Applicants: What are the language requirements?

Prerequisites in English and French are necessary depending on the discipline and level of studies. You will find below the summary documents. These documents specify the language and level required in each discipline.

Language requirements

Documents to be provided

  • a certificate of your English level
  • a certificate of your French level

For these certificates, only the tests referenced in the reference grids are accepted (see tables of accepted level tests)

ENS de Lyon referenced level tests


  • you have studied in a French- or English-speaking country
  • your studies have been made entirely in French or English

If you are concerned by one of this exception, please join a document written by yourself explaining this point (in French or English).

If no prerequisites are required, you don’t have to attach any documents.