École Normale Supérieure International Selection Scholarships for Foreign Students (Study In France)

International Selection

Course(s) Offered: Science, Arts, Humanities
Course Level: Graduate (Diploma, Masters)
Provider: École Normale Supérieure
Country to Study in: France

Scholarship Description
Resolutely intent on extending its international ap­peal, École Normale Supérieure (ENS) selects foreign students every year in its International Selection program, who enrol in the courses taught at the school.

The competitive examination of the International selection is intended for young graduates in Arts & Humanities as well as Sciences, who justify at least of one year undergraduate studies in a foreign university and distinguish themselves with outstanding results. The ENS selection program allows the most promising students 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. At the end of their studies, students graduat with a master degree in their speciality and with the diploma of École normale supérieure.

To be eligible, applicants must satisfy the following:
  • must be under 25 when they apply (must not have reached their 25th birthday)
  • 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 (outside France) during the calendar year preceding the start of applications.
  • justify at least two years of undergraduate studies in a foreign university (outside France), on the 1st of September following admission.
On rare occasions, the Director of ENS may authorise applications from candidates whose academic background is non-standard.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
École Normale Supérieure (ENS), 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

Sponsorship duration
The international selection monthly grant is for two or three years (depending on the level of recruitment, in L3 or M1)

Scholarship benefits
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. Candidates whose applications are selected will be invited to come to France for written and oral examinations.

It is important to familiarize yourself with the FAQ International Selection 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 students open 15 October 2019, but end 29 November 2019 (for Arts & Humanities) and 15 December 2019 (for Sciences)

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: 29 Nov / 15 Dec 2019
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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