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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

France

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

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
September Start
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 most highly competitive Grandes Ecoles in France, specializing in Law, Economics, Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Sport Science, and Physical Education.

Grant Period
September Start

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.

Orientation
In-Country Orientation

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).

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
Required - 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
Letter required at deadline

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:

-Gouverner les mutations territoriales

-Analyse des problèmes publics

-Concertation et territoires en transition

-Ingénierie des services urbains en réseaux : ville en devenir

Master’s in Economics and Public Affairs

Master’s in Water Science

Master’s in Complex Systems Engineering

Master’s in Physical Education and Sports Science

Research Master’s degree in Computer Science

Master's in Cybersecurity 

Applicants interested in a Master’s degree in Mathematics should have a first graduate-level experience in the field.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition covered in grant benefits

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.

Eligibility

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.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
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