Master Degree in engineering

Master Degree in Engineering
(Grande Ecole Programme)

Study in Paris – Engineer’s degree (diplôme d’ingénieur) fully taught in English

This two-year Master Degree in Engineering, with 12 majors taught in English, provides an outstanding opportunity to study experience La French Tech at the heart of Europe’s premier business district.

The Master  Degree in Engineering (Grande Ecole Programme) is geared towards fresh graduates hoping to expand their scientific knowledge in order to create and master tomorrow’s technologies.

The ESILV Engineer’s degree  is conferred by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI), which is the only independent body authorised by French law to recognize and evaluate engineering programmes delivered in France.

24 month programme • 120ECTS • September intake • Application deadline June • 2024-2025 tuition fee 10500€ per academic year 

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    Programme Overview

    Programme Overview

    ESILV is the only engineering school in France to include a true transversal approach throughout its programme. Inter-school cooperation is a pedagogical method that is possible with the support of two other schools located on the same campus: EMLV (Leonard de Vinci Business School) and IIM (Institute of Internet and Multimedia).



    ESILV continuously adapts its programmes to ever-changing economic trends to ensure that students are taught the latest, most up-to-date skills and knowledge. Major courses consider company and job market needs and are all entryways into the student’s desired professional occupation.

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    Career Services & Employment

    ESILV careers service aims to help students realise their potential by offering dedicated careers coaching to define and achieve their career goals. As a student of ESILV, you’ll attend careers seminars and events throughout your studies, such as the iPitch&Meet event.

    Each year, the ESILV careers service proposes 400 exclusive on-campus events to introduce students to companies and to our network of 10,000 alumni:

    • International Week
    • Alumni fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
    • Meet & Greet with corporate partners
    • Career development workshops
    • Job fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
    • Devinci Startup events

    ESILV is proud of its student community engagement and its three career-oriented student clubs:

    • Devinci Partners (focused on relations with corporate partners)
    • Devinci Junior Entreprise (offers junior consultant services to companies)
    • Devinci Investments (opens the doors for students hoping to learn more about Finance)

    The careers service and employment in numbers

    • 15,000 internship opportunities published on our dedicated platform
    • 40 company visits/conferences per year
    • More than 200 corporate partners attend our events
    • 7 job fairs per year
    • 1 Devinci Startup service to guide you to create your company
    • 43 800 € average gross annual salary, with bonus
    • 90% net rate of employment
    • 85% found their 1st job in less than 4 months

    How to apply

    How to apply

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    Admission requirements

    ESILV welcomes self-motivated students looking to tackle new challenges.

    ESILV looks for students with a background in engineering and the physical sciences.

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • 3 year undergraduate degree or 180ECTS or equivalent in engineering or the physical sciences.
    • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (Native English speakers, and those who have previously graduated from a programme taught in English, are exempted)

    Application process

    Admission to ESILV programmes is selective. Selection is based on academic excellence, study projects, personal achievements, international awareness and the willingness to contribute to ESILV’s learning environment. Candidates will be evaluated first on their application documents and secondly on their performance during the online interview.

    All applications to programmes at ESILV must be made on our online application portal. Your application will be evaluated by the admissions team and by the course director. You will be notified by email of the final decision.

    Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

    Your application may be done in several stages. The information entered each time will not be lost.

    For more information contact

    International Admission Team
    Devinci Higher Education
    WhatsApp +33 (0)7 86 16 74 66


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    Tuition fees

    Tution fees & Finance your education

    2024-2025 FEES: €10500 per academic year

    Fees include :

    • Tuition fees
    • School administrative fees
    • Access to student facilities (La Defense campus including library, sports rooms, cafeterias, incubator)
    • Access to the ESILV careers service during your studies
    • Lifetime access to the ESILV alumni network


    EMLV offers merit-based scholarships and guidance for government scholarships.

    ESILV Early Bird scholarship

    The Early Bird is a waiver of 20% of the tuition fee at EMLV for candidates who complete their application and pay the application fee of €50 before February 15th.

    De Vinci Excellence Scholarship

    Convinced of the immense importance of improving international representation in engineering, business and multimedia, the De Vinci Higher Education Group has made available funds for talented students hoping to pursue their studies in ESILV and EMLV schools.

    Eiffel scholarship

    The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students in diploma courses at Masters’ and Doctorate/PhD level.

