Double degree – French-German interculturalism studies

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students


    The Franco-German Master's degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, supported by the Franco-German University, offers a new training program based on the cooperation of a prestigious French “Grande École” dedicated to training for and through excellence, a , European-ranked French university, based in a very enterprising region and a reputed German university with longstanding tradition.

    This curriculum is based on the complementarity of the partners and the discovery of different approaches, providing value-added progress through the creation of a European university network.


    • Students carry out two of the four semesters of the Master's degree at the University of Fribourg, and the other two semesters, in the two Lyon institutions with jointly accredited Master’s.
    • They follow courses regularly provided in the Master's training of the chosen specialty. The courses followed during the stay in Germany are defined and validated by the Joint Pedagogical Commission.
    • Preparation for the stay in the partner country is arranged before departure.
    • The fourth semester is devoted to the writing of a thesis co-directed by a thesis director from the University of Fribourg-en-Brisgau and a thesis director from one of the two Lyon institutions. The brief is written in German or French and should be accompanied by a substantial summary in another language.

    Application process

    Students must register on the website of the Franco-German University.

    • At ENS de Lyon: 
      • Admission as from Master’s 1 on the Franco-German course only through the Master’s in German Studies and the Master’s in History of Political Thought. When applying for these Master’s, you should indicate that you wish to follow the Franco-German intercultural studies double degree.
      • In your cover letter, you need to clearly state the reasons of your choice.
      • Students selected for interview will be convened by the Board of Admissions. Their language skills in German will be tested during this interview.
      • You can join the Master's 2 of the Master's in Modern Literature, one year after your selection, by submitting an application. You can then enroll in one of the 3 Master's specializations ("French Literature", "Comparative Literature" or "French Language"), depending on the subject of your dissertation. By choosing UE3D, you will have to submit a research report and complete an internship.
    • Admission via Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau : application process
    • Admission via Lyon 2 Universityapplication process