ENSAE Paris - École d'ingénieurs pour l'économie, la data science, la finance et l'actuariat


The double degree allows students from the ENS and engineering students from ENSAE Paris to follow a course of study at ENSAE Paris and the ENS respectively, enabling them to obtain a degree from both institutions.
  • The agreement gives students from the Ecole Normale Supérieure access to additional training at ENSAE Paris, which leads to the award of an engineering degree from ENSAE Paris. It concerns all the departments of the ENS.
  • The agreement gives ENSAE Paris students reciprocal access to complementary training at the ENS, which leads to the award of a Master's degree as well as the ENS diploma. It concerns all ENSAE Paris engineering students.


  • Applications from students from the Ecole Normale Supérieure are sent to ENSAE Paris by the ENS after approval by the directors of the departments concerned and validation by the relevant department of studies. Students who have completed their 2nd year or 3rd year at the ENS may apply for direct admission to the 2nd year at ENSAE Paris. They follow the classic ENSAE Paris admission procedure based on qualifications, via the school's admission website. 
  • ENSAE Paris students in their second year of the engineering program apply to the ENS, after receiving a favorable opinion from the ENSAE Paris Department of Studies. Applications follow a calendar proposed each year by the ENS. Candidates must apply for the competitive examination for the recruitment of normaliens-students (CNE), specifying in their application "application for a M1-M2R course for the ENSAE-ENS double degree" and following the procedures, which may vary according to the department. They can apply to one or two departments. If they are admitted, they will join the ENS curriculum (DENS) in the second year and will follow the M1 and M2R curriculum in the selected department.

Organization of the curriculum 

  • Students from the Ecole Normale Supérieure are admitted to ENSAE after two or three years of study at the ENS. They validate the 2nd year and then the 3rd year at ENSAE Paris. The third year includes easier access to research masters which can be taken in parallel with the third year, and are taken into account for the validation of the ENS diploma after agreement with the director of studies of the department to which the student belongs. After the 3rd year at ENSAE Paris, they obtain the ENSAE Paris engineering degree.
  • ENSAE Paris students admitted to the ENS benefit from an exceptional admission to the second year of the ENS diploma, and thus enter the ENS curriculum at the M1 level. They complete two years of schooling at the ENS, at the end of which they obtain a master's degree and the ENS diploma, if they have met all the required conditions (M1, M2 research, and validation of additional ECTS at the ENS) as well as the engineering diploma of ENSAE Paris. They are thus exempt from the 3rd year of ENSAE Paris. 

All students enrolled in the double degree program, whether they come from ENSAE Paris or ENS, must complete an annual study plan (or program of study at ENS). This study plan is validated by the usual circuit at the ENS (tutor, departmental director of studies, then director of studies) and by the director of studies at ENSAE Paris.

As far as the normaliens-élèves are concerned, this study plan also sets out their obligations in terms of their status as student civil servants. The ENS will remind these students that they must respect their ten-year commitment.

At the end of the academic year, each of the institutions will transmit to the partner institution the results obtained by the students involved in the double degree.