Entrance exam

Caution : exam registration are extended until Friday, may 5th

The Classe Préparatoire does not appear on the Parcoursup platform.

Registering for the entrance exam – 2023 – 2024

The entrance exam is open to all French and foreign applicants holding a baccalaureate or equivalent diploma.

Applicants may register for the exam even if they are in their final year of high school, however final admission will be subject to successfully passing the baccalaureate (or equivalent exam).

Registration form to be completed online from January 26th, 2023, 2 pm.
Registration deadline : May 5th, 2023.

Entrance exam fee : 53 euros.

Link to registration form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPmg7kT3hHqZ-My5qJ9hBTBWI4XqHsEX2_W2eZ_ptEOlG-OQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Warning :

  • To register through this form you need a gmail account
  • For each document included in the registration form, the applicant must mention his name, surname and the exact denomination for each document (for example : “name.surname.passport”).

All incomplete files will be rejected.

No refund will be made.

Registration with the Classe Préparatoire

For the academic year 2023–2024, registration fees are as follows :

  • 1,750 euros for non-scholarship students to be paid in three installments (June, September, November).
  • 1,300 euros for higher education scholarship holders.

Attention, in addition to these fees applicants must pay a fee that covers their contribution to student life :

  • CVEC (95 euros in 2022 – 2023)
  • Scholarship holders are exempt from paying the CVEC.

In addition to these school fees, supplies and materials are all paid for by students.

The entrance exam

  • Stage 1 : Admissibility

From May 15th to May 16th 2023
Pre-selection on the basis of an artistic file and a letter of motivation.
If the candidate is pre-selected, he/she will be invited to the admission test.

  • Stage 2 : Admission

From May 24th to May 26th 2023
A jury evaluates the candidate’s knowledge, curiosity and motivation during an interview that takes place remotely with the student presenting their work.

The jury’s decision is final.

Status of students

Since September 2017, students in the Classe Préparatoire of the Ensba Lyon all benefit from the full status of student (grants, student social security and access to the CROUS). Applications for student grants and accommodation can be made to the Crous (www.crous-lyon.fr)

Ensba Lyon is a partner in the “Égalité des Chances” program set up by the Fondation Culture & Diversité, which helps high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to prepare for the art and design school entrance exams.

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