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Academic Partnerships

Many ENSAI students choose to study abroad to meet the requirement of spending 4 weeks in another country or as part of a dual-degree program. The opportunities for ENSAI students to study abroad are constantly growing. 

Through all of these agreements, especially the Erasmus+ agreements, ENSAI is able to welcome foreign students as well.


ENSAI has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for the Erasmus+ Program 2014-2020/21. 27 Erasmus agreements have been established with higher education institutions in 13 European countries. These agreements, among others, allow select ENSAI students to complete the second semester of their 2nd academic year in one of these universities, while benefiting from EU funding. The Erasmus+ Coordinator is Esther Lalau-Kerlay (international [at] ensai.fr). 

Erasmus Annex/Fact Sheet (for inter-institutional agreements)

Erasmus Strategy Statement (in French)

Erasmus+ Grants - Monthly rates per group used by ENSAI for 2018/2019

Double Degrees

Double degree partnerships signed with Tongji University in Shanghai (China), the Institut National de Statistique et d'Économie Appliquée (INSEA) in Rabat (Morocco), and the École Supérieure de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information (ESSAI) in Tunis (Tunisia) allow their students to study at ENSAI during their final two years of graduate studies (Master 1 and 2 level) in order to receive degrees from both institutions. The partnership with Tongji also gives ENSAI students the opportunity to complete statistical internships within the Department of Mathematics of this Chinese university.

Multiple dual-degree agreements exist allowing ENSAI students to spend their final year abroad while completing a Master's degree. An agreement with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin allows students to follow a Master's in Economics or Statistics, whilethe agreement with Mannheim Universität allows students to pursue an Economics Master's degree. An agreement with the University of Southampton offers students the opportunity to complete their third academic year studying in the Department of Economics at Southampton to receive a MSc in Economics and Econometrics. Following this year spent abroad, students complete a final dissertation and give an oral defense at ENSAI in order to graduate from both institutions. New dual-degree programs for ENSAI students are in the process of being signed. Finally, students can also propose their own dual-degree track at a non-partner university. Approval of such personalized tracks is subject to approval from the Office of the Dean.


An agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) allows select students to spend a gap year studying between their second and third academic years (in between their M1 and M2, or [post]graduate studies) at this American university.

Moreover, a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York state allows select ENSAI students to complete the second semester of their second year of studies at this institution. Upon successful completion of the registered courses, students receive equivalent credits to count toward their ENSAI degree.

For all of the above agreemets, ENSAI students are exempt from paying tuition but must finance travel, room, and board.

Additional Partners

ENSAI continually seeks out ways in which to expandits network of international partners to expand the opportunities it provides for its students.

In addition to double-degrees and bilateral agreements, ENSAI also signs various agreements with strategic partners, such as the MoU (memorandum of understanding) with East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai (China). 

Other Study Abroad Possibilities

Motivated students have been known to complete their third year of studies in a foreign university which has not signed an agreement with ENSAI but whose program has been approved as equivalent or compatible. Through these cooperations, students in the past have attended institutions such as: Université de Montréal (UdeM) in Québec (Canada); Columbia University (NY, USA); London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Imperial College London, University of Essex, University of York (United Kingdom); and University of Vienna (Austria).

Application procedures as well as all fees (application, tuition, room & board) at these institutions are the responsibility of the student.