Recommendation Letters

If you are a student at Ecole Polytechnique (Bachelor, Engineering, M.Sc.T … ) looking towards applying for a Masters or PhD program, in France or abroad, and you are looking for my advice on your options, then please consider the following:

  • In any given year, I will write at most one recommendation letter for Ecole Polytechnique students, per target school/program.
  • That means that, if, for example, 3 students (say, one Bachelors, one engineering, and one M.Sc.T student) all want to apply for a graduate programme in “Underwater Basket Weaving” at the “Midwestern Institute of Theology” (aka: the other MIT), then I will recommend at most one of the three students to that programme/school.

I have explicit and public policies for writing “recommendation letters”, depending on in which programme at Ecole Polytechnique you’re a student.

Please consult the specific page for YOUR programme, and strictly follow the guidance given: