Students are admitted either through a selective competitive exam or on the basis of their academic qualification. Depending on their academic background, they can enter the Ingénieur ENSAE three-year program at different stages.
A selective competitive admission process
Given the nature of the French system of competitive examinations for admission to Grandes Écoles, these ways of admission are particularly suited to international students who have already studied in the French system, especially to those who have been in classes préparatoires.
Competitive exams are taken after a two or three-year preparatory program in the post-secondary school called classes préparatoires. International students are allowed to enroll in these French preparatory programs. Requirements are excellent academic standards as well as sufficient knowledge of the French language. Students admitted through these competitive exams are admitted into the first year of of the 3-year Ingénieur ENSAE program.
Three national competitive examinations are open to classes préparatoires students
- The concours mathématiques is open to students whose basic training has been in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. About 70 students are admitted every year.
- The concours économie et sciences sociales is open to students whose preparation has been Economics and Social Science oriented. About 20 students are admitted every year.
- The concours économie et mathématiques is open to students whose preparation has been Economics and Mathematics oriented. About 12 students are admitted every year.
Another competitive exam is open to students holding a bachelor in science
This university admission procedure is organized jointly with other Grandes écoles. About 10 students are admitted every year. International candidates can also apply, but written and oral examinations are in French.
A highly competitive entrance examination open to international students
You may be admitted to ENSAE Paris on the basis of your results on the highly competitive IP Paris entrance examination.