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Admissions at a glance

Students from around the world can come to the ENS de Lyon as part of an exchange program, through the school's competitive entrance exam or based on their academic record.
They can apply for a Master's, enroll in a PhD or carry out an internship in one of the school's laboratories.
Study programs are tailored to students' individual needs and various scholarships can help them fund their stay in France.

With Master’s Degrees in Sciences, Technology and Health, Humanities, Human and Social Sciences, we offer "à la carte" training.

How can you join the ENS de Lyon

Exchange programs

L3, M1, M2
Bilateral agreements, ERASMUS, CREPUQ (Quebec), or ORA (Ontario) for a 1 or 2 semester study period recognized by the home university
Pre-selection by the home university

How to apply

Pursuing a PhD

3 ways to pursue doctoral studies
International Joint Docorate
International Joint Supervision of a doctoral thesis

How to apply

Master's programs

M1, M2
Examination of the student’s academic record by a recruitment commission
Selection criteria: quality of the candidate’s academic profile, motivation and personal project in line with the program content

How to apply

Research internships

Internships in one of our laboratories
Students are selected by an ENS laboratory or a lecturer

How to apply

Becoming a Normalien

Admission through a very competitive exam giving a specific status to successful students

How to apply

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Office of International Affairs
Phone: +33 4 37 37 66 82
Fax: +33 4 37 37 63 60


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69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
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