Masters "Destination ENA" of the Institute of Political Studies

In brief

  • Speciality: Professionnel
  • Major: Public Service Careers



The "Destination ENA" (Objectif ENA : OENA) Master’s course provides intensive preparation for the various external exams of the École Nationale d'Administration, INET and parliamentary assemblies.

The OENA Master’s course takes place in the fifth year.  Admission is subject to a selection process takes place at the end of the fourth year of studies.


Preparation is provided in the form of classes on subjects on which students will be tested in the competitive exams they intend to take: public law, economics, general knowledge, public finance, social issues, European issues, international relations, geography, ...

Between September and April, students will be assessed regularly based on oral and written tests. Between May and July, weekly written and oral practice tests are organized and each student will receive personalized corrections and feedback on tests in the main subjects.

Additional advanced classes are also provided, as well as a coaching session with a recruitment professional.



Training content

This information is for guidance purposes.


Access condition

This fifth-year course is only accessible to Sciences Po Bordeaux students. The selection process takes place during the fourth year of study at Sciences Po Bordeaux.


Job opportunities

The course prepares for a very wide range of competitive examinations. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the examinations passed during or after the fifth year OENA course: ENA, territorial administrator, administrator of parliamentary assemblies, hospital director, National Centre for Advanced Social Security Studies, police superintendant, gendarmerie officer, army commissioner, etc.



Gaignard Paul

Email : p.gaignard @

Caron Karine

Email : k.caron @

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Type of education

  • Initial education

Internship Obligatory (2 mois minimum)