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First year entry

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Parcoursup 2024/25 procedure

Registration for the entrance exam to the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris for 2023/24 is done directly on the Parcoursup platform and according to the established calendar.

Parcoursup calendar

Applications between 17 January and 14 March 2024.  Candidates applying for entry to the first year of the course should include the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in their applications.

  • Wednesday 17 January: opening of the Parcoursup platform and submission of applications (10 applications maximum)
  • Thursday 14 March: deadline for submitting applications
  • Wednesday 3 April: confirmation of applications
  • Thursday 30 May: start of the main admissions phase


Applicants who hold, or are preparing to hold, a French baccalauréat or an equivalent qualification are authorised to apply.
This procedure also applies to foreign students.
For foreign applicants, a B2 level in French is strongly recommended.

Timetable for the entrance exam

The selection is made in several stages:  

An eligibility stage  

Online submission of the bid project on the OASIS platform between 15 and 17 April 2024. The application must include :

  • A letter of intent in PDF format, approximately 2000 characters long. 
    This should make it possible to assess the applicant's desire to enter a National Higher School of Art while describing their artistic training project and their intention to adhere to the specific operation of the Beaux-Arts de Paris (knowledge of the specific features and particularities of the establishment).  
  • An artistic dossier in PDF format (maximum 10 MB) and/or two videos in MP4 format (playback time limited to 2 minutes).  

Eligible applicants will receive an invitation by email on 26 April to make an appointment for the admission stage on OASIS
Competition fee: 53 euros payable online only on Parcoursup. 
Please note: exemption from entrance exam fees for scholarship holders and students with refugee status (proof required).
Competition fees are not refundable in the event of non-admission, non-admissibility, withdrawal or for any application that does not meet the eligibility conditions.

An admission stage in two phases over two days  

Please note that the admission stage is in person. (You will have to sit the various exams on site). 
Between 13 and 17 May 2024
First stage (one day) on the Beaux-Arts de Paris site 

  • Examination of the artistic portfolio  

The portfolio consists of a selection of your work (original works or reproductions, as you wish). The file must be presented in a single, easy-to-handle batch, with the following constraints: 
maximum grape size (50x65), weight not to exceed 5 kg, easily unpacked and stored. 
Entries must be identified (please indicate your name or candidate number on the electronic files on the USB keys). 
Digital files must be readable on both Mac and PC. 

  • Drawing test 2 hours   
  • Theoretical test: 1 hour  

You will be informed at the end of the day whether you have been selected for the second phase, which will take place the following day.

Second phase 
Oral interview of 15 minutes maximum