During their third year in Chimie ParisTech - PSL’s engineering cycle, students have the opportunity to continue their studies in France or abroad through an academic stay period.
They can complete a non-degree-earning semester outside the school. This stay period can be supported by an Erasmus agreement when it comes to staying in a European partner university.
Chimie ParisTech - PSL has also signed many national and international dual-degree agreements.  In this case, the curriculum is usually extended for another 6 to 12 months and the students obtain two diplomas, one from Chimie ParisTech - PSL and one from the host school or university.


Chimie ParisTech - PSL has signed about fifteen international dual-degree agreements.

Learn more about options abroad

Dual-degrees in France

AgroParisTech dual-degree

This degree is for students who want to move on to industries dealing with life-sciences and the environment. Chimie ParisTech - PSL students integrate AgroParisTech in the 2nd year of the engineering cycle and get a degree from both schools when they validate their third year at AgroParistech.

They have the choice between several fields of study: agronomy, sustainable production, food engineering, environment and health.

AgroParisTech’s website

ESPCI - PSL dual-degree

Chimie ParisTech - PSL students integrate the ESPCI in the 2nd year of the engineering cycle. Several of the ESPCI - PSL’s fields of study may interest them, such as physics, especially the physics of soft matter such as fluids, polymers and mesoscopic physics.

ESPCI-PSL’s website

Dual-degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the René Descartes-Paris 5 University

Engineers who have just graduated from Chimie ParisTech - PSL can join the René Descartes University in the third year of the Pharmacy program to study pharmaceutical and biological sciences. This original pharmacochemist profile will allow them to work in research or in engineering teams to work on the production of new drugs.

This dual-set of skills represents a significant advantage for engineering students who want to work in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Paris Descartes University’s website

Dual-degree from Paris Dauphine University’s Institut Pratique du Journalisme (IPJ)

This dual-degree is for engineering students who wish to work in the media or communications industry; they will be able to hold positions of information officer, scientific mediator, journalist, etc.

Chimie ParisTech - PSL’s students admitted to this dual-degree follow one of the engineering programs from Chimie Paristech - PSL coupled with a hands-on program at the IPJ. They then follow IPJ’s journalism program for two years.

IPJ’s website

IFP School dual-degree

This dual-degree allows engineering students to learn all areas related to energy, such as energy transition or the transformation of petroleum products. The Chimie ParisTech - PSL students admitted to this dual-degree follow a 22-month apprenticeship program.

IFP School’s website

Partnership agreement

Schools of the Gay-Lussac Federation (FGL)

Under agreements signed with the Gay-Lussac Federation (FGL), students have the opportunity to complete their 3rd year in one of the Federation’s 20 member schools. Some of these schools are specialized in a specific field: water, textiles, environment, etc. It may therefore be interesting for some students to finalize their curriculum there, depending on their professional project.

The Gay-Lussac Federation’s website