Key dates 

  • Sciences - session 2020: Application from October 15 to December 15, 2019 (included)
  • Arts and humanities - session 2020: Application from October 15 to November 29, 2019 (included)


Selection internationale ENS

The Département d'Etudes Cognitives of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and Ecole Normale Supérieure ( offer several international fellowships, for a duration of three years. These fellowships are intended for advanced undergraduate students, who will enroll in the master of cognitive science. ENS offers about 20 fellowships in all academic disciplines (including cognitive science and linguistics). 

For more information about the international selection procedure, see below as well as the ENS website.  

  • Monthly stipend: 1000 euros
  • Possibility of subsidized housing
  • Access to subsidized canteen (about 4 euros/meal)
  • Minimal tuition fees (about 500 euros/year) 

Interested students who are not sure whether they meet the eligibility requirements for the ENS International Selection should contact Isabelle Mistral ( 

Applicants are selected in two steps: 

  1. A pre-selection is made based on a file containing all the relevant academic information, submitted by the candidate (step 1). 
  2. Pre-selected applicants are invited to take part in exams with the selection committee (step 2). 

There are two separate tracks, one in the Humanities and one in the Sciences. 
Students can be admitted into the DEC through either track. To learn the differences between these two options read here.

Contact Maria Giavazzi (maria.giavazzi at if you are interested in applying.