ENS Bachelor & Master Scholarship in France

Scholarship in Art and Humanities , in Natural Science
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  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree BachelorMaster
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • No. of Opportunity 20
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishFrench
  • Opportunity ID 4575
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

The ENS (Ecole normale Superieure ) offers scholarship for students who want to be enrolled in the 3rd year of bachelor degree in the field of Math and Computing Science or 1st year of Master degree in Any field of study. Applicants need to attend and pass a competitive examination. Young graduates in the arts, humanities, and sciences who can demonstrate that they completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a foreign university and stand out for their achievements are eligible to take the competitive examination for the international selection.

Brief Details:

Art Humanities:

  • Arts and Humanities Application period: October 11- December 7, 2022
  • Shortlist Notification: January 17, 2023
  • Tests: Between February 6 and February 14, 2023
  • Admission results: February 17, 2023
  • Administrative registration: September 2023
  • First Payment of Scholarship: October 2023

Science:

  • Application period for Sciences: October 11 – December 7, 2022 (23h59, Paris time)
  • Shortlist Notification: January 19, 2023
  • Tests: Between January 30 and February 19, 2023
  • Admission results: February 13, 2023
  • Administrative registration: September 2023
  • First Payment of Scholarship: October 2023

Number of Scholarships:

Number of scholarship: 20 (10 for Science and 10 for Arts & Humanities)

Areas of studies:

Arts and Humanities:
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Classical studies (Greek, Latin)
  • Cinema
  • Theater studies
  • History of Art
  • Musicology
  • Cognitive sciences
  • Economics
  • Political studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Law
  • History and Philosophy of Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology.
Sciences:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth science
  • Computing science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Cognitive sciences

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to access the excellence training
  • Studying at ENS and university simultaneously
  • 1000 euros per month for three years
  • One room at campus
  • Gaining a master degree and with ENS diploma after graduation

Am I eligible to apply?

  • Be under the age of 26 at the time of application
  • Application must be made one time.
  • Not have lived in France more than 10 months during the selection year (September 1st – August 31st) Nor the previous year.
  • Candidates must provide documentation for at least one year of undergraduate study completed outside of France during the calendar year prior to the application deadline.
  • Candidates must demonstrate that they will have completed at least two years of undergraduate study by September 1st, outside of France, in a foreign university.

Note: The Director of ENS may, on rare occasions, approve applications from candidates with non-standard academic backgrounds.

Required Documents:

For Art & Humanities:

  • Detailed application form (editable form, download and save before completing)
  • Passport, first page only (for candidates from outside of Europe), or ID card (for European candidates)
  • Diploma from high school
  • University transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Motivational letter (1 to 3 pages long, font: Times New Roman, 12 pt and 1.5 line spacing) – authored in French; Candidates must submit their motivation letter in both French and English for the economics, linguistics, and cognitive studies programs.)
  • Research Project only for Arts & Humanities (3 pages max., 10, 000 characters including spaces).
    • This is not a cover letter; it is a research project. It should address a clearly defined topic, deal with a central problem, then present a few hypotheses and a set of supporting arguments. The sources used for the research project must be specifically identified (e.g., fieldwork, corpus, database, archives, etc.).
    • The research project uses a limited number of pertinent and well-informed references while referencing an existing body of scientific literature. A bibliography is included in this project (list of 10 books, including articles or literary works you have read and which turned out to be important in your intellectual career). It is a supplement to the study project. – authored in French;
    • Candidates can submit their project in either French or English for the fields of Economics, Linguistics, or Cognitive Studies.

Note: Once you have completed your initial application form, you will receive a link to a platform where all of these documents must be submitted, combined into a single PDF, (Family Name-Given Name.pdf) must be the name of this particular pdf file.

Your referees should send 2 to 4 letters of recommendation via email; you can download an editable sample (with an email address) HERE.

For Science:

  • Detailed application form (editable form, download and save before completing)
  • First page of passport (for non-Eu candidates) & ID card (for Eu candidates)
  • Diploma of high school
  • Transcript of university
  • CV
  • Motivation letter (1 to 3 pages long : Times New Roman, 12 pt and 1.5 line spacing) – written in French or English

Note: Once you have completed your initial application form, you will receive a link to a platform where all of these documents must be submitted, combined into a single PDF, (Family Name-Given Name.pdf) must be the name of this particular pdf file.

Your referees should send 2 to 4 letters of recommendation via email; you can download an editable sample (with an email address) HERE.

How to apply?

Once you have completed your initial application form, you will receive a link to a platform where all of these documents must be submitted, combined into a single PDF.

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Selection Procedures:

Utilizing the calendars below, submit an application for international selection.

  • Your file will be presented to the jury if it is complete.
  • You will be invited to take written and oral tests if the jury chooses your dossier.
  • The list of accepted students is determined by the test results.

Note: Anyone interested in applying to the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) may do so using either the Science or Arts & Humanities forms. The differences between these 2 options are illustrated in this document. In order to determine the best course of action based on their individual academic backgrounds, ALL candidates MUST contact the DEC.

Examination:

The examination process involves two steps: application selection, followed by oral and written exams (for arts and humanities and sciences, respectively) or just oral exams (for sciences).

For more information about tests and other application procedures please visit ENS scholarship website.

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