Information for International Students

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Next student seminar :
Access to the program

Here you can find information about your internships:
Experimental Internship - Undergraduate program
Master ICFP first year Internship
Master ICFP second year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
January 7 - 11, 2019 :

All information about the program

Calendars :
Undergraduate program
Master ICFP 1st year
Master ICFP 2nd year

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 60
enseignement@phys.ens.fr

Here, you find a brief explanation on the french academic system.

There are three French university degrees: the licence (bachelor’s), the master and the doctorat (PhD).
- The licence is prepared in three years after obtaining the baccalauréat (high-school degree).
- The master is prepared in two years: M1 (first year of master) and M2 (second year of master).
- The doctorat is usually prepared in three years.

Students can enrol in M1 in one university and in M2 in another one. Traditionally, many french students attend M1 in the same university or grande école in which they got the licence.
Accordingly, the number of students in M1 of master ICFP is approximatively 40 and in M2 is approximatively 120.

During the M2, students choose the PhD subject and the supervisor, and apply for fellowships. The are several types of PhD contracts, some based on fellowships by the French Ministry of Education, some funded by research grants,
and also by private companies and foundations.

For more information on the french academic system (and on ENS), see the ENS guide for international students
https://www.ens.fr/sites/default/files/ENS_GuideInternational2017_WEB.pdf

Quick links

Next student seminar :
Access to the program

Here you can find information about your internships:
Experimental Internship - Undergraduate program
Master ICFP first year Internship
Master ICFP second year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
January 7 - 11, 2019 :

All information about the program

Calendars :
Undergraduate program
Master ICFP 1st year
Master ICFP 2nd year

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 60
enseignement@phys.ens.fr