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). They will be enrolled as Master's students and will have the Master's diploma.
  • 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 - 2021/2022 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 21, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 25, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9h*)
From June 26, 2021 (14:00*)
to August 16, 2021 (23:59*)
August 25, 2021
(14h*)
M1 / M2 Ancient Languages, Literature and Civilizations
M1 / M2 Film studies
M1 / M2 Modern Literature
M1 / M2 Arabic Studies
M1 / M2 Chinese Studies
M1 / M2 German Studies
M1 / M2 Hispanic Studies
M1 / M2 Italian Studies
M1 / M2 Russian Studies
M1 / M2 Anglophone Studies From May 21, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 18, 2021 (23h59*)
July 15, 2021
(9h*)
No 2nd application period  

* CET time

Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2021/2022 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 21, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 25, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9:00*)
No 2nd application period

* CET time

Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2021/2022 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 17, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 18, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9h*)
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 17, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 25, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9h*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 Didactique des sciences expérimentales et des mathématiques From May 17, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 25, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9h*)
 
From June 26, 2021 (14:01*)
to August 16, 2021 (23:59*)
 
August 25, 2021 (14:00*)
 
M2 Paleontology, Sedimentology and Paleoenvironments
M1 / M2 Earth and Planets Sciences

* CET time

Opening dates for applications and publication of results - 2021/2022 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
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From May 17, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 25, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9:00*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 AlterEurope
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M1 / M2 Pluralist Approach of Healthcare
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M1 / M2 East and Contemporary Asia
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M1 / M2 Construction of contemporary societies
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M1 / M2 From the Renaissance to the Revolutions
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M1 / M2 Education and knowledge in society
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M1 / M2 Spatial Humanities
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M1 / M2 Middle-East Studies
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M1 / M2 Digital Geography
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M1 / M2 Integrated management of natural resources and environmental and landscape changes
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M1 / M2 History, archaeology, literature of the medieval Christian and Muslim worlds
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M2

Migration studies
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M1 / M2 Evolution of Societies and Institutions
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M1 / M2 Digital Humanities
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From May 17, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 25, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9:00*)
From June 26, 2021 (14:01*)
to August 16, 2021 (23:59*)
August 25, 2021 (14:00*)
M2 History of Political Thought
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M1 / M2 Ancient History
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M1 / M2 History of Philosophy
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From May 17, 2021 (14:00*)
to June 18, 2021 (23:59*)
July 15, 2021
(9h*)
No 2nd application period
M1 / M2 Contemporary Philosophy
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M1 / M2 Basic and applied cognitive sciences
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* CET 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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