General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relations

CESI was founded in 1958 by five leading French industrial companies which were seeking a way to help their high potential foremen and technicians to evolve, acquire new skills and develop their careers.

Today, CESI is a top-level higher education and vocational training institution specialising in education and training for managers, supervisors, engineers, technicians and skilled workers.

CESI Graduate School of Engineering offers several Master degrees in Engineering in the fields of Industry and services, Civil engineering, or IT.

All our Master degrees in Engineering are accredited by CTI (French board for Engineering programmes) and EUR-ACE labelled. Our Executive Post master degrees are also accredited (by the CGE).

Our priority : open admission and excellence through educational innovation

Turnover : 78M euros

Clients : nearly 4,000 companies 

Workforce : 750 employees including 300 teachers and trainers

25 campuses

50 000 alumni







According to the programme :

Aix-en-Provence; Angoulême; Arras ;Bordeaux; Brest; Dijon; Grenoble; La Réunion; La Rochelle; Le Mans;  Lille; Lyon; Montpellier ; Nancy; Nanterre; Nantes; Nice; Orléans; Pau; Reims; Rouen; Saint-Nazaire;  Strasbourg; Toulouse




Professional Network






The Cesi Graduate School of Engineering has been member of the N+I network since several years.
Our School has had great exeriences in receiving N+I students.
Important Dates


Our recruitment with N+I Network is led all year-long.
But the sooner the better!


According to the quality of the application, we can offer a scholarship. 
But there is also a possibility to enter the "combined work-study programme" from the 2nd year you will spend in France, if you find a company : this path allows you to receive a gratification from this company which will also finance your studies, together with the Regional Counsil.


Tuition fees :
  • Master degrees : 9000 €/  year

Possibility to apply to the CESI Merit-based Scholarship : up to 2000 euros / year
  • Executive Post Master degree : 12 000€ for 12 months
Available master
Student Life


In each CESI center, there is a student office in charge of organizing event dedicated to the students. They participate for example each year in The Shell Eco-marathon challenges to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles, or to sport events such as our "Cesiades", and many other collective events.
Our international students take part in a buddy programme and are tutored by professors and students.

We support our international students in finding their accommodation.

Some of the CESI centers ocally have an agreement with student dorms.
Accommodation fees

Depending on the centres and cities : it is of course much cheaper to live in middle-size cities.

Some figures
Partnership with n+i


The CESI Graduate School of Engineering is member of the N+I Network since a couple of years. We take part in several specific programs led by the network.


We belong to CDIO™ Intiative:



 We are member of AUF (Agence Universitaire pour la francophonie):



We also developed many international partnership all over the world :



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