Service des admissions et des études (Admission and schooling office)
École normale supérieure
45, rue d’Ulm
75230 Paris cedex 05 – France
Tél. 33 (0) 1 44 32 31 08
Fax : 33 (0) 1 44 32 28 08 firstname.lastname@example.org
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2016 applications timeline
Online applications are open from December 1st, 2015 to February 1st, 2016. Candidates receive a letter of acceptance (or refusal) in March. Selected applicants are invited to take part in an exam session in July in Paris. After a series of written and oral tests, final results are proclaimed. The academic year starts at the begining of September 2016.
If incomplete, your application will not be taken into consideration.
NB: Applicants interested in the Department of Cognitive Studies can apply using the Science or Arts&Humanities forms indifferently. For more information, please visit the cogmaster website.
Documentation on entrance examination procedures
There is no specific reading programme. After the pre-selection in May, the board of examiners conceives tests in order to evaluate candidates’ abilities to analyze, conceptualize and synthesize information. They also assess the scientific or literary culture and intellectual curiosity of candidates as well as the relevance of their projects.
Examiners’ reports and previous examination questions
Reports are written each year by the President of the Board of Examiners as well as test coordinators. They provide information on requirements and examiners’ expectations to help candidates with their preparatory work. View reports and questions from previous years.