EPF is a graduate school of engineering, established in 1925. The institution operates three campuses - in Sceaux, Troyes and Montpellier. The school receives about 1250 students yearly, 40% of whom are women. The institute has made available general EPF engineering degrees (+6 international double degrees); Joint Franco-German degree in Production and Automation, granted by EPF/Munich's Hochschule (HM), as well as a degree in IT and Industrial engineering, through apprenticeship. The degrees include a 1-year internship and a 15% of participation from international students.
The Université Paris-Sud 11 is an institution of higher education of international character, since it welcomes about 5,000 foreign students, from more than 130 countries. It is composed of 5 campuses, 3 institutes of technology and one of engineering and is considered one of the most prestigious in the world.