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École Normale Supérieure

About the Institution

The École Normale Supérieure (ENS) is an elite higher education institution (graduate school) for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies, and a prestigious French research centre based in Paris. It encompasses fourteen teaching and research departments, spanning the humanities and sciences. Unique among France’s grandes écoles for its training in the humanities and sciences, the ENS prepares its students for their role as future leaders in every imaginable professional field: in research, media, public service and private industry.


French students will need to have obtained at least 65% average in their first year to be considered for this university.

Estimated living costs

Actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

École Normale Supérieure
The Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, provides excellent training through research, leading to various teaching and research professions.