• Durée duration 3 years
  • Acces admission 2/3 years of HE
  • Diplome diploma Master's degree
  • Rentree start date september


Engineering course with student status

Tuition fees for the engineering course come to €5,950 per year (academic year 2023/2024). They are fully used for training and investments, since ESB is a non-profit association.

Engineering course with apprenticeships

Thirty spaces are reserved for students wishing to complete the engineering training in the form of a work-study scheme with a company.

For international students, they should comply with French work regulations.

Entry exam

The school welcomes 1st- and 2nd-year engineering students. Applicants cannot take the entry exam more than twice.

French admissions (3-year course of study)

ESB’s 3-year engineering course is accessible for applicants having completed a scientific or technological preparatory course.


Concours A – Applicants having completed one of the following preparatory courses: MP, PC, PSI, PT, ATS, TSI, BCPST, prépa intégrée

Concours B – Applicants with a two- or three-year scientific or technical post-secondary degree: BTS vocational training certificate, DUT undergraduate diploma, Licence 2/3* Bachelor’s degree

List of specialities accepted for ESB applicants (non-exhaustive list): civil engineering, electrical engineering, wood industries, mechanics, material sciences, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, thermics, energetics, automation, ‘Quality, Industrial Logistics and Organisation’.

Entry exam

Eligible applicants are summoned to the exam by email. The tests are administered on ESB’s premises in Nantes.


  • Concours A : from 21 June to 2 July.
  • Concours B : from 17 to 21 May 2023


  • English oral test (20’) – coeff.: 5
  • Interview (20’) – coeff.: 15
  • Collective creativity experiment (2h) – coeff.: 5
  • Science test: mathematics (1h) and physical sciences (1h) – coeff.: 7.5 each


The admissions jury meets at the end of the tests to observe the results and the student ranking and decide on the admission threshold.

The results are made available on the My.ESB extranet and are mailed by email.

French admissions (2-year course of study)

Applicants with a scientific and/or technical Master’s 1 or 2 degree or an engineering or architectural degree can directly start the engineering programme in the 2nd year.

2nd-year admissions are not proposed for the course with apprentice status.

  • Online registration before 15 May 2023
  • If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview.

International admissions

This test concerns international applicants who currently study abroad.


There are 2 possible ways of entering the cursus depending diplomas previously acquired

  • 1st year engineering programme (Duration : 3 years) : for applicants who studied 2 years of preparatory course for Engineering graduate schools entry exam or with a minimum 2 to 3 years of Higher Education studies in sciences and/or technology
  • 2nd year of engineering programme (Duration :2 years) : for applicants graduated from an Engineering school or a Master degree in science and/or Technology (engineering science, civil engineering, public works, maths, computer science, physics).

Application must be submitted online to My.ESB application platform by May 15th 2023.

Applicants must choose “Application for Engineer Degree” programme.

Entry exam

Test description :

  • English test – coef 5
  • Written communication test (office computer skills and French) – coef 5
  • Interview in French – coef 15
  • Science test : maths and physics – coef 7,5 each

Test will take place at Campus France of related countries between June 1st and July 15th 2021

Exam fees

  • Scholarship applicants: €30 for submitting the application / €15 during the ESB tests
  • Non-scholarship applicants: €75 for submitting the application / €30 during the ESB tests

Applicants for the 2nd year of the engineering course only have to pay application fees.