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How to apply ?


Each year, Ense3 hosts approximately 100 foreign students .If you wish to apply for Ense3,  you have various possibilities:

Coming as regular student


The usual duration of studies in the French Grandes Ecoles is 3 years. After two years of preparatory classes (undergraduate program) students take a nationwide competitive entrance examination to enroll in the Grandes Ecoles. The annual number of admissions is rigorously limited.
Each year, Ense3 accepts a very limited number of students as admis-sur-titre (admission granted on previously-obtained degrees).

Most courses are taught in french, therefore you must have a good knowledge of french to follow courses but a good command in english is also required as some courses are taught in english and a CECR level of B2 is needed to be awarded the diplôme d’ingénieur.

The majority of students enroll in Ense3 by passing the national entry test. However, French and foreign students may also apply for the 1st, 2nd year.

You should register on Campus France etudes en France platform if you live in one of the following countries. This platform is completely dematerialized and helps you follow your procedures up until the visa request.

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, the Republic of the Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam

In parallel, you should complete our on-line application form with the supporting documents :
  • Letter of statement
  • Certified copy of the final grades obtained for all University Studies.
  • Two recommendation letters (print on letter head and stamped) specifying your ranking
  • Certification of competence in French and or English (in case is not your native or educational language)
  • French (DELF, DALF, TCF or TEF) : B1 level recommended
  • English (TOEIC,TOEFL,IELTS,BULATS) : B1 level recommended

An application fee of €100 is required

The admission committee evaluates and decides on each candidate’s application (incomplete application form will not be considered).

If you wish to apply: If you are accepted at Ense3, you will receive a letter of acceptance (including practical information about your stay) a few weeks after the admission committee
Deadline to apply: April 05th
Admission committee: End of May

We recommend you to arrive a few days before the beginning of the courses to settle down and to participate in events (parties and town visits) organized by the student association. It is a unique opportunity to meet other foreign students as well as local students and to make new acquaintances.

Coming as exchange student


Students from partner institutions with whom Ense3 has signed an exchange agreement may apply as exchange student. Please consult the exchange partner list to find out if your university has an agreement with Ense3.

First, contact the International Relations office of your university to find how to apply and obtain information about the different procedures (internal selection process, application requirements, choice of courses, scholarships…). Then you must be nominated by your home institution.

You have the opportunity to come to Ense3 either for one semester or one academic year. As an exchange student, you remain enrolled in your home institution, thus you do not have to pay extra tuition fees to the host institution.

You can choose courses in the 1st year (undergraduate level) or in the 2nd or 3rd years (graduate level) but we recommend to choose the vast majority of your courses from the same program and from the same semester. We strongly advice against mixing many courses from different programs/years as this often results in timetable conflicts.

You must have sufficient knowledge of French language. Some programs are taught in French and English so a good command in both languages is required:
French : a B1 level is recommended
English : a B1 level is recommended

The programs “product design program” and “Signal & Image Processing, Communication Systems & Multimedia” are respectively managed by the school Génie-Industriel and Phelma. You must be nominated to those schools to be able to apply to one of these programs.

As exchange student, you can select between 15 ECTS (engineering courses) to 32 ECTS per semester. Your study program should be approved by your home institution. Then you will have a meeting with a departmental advisor upon your arrival who will check with you your study program and will advise you on educational aspects.

If you are accepted as an exchange student at Ense3, you will receive a letter of acceptance (including practical information about your stay) a few weeks after the deadlines below:
  • April 30th, for the fall semester and the academic year
  • November 11th, for the spring semester
We recommend you to arrive a few days before the beginning of the courses to settle down and to participate in events (parties and town visits) organized by the student association. It is a unique opportunity to meet other foreign students as well as local students and to make new acquaintances.

You are an exchange or double-degree student
Application procedure


Coming as double degree student


If you wish to apply for a double degree at Ense3, you have to be enrolled in one of those universities:

Brazil
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Universidade Federal Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Universidade Sao Paulo (USP)
Canada
  • Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM)
Cameroon
  • Université Yaoundé I (ENSP)
Colombia
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL)
Germany
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Lebanon
  • Université Libanaise (UL)
Marocco
  • Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics (EHTP)
Norway
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Sweden
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Tunisia
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Tunis (ENIT)
Within the framework of the double degree agreements, you can be awarded a diploma from both your home institution and from Ense3 called diplôme d’ingénieur (a Master’s degree in Engineering). First, contact the International Relations office of your university to find how to apply and obtain information about the different procedures (internal selection process, application requirements, choice of courses, scholarships…). Then you must be nominated by your home institution.

After completing 3 or 4 years at your home institution, you follow 3 semesters of courses and undertake a Projet de fin d’études (master’s degree thesis) in France or abroad (this depends on each double-degree agreement, therefore ask your home coordinator).
You should fill in your study program with your home institution, but you have to take 60 ECTS credits for an academic year and 30 ECTS credits for one semester.

A good command in French and English languages is required:
French : a B1 level is recommended
English : a B1 level is recommended
For information : a B2 level in English is needed to obtain the diplôme d’ingénieur according to the Common European Framework levels for languages (CECR)

If you are accepted at Ense3, you will receive a letter of acceptance (including practical information about your stay) a few weeks after the deadlines below:
  • April 30th, for the fall semester and the academic year
  • November 11th, for the spring semester
We recommend you to arrive a few days before the beginning of the courses to settle down and to participate in events (parties and town visits) organized by the student association. It is a unique opportunity to meet other foreign students as well as local students and to make new acquaintances.

You are an exchange or double-degree student
Application procedure


Coming for an internship


The 9 laboratories at Ense3 regularly host international students performing / carrying out an internship. If you wish to come for a placement in one laboratory, you have to contact the relevant laboratory. Once accepted by the laboratory, you should complete the application form (indicating clearly your project subject and the duration) and provide supporting documents.
  • G2ELab : Electrical Engineering
  • LEGI : Fluid Mechanics and Energetics
  • Rheology laboratory : Materials and Flows
  • 3SR : Geomechanics, Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards
  • LTHE : Water and Environmental Engineering
  • LEPMI : Electrochemistry and Physico- chemistry of Materials and Interfaces
  • GIPSA Lab : Images, Signal, Speech and Automatic
  • G-SCOP : Design, Optimization and production
  • SIMAP : Science and Engineering of Materials and Processes
Deadline: at least two months before your arrival.

You are a prospective trainee, a Phd or a teacher-researcher?
Application procedure

Glossary


Ense3 gives you access to a terminological glossary of terms from the scientific fields of the school.

This glossary includes technical terms extracted from lectures given at Ense3. You are free to suggest any term modification, deletion or addition by sending an e-mail to the following address : international.ense3@grenoble-inp.fr .

Clic here to download the glossary (.xls file format)

Date of update February 11, 2021

Université Grenoble Alpes