Admissions

FIRST-YEAR ADMISSIONS

FOR ADMISSION INTO THE FIRST YEAR OF THE ENSAPC CURRICULUM, APPLICANTS MUST HOLD A FRENCH BACCALAUREAT OR AN EQUIVALENT FRENCH OR FOREIGN DEGREE


Admission requirements
Entrance examination
Examination results
2020 Admissions Calendar
Application form
Common first year Arts, Architecture, Landscape design

Students of any nationality may apply for admission into the first year of the ENSAPC curriculum. There is no age limit. Annual tuition for 2019/20 is set by law at €438. ENSAPC does not charge non-EU students more than EU students.

Registration fees for the entrance examinations (for both initial and transfer admissions) are set each year by the Ministry of Culture. In 2019/20, they were €37 euros. Scholarship students are exempted from the examination fees.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The French baccalauréat or an equivalent secondary-school diploma is required for admission. All applicants of all nationalities—those still working toward their diploma, those who already have it, and those already enrolled in a postsecondary program—must apply online using the Parcoursup portal. Applications received through any other channel will be disregarded.

Applicants who do not hold a secondary-school diploma may request an exemption allowing them to sit for the first-year entrance examination. To request the exemption, they should contact the school directly (pedagogie@ensapc.fr).

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The examination consists of three parts:

1. Practical component: A creative exercise to be completed prior to the date of last two parts of the examination; the exercise will be presented to the jury at the applicant’s interview.
2. Theoretical component: Written analysis and commentary on a quotation or a work of art (1 hour).
3. Interview (approximately 10 minutes) with a panel of three faculty members in the course of which the applicant will present his or her creative exercise and a selection of other personal work. The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s analytical capacity, motivation, autonomy, and knowledge of the challenges of contemporary artistic creativity.

EXAMINATION RESULTS

Following the announcement of the examination results and prior to July 31 of the year of enrollment, successful applicants will be mailed a registration form that is to be completed and submitted to the school with the required documentation during registration week in September. Upon submission of their registration form, new students are to pay their tuition and fees, including the cost of membership in the national student health insurance system. These amounts are set each year by the Ministry of Culture.

2020 ADMISSIONS CALENDAR

The application form for admission in fall 2020 may be downloaded from this page between January 22 and March 12, 2020. Other applicable deadlines are set by Parcoursup. The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, April 2, 2020.

For the time being, we still expect to hold interviews May 4–7.

Because of the covid-19 pandemic and related government measures, the interview dates may change. Please check back for updates: https://www.ensapc.fr/fr/actualite/dernieres-informations-sur-le-deroulement-des-examens-latest-information-on-exams

Application form

Registration form for the first year entrance exam, to be returned to the school at the same time as the registration on Parcoursup.

COMMON FIRST YEAR IN ARTS, ARCHITECTURE, AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Beginning in fall 2020, ENSAPC, the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage (National School of Landscape Design), and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles will offer a common first-year undergraduate curriculum for incoming first-year students. The common curriculum will begin to prepare them for the degrees offered by the three institutions: respectively, the Diplôme National d’Art (DNA) and Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP); the Diplôme d’Etat de Paysagiste; and the Diplôme d’État d’Architecte. The common first year will be center on a cross-cutting, multidisciplinary program of study that allows students to develop a better idea of their educational goals and professional interests. The bulk of the program takes place at the historic Potager du Roi in Versailles, the site of the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage.

The French baccalauréat or equivalent secondary-school diploma is required. All applicants of all nationalities—those still working toward their diploma, those who already have it, and those already enrolled in a postsecondary program—must apply online using the Parcoursup portal. Applications received through any other channel will be disregarded.

Applicants not holding a secondary-school diploma may request an exemption allowing them to sit for the first-year entrance examination. To request the exemption, they should contact the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage directly (admission@ecole-paysage.fr).

Click here for more information on the admissions calendar.