1) Why you should come to ENSEA ?

Leader in statistical training in Africa, ENSEA of Abidjan is the only public institution in Côte d’Ivoire to provide training in statistics and applied economics. Since its creation in 1961, ENSEA has trained more than 4,500 graduates with a 98% integration rate six months after graduation. Because of the quality of the training provided, following an evaluation process, the World Bank has awarded ENSEA the African Centre of Excellence label since 2015. This label is renewed within the framework of the ACE impact project for the period 2020-2025.


2) Who can get trained at ENSEA ?

  • Students in their final year of high school or holders of the A-levels Diploma in scientific courses;
  • Students holding a Bachelor degree in mathematics or economics as well as those in INP-HB preparatory classes;
  • Professionals who wish to build their capacities in statistics and economics through continuing training;
  • Civil servants in public and private institutions who wish to obtain reliable data for decision-making (surveys, studies and data analysis);
  • Anyone who wishes to learn or strengthen their language skills (English/French) through intensive training in ENSEA language laboratory.


3) How to join ENSEA’s training courses ?

Admission to ENSEA is exclusively gained by competitive entrance examination. During the entrance examination period, online registration is compulsory on http://concours.ensea.ed.ci/.


4) What is the entrance examination period ?

Usually, registration for the examinations starts in January and the tests usually take place in Macrh and April of each year. The results are available from June on the school’s website. They are also sent to successful applicants by e-mail so that the administrative registration formalities can begin.


5) What is the cost of schooling ?

The registration fees are 30.000f CFA per year.


  • Ivorian nationals who passed the entry examinations receive a grant from the State which sponsorizes their schooling.
  • Foreign candidates who passed the exam receive either a scholarship from their state or from an international financial institution.


6) What is the recruitment level for ENSEA training courses ?

Engineering in Statistics and Economics (ISE) programme:

  • Students from the business and technological preparatory classes.
  • Students with a Bachelor degree in economics or mathematics.


Statistics Analysts (AS):

  • Students holding a A-Level Diploma in Science Course.
  • Students in their final year of secondary school are allowed to take the examination subject to obtaining the A-Level Diploma in Science Course.


7) What are the job opportunities for each course ?

Statistics Analyst:

  • Data-scientists
  • Head of Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Database manager
  • Executive in a statistical production and analysis department


Engineer in Statistics and Economics:

  • Statisticians
  • Economist


8) Are ENSEA’s degrees recognised ?

ENSEA’s degrees are internationally recognised and validated by international institutions. This is evidenced by the accreditation of ENSEA ISE training course by the EUR-ACE label, the World Bank Centre of Excellence label and that of WAEMU Regional Centre of Excellence.