International Selection Master Program in Science, Art and Humanities 2017, France


Deadline:

February 01, 2017

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International selection

  • For outstanding students
  • In 2 steps : selection based upon dossier, then oral and written tests for the short listed candidates
  • Avialable positions : 10 for students in Sciences and 10 for students in Arts and Humanities
  • Three years grant to prepare a master at ENS (or one of our partner institutions), as well as ENS Diploma (ranked as a master).

International selection 2017 step by step:

  • You must fill and validate the initial application form (at the top of this page)
  • Within 2 days, you receive an email to activate an account on Dematec, an application where you must upload the required documents.
  • Please note you will not receive any answer between December 23 and January 3.
  • 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.
  • The marks obtained at the tests determine the list of admitted students.
  • More information about International selection Artd and Humanities
  • More information about International selection Sciences

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must not be after their 26th birthday on December 1st.
  • Candidates must not have applied to the International Selection before.
  • Candidates must not have lived in France more than 10 months during the academic year of the selection (September 1st – August 31st) nor the previous year.
  • Candidates must justify at least one year of undergraduate studies awarded by a foreign university during the calendar year preceding the start of applications.
  • Candidates justify at least two years of undergraduate studies in a foreign university, on the 1st of September following admission.
  • On rare occasions, the Director of ENS may authorize applications from candidates whose academic background is non-standard.

The board of examiners in Mathematics will give priority to candidates enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies.

Required documents

Sciences

Documents must be submitted on the dedicated platform

  • Passport (for non-European candidates) or ID card (for European candidates)
  • High school diploma
  • University transcript
  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter (1 to 3 pages long font : Times New Roman,12 pt and 1.5 line spacing, 2000 to 5000 characters including spaces)
  • Study project in terms of education and, if applicable, research (maximum 10 000 characters including spaces)
  • CV
  • 2 to 4 email adresses from teachers recommending you (with their telephone number)
  • 2 letters of recommendation written by former teachers, who must send themselves their letter before February 3 to recommandation.si@ens.fr

Arts&Humanities

Documents must be submitted on the dedicated platform

  • Passport (for non-European candidates) or ID card (for European candidates)
  • High school diploma
  • University transcript
  • Bibliography, if you apply as a student in Arts& Humanities
  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter (1 to 3 pages long font : Times New Roman,12 pt and 1.5 line spacing, 2000 to 5000 characters including spaces)
  • Study project in terms of education and, if applicable, research (maximum 10 000 characters including spaces)
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation written by former teachers, who must send themselves their letter before February 3 to
    recommandation.si@ens.fr

If incomplete, your application will not be taken into consideration.

NB: Applicants interested in the Department of Cognitive Studies can apply using the Science or Arts&Humanities forms indifferently. For more information, please visit the cogmaster website.

Documentation on entrance examination procedures

There is no specific reading programme. After the pre-selection in May, the board of examiners conceives tests in order to evaluate candidates’ abilities to analyze, conceptualize and synthesize information. They also assess the scientific or literary culture and intellectual curiosity of candidates as well as the relevance of their projects.

Cost

  • If I am on the shortlist and have to go to Paris for the tests, does ENS cover travel expenses?
    ENS will not cover your travel expenses, except in exceptional cases. But you can ask for a partial reimbursement if you are a non-European citizen. ENS offers each student tickets to have breakfast and lunch at the School restaurant.
  • If I am shortlisted, can I have a room on the campus during the tests?
    Yes, candidates coming for the tests can ask for a room. The price for 10 nights is € 250 (and € 30 for each additional night). See a related question in “Other matters”.
  • How much is the grant?
    The international selection grant is € 1 000 a month, 36 months. See a related question in “Other matters”.
  • How much are tuition fees?
    In public universities in France, tuition fees are paid by the State.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Registration fees are evaluated each year. They are around € 500 to 600 € for the academic year.
  • What is the cost of living in France?
    In Paris, the living cost is around € 800 per month. The cost for food is € 280 to 300 per month.

Languages

  • What are the teaching languages?
    In Arts and Humanities, courses are in French. In Sciences, they are either in French or in English, depending on the department.
  • What is the level required for languages?
    No level is officially required. Candidates in Humanities must read and write French easily enough to be able to understand courses and tests (B2 level).
  • Can I take French lessons at ENS?
    Yes, ENS proposes French lessons all year round, at different levels. An intensive French course is also offered to foreign students at the very beginning of September.

For more information click "Further official information" below.


This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

http://www.ens.fr/admission/selection-internationale/article/session-2016?lang=en



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