ENS Cachan degree

Normaliens students who enrolled prior to September 2016 will still be awarded the ENS Cachan degree at the end of their programme.

ENS Paris-Saclay Degree

The degree programme formalizes the normalien education.



The ENS Paris-Saclay Degree is awarded after four years and is equivalent to a master's degree.

Enrolment in this degree is compulsory for all students who come to the School in first year (bachelor's level) or in second year (M1 level – intensive catch-up year).

In 2016, a new degree was launched under the School’s new name: ENS Paris-Saclay. It connects the School's development with that of Université Paris-Saclay. The degree programme formalizes the normalien education

Normalien students each receive individual supervision. Through a continuous dialogue with academic staff, they are actively involved in setting their learning agenda and defining the means to achieve it.

A common core of scientific skills

Over the course of their studies, normalien students acquire the expertise they need to excel in their discipline: conducting and presenting a piece of research, fluency in scientific English, teaching their discipline, passing on knowledge, taking part in multidisciplinary group projects, etc.