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Application 2016

Admited students for International Selection in Arts&Humanities 2016

 

Complementary list for International Selection in Arts&Humanities 2016

 

Admited students for International Selection in Sciences 2016

Complementary list for International Selection in Sciences 2016

 


Contact:

International relations office

École normale supérieure
45, rue d’Ulm
75230 Paris cedex 05 – France
Tél. 33 (0) 1 44 32 31 98

ens-international@ens.fr

 

 

L’École normale supérieure (English subtitles)

 

2017 applications timeline:

The timeline is in the process of being validated.

 

2017 timeline: Sciences/Arts&Humanities
 

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must not be after their 25th birthday on December 1st.
  • Candidates must not have applied to the International Selection before.
  • Candidates 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.
  • Candidates must justify at least one year of undergraduate studies awarded by a foreign university during the calendar year preceding the start of applications.
  • Candidates justify at least two years of undergraduate studies in a foreign university, on the 1st of September following admission.

On rare occasions, the Director of ENS may authorize applications from candidates whose academic background is non-standard.

The board of examiners in Mathematics will give priority to candidates enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies.

 Required documents

Sciences

Arts&Humanities

 

  • Passport (for non-European candidates) or ID card (for European candidates)
  • High school diploma
  • University transcript
  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter (1 to 3 pages long font : Times New Roman,12 pt and 1.5 line spacing, 2000 to 5000 characters including spaces) 
  • Study project in terms of education and, if applicable, research (1 to 3 pages long font : Times New Roman,12 pt and 1.5 line spacing, 2000 to 5000 characters including spaces) 
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation written by former teachers, who must send themselves their letter before February 1st to
    recommandation.si@ens.fr
    Sample letter 

 

 

  • Passport (for non-European candidates) or ID card (for European candidates)
  • High school diploma
  • University transcript
  • Bibliography, if you apply as a student in Arts& Humanities
  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter (1 to 3 pages long font : Times New Roman,12 pt and 1.5 line spacing, 2000 to 5000 characters including spaces) 
  • Study project in terms of education and, if applicable, research (1 to 3 pages long font : Times New Roman,12 pt and 1.5 line spacing, 2000 to 5000 characters including spaces) 
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation written by former teachers, who must send themselves their letter before February 1st to
    recommandation.si@ens.fr
    Sample letter

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.
 

 

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