Admissions to 3rd and 4th year Grande Ecole Program

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Intégrer l’ESCE en Admission Parallèle :
un concours, 7 sessions.

As part of the AMBITIONS+ competition, you have the option of joining ESCE in the 3rd or 4th year of the Grande École program without an eligibility period.
You can choose one of the 7 sessions offered from January to September.

Admission is subject to the validation of :

  • 120 ECTS for admission to 3rd year
  • 180 ECTS for admission to 4th year

The competition is changing: file study, the written tests are remote and the oral test is face-to-face.

your admission procedure :

You have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a French diploma level Bac+2/+3

You have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a foreign diploma level bac+2/+3

international admissions, contact:



Head of Grande Ecole Program Admissions
Parallel Admissions

+33 1 81 51 15 90 / +33 6 08 57 51 37

Presentation of the competition

Written tests: ONLINE

  • Aptitude test (1h):
    100% MCQ. 4 parts (calculation, reasoning, expression, logic)
  • English test (1h):
    100% MCQ. 3 parts (reading, listening, grammar/vocabulary)

Épreuve Orale : EN Présentiel SUR LE CAMPUS

  • Motivational interview in French and English

Integrate the ESCE in apprenticeship

Les 4 spécialisations possibles en apprentissage :

Integrate the ESCE in apprenticeship

The ESCE offers students in parallel admissions to join the school in an apprenticeship course.
Specificity of the ESCE, learning is accessible from the 3rd year!

The Career Center accompanies you, the apprenticeship contracts are established with our partner API AGEFA PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE.

The pace of learning in the 3rd year :
1 school week / 2 company weeks (3-year contract in the same company).

The pace of learning in the 4th year :
1 week school / 3 weeks company (2-year contract in the same company).

Integrate the ESCE as an initial

The strengths of classical training:

  • Compulsory university exchange in 4th year (among our 190 partner universities)
  • Cross-disciplinary double degrees possible with HEIP – ECE – SUP DE PUB

Les spécialisations en INITIAL



ESCE emphasizes languages for an international career!

Mandatory LV1:

  • English with 3h30 lessons per week face-to-face

Mandatory LV2:

  • 3rd year Classic or Apprenticeship:
    German, Spanish, Italian: Beginner to advanced
  • 4th year Classic:
    German, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian: intermediate or advanced
    Spanish: beginner, intermediate or advanced
  • 4th year apprenticeship:
    Spanish: Beginner, intermediate or advanced
    German: Beginner, intermediate or advanced
    Italian: Beginner, intermediate or advanced

LV3-LV4 Online:

  • 5 languages from beginner to advanced:
    English, Spanish, German, Italian, FLE
  • Introduction to another language – approximately 10 hours
    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese

les conditions d’admission

– prerequisite for admission to the 3rd or 4th year of the Grande Ecole program

  • Subject to obtaining the current diploma and passing the Ambitions + Competition
  • On title, for holders of a foreign diploma equivalent to Bac+2 or Bac+3

Some tips for your writing

Entraînez-vous de 30 minutes à 1 heure par semaine pour vous tester sur des exercices du type concours Ambitions+.
Le but est de vous mettre au maximum en condition
d’examen pour apprendre à gérer votre temps.
Planifiez vos révisions sans attendre le dernier moment.

The events set up by the ESCE to support you in preparing for the competition:

– Open Day: to better understand the expectations of the school

– Day of preparation for the competition to train you in writing and speaking

– Personalized meeting: to discuss with the admissions teams

Prepare your face-to-face oral

The interview is a time for discussion with the jury.

Il dure 45 minutes sans temps de préparation. Une partie de l’entretien est réalisée en anglais.


You introduce yourself by explaining your background and your motivations for continuing your studies at ESCE. The jury evaluates the adequacy of your application with the different courses offered at ESCE.


The jury offers you two “themes for reflection” on which to discuss. You choose a theme that you present in a structured and reasoned way, and this without preparation . The objective is to analyze your spontaneity and your ability to interact on an imposed current topic.


This third part of the interview aims to assess your curiosity for the world around you through questions related to international news.

Updated 2 February 2023