The courses are organized for senior public servants in government departments, senior managers in public sector companies or similar, with evidence of at least three years’ professional experience and who:
For courses delivered in French, a good working knowledge of French is essential.
Application forms may be collected from the Cultural Cooperation and Action Department of the local French Embassy or downloaded from the ENA website. Once they have been filled in, they should be sent by the national body together with the required evidence to the French Embassy, which will be responsible for forwarding them to ENA.
The stated deadlines must be strictly observed. Incomplete forms will not be considered. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 months before the beginning of each course.
ENA reserves the right to cancel any course that has insufficient applicants by the deadline
Applicants selected by the selection committee are admitted provisionally and informed of this decision via the French Embassy.
Only applicants who are provisionally admitted and subsequently obtain funding to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and tuition will have their admission confirmed. Applications for a grant from the French government may be made to the French Embassy. Applicants may also apply for a grant from a private or public national or international institution or from the government that has presented them. This grant must be managed in France by an authorized body.
Once applicants have received confirmation of admission, they must make all the necessary arrangements to ensure they attend ENA on the first day of the course in question, after having taken care of all the necessary arrangements for their stay in Paris beforehand.
Applicants should therefore plan to arrive at least 24 hours before the start of the course. Any applicant attending after that date may be refused admission to the session and forfeit the grant obtained for the course. The short course attendance certificate will only be issued subject to the participant’s full, attentive participation.
Tuition fees for applicants not in receipt of a French government grant are as follows :
Excluding compulsory insurance fees