Admissions

Tuition

Engineering course with student status

Tuition fees for the engineering course come to €5,250 per year (2019-2020 academic year). They top up contributions from the government (French Ministry of Agriculture subsidy) and companies (apprenticeship tax), in the school’s budget. They are fully used for training and investments, since ESB is a non-profit association.

Engineering course with apprenticeships

Twenty spaces are reserved for students wishing to complete the engineering training in the form of a work-study scheme with a company. In this case, they receive a salary according to their age and their year of training (more information is available on the website of the French Ministry of Labour). €450 in annual management fees are charged at the beginning of the year.

Entry exam

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

1st-year admissions (3-year course of study)

ESB’s 3-year engineering course is accessible with student status or in the form of a work-study scheme (apprenticeship contract).

It is intended for applicants having completed a scientific or technological preparatory course or a two- or three-year scientific or technical post-secondary degree programme (BTS vocational training certificate, DUT undergraduate diploma, L2/3 Bachelor’s degree).

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COURSE WITH STUDENT STATUS

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

COURSE WITH APPRENTICE STATUS

  • Applicants having completed the ATS preparatory course
  • 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

Apprentices must be at least 30-years old when signing the apprenticeship contract.

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’.

Inscription et admissibilité

COURSE WITH STUDENT STATUS

A exam – Applicants having completed a preparatory course

  • MP, PC or PSI: e3a exam
  • PT: PT exam bank
  • TSI: CCINP exam
  • ATS: ATS-ENSEA exam
  • BCPST: applicants must register online before 15 May 2019. During ESB’s oral tests, applicants must provide a notice of eligibility for the oral tests of an exam for a CTI-accredited engineering school of the CGE.
  • Prépa intégrée : inscription en ligne avant le 15 mai 2019 (ouverture de la plateforme My.ESB en janvier). Le candidat doit valider ses deux années de prépa intégrée et justifier de son passage en année supérieure.

B exam – Applicants with a BTS, DUT, L2 or L3* degree

  • Dossier de candidature en ligne avant le 20 avril 2019 (ouverture de la plateforme My.ESB en janvier).

COURSE WITH APPRENTICE STATUS

B APP exam – Applicants with a BTS, DUT, L2 or L3* degree or enrolled in an ATS preparatory course*

  • Dossier de candidature en ligne avant le 20 avril 2019 (ouverture de la plateforme My.ESB en janvier).

Concours

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

TIMETABLE

  • B and B APP exams: from 16 to 23 May 2019
  • A exam: from 19 June to 2 July 2019

TESTS

For all (plan on a 1/2 day of tests):

  • English oral test (20’) – coeff.: 5
  • Interview (20’) – coeff.: 15
  • Collective creativity experiment (2h) – coeff.: 5

Applicants taking the B and B APP exams have to take an additional written test (plan on 1 day of testing)

  • Science test: mathematics (1h) and physical sciences (1h) – coeff.: 7.5 each

Admission

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 post and email.

Specific characteristics of the apprenticeship course

Final admission is subject to the signing of an apprenticeship contract with a company. Students are therefore responsible for finding a host company that is in line with the training framework and fulfils the following conditions:

  • Designate an apprenticeship supervisor on-site, who has at least an engineering degree and 2 years of experience or who has 3 years of experience in a position related to the qualification targeted by the degree,
  • Have at least 20 employees,
  • Have a production workshop, whether on-site or within the group,
  • Be involved in improvement efforts, via innovation in particular.

Students unable to find a company in September can start the course with student status under certain conditions.

2nd-year 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.

  • Inscription en ligne avant le 15 mai 2019 (ouverture de la plateforme My.ESB en janvier).
  • If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview.

Exam fees

Applicants registered for the joint exams must pay their fees when registering with the Exam Service for Engineering Schools (SCEI).

For other applications:

  • 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.

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