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ENSTA École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancees

The École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées enjoys a special position in the French educational system. It belongs to the foremost schools of engineering in the country.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The creation of ENSTA

In 1970, the Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (Arms administration of the Ministry of Defence) merged the school with three of its other establishments:

  • the École Nationale Supérieure des Poudres (Powders and explosives institute)
  • the École Nationale Supérieure de l'Armement (Arms engineering institute)
  • the École des Ingénieurs Hydrographes de la Marine (Hydrographic institute


ENSTA ParisTech offers its students a broad education in engineering with the aim of enabling them to design, carry out and manage complex technical projects, while meeting economic constraints in an international environment.


ENSTA ParisTech has six academic departments which conduct applied research in close collaboration with industry, as well as fundamental research in certain instances. The wide variety of topics covered reflects the broad array of specialities proposed in education. Indeed, the research staff is deeply involved in education, and the laboratories are the physical aspect of 'education and research departments' (UER - Unités d'enseignement et de recherche). 

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Housing services

  • 430 studios are available on campus.

Library services

The ENSTA ParisTech Multimedia Documentation Centre consists of:A library offering access to:

  • a full range of external electronic reviews (reserved access)
  • the catalogue of works
  • a directory of collections of reviews in the possession of the school
An audiovisual studio (three satellite dishes)A foreign languages laboratory (three video terminals)

Medical services

Registration of French and foreign students with the Social Security office is mandatory barring special cases.The ENSTA ParisTech social assistant will receive all students on request and can help them through the social security, family allowance and housing formalities, as well as any other related matters.

Student Life

Campus life

ENSTA ParisTech is located in Paris since its creation in 1970. In 2012, our school of engineering is moving on the Paris-Saclay Campus(link is external), located on the Saclay plateau. Only 15 km from Paris, the school is easy to reach by car or public transportation. The new campus provides teaching facilities, student accommodations, catering and hotel services and a range of outstanding sporting facilities for the people who live, work and study there.

Student clubs

The organizations are particularly active at ENSTA ParisTech and enable volunteers to gain initial experience that is recognised by the world of business. This is also an opportunity to give free rein to your enthusiasms or invest in the life of the school through valuable projects such as the Gala, the Trium Forum or the Taep junior enterprise.

Student Reviews

academic backgroud
khalifa chouchane rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am from Tunisia and I am studying in one of the top ranked engineering universities in the country, National Higher Engineering School of Tunis, for the last three years I have been improving my skills and proving my abilities of understanding various subjects, I also formed good knowledge in continuum mechanics, fluids mechanics, geotechnics, project management and a...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was amazing and fruitful experience.