Economics serving society


The APE programme is offered jointly by the EHESS, the PSL-ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. It offers training in economics research taught entirely in English, and is recognised for:

  • Its international openness: nearly 70% of APE candidates are foreign students ; in September 2018, one in two students (in M1 and M2) came from courses undertaken overseas. In addition, 30% of APE graduates who enter the labour market and 40% of those who go on to further study, leave for another country.
  • The quality and diversity of teaching: more than 80 teacher-researchers are involved in the programme, chiefly members of PSE, with strong international experience.
  • The excellent employment record of the Masters graduates: more than 95% of graduates who enter the labour market are employed within three months of receiving their degrees – and a majority of these are hired even before the end of the academic year (See “PSE Graduate Placement (nov. 2019)”)


The university fees are annual and set by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in France.
Since the 2019 entrance the French government has announced an increase in the registration fees up to € 3,770 for the Master’s degree for foreign students coming outside the European Union who are entering a new cycle of studies. The law has been voted. However, our partner institutions have been able to exempt international students from paying the full fees this academic year. They were able to give a waiver and allow all the students to pay the same amount of 250 euros per year, plus 90 euros contribution to the student and campus life (CVEC), that students need to pay to the CROUS. We can now confirm you that our partner institutions will be able to propose again waivers to the international students in 2020-2021 so they can pay the same enrollment fees as the French students.

Awarding of the degrees

At the end of the second year of the Masters, students receive both a degree awarded by one of the four partner institutions (EHESS, ENS-PSL*, Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and a certificate from PSE.
* degree issued by PSL

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