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  • Locations: Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Computer Science, Computer Systems, Electrical, Mechatronics, Telecommunications
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA) 
Cergy-Pontoise, FRANCE

University Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

International Relations Office

Language of Instruction

French and English

Courses in English available for undergraduate students (junior/senior level) only during the spring semester.

Courses in English (in Bioengineering or Telecommunications) available for graduate students only during the fall semester.

Students who have a B3 level of French language can take courses in French in the fall and spring.


ENSEA is a Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Telecommunications, located in the suburbs of Paris, in the university town of Cergy-Pontoise, 40 minutes by train, from Paris.

It was founded in 1952, has more than 6000 alumni, a student population of 800, with 90 tenured professors, 180 visiting professors from industry & partner institutions, 2 research groups (Information Processing and System Research Lab- Electronics, Control of Systems Lab), 38 student associations, and 70 foreign partner institutions across the world.

ENSEA Flyer 2016

Study Level

Undergraduate level for coursework & research
Graduate level for coursework & research


One semester or one academic year


Disciplines Available

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Science & Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics
  • Microwaves
  • Measurements
  • Instrumentation & Biosciences
  • Control of Systems
Application Materials
Application form (GE3/ENSEA), program of intended studies, resume, cover letter, 1 letter of recommendation & official transcripts

When will students receive their acceptance package?

End of May for Fall
End of October for Spring


Semester Dates 

1st Sept – mid-Jan ( Fall semester)
Last week of January – mid-June ( Spring semester)

Course Contents

Course Descriptions - as of Sept 2016

Workload per semester

30 ECTS credits = 15 US Credits

Grading system

ECTS Grade Translation
A Excellent
B Very Good
C Good
D Satisfactory
E Sufficient
F/FX Fail

Academic Transcripts

A transcript will be sent directly to the student’s university, plus one copy to the student


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

ENSEA does not have on-campus housing, but off-campus residences are close by, within walking distance

When can exchange students move-in to the Hall of Residence?

A few days prior to the start of the semester


Entry Visa

Student visa depending on home country

Health Insurance

Personal US insurance with international coverage

When should I arrive?

A few days before classes start.

Is there airport reception available?

 Possibly, depending on the number of students and flight times.

Is there any bank on campus?

There are banks nearby.


Food/meals 250 Euros a month

Housing 550 Euros - 650 Euros a month

Local transportation 50 Euros per month

Academic expenses

Incoming Students Guide


Office responsible for International Exchange Students

International Relations Office

6, Avenue du Ponceau 95014 CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE




A University Town

ENSEA, together with 20 other higher education institutions, share the same diverse and multidisciplinary campus.It offers a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities and facilities such as water sports on Cergy’s lake, music festivals, concerts, cinema, theatres, swimming pools, tennis courts, a skating rink…

Student Life

ENSEA hosts 38 student organizations and provides them with technical and financial support.These organisations offer a wide range of opportunities for personal development, managerial and creative skills. Motivated students can take leadership positions in the Student Union or the student entrepreneurial organization.


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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.