The Ecole normale supérieure aims at varying its students’ profiles and incorporates students to be enrolled in the 3rd year of in Math and in Computing science (licence 3) or 1st year of master (master 1), coming from all over the world and from all disciplines. The competitive examination of the International selection is intended for graduates of Arts & Humanities as well as Sciences, who justify at least of one year studies in a foreign university and distinguish themselves with outstanding results.



  • 1000 euros grant for 3 years and a room on one of the ENS campuses


  • Candidates must be under their 26 when they apply (must not have reached their 26th birthday)
  • Candidates apply only once to the International Selection before
  • Candidates must have lived in less than 10 months during the year of the selection (September 1st – August 31st) nor the previous year
  • Candidates must justify at least one year of studies awarded by a foreign university during the calendar year preceding the start of applications
  • Candidates justify at least two years of studies in a foreign university, on the 1st of September following admission

Eligible Regions: Open For All


Application for the International selection are open from October 20 to November 9,

  • If your file is complete, it is submitted to the jury
  • If the jury selects your dossier, you are invited to take written and oral tests in Paris
  • The marks obtained at the tests determine the list of admitted students

Application Deadline: November 9,

Apply Here

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