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
2021 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 2020/21 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 2020/21, 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 (concours.1annee@ensapc.fr).

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The examination consists of three parts:

Eligibility phase :
1. Practical test (to be sent with the administrative registration file and the motivation letter): creative exercise to be carried out before the interview.
2. Theoretical test (to be sent with the administrative registration form and the motivation letter): analysis and written commentary of a quotation or an artwork.

Admission phase :
3. Interview (about 15 minutes) with a jury of three professors, during which the candidate presents a selection of personal works. The interview is set to evaluate the candidate’s capacity for analysis, motivation, autonomy and knowledge of the stakes of contemporary creation.

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.

2021 ADMISSIONS CALENDAR

The application form for admission may be downloaded from this page between January 20 and March 11, 2021, 5pm.
The calendar follows Parcoursup’s calendar.
The deadline for submission of applications is April 8, 2021.

The dates of the interviews with the jury on the basis of the dossier will take place from May 3 to 6, 2021.

APPLICATION FORM

Application form for the first year entrance exam, to be returned to the school at the same time as the registration on Parcoursup. Downloadable as of January, 20 and until March, 11, 2021.

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.