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ENS International Selection Scholarships for International Students



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. Alongside available exchange programmes and on the basis of a competitive entrance exam, the International Selec­tion recruits outstanding candidates who are eager to be involved in a research-based academic curriculum. What are ... Continue Reading

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. Alongside available exchange programmes and on the basis of a competitive entrance exam, the International Selec­tion recruits outstanding candidates who are eager to be involved in a research-based academic curriculum.

What are they looking for?

We are interested in students from all geographical backgrounds and from all disciplines. As an excellent scho­lar, you wish to explore an exceptional studying and research environment in close contact with world-class academics? As an open-minded lear­ner, you wish to add an interdisciplinary approach to your education? As a spirited student, you wish to take part in a cosmopolitan campus life?

Gaining Admission to ENS

Admission to ENS through the International Se­lection will give you access to excellent education provided by renowned professors and consolidated by individual tutoring and support. You will beco­me an integral part of the close-knit community of ENS students and researchers and will receive a a monthly grant of 1000 Euros for two or three years.

France is the third preferred country worldwide for study-abroad programmes, Paris being the stu­dents’ overwhelming first choice. Residing on cam­pus, you will enjoy a unique student life experience in the centre of Paris, at the heart of the intellec­tual and cultural life of the “Quartier Latin”. With great freedom to choose your courses, you can sa­tisfy your intellectual curiosity and attend lectures by eminent specialists. Your interdisciplinary curri­culum can also include learning one of the 17 lan­guages taught at the school’s language centre. At the end of your studies, you will graduate with the ENS diploma, as well as a Master’s degree in your field.

Available Field(s) of study

Selected Masters Courses in Science or Humanities (Note: In Humanities, courses are in French. In Sciences, they are in French or in English, depending on the department.)

Number of Scholarships

20-25 each year

Scholarship Target group

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions

A monthly stipend of  1,000 Euros

Eligibility for ENS  International Selection Scholarships

•  Candidates must be aged no more than 24 on the date of registration.
•  Candidates must not have applied to the International Selection before.
•  Candidates must declare that they have not lived in France more than 5 months during the academic year of the selection (September 1 – August 31) nor the previous year.
•  Candidates must show proof of a diploma or certification awarded by a foreign university during the calendar year preceding the start of applications, which indicates that the candidate has completed at least one year of undergraduate studies. On rare occasions, the school may authorize applications from candidates whose academic background is non-standard.
•  Candidates must show proof of a diploma or certification, indicating that the candidate will have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies on the 1st of September following admission.

Application instructions

Online applications are open from 2 December 2014 to 10 February 2015. Candidates whose applications are selected will be asked to come to Paris for written and oral examinations in July.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ens.fr/admission/selection-internationale/?lang=en

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