For over sixty years, ENA has included students from all continents of the world, recruited with the assistance of French embassies. Over 3,650 students from abroad have received training at the school.
The school offers a variety of programs for foreign students – including young people still pursuing their studies and both young and more experienced members of their country’s civil service. One of the founding principles of these international cycles is to stimulate the sharing of points of view and experience, by alternating classroom work and on-the-job experience (stages).
1 to 4 weeks cycles of intensive work on specialized themes held mainly in Paris
Lasting 14 months, open to junior civil servants or public agents.
The CIL may be open to future civil servants after dispensation.
This course leading to ENA International Diploma in Public Administration can be completed with one of the three high-level professional Masters programs :
Lasting 8 months, open to senior civil servants.
This course leading to ENA International Diploma in Public Administration can be completed with a Masters programme in one of two special areas: "Public Administration and international affairs" or "Public Specialised Administration" organised in partnership with University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the University of Strasbourg.
Lasting 8 months, open to junior and senior civil servants.
IRA course also provides foreign civil servants with the opportunity to prepare, in addition to their IRA diploma, a Masters programme.