A school leaving certificate is obligatory and a French baccalauréat equivalent highly recommended – the baccalauréat equivalent is compulsory for subsequent admission to the Ecole Camondo’s degree courses, French architecture schools and many schools of art and applied arts.
Admission to the Introduction to Space course
Admission test (15 January - 15 June) : on two recto-verso A4 sheets, candidates express as they wish (writings, drawings, photos, etc.), the personal reasons for their interest in the fine and applied arts and send this to the Ecole Camondo with the downloadable information form.
Within a month the candidate receives a reply to this initial selection process and, if this is positive, is invited to an admission interview. For foreign students, proficiency in the French language is indispensable.
Candidates admitted after this interview are sent registration forms to be filled in and returned. Enrolments are registered in the order they are received by the Ecole Camondo.
Introduction to Space course enrolments
4,950 € per year for the Introduction to Space course (+ 300 € registration fee) or 2,000 € for students attending only one study theme.
• the ‘personal space’ thematic workshop (September to mid-November)
• the ‘daily practices’ thematic workshop (mid-November to mid-February)
• the ‘urban environment’ thematic workshop (mid-February to mid-May)
Introduction to Space course students benefit from the advantages of student status (French National Health Service, CROUS services, etc.) but, unlike degree course students, are not eligible for state scholarships.
At the beginning of the university year, foreign students must produce a study visa, issued by a French consulate abroad. This visa is obligatory for a temporary student residence permit.