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École nationale d'Administration, ENA

Address: 1 Rue Sainte-Marguerite, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Description École nationale d'Administration, ENA

  • Established: 1945
  • Location: Strasbourg, France
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Number of students: 100
  • Type: state.

École nationale d'Administration is an elite French institution of postgraduate education, which is supervised by the Minister of Education of France. Since its inception, graduates of the Ecole nationale d'administration have played an important role in the political life of the state. The main profile is preparation of country's leaders, politicians, prominent statesmen, diplomats, and officials.

In 2004, the educational institution reached a new level - it began to accept foreign students - and in 2005 it switched to an education system with three modules: Europe, local government, management and administration.

Today, among the graduates of the Ecole nationale d'administration, there are about 3,000 graduates from 120 countries who, after graduation, returned to their homeland.

Each graduation of the educational institution bears the name of a famous person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (2012), Emile Zola (2010), Nikolai Copernicus (2002), Nelson Mandela (2001), Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1994), etc.

Famous graduates of Ecole nationale d'administration:

  • Michel Camdessus and Jacques de la Rosière - IMF CEOs
  • Jacques Chirac, Francois Hollande, Emmanuel Macron - Presidents of France
  • Dominic de Villepin, Laurent Fabius, Alain Jupe, Lionel Jospin - Prime Ministers of France
  • Claude Gean, Jean-Paul Fauger - Senior Government Officials
  • Martina Aubrey, Segolen Royal, Jacques Attali - politicians and public figures.

Students holding French citizenship are already enrolled in the civil service during their studies, and years of study count towards seniority.

The admission process consists of 3 competitive parts:

  • External competition - all French citizens with a diploma of full or incomplete higher education are allowed to submit documents
  • Internal competition - civil servants with at least 4 years of work experience are allowed
  • Third contest - candidates with work experience outside the civil service are allowed.

The process of entering the Ecole nationale d ' administration is not easy - only 8% of applicants manage to get into the ranks of students of an educational institution.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in École nationale d'Administration, ENA

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Postgraduate Education Program

  • Age: 21+
  • Duration of study: 3 years
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Form: daytime.


  • Deepening the knowledge gained (depending on the specialty)
  • Europe
  • Territories and local government
  • Management and management.


  • The university staff has 2 permanent teachers and about 1000 invited specialists from all over France
  • An individual approach to each student
  • The authority of the educational institution in the country and abroad
  • Among graduates of the educational institution, presidents, prime ministers, heads of world organizations, well-known businessmen
  • Accreditation by European educational associations and supervising French Minister of Education
  • Opportunity to receive scholarships even by foreign students.

Equipment École nationale d'Administration, ENA

Ecole nationale d'administration provides a high level of education thanks to the latest technology and material and technical base. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, computers and projectors. For students there are libraries, a sports complex, a cafeteria.

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In order to become a student of Ecole nationale d'administration, an applicant must:

  • Provide a certificate of general secondary education, a diploma of complete higher or incomplete higher education, a work book with a record of seniority, a certificate confirming language proficiency
  • Successfully pass the entrance exams.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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