The Paris School of Architecture
The Paris School is a new, experimental architecture school in central Paris. Its graduate program offers a professional diploma (DESA HMONP) that is recognized by the state.
This diploma is valid in all 27 European Union countries. To apply, you must submit a motivation letter and transcripts from your high school and university studies. You also need to submit a video of yourself explaining your creativity and curiosity.
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine
The Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine is located on the banks of the Seine in Paris, France. It is one of 21 schools of architecture empowered by the state in France. Its graduates have a high-quality diploma recognized throughout Europe, which gives them full professional status in the country where they work.
The school’s students are highly motivated and dedicated. They are supported by a staff of 250 researchers and more than 70 support and technical members. The school also provides various internships to give students the chance to learn about different practices in the field.
All students who apply for exchange studies are required to submit a portfolio. The quality of this portfolio is evaluated by a jury that consists of the Programme Directors and a team of teachers from the School of Architecture. The best candidates will be nominated for an exchange spot.
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville
The Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville is one of France’s Grandes Écoles, and is also the largest school of architecture in the country. It offers instruction in the arts of drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture to students selected by competitive examination. It is affiliated with the University of Paris-Est.
It is internationally renowned, and has strong partnerships with 66 international universities. Its focus on sustainability has earned it recognition, and its students have received awards for adaptable designs that encourage new attitudes towards waste.
Unlike traditional three or four year undergraduate programs, the “Cycle 2” Graduate Program of architectural studies at the Paris School is two years long and leads to the ESA Grade 2 diploma, certifying the architecture master degree. This is a unique post-graduate course that allows the student to combine their traditional architectural studies with emerging and disruptive subjects and technologies. The course prepares the graduate to operate at a high level both in Europe and globally.
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais
The program offers a rigorous approach to training that integrates architecture and design with science, history, theory and practice. Students build their own course of study based on the wide range of classes available. These skills are brought to bear on studio projects, providing graduates with the tools they need to work in a variety of professional settings.
Founded in 1671 by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts was originally a school of painting and sculpture, but has since expanded to include architecture. It is located in Paris’ 6th arrondissement on land that was also occupied by the Academy of Fine Arts, and has been a leading center for architectural education for more than 200 years.
The Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture has two admission periods each year. EU citizens follow the same process as French applicants, including an interview with the school’s admission committee. Non-EU students must complete an online application through ParcourSup and then interview remotely.
The Paris School
The Paris School of Architecture is a post-graduate-only institution that offers a bespoke mode of architectural study. It aims to produce exceptional designers equipped with the skills and knowledge required to tackle contemporary design challenges. The program is taught in English and prepares graduates to operate across Europe and beyond.
The program combines field studies and studio design work with seminars, talks and site visits. It also includes supplemental day trips and housing in fully furnished apartments in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Students are encouraged to take French language classes to improve their language skills.
The city of Paris provides a richly layered framework from which to engage questions critical to design explorations. From the monumental to the intimate, this urban classroom challenges preconceptions of space-making practices and expands the notion of human experience in the urban context. The school’s site, a former compressed air factory, is listed as an historic monument. It is located on the Paris Rive Gauche campus, a stone’s throw from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.