ISIPCA is the French Leading Graduate School dedicated to Business and Science in Perfumery/Fragrances, Cosmetics and Flavors.

It was created by Mr. Jean-Jacques GUERLAIN, a descendant of the founder of the iconic House of GUERLAIN, headquartered in Paris.

ISIPCA is located in the lovely city of Versailles, not far from the gorgeous Palace of Versailles. It is also located in Paris, and it offers some courses in Grasse, the world cradle of Perfumery in the South of France.

Every year, ISIPCA hosts about 600 students including 27% International Students from over the world. Its Graduate and Postgraduate Programs welcome about 40% International Students.

ISIPCA provides French-taught and English-taught Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Programs in Business BtoC and Business BtoB, and Science in Fragrances, Cosmetics and Food Flavors. It also offers English-taught online Short Programs and on-campus Summer Schools in the French Art of Perfumery and Cosmetics.

Our full-time English-taught Graduate and Postgraduate Programs enroll students with a Scientific Background, such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Botany, and Medicinal Plants.

ISIPCA Career Center offers a global job board to support our students in their internship and job seeking.

Our Alumni Network ‘ISIPCA Alumni’ has 5,000 alumni around the world.

Some of them are entrepreneurs, most of them are practitioners. They work for SME’S or large companies such as Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Givaudan, IFF Inc., Guerlain, Clarins, Caudalie, Chanel, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, or Takasago.

Their job positions include:

  • Fine or Consumer Fragrance Formulator or Evaluator
  • Cosmetic Product Development Coordinator or Manager
  • Safety and Quality Control Analyst or Engineer
  • Food Flavor / Flavor Technologist
  • Marketing Manager or Analyst
  • Specialized Retailer

Our Faculty is composed of practitioners and researchers with a high-level expertise in Sensory Analysis, Chemical Analysis, Olfactory, Formulation or Evaluation.

Our R&D carries out scientific partnerships in sensory analysis or physico-chemistry, publishes articles and takes part in international scientific congresses and organizes science events.

ISIPCA provides students with a cutting-edge scientific platform including:

  • 14 research laboratories
  • Measuring and analytical equipment
  • An Olfactory Hall and formulation equipment

ISIPCA develops corporate relationships and academic partnerships in Asia, such as Singapore Polytechnic.

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