, students will be awarded a Bachelor's degree with Honours and Master's degree from NUS, and the "Diplome d'Ingenieur" from the French Grande Ecole.



More information

For details of their programmes, students are advised to refer to the FDDP webpage or consult relevant advisors from the Grandes Ecoles and from NUS for more information.