2 Fulbright/Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Rennes Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
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 most highly competitive Grandes Ecoles in France, specializing in Law, Economics, Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Sport Science, and Physical Education.
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).
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
Foreign Language Proficiency
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
Interested candidates should first get in contact with the ENS Rennes International Office by sending an updated résumé and short statement of purpose in English or French.
ENS Rennes International Office will forward the request to the appropriate academic department. Candidates will receive a reply directly from the International Office regarding their eligibility, and answers to any questions they may have about the program. Please do not be in touch with department heads directly unless requested.
Approved candidates must include a letter of invitation from the ENS Rennes International Office in their application.
Applicants do not need to apply to ENS Rennes; they will be considered for admission on the basis of their Fulbright application and eventually a phone interview.
Applicants may choose from among the following graduate programs:
Master of Public Policy, with concentrations in:
Applicants interested in a Master’s degree in Mathematics should have a first graduate-level experience in the field.
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 2020-2021, these fees were 92 euros.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, please select ENS de Rennes Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.