The APE programme is offered jointly by the EHESS, the 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 2016, 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 2015”)
The fees are around 250 euros per annum, plus 210 euros in social security costs (for those under 28 years). There are no other fees to pay for studying at PSE.
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, Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and a certificate from PSE.