Do you have to pay to study at ENSEA?

ENSEA is a public institution that is part of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and you just have to pay university fees. The amount of your fees will depend on your status, whether you are an international student doing an exchange or a regular student, an apprentice…

Additional costs: social security fees (that relate to your heath) and a student’s insurance.

I want to become an engineer through a sandwich course/ a co-op education course/ a work-study programme. Is it possible at ENSEA?

It is indeed. You just have to complete a file and you will get an interview. For further information, please check this page.

Can we be exempt from part of the ENSEA training and classes if we have been granted an accreditation of prior experience?

Yes, you can. You can get more information from the Learning and Education department where apprentices study. So you should write to them.


I am currently studying in a polytechnic/ doing a 2-year technical degree in one of the ENSEA majors. Are there any specific entrance exams I should be taking?

Yes, there are.

You have a choice:  either you take the DUT/BTS competitive exam or the sandwich course/work-study programme exams.

Please check “How to register for exams” in our “Our Trainings” section.

I’m currently preparing a two-year technical college degree in one of the ENSEA majors. Are there any specific entrance exams I should be taking?

Yes, there are.

You must choose whether you want to take regular academic courses or sandwich course. Then you should select the corresponding entrance exam. If you want to follow regular academic course, then you should take the BE entrance exam.

If you want to take sandwich course, then you should complete the sandwich course file. Please check “How to register for exams” in “Our Trainings” section, Terms and Conditions of admission to the sandwich course.


I’m preparing a Bachelor’s Degree in science. Does a university degree give me the right of admission to ENSEA?

Yes, it does.

Some places in 1st year are reserved for holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Please check our “Study at ENSEA” section, university courses (+ sandwich course/work-study programme).

Is ENSEA entitled to receive the apprenticeship tax?

Yes, it is.

ENSEA is entitled to receive the apprenticeship tax for senior managers and by the cumulative rule for middle managers.

Please check our “Companies and partners” section, Apprenticeship tax – paid to ENSEA.

Is ENSEA entitled to carry out study contracts for the industry?

Yes, it is.

ENSEA continuously carries out many contracts with the industry, either as research with its lab teams ETIS and Quartz (see relevant pages), or simple development with education departments. (Contact the secretarial office of the Scientific Directorate).

How to get to ENSEA?
I work in a company nearby, and I would like to look up documents in your resource centre. Is this possible?

Yes, it is. Please read the pages regarding the Resource Centre, and don’t hesitate to contact our librarians whose contact details you will find in Contact pages.


What would the typical week of an ENSEA student be like?

A typical week at ENSEA consists of approximately 18 2-hour lessons from 8 am to 5.30 pm and optional classes on Thursday afternoon, which usually is the afternoon left free to students. Besides, there are associations in which you may want to invest your time and activities available on the campus of Cergy-Pontoise.


What support is available from ENSEA for personal projects?

Associations are open to new projects that remain within their respective fields. When working on projects, teachers are open to any proposal for a subject.

Otherwise, you may want to set up a new association on your own with the support of the Student Life Service or teachers who might be interested.

Are courses compatible with a student job?

The teaching staff advises students to have a student job for a maximum of 15 hours per week.

Do I need any specific equipment to enter ENSEA?

You’ll be asked to bring your own computer. The Student Office Department may, upon request, ask the IT department to lend you one if you are in dire financial straits