A student city at 40 min. from Paris

  • Ile de France's second university largest centre
  • 27 000 students
  • More than 30 other higher education institutions: ESSEC, EPMI, University of Cergy-Pontoise…

An active city

It offers a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities and facilities such as water sports on Cergy's lake, music festivals, concerts, cinema, theatres, swimming pools, tennis courts. A new skating rink has been built in Cergy for the French National Skating Team training.

  • Jazz "au fil de l'Oise"
  • Baroque Festival
  • Cergy-Soit : open-air street theatre performance
  • Sustainable Development Week
  • International Solidarity Week
  • Bicycle Celebration Day

A diversified economic centre

In parallel with the dynamism of the student city, many companies are located in Cergy. With no less than 4000 companies and 17 business parks, Cergy-Pontoise is a major economic site. 3M, CIC, Siemens, Siemens, SPIE, Sagem, Thales, Peugeot, Renault, Clarins, Vuitton, Johnson Controls, Safran, AC Nielsen, BP, Sisley, Huawei

Eating out

ENSEA cafeteria

The "K-fet", entirely managed and run by the students' office and the various associations, offers a fast and varied lunchtime meal in a musical atmosphere.

University restaurants

Two of them are close to ENSEA, managed by the CROUS, offer full lunch meals for less than 4 euros.


Many restaurants are also located in the Cergy Port area, accessible within 15-minute walk.


The mall "Trois Fontaines" contains shops that are located at 5-minute walk from the institution and also offers many catering options. The mall includes 150 shops (Fnac, H&M, Go Sport...) and several restaurants as well as an Auchan on 2 levels.  

Health services

Health services located in city are at 15-minute walk from ENSEA.

40 minutes from Paris : 5 railway (RER and SNCF) stations

1 hour from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport with a direct bus (9518)

Facilities next to ENSEA

  • A 250-hectare leisure park at 10 min-walk from the institution
  • A national ice rink
  • An equestrian centre
  • 3 golf clubs
  • 8 swimming-pools
  • 15 libraries and media centres
  • 3 cinemas
  • Bowling, laser-quest, paint-ball, karting
  • 3 theaters
  • 1 music academy