    Other scholarships

    Campus France is a public institution in charge of promoting French higher education abroad and welcoming foreign students and researchers to France. It encourages international mobility and manages scholarship programmes and the alumni network. Campus France manages Campus Bourses (Campus Scholarships) provides information on the scholarships offered to foreign students.

    Find full details of ESILV scholarships on the Fees and Funding page



    Frequently Asked Questions


    The school does not own or manage its own accommodation. We have a partnership with a dedicated online housing search platform. Once you have paid the deposit, you will be granted access to that platform to begin your search.

    You should budget around 750 and 900 euros for a studio. We strongly encourage students to begin their search as early as possible (even before applying for a visa).

    Student Visa

    French law authorises foreign students to an auxiliary work of 964 hours during the year, the equivalent of 60% of the legal working year. It can only be auxiliary income. When you work in France, whether or not you are a student, you are guaranteed a minimum wage by law. We recommend that you begin your programme before looking for a job – your school work is your priority and we cannot allow absences for your job.

    Your Visa application should go through your local Campus France office. You can use your enrolment letter from the school to begin your Visa application.

    We will refund your deposit upon presentation of the official refusal document.

    Yes. International students who have graduated from an RNCP or CGE accredited ESILV programme are eligible for Job seeker/ new business creator residence permit ( former APS. This residence permit allows students to renew their student visa for 1 year to look for a job or create a company in France. Learn more here


    We offer various scholarship each year. Please consult our dedicated page for more information.

    Please check the programme page for up to date pricing, which varies from one programme to another. More info on fees and funding.

    After being accepted to study, you must make the deposit payment to secure your place. Your remaining fees will be invoiced after the start of your programme and can be paid in instalments.


    If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate a B2 level. You should provide a test score (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Cambridge). If English is your first language or if you have graduated from a programme taught in English, you do not need to present an official test score. We will ask you to prove that you graduated from a programme fully taught in English (eg a letter from your school).

    All applications must go through our online portal. Once you have uploaded all your documents online, you must pay the application fee to submit your application. Next, we will schedule an online interview to assess your profile and motivations.

    The admissions team attends numerous international student fairs throughout the year. The list of fairs that we will be attending is on our web site, learn more here Please contact (international.admissions@devinci.fr) to arrange an appointment during our visit to your country.

    Yes, you can apply and might be accepted if you score higher than 80% during the interview or if you provide a French certificate (DALF, DELF, TCF) of at least B1 level.

    Accommodation: 750€ – 900€ per month Food: 150€ – 250€ per month Transport: 75€ per month

    Please check the programme page for specific requirements.

    If you are admitted, you must pay the deposit to secure your place on the programme. Then you will receive an official enrolment letter, which will allow you to start your Visa application.

    Applications open in October and close in early July.

    There is only one intake per year in September or October.

    You will need your CV, your motivation letter, a copy of your grade transcripts and any degrees your already hold, your language test score (if applicable), a copy of your passport, and a photograph of yourself.


    The school does not operate a direct placement system but does offer a full support. We host on-campus careers fairs so that you can meet company recruitment representatives. You will also have seminars to help you with CV writing, interview preparation, etc. The school will also provide all the necessary documentation to validate your internship.

    In France, by law, companies must pay interns who work for longer than 2 months.


    Students must have spent one full year in France to be eligible to study in Alternance. So, you cannot study in Alternance during your first year in France.

    You will have classes from Monday-Friday; you may occasionally have an exam on a Saturday. Your earliest class might begin at 8.30am and your latest class might finish at 8.30pm, but you will never have a full 12 hour day. You will have been 18-24 hours of class per week, depending on your programme. Your timetable changes from one week to the next and will be available online one week in advance.

    All of our English-taught programmes have compulsory French classes included as part of the tuition fees. You will sit a French test when you arrive to find your level, so we can put you in an appropriate group.

    Programme educational objectives

    Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

    • Create technical et scientific innovative solutions using digital tools in an optimal way
    • Manage complex projects using methods and tools in a business situation
    • Work in interdisciplinary, intercultural and international teams

    Students Outcomes

    Solve Problems

    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

    Design / Engineering Method

    An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors


    An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences


    An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts


    An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives


    An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

    Lifelong Learning

    An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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