Register for industrial design

Admission to the design school is via a competitive selection process open to all French and foreign applicants, regardless of age. Applicants may apply for only one course of study per competitive selection period. Registration is compulsory and can be done from January for non-Parcoursup candidates. 
Parcoursup candidates must first register via Parcoursup then finalise their registration by submitting the additional documents requested for the entrance exam via the ENSCI portal.





Registration can be done from Monday 15 January 2024 for non-Parcoursup candidates.

Online registration is available on the ENSCI website. The deadline for registration is Friday 9 February 2024 at 10am Paris time. 

The project for the remote test will be submitted between 16 and 20 February 2024. The closing date for submission is 20 February at 10am Paris time.

The video and “Questions” can be submitted once the platform opens, the 15 january. It is advisable to do this before submitting the remote project, in order to familiarise yourself with the submission platform and address any potential IT issues.



The remote test project will be available on the school’s website.

Non-Parcoursup candidates:

The images and texts will be published on the school website on Friday 16 February 2024 at 2pm and you must submit your project via the ENSCI portal before Tuesday 20 February 2024 at 10am. 


Parcoursup candidates:

The images and texts will be published on the school website on Friday 5 April 2024 at 2pm and you must submit your project via the ENSCI portal before Tuesday 9 April 2024 at 10am.

Study programme length

The length of ENSCI-Les Ateliers study programmes varies depending on the entry category:

Category I 
(Bac - all streams) 
5-year study programme

Category II 
(Bac +2 years of further education: DMA, DUT, BTS) 
4-year study period

Category III 
(Bac +3 or more years of further education: Bachelor's degree, etc.)
3-year study period

Category IV (at least 4 years in professional practice) 
Minimum of a 3-year study period 

Depending on the previous education of successful applicants, the selection panel may need to extend the study period, particularly for Category III and IV applicants. 

The Industrial Design qualification awarded by the ENSCI-Les Ateliers is a Master's degree.

Those applying for the competitive selection process will be expected to have...

  • a good knowledge of the French language,
  • creative expression,
  • well-argued reasons for applying,
  • observation and analysis skills,
  • a capacity for reflection and concision,
  • interpersonal skills.

For more information about how to apply, candidates are encouraged to read the Guide for Applicants and the Competitive Selection Process FAQs.

Registration fees

  • €116
  • Applicants for scholarships are exempt from the registration fees


Admission will take place between Friday 2 May and Monday 13 May 2024. 

Registration procedure

You can find information on registration procedures and the admission process in the following document: 

Reading this guide is essential to prepare for the entrance exam. The website FAQ on the site may also be useful.