Summer School in chemistry and formulation for cosmetics

Three main topics in chemistry and formulation for cosmetics

Summer School: Chemistry and formulation for cosmetics from June 24th to July 12th, 2024

ESCOM Chimie benefits from a well-established expertise and network in chemistry and cosmetics.

Summer school programme is fully delivered in English and intends to provide you with complementary knowledge and skills in formulation and cosmetics science over three main topics :

  1. Ingredients for cosmetics applications
  2. Perfumes and fragrances
  3. Formulation techniques and characterization

Lectures are delivered either by ESCOM academics and researchers or by speakers from the industry. During the past editions, we were glad to have companies such as L’Oréal, Chanel, Solvay, LVMH, Givaudan among our partners.

Each week includes lectures, practice in lab, visits of international companies and a taste of the French culture thanks to discovery French language courses and cultural activities and outgoings (visits of heritage sites, gastronomy, cooking…).

The provisional programme for 2024 is available here. You can have an overview of the past editions in video :

We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you !

Admission requirements :

We are looking for students with a chemical background, more precisely with at least two years of studies in chemistry or any field linked (chemical engineering, biochemistry…). Application form can be downloaded here : Application form_Summer school 2024

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Application and fees

Fees include :

Buses are free in Compiègne.

Fees don’t include :

The International Office is at your disposal to reply to your questions and will assist and accompany you all along the programme.


Phone : +33 (0)3 44 23 88 29/+33 (0)3 44 23 88 50

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Check our past participants’ experience ! 100% of participants recommend our programme !

“Business trips are very useful and interesting.”

“It is a good chance to look how are companies look in real life and see how they actually work.”

“It made me think about new alternative sources of cosmetic ingredients.”

“People, communication, everyone was very kind and ready to help and answer questions. Mostly enjoyed L’Oréal trip, Pierrefonds castle, Chanel workshop. Lecture about regulations changed my view on this topic, before I considered regulations boring, but now I think it is very interesting”

“I enjoyed all the lectures and labs. Being able to make products that I use everyday was very interesting to me. I also loved the business trips. »