Engineering school recognized by the French Governement since 1922
Diploma accredited by the French Commission on Engineering Credentials (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur - CTI)
Member of the Consortium of the Top French Schools in Engineering and Business (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles - CGE)
Member of the Union of Independent Grandes Écoles (UGEI)


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There are a few things to know before coming to France to study at our engineering school. Whether you are a European Union national or not, you will find below helpful information about immigration, health insurance and housing.


Non-French citizens need to show proof of identity and submit official documents to the immigration authorities when entering the European Union region for the first time.

Required documents vary depending on where you are coming from, your nationality, the reason why you are visiting and the length of your stay in France, etc.

European Union nationals are entitled to stay in France with their valid EU identification (passport).

Non-EU nationals must apply for a long-stay visa before arrival in France, and must follow up the process with the consular authorities in their home countries.

Apply for an extended-stay student VISA with residency permit


EU nationals must have a European Health Insurance card issued by the appropriate authorities of their countries of origin, as well as a photocopy of the document (or the E128 form).

Non-EU nationals will have to join the French social security system upon registration. The cost of Social Security is around 215€ per year.
Complementary health insurance (“Mutuelle”) that covers the difference between medical costs incurred and the Social Security reimbursements is highly recommended.

More info about health insurance in France


Depending on your financial resources, the length of your stay and the type of housing you are looking for, the cost of housing in Paris varies greatly.

You can look for your own accommodation, but we can also help you look for a room or an apartment.

Finding a place to live

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If you require housing assistance prior to arrival, contact us at as soon as you receive your Acceptance Letter in order to begin the process. Please note that the school cannot be held responsible for not finding students accommodation.

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Hui Jing

Exchange student from China

At ESME, I learned a lot through the hands-on projects that we worked on with our laboratory professors. I gained a great deal of specific technical knowledge. It’s also really fun to live and study in Paris, one of the world’s greatest cities! Dealing with cultural dif ferences made me more mature, and I learned to see the world in a different light.

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