Key dates 

  • Sciences - session 2019: Application from September 18 to October 19, 2018 
  • Arts and humanities - session 2019 : Application from September 18 to October 31, 2018

Selection internationale

The Département d'Etudes Cognitives of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and Ecole Normale Supérieure (www.ens.fr) 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). The amount of the monthly stipend is 1000 euros.
 

Online application: 

  • Sciences - session 2019: Application from September 18 to October 19, 2018 
  • Arts and humanities - session 2019 : Application from September 18 to October 31, 2018

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 cafeteria (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 (isabelle.mistral@ens.fr). 

Applicants are selected in two steps: 

  1. First, a pre-selection is made based on a file containing all the relevant academic information, submitted by the candidate (step 1). 
  2. Second, pre-selected applicants are invited to take part in written and oral exams in Paris (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. Both tracks include a major in cognitive science, while linguistics is a possible major in the Humanities only. In the Humanities, fellowships are for three years, while they are for two or three years in the Sciences. 

If needed, interested students can contact Maria Giavazzi (maria.giavazzi at ens.fr) in order to determine which track is more appropriate for them.