ENS – France Scholarship 2016
Course(s) Offered: Science, Arts, Humanities
Course Level: Graduate (Diploma, Masters)
Provider: École Normale Supérieure
Country to Study in: France
Resolutely intent on extending its international appeal, École Normale Supérieure (ENS) selects foreign students every year, who enrol in the courses taught at the school.
Each year, ENS organizes an international selection allowing the most promising international students, either in the Sciences, the Arts and Humanities, to follow a two or three-year Masters Degree at the University.
International students from all geographical backgrounds and from all disciplines are invited to apply for the International Selection scholarships at ENS.
To be eligible, applicants must satisfy the following:
- must not be after their 25th birthday on December 1st.
- must not have applied to the International Selection before.
- must not have lived in France more than 10 months during the academic year of the selection (September 1st – August 31st) nor the previous year.
- must justify at least one year of undergraduate studies awarded by a foreign university during the calendar year preceding the start of applications.
- justify at least two years of undergraduate studies in a foreign university, on the 1st of September following admission.
As an exception, the Director of ENS could authorize the application of a candidate whose academic background outside France is not standard.
Citizens of ALL countries
École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France
Fields of study
All eligible Masters Courses in the Sciences, or the Arts and Humanities
Number of awards
Not specified — in the past years, up to 30 scholarships have been awarded
The international selection monthly grant is for two or three years (depending on the level of recruitment, in L3 or M1)
A monthly international selection grant of 1,000 Euros and benefit from an accommodation on the ENS campus. Please note that for public universities in France, tuition fees are paid by the State.
Method of Application
Candidates must apply online on the official ENS website, and then submit their applications within the applications period (see below). Candidates whose applications are selected will be asked to come to Paris for written and oral examinations in July.
It is important to familiarize yourself with the [url=http://www.ens.fr/IMG/pdf/SI 2016/FAQ-SI2016-anglais.pdf]FAQ International Selection[/url] and visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship and to access the application form.
Applications for international selection can be sent between December and February. Online applications are open from 1 December 2015 to 1 February 2016.
France is the third preferred country worldwide for study-abroad programmes, Paris being the students’ overwhelming first choice. And ENS Paris is situated in the very heart of Paris, in the “Quartier Latin”, which has been known for centuries for its rich intellectual and cultural activity.
The École normale supérieure (also known as Normale sup’, ENS Ulm, ENS Paris and most often just as ENS) is a French grande école (higher education establishment outside the framework of the public university system). It was initially conceived during the French Revolution, and has since developed into an elite institution.
Founded in 1794 and reorganized by Napoleon, ENS has two main sections (literary and scientific) and a highly competitive selection process consisting of written and oral examinations. Its students excel in the fields of culture, academic research in the sciences and humanities. During their studies, ENS students hold the status of paid civil servants.
Application Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes