Application for Master's degrees - Non-europeans

General information

Non-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.

This application process concerns NON-EUROPEANS students.

NON-EUROPEANS students are students:
- who don't have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Economic Area (the 28 countries of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), or of Switzerland, Monaco and Andorra.
- who have obtained a higher education degree in a foreign country.

For French, European students or non-european students who have obtained a higher education degree in France, we invite you to follow the procedure described in the page Application for Master's degrees - EU/EEA.

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.
  • In each program description, the language profiency requirements (English and/or French) are mentioned: Academic programs.

Conditions

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.

Application process

Please find below the application process:

  • for students who are not European and who have obtained a higher education degree in a foreign country.
  • for students who reside in a country concerned by the “Etudes en France” process

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: if you wish to apply to a Master's degree with the Excellence Scholarship, please refer to the information on the dedicated page.
You haven't to apply through Cadens process. 

Please note : All information regarding next academic year will be updated in mid of December. 

Procédure de candidature et calendrier pour la rentrée 2022/2023
STEPS Countries affected by the "Etudes en France" (Studying in France) procedure Other countries
1- Online entry of applications

Academic programs are NOT opened on

 "Études en France" Platform

(CampusFrance) 

You have to apply directly to the ENS de Lyon (Cadens Platform - link on the following column)

Opening dates for application: from December 18, 2021 (noon, Paris time) to January 19, 2022 (23:59, Paris time) - Extension due to technical problems

Apply online on CADENS

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. No email will be considered. 

Here is the list of mandatory documents  to provide:

  • Copy of your passport or national ID card
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A transcript of your grades/diplomas for your past and present studies : those documents are accepted only in French or English. If  the document is in another language, you have to provide a translated document in French or English, certified officially
  • For the running year, you have to indicate the information on the platform about your current studies - if you don't have your diploma yet, you can upload a proof of enrollment
  • Certificate of Language Proficiency : all information are indicated on this page

 

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2- File review Candidates' files are reviewed by the ENS de Lyon admissions commission. No decision will be communicated by phone.
3- Publication of results   The results of the admissions commission will be available on the CADENS web application on February, 18th 2022.
4- Confirmation of admission and registration

Admitted applicants will receive an email giving them directions to register.

Practical information to prepare your stay

 

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