Application for Master's degrees - EU/EEA

General information

European students can apply for our Master's degrees (M1 or M2) depending on the quality of the candidate’s academic profile and motivation for research or/and teaching careers.

European students are students who have the nationality:
- of one of the countries of the European Economic Area: the 28 countries of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
- of Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra.

For Non-European students - that is, who do not have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra - who have obtained a higher education degree in France are also concerned by this application procedure.

For other students, we invite you to follow the procedure described in the page Application for Master's degrees - Non-europeans.

Please note:

  • Students applying through this process can not enroll to the diploma of ENS de Lyon (specific process).
  • Applications are reviewed by the ENS de Lyon's admission committee.

Conditions

The students should:

  • be a student with French nationality;
  • either a student from one of the countries of the European Economic Area (the 28 countries of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) or Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra;
  • student of non-European nationality but having obtained a higher education degree in France.

 

To apply for the first year of a Master's program (M1), applicants should justify holding a L3 degree (Bachelor - 180 ECTS) or, for applicants who have studied abroad, an equivalent level.

To apply for the second year of a Master's program (M2), applicants should justify holding a M1 degree (240 ECTS) or, for applicants who have studied abroad, an equivalent level.

To apply to several master's programs:

  • For each master's program, an application file must be compiled and submitted online: CADENS.
  • A candidate cannot apply for the same training on both committees in the same session.
  • Only students who have cancelled their application can apply again in the same course.

Application process

  1. Online entry of applications on the CADENS web application.
     
  2. File review: Candidates' files are reviewed by the ENS de Lyon admissions commission.
     
  3. Publication of results: The results of the admissions commission will be available on the CADENS web application. Each candidate will need to log onto the app to see their results. No decision will be communicated by telephone.
     
  4. Confirmation of admission and registration: Admitted applicants will have to confirm their arrival on the CADENS web application.
    They will then receive an email giving them directions to request accommodation and prepare their registration file.
Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2020/2021 academic year
MASTER 1st application period Publication of results for the 1st period 2nd application period Publication of results for the 2nd period
M1 / M2 Dramaturgy Studies From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
to June 19, 2020 (23:59*)
July 16, 2020
(16h*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 Anglophone Studies
M1 / M2 Ancient Languages, Literature and Civilizations
M1 / M2 Film studies
M1 / M2 Modern Literature
M1 / M2 Arabic Studies From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
to June 26, 2020 (23h59*)
July 16, 2020
(16h*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 Chinese Studies
M1 / M2 German Studies
M1 / M2 Hispanic Studies
M1 / M2 Italian Studies
M1 / M2 Russian Studies

* Parisian time

Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2020/2021 academic year
MASTER 1st application period Publication of results for the 1st period 2nd application period Publication of results for the 2nd period
M1 / M2 Advanced Economics From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
to June 19, 2020 (23:59*)
July 16, 2020
(16:00*)
No 2nd application period

* Parisian time

Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2020/2021 academic year
MASTER 1st application period Publication of results for the 1st period 2nd application period Publication of results for the 2nd period
M1 / M2 Biosciences From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
to June 19, 2020 (23:59*)
16 juillet 2020
(16h*)
No 2nd application period
M2 Biosciences and modeling of complex systems
M2 Biosciences for Healthcare
M1 / M2 Advanced Mathematics
M1 / M2 Science and Innovation
M1 / M2 Foundations of Computer Science From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
ti June, juin 2020 (23:59*)
16 juillet 2020
(16h*)
 
No 2nd application period
 
M1 / M2 Didactique des sciences expérimentales et des mathématiques
M2 Paleontology, Sedimentology and Paleoenvironments
M1 / M2 Earth and Planets Sciences

* Parisian time

Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2020/2021 academic year
MASTER 1st application period Publication of results for the 1st period 2nd application period Publication of results for the 2nd period
M2 Research Administration and dissemination of knowledge for institutions From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
to June 19, 2020 (23:59*)
July 16, 2020
(16:00*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 AlterEurope
M1 / M2 Analysis of contemporary societies
M1 / M2 East and Contemporary Asia
M1 / M2 Construction of contemporary societies
M1 / M2 From the Renaissance to the Revolutions
M1 / M2 Education and knowledge in society
M1 / M2 Spatial Humanities
M1 / M2 Middle-East Studies
M1 / M2 Digital Geography
M1 / M2 Integrated management of natural resources and environmental and landscape changes
M1 / M2 History, archaeology, literature of the medieval Christian and Muslim worlds
M1 / M2 New life styles and living spaces in modern cities
M1 / M2 Evolution of Societies and Institutions
M1 / M2 Pluralist Approach of Healthcare From May 18, 2020 (14:00*)
to June 26, 2020 (23:59*)
July 16, 2020
(16h*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 Ancient History
M2 History of Political Thought
M1 / M2 History of Philosophy
M1 / M2 Digital Humanities
M1 / M2 Contemporary Philosophy
M1 / M2 Basic and applied cognitive sciences
M1 / M2 Science of Religions and Societies

* Parisian time

Documents to be provided

The attachments to support the application file are listed in the CADENS web application
based on each discipline.

They must be uploaded to the same application.
Here is the list of mandatory documents  to provide:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Accompanying letter stating why you wish to apply
  • Scores obtained during higher education (after the “baccalauréat" for France).

Additional documents may be requested depending on the discipline chosen, when you apply on CADENS.

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