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

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
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 31 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 in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

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

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. In the Fulbright online application, applicants must include the Language Self-Evaluation and 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 student fees ("contribution de vie étudiante et de campus" or CVEC) as part of enrollment. In 2018-2019, these fees were 90 euros.

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 the Fulbright online application, please select ENS de Rennes Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright-france.org/en

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin

Additional Online Resources

ENS Rennes' website