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First year entry

updated on 24/03/2022

ATTENTION: New date for eligibility results
1st year residents outside metropolitan France: April 14, 2022

Admissions are closed

Application requirements

To apply, candidates must hold a baccalaureate or an equivalent diploma, or be likely to meet this condition before October 1st of the current year. In the absence of the required diplomas, candidates may include in their administrative file a curriculum vitae as well as a letter requesting a waiver, addressed to the director, before January 31, 2022 (in pdf format to be attached to your file).

Application procedure


Candidates must pre-register on the Taiga platform between January 17 and February 18, 2022 until 5:00 pm French time.

The administrative application consists of the following documents


  • An identity document 
  • A valid passport photo
  • A copy of the baccalaureate (or equivalent) or the school certificate for applicants in their final year of high school
  • For applicants with a scholarship: final notification of scholarship 2021-2022
  • For candidates who do not meet the diploma requirements, a request for a waiver addressed to the Director of Fine Arts in Paris before January 31, 2022 (in pdf format to be attached to your file).
  • You must submit only one application, duplicate applications will not be processed, and no refunds will be given.


Please note: Payment of the entrance exam registration fee is imperative before February 18, 2021, 11:59 pm. Without the payment or transmission of the final notification of the 2021-2022 scholarship for scholarship holders, your application cannot be considered.

For candidates who have completed their schooling in non-French speaking countries, the documents must be accompanied by an official, certified translation into French.


Please note: you must submit only one application. Duplicate applications will not be processed and no refund will be given.


After administrative verification of the admissibility of the application, the registration is recorded and the candidate receives an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail within 7 days. Then, if the administrative application is validated, the candidate is invited to the tests.

The invitation is sent by e-mail on March 21, 2022.


In case of health restrictions, admissions will be dematerialized according to the modalities communicated in due time.


New exam modalities: all exams will take place on the same day for the candidates

Candidates admitted to the exam will be called between May 2 and 12, 2022 in the morning, between 7:45 and 9:15 am. The date indicated on their invitation will not be modifiable.


Eligibility phase: submission of an artistic file


The file is composed of original works or reproductions, at the candidate's convenience. The file must be presented in a single, easy-to-handle batch, with the following constraints


  • Maximum grape size (50x65 cm)
  • Weight not to exceed 5 kg.
  • It must be easy to unpack and store.
  • The pieces must be identified (candidates must also indicate their name or candidate number on the electronic files of the USB keys)
  • Digital files must be readable on both Mac and PC.

When submitting the file, the candidate will receive the subject of the drawing test, to be completed in the morning, and to be handed in to the jury in the event of eligibility. The candidate will have to bring his/her personal material, the list of authorized material will be indicated on the invitation to the tests.

The results of the preselection will be posted at the Beaux-Arts de Paris between 12:15 and 13:00.


Admission phase: interview with the jury, general culture and drawing


Candidates who are preselected in the morning are auditioned in the afternoon. They. They take the theory test and are then interviewed by the jury. This interview aims at appreciating the candidate's motivation, creativity and critical thinking about his/her own work. The drawings made during the morning are given to the jury.


Results: The admission results will be published on the school's website on May 25, 2022 before 5:00 pm.



For any questions, please consult the FAQ or send an email to



Specific arrangements for candidates living outside of Metropolitan France:

Due to the current health situation, applicants living abroad are invited to apply on the Taiga platform "1st year Admissions 2022 living abroad + DOM-TOM". The opening dates of the registration portal are the same as for the classic session: between January 17 and February 18, 2022, 5:00 p.m., French time.


Interviews for candidates residing outside of Metropolitan France will be conducted by videoconference. Please be sure to include proof of residence or schooling abroad with your application. No later applications will be considered.



They will be notified by e-mail of the administrative validation or not of their application within 7 days after transmission of the application.

Upon receipt of this notification, if positive, they will submit a dematerialized artistic file on their Taiga space, between March 1 and 8, 2022.

The results of their eligibility will be communicated to them by e-mail before April 14.


Composition of the file with for only constraints:

  • PDF format only
  • Only one document
  • The maximum size of the file is set at 20mo

For video/film works or digital installations, only links inserted in the PDF file will be allowed. Candidates must ensure that the storage and distribution platforms for their videos are accessible on all operating systems.


Admission phase: In case of eligibility, candidates will be invited to participate in a remote drawing and general culture test in limited time. The details of the test will be communicated to them on the invitation.


The oral exams are organized by videoconference between May 9, 2022 and May 12, 2022. They will take place between 10am and 5pm French time.


Results: The admission results will be published on the school's website on May 25, 2022 before 5:00 pm.


For any questions, please consult the FAQ or send an email to


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