The International advanced training course (Cip)
- Location | Strasbourg based training course • 1 rue Sainte-Marguerite, 67000 Strasbourg
- Admission requirements | Master 1 or equivalent level
- Duration | 8-month training course
- Cost | Fees are €4,000 • Students are responsible for accommodation and training costs: estimated at €1,400 per month (scholarship opportunities) • Master’s registration fees: approximately € 260 to be paid to the university concerned
- Diploma obtained | An international diploma in public administration • Additional master's degree possible
To enter the International advanced training course (Cip), the following are required :
- you are not a French citizen or about to acquire French nationality ;
- you have an excellent command of the French language both orally and in writing;
- you have monthly resources amounting to at least €1,500 per month, grants included where applicable;
- you are a civil servant or public official;
- You have a master's degree 1 or an equivalent degree associated with the exercise of higher-level responsibilities as a civil servant;
- you have a good command of English;
- you have passed the admission tests organised by the INSP.
The International advanced training course (“Cip” in French, for ‘’Cycle international de perfectionnement’’) enables experienced executives of foreign public administrations, holding a responsible position and endowed with a potential for development and influence, to become familiar with all facets of public management, in France and in Europe.
Curriculum • Duration
The students of the INSP’s International advanced training course (Cip) in Strasbourg will attend a training course structured in 3 phases:
An initial welcome phase (11 weeks)
This first phase includes a preparation for the internship, which is designed to update and consolidate students' knowledge of contemporary France, Europe, and international affairs as well as a range of geopolitical issues.
A practical internship in public administration (7 weeks)
During this second phase, foreign students will experience immersion in a sector of French administration related to their professional ambitions. Therefore, internship locations are diverse : central administrations, prefectures, other decentralized administrations, local authorities, public establishments, etc.
A common education phase (13 weeks)
The latter phase is shared with experienced French civil servants. This is a time to gain in-depth knowledge, to analyse, to think ahead and work in small groups together with French mid-career civil servants selected through the internal competition.
This programme encourages comparative approaches by pooling experience and know-how, first among the students during the initial phase, and later during a common 3-month phase with the French students of the Cycle Supérieur de Perfectionnement des Administrateurs (CSPA) and the Cycle d'Intégration des Officiers (CIO).
The fees are €4,000.
Students are responsible for accommodation and training costs. They are estimated at €1,500 per month.
Scholarships from the French government can be requested from the French Embassy. They can also be sought from a national or international, public or private institution, or even from the government which presented the candidate.
Master’s registration fees: for students wishing to attend one of the two master’s courses, the payment of registration fees to the university concerned (approximately € 260) is to be added.
French government scholarship students are exempt from university registration fees.
This course leads to an international diploma in public administration called “International advanced training course”.
Students also have the opportunity to obtain one of the following 2 master’s:
Master "Administration comparée et gestion publique (ACGP)" | Université de Strasbourg
Master "Administration publique et affaires internationales" | Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
|Step in the procedure||Date|
|Online registration||5 October - 19 November 2022|
|The INSP selects candidates on file||19 November - 2 December 2022|
|A list of candidates eligible for written examinations is sent to the relevant embassies||Week of December 5, 2022|
|The embassies conduct written examinations||9-15 January 2023|
|The embassies conduct oral tests||13 March - 9 April 2023|
|Final selection committee||Early May 2023|
|Programme starting date||December 1, 2023|
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