Short specialized international cycles in ENA : the applications are open

Applications to ENA, the École nationale d’administration, are open to foreign students.
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For over sixty years, ENA has included students from all continents of the world, recruited with the assistance of French embassies. Over 3,650 students from abroad have received training at the school.

The school offers a variety of programs for foreign students – including young people still pursuing their studies and both young and more experienced members of their country’s civil service. One of the founding principles of these international cycles is to stimulate the sharing of points of view and experience, by alternating classroom work and on-the-job experience (stages).

The applications for the Short specialized international cycles are open.

Conditions for admission

The courses are organized for senior public servants in government departments, senior managers in public sector companies or similar, with evidence of at least three years’ professional experience and who:

- are introduced by their government ;
- hold a Masters or equivalent degree after at least four years’ higher education, or in certain cases who hold a position of responsibility demonstrating an equal level of competence

For courses delivered in French, a good working knowledge of French is essential.

Submitting applications

Online registration

Once the application is done, the candidate must print the document and send it to the Department of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the French Embassy in his/her country of residence.

The Embassy will forward it to ENA and do the follow up.

Provisional and Confirmed admission

Applicants selected by the selection committee are admitted provisionally and informed of this decision via the French Embassy.

Only applicants who are provisionally admitted and subsequently obtain funding to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and tuition will have their admission confirmed. Applications for a grant from the French government may be made to the French Embassy. Applicants may also apply for a grant from a private or public national or international institution or from the government that has presented them. This grant must be managed in France by an authorized body.
Attending the Short specialized international cycles

Once applicants have received confirmation of admission, they must make all the necessary arrangements to ensure they attend ENA on the first day of the course in question, after having taken care of all the necessary arrangements for their stay in Paris beforehand.

Applicants should therefore plan to arrive at least 24 hours before the start of the course. Any applicant attending after that date may be refused admission to the session and forfeit the grant obtained for the course. The short course attendance certificate will only be issued subject to the participant’s full, attentive participation.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for applicants not in receipt of a French government grant are as follows :

1000€ for 1-week courses
1600€ for 2-week courses
2300€ for 3-week courses
3000€ for 4-week courses
Excluding compulsory insurance fees

Excluding compulsory insurance fees

To know more, visit the ENA website.

Download the trainings dedicated to foreign students :

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publié le 30/12/2019

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