International selection ENS – PSL

The Ecole normale supérieure aims at varying its students’ profiles and incorporates students to be enrolled in the 3rd year of bachelor in Math and in Computing science (licence 3) or 1st year of master (master 1), coming from all over the world and from all disciplines. The competitive examination of the International selection is intended to 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 examination takes place in 2 steps: a selection based upon application, then oral and written tests in Paris (Arts&Humanities) or oral exams only (Sciences) for shortlisted candidates.

In 2019, ENS opens 10 positions in Sciences and 10 positions in Arts& Humanities.

Joining ENS through the competitive examination of the International selection gives access to training of excellence, through contact with exceptional researchers, in a privileged training and research environment. Integrated to the community of the normaliens, international students continue their studies at ENS and at the university at the same time, while benefiting from a 1000 euros/month grant for 3 years and from a room on one of the ENS campuses. At the end of their studies, these students have graduated with a master degree in their speciality and with the diploma of École normale supérieure.

ENS – International selection (French with English subtitles)

Become a student at École normale supérieure, at the heart of Paris (monthly grants available) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : APPLICATION FORM 2015 : At the pinnacle of French scientific excellence, ENS is a prestigious teaching and research institution. Amongst its alumni are 12 Nobel Prize laureates, 10 French re­cipients of the Fields Medal and half of CNRS Gold Me­dal winners.Since its foundation in 1794, renowned intellectuals such as Évariste Galois, Louis Pasteur, Simone Weil, Paul Sabatier, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Aimé Césaire or Serge Haroche have studied or taught at ENS. The École is the highest-rated French institution in international university rankings.Resolutely intent on extending its international ap­peal, 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.

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