Application for Master's degrees with scholarships

The ENS de Lyon and its partners offer scholarships (Ampère & MILYON Scholarships) for excellent international students to enrol in its Master's programs.

For each Master's degree, it is indicated if it is open for international students.

All information about language proficiency requirements (French and/or English) are available on this page

Please read carefully the masters description.

Please note : information are changing for next academic year, and is currently under up-date. If you can't find the information about your Master's in the English page, please chek the French page

International Student Office will not be able to give you any answer about this point. 

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.

Applications are validated by the admission committee

Scholarships of Excellence

Ampère Scholarships of Excellence

  • Master's programs concerned: all Master’s programs in Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences (except FEADéP Master's programs). Consult the rules related to the Ampère scholarship (document on the right)
  • Amount: 1,000€ a month during one or two academic years
  • More information: ampere.scholarship [at] ens-lyon.fr

Please note, for the academic year 2022-2023:
- our partnership with the Embassy of France in Romania and Campus France enables us to offer 2 scholarships of Excellence to students from Romania (among 20 scholarships). 
-
a new partnership with the Embassy of France in Iran has been established
Applications possible for all ENS Masters open to international students

MILYON Scholarship 

Application process

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

Please note : before beginning your application, read carefully all information and documents requested, and choose your Master's program. 

  1. Complete and submit the online application form.
    Call for application 2022-2023 -  from December 15th 2021 to January 16th 2022 - CLOSED
    Important information : by clicking on the following link, in a new window, you will have to register to access the form. After registration, you will be able to connect and access the form. 
    ONLINE FORM CLOSED

    Applications submitted after the expiry of the period will not be considered. 
    Applications submitted via email will not be considered.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered - it is the responsability of the student to check that all requested documents are uploaded.
    Documents requested are indicated below. 

    Please note: this form allows you to candidate for admission in a master with a scholarship of excellence. You do not have to apply via CADENS. 

  2. Application review : all applications are reviewed by the admission committee of the ENS de Lyon. No results will be given by phone. 
     
  3. Admissions and enrolment : if your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of pre-enrolment and the steps to be followed for enrolment.
    Information to prepare your stay in Lyon

Calendar

Calendar for 2022-2023
Application Opening Date Deadline fo submission Results
December 15, 2021, at noon (CET) January 16, 2022, at 11:59pm (CET) End of February, 2022

 

Documents requested

Please not : Interntaional Student Office will not pre-validate the application. it is the responsability of the student to check that all requested documents are uploaded. The documents uploaded will be examinated after the validation of the online application. 

Documents that candidates have to upload in the application form - in French or English ONLY.

  • All candidates: 
    • Two referee letters (in French or English) from professors who have close knowledge of your work - if you are not able to upload the letters, they can be send by the professors by email to ampere.scholarship [at] ens-lyon.fr (with your name and the Master's chosen clearly written in the name of the document)
    • Motivation Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Certificate of diplomas and degrees already obtained (ex: Bachelor degree) -  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
    • University academic transcript of records : 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 : proof of enrollment : those documents are accepted only in French or English - PLEASE NOTE : if not available now, the required diploma for Master's admission will have to be transmitted before the beginning of the academic year (compulsory)
  • 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 minimum) - except for Master in Advanced Economics (in English)
      the reasons underlying the choice, the justification in relation to previous research in the same field (whether personal or not), methodological direction, an indicative bibliography, a list of personal publications or participations in colloquia (if applicable)
    • a certificate of proficiency in French and/or English:
  • If you are applying for admission in Exact Sciences:
    • a certificate of Proficiency in English and/or French 

All information about language proficiency requirements (French and/or English) and documents to provide are available on this page - no exceptions accepted on this subject

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