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If you have specific questions to ask students coming from your geographical area (China, Africa, Latin America), we can put you in contact with our referring students.

ENSAE Paris is a very small institution by international standards. It prides itself in “knowing students by their first names”, accompanying them in their projects, and offering internationally-recognized courses (namely, by US and UK institutions).


Classes are from Monday to Friday and begin at 8:30 am.
Classes and tutorials are organized into blocks lasting 1.5 to 3 hours.
The lunch break runs from 11:45am to 1:30 pm.

2 half days are dedicated to the practice of sports (details in french) and associative activities (details in french) : Monday afternoons (compulsory practice) and Thursday afternoons (reserved for competitions and/or associative activities).

In the third year, classes are essentially concentrated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The IP Paris Campus App (available on android and IOS) will make your student life easier. It will help you get about the Campus and the ENSAE Paris bulding. It will help you easily find your classrooms and will keep you informed as to any changes in schedule.

Language courses

English Courses are compulsory. For international students, French as a Foreign Language courses are also compulsory. All incoming students are expected to acquire a reasonable command of French during their stay at ENSAE Paris (French as a Foreign Language: B2 Level).

A vibrant on-campus lifestyle

ENSAE Paris is situated 20km south of Paris. It is located within the campus of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris).

The new and modern ENSAE building has been designed to enhance research activities and student cooperation with the researchers and staff of all the neighboring schools on the campus.

Mobility on the Palaiseau Campus

Zoov electric bikes
“Zoov” electric bicycles are available at dedicated stations. Self-service electric bicycles for staff and students are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have a 45-kilometer range. They can be unlocked by using the Zoov app.

Incentives for carpooling via KAROS
Drivers who own the vehicle used are paid (approx. €2/trip); trips are free for passengers with a Navigo pass.

On-campus Food Services

Several dining options are available around the campus, catering for all appetites.

  • The CROUS University Restaurant (RU) provides good quality balanced foods at low prices in a variety of meal deals, prepared on-site using fresh products.
  • Two CROUS food trucks, offering burgers and world cuisine, serve meals from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
  • Each Grande École has its own cafeteria serving hot and cold meals, sandwiches, salads and snacks.
  • Just off campus: bakery, Brasserie (pub), Asian deli.

This network of Grandes Écoles feeds a vibrant associative on-campus life. There are over 20 student associations bringing conviviality to ENSAE Paris. All the contact details and the activities that the associations propose can be found on the website.

Sports Activities

IP Paris campus facilitates and encourages sport. It not only helps develop physical qualities, but promotes team spirit, perseverance, and self-improvement as well.

Indoor facilities

  • fitness training facilities
  • weight room
  • fencing room
  • 25-meter swimming pools
  • volleyball courts
  • basketball courts
  • handball courts
  • climbing walls
  • dojo
  • dance hall
  • shooting range

A gymnasium for the use of all five schools will soon be opened, offering access in particular to a weight/cardio room, a martial arts room, a dojo, and a kickboxing room.

Outdoor facilities

  • equestrian center with 30 horses
  • 400-meter long running track
  • semi-artificial lake
  • climbing wall
  • 4 football fields
  • 3 rugby fields
  • 8 tennis courts
  • beach volleyball court
  • driving range

The sports facilities on the IP Paris campus are accessible by registration with the various sports clubs or school associations.

Fitness trail
The IP Paris campus includes a fitness trail offering various possibilities. You can use the fitness trail to keep in shape, or simply to enjoy the greenery in the heart of the Saclay plateau, whether on foot or by bike.

Within all the schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris a total of more than 360 student associations work on collaborative projects enhancing the life of the whole campus.

A day on the campus