This program is part of the HEIP master’s cycle, it is designed to allow graduates with a master’s degree (five years of higher education) to prepare the prestigious competitive entrance exam for ENA (École Nationale d’Administration) by enrolling at the “Prépa Saint Germain”.

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CONTACT

Jeremy BENHAIM
contact@heip.fr
01 84 14 03 30

FIRST SEMESTER

  • Public Law
  • Economics
  • Public Finances
  • Knowledge and understanding of the modern world
  • International Issues
  • European Issues
  • Social Issues
  • English

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Preparation for the ENA competitive entrance exam (Prépa Saint-Germain)OR
  • 6-month internship
Prépa Saint Germain

The key to unlocking senior public service positions

A higher education establishment focused on international relations and political science cannot afford to ignore a vital French feature: Civil Service competitive entrance exams, particularly those used to fill senior public service positions. HEIP is the “Prépa Saint-Germain”’s exclusive partner and also works with INSEEC U’s political science and international relations faculty.

Prepa Saint Germain M2 Political studies and Public Affairs

For two years the Prépa Saint Germain, managed by Eric Cobast, has been offering an original preparation course for the ENA competitive entrance exam, blending on-line distance learning courses and classroom modules in small groups. The teaching expertise is unique: all the teaching staff are recent ENA graduates lecturing in their own field. 25 past papers/mock papers are done and corrected during the session.  The method has proved its worth: out of 40 successful candidates in the ENA’s 2017 competitive recruitment exam, 10 had been prepared by the Prépa Saint-Germain.

CAREERS AND POSITIONS

IN MINISTERIES:

Leading studies and analysis, compiling files, preparing speeches, managing media, drafting communiqués and situation updates, liaising with other ministerial cabinets.

  • Geopolitical Analyst

  • Advisor in charge of performance, studies and speeches

IN EMBASSIES:

Coordinates development or cultural projects, manages requests from companies or local partners, does economic, strategic and political studies.

  • Head of international development for French companies

  • Assistant to the Economic and Commercial Consultantl

  • Assistant to the Counsellor for Co-operation and Cultural Affairs

IN LOCAL/REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

MAIRIES [TOWN HALLS], CONSEILS RÉGIONAUX [REGIONAL COUNCILS], CONSEILS GÉNÉRAUX [GENERAL COUNCIL OF A FRENCH DEPARTMENT], COMMUNAUTÉS DE COMMUNES [GROUPINGS OF VILLAGES/TOWNS]

Support elected representatives in running public projects, be responsible for political and institutional communication, administer departments, manage legislative monitoring.

  • Head of department

  • Chief of staff

  • Technical advisor

  • Advisor on Legal and Litigation Issues