Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
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Undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor's in Science and technology and designed as a preparation to Master's degrees: Biosciences, Fundamental Computer Science, Fundamental Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, Earth Sciences.

With dozens of Masters in exact sciences and humanities, the ENS de Lyon offers à la carte training and values interdisciplinary approaches. These degrees are co-accredited with partner universities.
The PhD generally requires three years of research work and specific training in the form of tuition or participation in seminars. Each doctoral thesis is supervised by a director and prepared within one of the ENS de Lyon’s research labs.

Specific training for students preparing for the competitive examination of France's highest teaching qualification, the agrégation, in 16 subjects. These courses and the agrégation exam require students to be perfectly fluent in French.

What makes us special

The Diderot Library

This campus library boasts more than 1.2 million documents, collections and numerous electronic resources. [Read more]

Musée des Confluences

ENS de Lyon is the scientific partner of this new museum in Lyon. [Read More]


Bringing together 5 top-flight schools, the CHEL[s] enables students to cross studies, set up junior labs... [Read more]

French Institute of Education (IFÉ)

The IFÉ is a national platform in the field of education. [Read more]


Massive open online courses designed by ENS teachers. [Our MOOCs]

Junior labs

These interdisciplinary labs bring Master and PhD students together around a research project. [Read more]

ENS de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes - BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
Descartes Campus : +33 (0) 4 37 37 60 00
Monod Campus : +33 (0) 4 72 72 80 00

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