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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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 31 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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€1000 per month and a full tuition waiver from ENS Rennes. An additional €350 per month from the Franco-American Fulbright Commission, as well as a €1,200 travel allowance.

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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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2025-2026 competition will open on April 2, 2024

For further information, please consult IIE's webpage on Fulbright-ENS Rennes Awards

Applicants must concurrently contact the ENS Rennes International Office at international@ens-rennes.fr, for assistance with identifying the appropriate degree program. 

Apply to the Fulbright Student Program through the Institute of International Education (IIE) and follow the instructions. 

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