ENSTA Paris 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)



ENSTA Paris was originaly the brainchild of Henry-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, inspector general of the Navy. He had identified the need to give the Navy's master carpenters a theoretical education, particularly in mathematics and physics, which were making quick progress, so that they would have a clearer understanding of their trade.


ENSTA Paris offers its students a broad education in engineering with the aim of enabling them to design, carry out and manage complex technical projects. In this view, the institute provides a high-level scientific and technological education, which is constantly updated to keep pace with changes in the leading edge technologies, and supplemented by languages, humanities, and the skills needed in business life such as law, communication, economics, accounting and management.


ENSTA Paris has six academic departments which conduct applied research in close collaboration with industry, as well as fundamental research in certain instances. 

  • The Chemistry and Processes Unit 
  • The Electronics-IT-robotics Unit 
  • The Applied Mathematics Unit 
  • The Mechanics Unit 
  • The Applied Optics Unit 
  • The Applied Economics Unit

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Student services

  • The student office, or BDE is a key and dynamic element. It organises some of the essential events in the life of the ENSTA Paris student, such as the introductory weekend and the famous evening events. It is also the students' voice in dealings with the hierarchy
  • It is up to you whether you want to invest your time in the office and take part in your first elections, or take advantage of the opportunity to discover some new activities..

Housing services

Accomodation on campus

  • bed & mattress
  • desk & chair
  • closet or wardrobe space
  • limited drawers
  • carpeting
  • window treatments
  • high-speed computer network connection
  • cable television connection & service
  • stove & refrigerator (apts)
  • dining table, chairs & sofa (apts)
  • wastebasket
  • recycling receptacles

Accommodation at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

  • double rooms
  • "standard" single rooms with shared WC and showers
  • "comfort" singe rooms with private WC and shower

Library services

ENSTA Paris library offers more than 15,000 works linked to engineering sciences and management sciences. It also has a more general documentation collection offering 2000 works of classical and modern literature, art, philosophy, tourist and geopolitical guides and contains nearly 500 theses and research reports published by the ENSTA's five laboratories, and 2000 end projects (PFE).

Medical services

  • Registration of French and foreign students with the Social Security office is mandatory barring special cases.
  • A medical centre located in the immediate vicinity of the school is open to the public and provides a service for ENSTA Paris students who can consult GPs or specialists.

Student Life

Campus life

ENSTA Paris is located 30 minutes away form central Paris, on the Paris-Saclay Campus.

Our diverse student population is drawn from the best and brightest world-wide. To make it easier for the students to fit in at the School, ENSTA Paris pays particular importance to providing each of them with the best possible conditions for succeeding in their studies.

Sports facilities

Our future engineers are offered about twenty activities. Team sports (basketball, handball, volleyball, football, rugby, street hockey), racket sports (badminton, squash, tennis, table tennis), combat sports and martial arts (aikido, judo, karate, boxing), individual sports (athletics, rowing, dance, climbing, yoga).

Student clubs

More than 40 student organizations offer a wide variety of dynamic activities!


The engineering training of ENSTA Paris is accredited by the Engineers Titles Commission(link is external). This accreditation was renewed in 2012 for the maximum duration, 6 years. The CTI is an independent body, responsible by French law since 1934 to empower all engineering training, to develop the quality of training, to promote the title and the profession of engineer in France and abroad.

Student Reviews

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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.

Palaiseau, Île-de-France, France


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