ENSAE ParisTech - Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique ParisTech

General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relationship

 Université Paris-Saclay, together with France's most prestigious graduate schools of engineering (the so-called "Grandes écoles").

ENSAE's Research Center is the CREST (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics), leading research center in the fields of economics, statistics and finance. 

ENSAE’s teaching staff includes some of the country's foremost specialists in their fields. Most lecturers at ENSAE are researchers or academics, but many are professionals working in large public or private corporations.

About a hundred and fifty students graduate each year from ENSAE, having completed a program comparable to the first year of study for a North-American Ph.D. or a top-level North-American Master's Degree in Economics or Statistics. Two thirds of ENSAE graduates join banks or insurance companies. Many of the others obtain academic positions or work as consultants or auditors. Over fifty percent of ENSAE graduates work in the field of finance.

The academic background of ENSAE students is extremely varied. Some are admitted through a competitive examination taken after two or three years in the post-secondary school preparatory programmes (classes préparatoires). Others are graduates of the top French higher education establishments, such as the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Normale Supérieure or other Grandes Ecoles (graduate schools). Others are university graduates in economics and/or mathematics.

ENSAE also welcomes foreign students who have graduated from institutions of comparable standards in their own countries: among the 400 ENSAE students, about 20% are from abroad.. Depending on their background and needs, these students can be directly admitted either into the first or second year of the mainstream three-year program leading to ENSAE degree, or into the fifteen-month graduate programme leading to the Mastère Spécialisé de Modélisation Economique et Statistique.

Every student can apply to study abroad for his/her last academic year. This opportunity is also offered to foreign students who have joined the ENSAE. For instance, a Chinese student who integrated the ENSAE at the first or second year program level can apply to study 'abroad' for his/her last academic year at the ENSAE. At the end he/she will be granted the ENSAE diploma and that of the instituion where he/she has studied for a year. For this academic year students are allowed to apply round the world (according to specific rules). For this academic year abroad specific agreements have been signed with key actors of the global academic sphere, such as the MFE of the University of Berkeley (USA).

PhD students who have passed their qualifying examinations can join the CREST to work on their dissertation.


 ENSAE is located in the parisian area :

3 avenue Pierre Larousse

92240 Malakoff


 The "École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique" (ENSAE) is one of the leading French institutions of higher learning in the fields of statistics, economics, finance and actuarial science. 

Professional Network

 Firms are involved in ENSAE's program in several ways:

Internships and projects, where students are trained to use the methods and models taught at ENSAE to solve real life problems. Students are strongly encouraged to carry out internships abroad.  

For each academic year, every ENSAE student must spend a training period (internship) in a firm or government service.

The student association Forum ENSAE organizes information sessions on firms, careers and jobs.

Some firms organize specific training sessions, sometimes abroad, aiming to help students understand their industry and develop their abilities to be successful in their chosen careers.

The alumni association (Anciens de l'ENSAE) plays a key role as a link between firms and students.

Job vacancies are transmitted to final year students and alumni through ENSAE's alumni website. 


Foreign students can be admitted to ENSAE

  • by competitive examination;>given the nature of the French system of competitive examinations for admission to grandes écoles, these ways of admission are particularly suited to foreign students who have already studied in the French system, especially those who have been in classes préparatoires.
  • on the basis of academic qualifications, for students who have graduated from institutions of comparable standards in their own countries. A high standard in mathematics as well as an adequate command of written and spoken French are essential to succeed at ENSAE.
  • through the n+i selection process
  • through the fifteen-month graduate programme leading to the Mastère Spécialisé de Modélisation Economique et Statistique, on the basis of academic qualifications, for students who have graduated from institutions of comparable standards in their own countries.
  • through the double diploma ENSAE-Humboldt-Mannheim-ENSAI, on the basis of academic qualification plus additional tests in mathematics.
  • through the ParisTech program "50 chinese engineers"; written tests and interviews take place in China. 

PhD students who have passed their qualifying examinations can join the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST), ENSAE’s partner research laboratory, to work on their dissertation. ENSAE has also set up student exchange programs with several foreign institutions, including the Universities of Brussels (ULB), Bonn, Geneva, Barcelona (Pompeu Fabra), and Berlin (Humboldt).


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 Pieces of advice can be given to foreign students to help them find a place where to stay in the Parisian aerea.

ENSAE do not have any specific accomadation for students.

Accommodation fees

 The average cost of living in the Parisian area is 700 euros per month (including housing)

Some figures

 Among the 400 ENSAE students, about 20% are from abroad.

ENSAE is a very selective graduate school which means that hardly any student fail the final examinations until they study. At the end of every academic year, students who fail the final examinations are dismissed from the school.

Partnership with n+i

 ENSAE has been a member of th n+i network since 2014.



 ENSAE develop international partnerships through 

- double degrees

Humboldt University (Germany); University of Mannheim (Germany); University of Tongji (China); John von Neumann Institute (JVN) of Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM), etc.

- specific partnerships

Master of Financial Engineering Program, Haas School, University of Berkeley

- academic years abroad (for the last academic year at ENSAE)

There is no restriction on the programs that can be followed abroad. Every student can submit his/her project to the director of graduate studies. The scientific quality of this project is then assessed on a case-by-case basis.

However, students are encouraged to consider the list of programs followed by ENSAE's student in the past. The institutions in charge of these traditional partnerships have gained good knowledge of the academic standards achieved by ENSAE's students at the end of the second year (equivalent to three BScs in mathematics, economics and statistics). 

For instance, in recent years ENSAE students in Market Analysis and Corporate Finance have studied in the following programs:

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Rodolphe PAUVERT