We accept applications in year 1/2/3 and 4 for students with a B2 in French. Students applying for a semester are not concerned by this level in French.
The admission process depends on your profile
Admission on record
An admission on record is possible on certain conditions For further information, please check out our page « admission on record »
Most of our international go through the Etudes en France process.
The Etudes en France platform is completely online and manages all of the enrolment procedures for an institute of higher education up until the visa request. Just create a private electronic file and follow the instructions.
Here are the 7 steps of the process :
The Etudes en France process only concerns 44 countries:
Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, the Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, and Vietnam.
For more information about the plateforme
You are preparing or have high school diploma in the French system outside of France, you can take the competitive examination Puissance Alpha.
At ISEN, we prefer applications through the Etudes en France platform (lien vers la plateforme)
However, you can apply for admission on record if you are in one of the following two cases:
The 5 steps of the admission on record procedure are
1.Download the ISEN admission on record application form from the ‘international’ section of our website.
2. Prepare your application :
3.Pay the application fee of 50€
4.Send your completed application form and the receipt of the application fee payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
5.You will be notified by mail as soon as your application has been evaluated by the pedagogical commission.
Your application has been accepted
Here are the different steps :
Your application has been refused
Different reasons could explain it :
The student life and campus contribution is due every academic year by all students enrolled in higher education studies.
International students (graduate, undergraduate and PhD) coming to France within the framework of an exchange program or doctoral stay, i.e. for less than a year, are automatically exempt from paying the CVEC and have no exemption certificate to provide
The CVEC is « intended to promote the reception and social, health, cultural and sports support of students and to reinforce the preventive and health education actions carried out for them ».
The cost of living in France varies depending on the area you want to live in and the type of accommodation you’re looking for. You should check out the price of:
You will find further information in the section on our different campuses (lien vers rubrique nos campus)
We recommend you look for accommodation as soon as possible : if you wait until September it will be more difficult to find something
The different types of accommodation:
Further information about accommodation in the document logement GB
International students are eligible to receive the CAF housing subsidy for their rented accommodation. This provides a reduction to up to 150€ on your monthly rent. The application process and required documents will be explained to you during the Orientation Session.
Usually French banks offer insurance packages as in France you will need:
It is mandatory in France. It covers your house and belongings against life’s unexpected events.
Assistance is offered to people in case of unexpected illness or injury whilst travelling in France or abroad
It occurs in the event an accident, in or out of your home, that results in bodily injury or property damage that you are held legally responsible for.
Registration to social security is free and mandatory for all students in France, whether French or international. Thanks to this you won’t need to pay medical fees.
Please check our : Check-list
An Orientation Session will be organised on the Brest Campus during 3 days: from the 30 August 21 to the 01 September 20. It will be the opportunity to discover:
Check out the programme, available in June (coming soon)
For the year 2020-tuition fees depend on the program you have chosen and the year of the program you have been admitted in:
To apply, simply register on the Etudes en France platform.
If you are studying in a French high school, you can apply through the Puissance Alpha competitive examination.
We also accept applications for admission on record. The application form can be downloaded from the ISEN website in the international section.
A minimum of a B2 level in French is required.
You can apply in Y1/Y2/Y3 and M1.
No, we don’t have a January intake.
The visa application is done online on the Etude en France platform.
The downpayment is to be paid in the month following your admission as notified on the Etudes en France platform. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer to the bank account the details of which we will send you.
We recommend that you book accommodation as soon as possible because in September many accommodations are already taken.
Government requires international students to receive a minimum of €615/month in support of their living expenses.
At this time we do not have scholarships for international students. You must contact the scholarship services in your country.
In case you don’t obtain your high school degree or your visa, and provided you send us a valid proof, the downpaypment will be refunded.
In case you wish to change campuses, you must inform us as soon as possible.
Airport or train station pick-up can be organized with advanced notice. Additional information will be communicated to you depending in due time.
There are several insurances which you need to subscribe:
Anne-Marie Miras, the international recruitment coordinator will be in touch with you throughout your stay at ISEN.
You will first be able to follow the courses online on our Digital Workspace.
When you arrive, we will give you the different handouts.
The online courses take place on our Digital Workspace.
The academic year starts at the beginning of September.
Yes, a welcome seminar will be organized on the Brest campus at the end of August.