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Pursuing a Master's

With 45 Master's Degrees in sciences and humanities, the ENS de Lyon offers à la carte training and values interdisciplinary approaches. Some programs in exact sciences can be attended in English (more information).
  • Sciences, Technology and Health
  • Arts,Human and Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Master’s Degrees
  • Joint Diplomas

Application process

Procedures for registering in a French higher education institution vary depending on your nationality, your country of residence and your educational plans. In about 30 countries, a common online process, called the CEF procedure (Center for studies in France), is required to obtain a student visa.

Language proficiency required

  • In the arts, humanities and social sciences: C1 level required (being comfortable enough in French to follow the program)
     
  • In exact sciences: B2 level in French and/or English required (being sufficiently proficient in French and/or English to follow the courses) [Read more]

Helpful document: Language proficiency: Self assessment grid

Scholarships

The ENS de Lyon and its partners offer scholarships (Ampère & MILYON Scholarships) for excellent international students to enrol in its Master's programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences (except for FEADép Master's programs).

  • Information and application procedure: grants and scholarships
    Application opened from December 6th, 2016 to January 12th, 2017

Contact us

Office of International Affairs
Phone: +33 (0)4 37 37 66 82
Fax: +33 (0)4 37 37 63 60
international@ens-lyon.fr

Admissions via CEF procedure

APPLICATION OPENED
Deadline: Application to be filed till March 31, 2017
Procedure
For more information on the CEF procedure and the countries it concerns, please visit the Campus France website.

Other countries

APPLICATION OPENED
Deadline : opening on March 15th, closing on April 14th

Step 1

Complete, save and submit the online form

Step 2

Open the PDF, print it and fill in the additional information requested.
Sign the form and prepare the following documents:
  • A transcript of your grades for your past and present studies, in French or in English
  • Certified copies of university degrees, in French or English
  • Copy of your passport or national ID card
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • If you are applying for a Master’s program in the Arts, Humanities, Languages or Social Sciences: a summary of your research project in French (3 pages maximum)
  • Certificate of Language Proficiency :
Arts, Humanities, Languages or Social Sciences candidates :  a certificate of Proficiency in French (e.g. DALF, DELF, TCF) 
Exact Sciences candidates: a certificate of Proficiency in French (e.g. DALF, DELF, TCF) and in English (IELTS or TOEFL).

Step 3

Send the form and these documents by email before April 15th to the following address: international@ens-lyon.fr
The incomplete application will not be take into consideration.
Results will be published by the end of June on this website.

Step 4

If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of admission to the ENS.

Contact

ENS de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes - BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
Descartes Campus : +33 (0) 4 37 37 60 00
Monod Campus : +33 (0) 4 72 72 80 00

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