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Tel : 33 1 47 40 21 71

secretariat [at] (Doctoral Study office)
Tel : + 33 1 47 40 75 77

Doctoral study department website

Funding (PhD)

There are specific funding programmes for joint PhDs. Funding is allocated through calls for applications.

ENS Paris-Saclay International Scholarship Programme

The International Scholarship Program of the ENS Paris-Saclay is aimed at high level international students who are currently studying or have studied and obtained their most recent qualification outside of France.

Every year, our School welcomes between 15 and 30 phd students and foreign students at M2 level within the framework of this programme. Fundings can also be provided for research stays in a laboratory.

  • The grant amounts of the scholarship is 500 euros/month (research training) to 1000 euros/month (Master, PhD), According to the objective of your stay at ENS Paris-Saclay
  • Information related to International scholarship programme of ENS Paris-Saclay 2017-2018, will be available on our website starting from March 2017.

Fulbright / ENS Paris-Saclay Scholarship Program

In the framework of a collaboration agreement signed between the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and the Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange, we have the possibility to welcome American students who will receive approximatively 1000€ per month and a full tuition waiver from ENS Paris-Saclay. An additional 500€ per month from the Franco-American Commission, as well as a 1200€ travel allowance. These students will have the status of ENS Paris-Saclay/Fulbright grantees.

  • The program concerns students at Master's and PhD levels.
  • The grant duration is 6 months minimum, 12 months maximum.

Programme de bourses de doctorat Groupe des ENS - China Scholarship Council (CSC)

The ENSs of Ulm, Lyon and Cachan signed a cooperation agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in 2013 for the funding of 30 doctoral students per year (ten scholarships per School). The ENSs will agree on a common list of 30 candidates, whose applications they will forward to the CSC by 20 March 2017.

International joint PhD funding programmes

Specific funding programmes for joint PhDs concern the following agreements: