Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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2 Fulbright/Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Rennes Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
12 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Two awards of up to 24 months each are offered to pursue a Master's degree program at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Rennes. Founded in 1994, ENS Rennes was created as a satellite campus of ENS Cachan in Brittany. Since 2013, however, ENS Rennes has been an independent institution. It is one of the top ranked and highly competitive Grandes Ecoles in France, specializing in Law, Economics, Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Sport Science and Physical Education.

Grant Period

12 Months

Grants are awarded for a maximum duration of 24 months. Grantees must satisfy the academic requirements of the first year of the Master's program to be eligible for the second year of funding.

Grants will generally begin on September 1 through August 31st for university attendance. Grantees may also attend an optional summer school prior to beginning the degree program.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Graduating college seniors and current holders of Bachelor's degrees interested in a Master's degree at ENS Rennes are eligible to apply. One award will be given to a candidate in the humanities or social sciences; the other award will be given to a candidate in the Life and Physical sciences.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. Sponsored language courses are not offered by the Fulbright Program in France; however, language courses are offered by ENS Rennes to selected grantees. On the Embark Application System, applicants must include "Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation" and "Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor," in relation to their language proficiency. 

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Applicants must concurrently contact the ENS Rennes International Office at deborah.france-piquet@ens-rennes.fr who will assist them in identifying the appropriate degree program.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

A full tuition waiver to the degree program and optional summer school is provided, as well as access to language instruction if needed, from the ENS Rennes. Please note that, according to French law, all students are required to pay social security “sécurité sociale” rights. This is to be paid upon registration.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in France are not eligible for consideration.

In order to be eligible for a Master’s degree in Law at ENS Rennes, candidates must have a prior law degree.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name, please select ENS de Rennes Award from the drop down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright-france.org

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin

Additional Online Resources

ENS Rennes' website

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.