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    • Olivier Massol, Scientific Assistant to the Director of IFP School, and Omer Rifaat, a graduate of the Master of Energy and Markets (class of 2015), have just co-authored the article "Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model", published in the scientific journal Resource and Energy Economics.

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    To get an IFP School degree, all students must obtain at least a B2 level of English (e.g. TOEIC score of 785 or above). However, students must aim for C1 level (TOEIC score of 945 or above) since having a very good command of English is essential in the energy and automobile sector.

    Upon joining IFP School, all students must take an internal test within IFP School to assess their current level of English. If they do not get this score at the beginning of their studies, they must take English classes once or twice a week, and can take the TOEIC again in the course of the year.

    These classes are mainly dedicated to preparing the TOEIC and improving their spoken English. Students are encouraged to use the Language Hub, which is dedicated to foreign languages (books, games, magazines, DVDs and documentation preparing students to take tests).

    Note: students applying to an English-language program must give proof of a minimum score at of of the following tests before the Admissions board convenes:

        TOEIC: 850
        TOEFL: 90
        IELTS: 6.5
        Cambridge: 175
        Bulats: 70

    Candidates admitted to the selection board whose level is below the minimum required must attend intensive English courses before the start of the academic year (2 or 4 weeks).



    Required classes are provided for students enrolled in a French-language program and needing to improve their French. Classes are twice a week. The purpose of these classes is to help students understand syntax rules and vocabulary, to communicate in everyday situations, and to adapt more easily to the French culture. Students with a higher level can take optional classes, with topics in culture and civilization, written expression techniques and phonetics.


    In addition, French courses are proposed to students undertaking English-taught programs to help them get used to life in France and adapt more easily to the French culture.

    Spanish and German classes can also be offered, depending on the demand.