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Two ways of admission

Épreuve écrite (mécatronique)
1. "Normalien" student

2. Student (Master's and Ph.D levels, exchange student, visiting non-degree student)

1 as a

"Normalien" student, via a highly selective national examination

The competition is open to:

  • French and EU students, funded by the State
  • Non-EU students, no funding

Two recruitment levels and two highly competitive national examinations:

  • First year at ENS: after a two-year post-baccalauréat preparatory program called "classes préparatoires". Four years of study. 284 posts.

  • Third year at ENS: after the first year of a Master's degree or for holders of a degree delivered by a top business or engineering school. Two years of study. 68 posts.

2 as a

Degree seeking student at the Master's or Ph.D levels

Exchange student

Visiting non-degree student

Recruitment is based on the quality of the application.

If students meet certain required conditions, they can be awarded the ENS Cachan diploma or Magistère Degree.

Scholarship programs for EU and international students at Master's and Ph.D levels

The ENS Cachan International Scholarship Program - open to Master's and Ph.D students all over the world

Fulbright / ENS Cachan Scholarship Program open to American Master's and Ph.D students

Erasmus Mundus scholarships - open to non EU students admitted in Monabiphot Master program