Student life at the ENSTA Paris

Less than 20 km from Paris, ENSTA Paris campus is a unique setting that promotes activities and student life.
Every year, students of ENSTA Paris participate in challenges, carry out innovative projects, carry out fascinating research work and receive prizes for their efforts.
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Associations punctuate student life at ENSTA Paris

At ENSTA Paris, student life is framed by the many associations that students can join or create.

The Student Office (BDE): a federating association

An essential and dynamic component, the student office or BDE organises some of the essential events in the student life of ENSTA Paris, such as the induction weekend as well as the famous evening parties, the reception of new students, trips, private lessons, etc. It promotes ties between students and also represents students before the management.

To ensure that everyone can indulge in their passion, the BDE supervises various activities and associations, providing them with a framework, equipment and subsidies.

A few associations:

  • Anim' interne: internal school parties
  • Boom: student parties open to other schools
  • BQSR: the “Bureau Qui Sert à Rien” (useless office), which does nothing useful
  • Gravitation: physics and mathematics association of the school
  • DaTA: computer club; helps students to solve computer problems
  • Enstantané: the school newspaper
  • Tapage: communication association for students of the school

The BDA: the Arts Office

An artistic association of ENSTA Paris for the promotion of culture, the arts office or BDA organises cultural events in France or internationally and sells theatre, ballet and opera tickets for Parisian shows and contributes to the subsidy of exhibitions and cinema tickets. The BDA supervises different sections to offer the widest possible range of activities within the school.

  • BDthèque: reading of comics
  • Ciné club: film projection
  • Drawing club
  • Photography club
  • Fanfare
  • Improvisation
  • Kvo: school music group
  • Octave: group of classical musicians
  • Théâtre: rehearsals with performances

The BDS: the Sports Office

Beginners or professionals, the BDS team will encourage you to challenge yourself.

  • Club montagne: mountain climbing
  • ENSTAquet: sailing club
  • ENSTArtiflette: ski club
  • Pom Pom: animation choreography
  • Rock: rock climbing
  • Tandem: endurance sports

ENSTA Paris, more than 70 student associations

In addition to the three main associations (BDE, BDA and BDS), many associations allow students to build up beginner experience recognised by companies, and to give free rein to their passion or to invest in School life through rewarding projects.

Associative life at ENSTA Paris allows, among other things, to:

  • create a project and know how to defend it
  • acquire a sense of responsibility
  • develop a sense of organisation
  • learn to manage a budget
  • work in teams
  • set realistic goals and the means to achieve them

Some examples of associations you can join:

  • BEST : European Scientific Exchanges
  • ENSTAR: robotics association
  • Forum Trium: business-student meeting forum
  • Gala: the prestigious soirée of the school
  • ISF: Engineers Without Borders
  • Les arts en scène: arts festival
  • RéMiSol: scientific openness and tutoring actions
  • TAducoeur: weekly street performance
  • TAEP: the junior enterprise
  • EcosysT'Aime: the sustainable association
  • Technimage: production of films, clips and channels
  • Taboo?: LGBT association of the ENSTA