Fulbright-ENS Grants

Fulbright-ENS Rennes Awards

Two awards of up to 24 months each are offered to pursue a master's degree program at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Rennes for graduating college seniors and recent bachelor-degree recipients.

2 awards granted (1 humanities/social sciences, 1 life/physical sciences).

Grants are awarded for a maximum duration of  24 months in Rennes.

 

 

Founded in 1994, ENS Rennes was created as a satellite campus of ENS Cachan in Brittany. Since 2013, however, ENS Rennes has been an independent institution. It is one of the top ranked and highly competitive Grandes Ecoles in France, specializing in Law, Economics, Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Sport Science, and Physical Education.

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Grant Period
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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.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

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Stipend
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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. In the Fulbright online application, applicants must include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency. 

 

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First step: Interested candidates should contact both the ENS Rennes International Office (Deborah France-Piquet, deborah.france-piquet@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 8, 2019.

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

Contact at ENS Rennes: Deborah France-Piquet, deborah.france-piquet@ens-rennes.fr

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

Contact at IIE: Schuyler Allen, FB.student@iie.org

 

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