Funding and grants

There are several financial assistance options to help cover your stay in France.
Grants and School fund can be asked.
A special budget has to be planned at the start of the academic year.


The financial assistance include government grants from your home country or from the French embassy, or financial assistance from European Union or other international organizations.

Get more information in your home country by contacting :

  • Your school or university
  • The French embassy’s Cooperation and Cultural Action Department
  • Your Espace Campus France or the Campus France website

ENS Paris-Saclay also offers several financial assistance options :

  • The ENS International scholarship program is available to master’s level students.
  • Whether you are an international or a French student, you must have completed at least two years of studies in another establishment.
  • The Paris-Saclay University scholarship program is available to students who wish to obtain a master’s at our school.
  • The Agreement with the China Scholarship Council is available to Chinese students pursuing a thesis in one of our research laboratories
  • The Fullbright program is available to American students enrolled in as master’s program
  • The Jacques Hadamard Mathematics Foundation (FMJH) Program is available for students enrolled in a master’s program in mathematics.
  • The ENS-INRIA scholarship program is aimed to students enrolled in the masters’s of research in computer science program (MPRI).

There are many other programs.
Contact our International Relations Office (RI) for more information.



It is possible to have an internship in one of our 13 research laboratories. An internship agreement does not require a work permit.


You will need to plan a special budget for the academic year.  The monthly budget should include :

  • Registration fees of € 490 for a master’s degree (2015 rates). This amount includes tuition fees, library fees.
  • Security deposit for your accommodation (see Practical information)
  • Membership to a student health insurance provider for students from non EU member countries (see the Healthcare section)
  • Seal of the French immigration and integration bureau (OFFII)
  • Basic furnishings (sheets, bedspreads, towels, ustensiles, dishes, etc…)
  • Sports, electricity, internet, transportation, etc…

Planning your budget in advance will help you study with peace of mind. Remember to take variable expenses into account, such as books, entertainment, etc…