Among the 400 ENSAE students, about 20% are from abroad. This demonstrates ENSAE’s policy to recruit foreign students. The extension of the School’s network is likely to widen and diversify this policy.

ENSAE has had a tradition of welcoming students from Africa: 50% of our foreign students come from either north- or sub-Saharan Africa. Among these two thirds take the nationwide competitive examination after 2 years in classes préparatoires and one third (15 students/year) are recruited according to university qualification.
The other nationalities range from Central Europe to the Middle-East and Southern Asia.
The fact that Central European nations are now part of the E.U. has created a new opportunity to accelerate the recruitment of their nationals. INSEE is involved in numerous missions of cooperation together with the statistical institutes of those countries. ENSAE being a training centre for their administrators, it is likely to be the French Grande Ecole in which the future executives of these institutes are to obtain their training as

ENSAE, as a member of ParisTech, can now recruit more students from Southern Asia, and mainly China.