Fulbright-ENS Grants

Fulbright-ENS Rennes Awards

For graduating college seniors and recent bachelor-degree recipients seeking a master's degree in the humanities, social sciences, fundamental or applied sciences.

2 awards granted (1 humanities/social sciences, 1 fundamental/applied sciences).

Up to 24 months in Rennes.

ENS Rennes is the newest of France’s four Écoles normales supérieures, competitive public institutions that specialize in the social, fundamental, and applied sciences, including law, economics, management, computer science, telecommunications, mathematics, mechatronics, sport science, and physical education. ENS Rennes opened as a satellite campus of ENS Cachan in Brittany in 1994 and quickly developed a reputation for high-quality original research supported by top local and national laboratories. In 2013, ENS Rennes became an independent institution and is now one of the very prestigious Grandes Ecoles in France.

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Grants are awarded for a maximum duration of 24 months. Grantees must satisfy the academic requirements of the first year of the Master’s program to be eligible for the second year of funding.

Grants will generally begin on September 1 through August 31st for university attendance. Grantees may also attend an optional summer school prior to beginning the degree program.

 

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€1000 per month and a full tuition waiver from ENS Rennes. An additional €300 per month from the Franco-American Fulbright Commission, as well as a €1,200 travel allowance.

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Do I need to speak French?
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French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. Sponsored language courses are not offered by the Fulbright Program in France; however, language courses are offered by ENS Rennes to selected grantees.

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First step: Interested candidates should contact both the ENS Rennes International Office (Deborah France-Piquet, international@ens-rennes.fr) and the department head or laboratory director in their respective fields to present their research or study project and to obtain an affiliation.

Second step: Apply to the Fulbright Student Program through the International Institute of Education (IIE). In your Embark online application, Step B, Section 3a "Special Opportunity," please select "ENS de Rennes Grant" from the drop down menu.

The application deadline is October 6, 2017.

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Official ENS Rennes Website: http://www.ens-rennes.fr

Contact at ENS Rennes: Deborah France-Piquet, international@ens-rennes.fr

Contact at the Franco-American Commission: Charlotte Goodwin, cgoodwin@fulbright-france.org

Contact at IIE: Marla Mazer, mmazer@iie.org

 

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