ENSEA - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications

General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relations


ENSEA is a leading French Graduate Engineering School founded in 1952, located 30 km west from Paris. Studying at ENSEA is choosing a high-quality institution that trains students in cutting-edge technologies recognized by international companies specialized in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Telecommunications.

Our institution awards about 250 Master and 20 PhD degrees per year.

Every year, as part of their training, all ENSEA students must go for an internship in a company or a research laboratory, in France or in any country of their choice.

Key figures

  • More than 6,800 alumni
  • 30 km from Paris, gateway to Europe
  • 1000 students
  • 40% of graduate students have an international experience
  • 74 international agreements with 28 double degrees
  • 38 student associations
  • 90 tenured professors
  • 180 visiting professors from industry and partner institutions
  • 86% of the professors have a PhD
  • 200 corporate partners
  • 2 research laboratories
  • 70 PhD and post-doctoral students
  • Low-energy buildings built since 2010

ENSEA is located in Cergy, a new town built in the 1970s, 35 km NW from Paris center. Commuting with Paris is quite easy by public transportation or by car. Cergy is only 40 min by train or motorway from Paris inner city and 40 min by bus from Paris CDG Airport.

The ENSEA Campus hosts some 1000 students most of them at the Master or Doctorate level, among which 20% of international students.
ENSEA is also part of the COMUE Paris Seine, a Higher Education consortium gathering 13 institutions and some 20,000 students in the North-Western outskirts of Paris. Due to its high concentration of student population, Cergy one of the youngest city in France.

During the final academic semester, students receive a specialized training in one of those domains:

  1. Embedded Systems: Designing a whole system with analog & digital electronics and adequate software
  2. Computer Engineering: Managing advanced projects in parallel architecture or mobile systems
  3. Power Electronics and Control Systems: Training in process control and automation related to industrial systems
  4. Telecommunications Networks: Spreading reliable, efficient and secured networks using advanced techniques.
  5. RF Communications: Specializing in microwaves, antennas and optical communication
  6. Biomedical Engineering: Applying industrial measurements in biotechnologies and medical institutions
  7. Mechatronics: Specifying, modeling and analyzing a complex system using mechanics, electronics and computer science.
  8. Multimedia Systems: Processing  signal, images and videos using real-time techniques. 
ENSEA has a strong international involvment. It has more than 74 partner universities in some 40 countries. 40% of the students have an international experience abroad. ENSEA offers more than 28 double degree programs with top ranked institutions such as: Imperial College (UK), TU Munich (D), UP Madrid (E), Univ. La Sapienza (I), Georgia Tech (USA), IIT Chicago (USA), SUNY Bufallo (USA), U Michigan (USA), UNB (Brasil), Osaka Univ. (Japan), Huazhong Univ. of Sc. & Tech (China), UESTC Chengdu (China).
ENSEA has also built an entire semester of english-learning technical courses with the collaboration of nine US partners. They therefore agree to transfer the credits obtained by their students here, showing the confidence they have in the FAME program.


Professional Network

ENSEA join forces with the companies for the training and offers to its students to work with engineers inside those. The funds given by the companies are dedicated to renew our equipment in the teaching and project labs.

Several members of the board of directors come from companies specialized in the Electrical and Computer Engineering field. They also participate in the committee advising about the prospects and the evolution of our training. 

Our partners include:

Altran, Thales, Safran, Valeo, Alten, Bull, Airbus Group, Elsys Design, Akka, CGI, Assystem, Atos, Ausy, General Electric, MCA, Renault, RTE, SII, Sogeti, BK Consulting, Bouygues Télécom, Veritas, Cap Gemini, CEA, DT2E, E2-CAD, EDF, Microsoft France, Oberthur Technologies, Parrot, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Robert Bosch, Samsung Electronics France, Sopra...


The whole registration process, except room reservation, goes through the “n+i” website. For any query regarding ENSEA, including room reservation, please contact us

Important Dates

The registration deadlines for the different sessions are those defined on the “n+i” website.
The payment of the ENSEA invoice (first year academic cost) is due by June 30th at the latest.
No change in the room reservation will be accepted after June 15th. After this date, two months of rent are due.



ENSEA can help students to obtain scholarships but does not provide direct financial aid or any kind of assistanceship on campus.
Students with outstanding academic records can be proposed by ENSEA to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an Eiffel scholarship. For details please contact the French Embassy in your country, which deals with the applications. Some French Embassies may also provide partial funding (for 6 months / 1 year, or cover partial cost such as health insurance).
Provided they are not recipients of a French State scholarship, international student are authorized by law to work part time (equivalent to 17 hours a week or 800 hours a year). This cannot be done during study periods, but is possible during weekends and/or vacation time. Companies are now obliged by law to pay a minimum salary to trainees (between 500 to 1000 euros per month typically). So, if they choose to carry out their Final Year Project in a company, students are in most cases financially independent during the final semester.




The cost for the 2-year International Master’s program is 5,000 euros (2500 euros per year). This includes ENSEA ration fees as well as general and “n+i” specific services provided by ENSEA. –This figure represents less than a sixth of the actual consolidated cost supported by the French Ministry for Education and Research through the School budget–. 

The cost of living in the Paris/Cergy area for a comfortable student life is considered to be around 800 euros per month (40 to 50% of it go to accommodation). This leads to an overall budget to be funded, excluding travel cost to/from Paris, of 28,000 euros.


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Student Life

ENSEA, together with 30 other higher education institutions, share the same diverse and multidisciplinary campus with 21,000 students. 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 is currently being built in Cergy for the French National Skating Team training.

There is no difference in terms or rights and obligations between French and International Students at ENSEA. So international student can benefit from all the facilities and services offered to local students, especially in terms of extra curriculum activities.

ENSEA hosts some 30 student clubs covering all types of activities ranging from sports (all continental sports, including yachting are represented) to wine tasting: music, dancing, theatre, movie/video making, role-playing games, adventure travels, development NGOs, technical activities like robotics competitions and Ham radio...).

For details see student's website: International student are invited to join these clubs. We consider that taking part in those activities is the best way to get into the ENSEA student community, make new friends (French and International alike), quickly improve your French ability and have a real insight into the French culture and way of living.


ENSEA can provide assistance for housing to all international exchange students thanks to an agreement signed with the Regional Student Facilities Center (CROUS) which manages most student halls.

Accommodation fees


All student halls are located close to ENSEA and provide 36m2 studio flats to be shared with another student (private bedroom with shower and shared kitchenette and toilettes). The prices for rooms are between 350 € and 450 €/month.


Some figures

More than 20% of our students are international students coming from Asia, Africa, South & North America as well as Europe. Each year, we recruit about 10 students via N+i network. We also welcome American students. 10 come for the FAME Program, built in partnership with 9 American Universities including Georgia Tech, IIT Chicago, SUNY Buffalo, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh. Each year, since 2015, the university of Michigan also sends us 20 students along with a professor for a Summer Program.

We also have students coming from Erasmus+ (University of Porto, Valencia, Aquila) and from South America Programs (Brafitec, Arfitec). On top of that, we have agreements with many universities of the world for welcoming their students (for example in Colombia) and sending ours.

In order to facilitate the insertion of international students, we have a buddy system which consists in pairing an international student with a local one who helps for integration.

Partnership with n+i

ENSEA is a founding member of the “n+i” Network. It was approved as a PIM center by the Network in 2005. From the beginning, it has hosted more than 150 “n+i” students from 10 different countries. ENSEA is very active in promoting the “n+I” network abroad. Each year, our professors take part in the program promotion in China, Colombia...




ENSEA has developed a wide network of partner institutions across the world over the past 10 years and has committed itself to sending 100 % of its students abroad.
Students are given various opportunities: summer internships, final year projects, double-degrees and research in partner institutions in more than 30 countries on 5 continents.
ENSEA's partner universities:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Finland,  Taiwan, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, USA.


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Thomas TANG