Non-European students can apply for the University of Lyon French Master's Scholarship depending on the quality of the candidate's academic profile and his or her motivation to work in the fields of research and/or teaching.

These procedures apply to students from outside Europe only.

  • Who do not hold the citizenship of one of the European Economic Area countries (the 27 member states of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), or Switzerland, Monaco, and Andorra.
  • Those who have obtained a higher education degree in a foreign country.

Information about the French University of Lyon scholarship for master’s students

Please note the following:

  • Applications are subject to the final decision of the ENS de Lyon admission committee.
  • International students (European and non-European) can apply through the Excellence Scholarship from ENS de Lyon and its partners. Find out more.
  • In each program description, language proficiency requirements (English and/or French) are stated. See academic programs.
  • Before beginning your application, please read the entire procedure and consult your coursework. See master's programmes.

Conditions for the French University of Lyon scholarship for master’s students

To apply for the first year of a Master's programme, applicants must prove that they have obtained an L3 degree according to the French system in a bachelor's degree or, for applicants, they have studied abroad at an equivalent level i.e. a study average of at least 75%.

To apply for the second year of the master’s program, applicants must prove that they have obtained a grade of no less than 85%.

Application process for the French University of Lyon scholarship

  • You must log in to the electronic form via the designated link,
  • The application must be submitted before the specified deadline; Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • All applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee of ENS de Lyon.
  • Results will not be communicated over the phone, and results will be announced at the end of February.
  • If your application is accepted, you will receive an initial acceptance letter containing the registration steps.

Required Documents

  • A copy of the passport or national ID card.
  • Biography.
  • Motivational message.
  • Transcript of grades and certificates obtained:
  • Documents are accepted in French or English only.
  • If the documents are in another language, an official translation must be provided.
  • Proof of registration for the current year:
  • If a final certificate is not available, proof of current registration can be provided.
  • Language proficiency certificates:
  • The required certificates depend on the chosen program (French and/or English).

If you are applying to an MA program in the arts, humanities, languages ​​or social sciences, you must submit:

  • A summary of your research project In French (at least 3 pages).
  • Language proficiency certificate In French and/or English.

Make sure to upload all required documents into the online form, as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Available specializations

  • Teaching experimental sciences and mathematics
  • Logic, history and philosophy of science and technology
  • Building contemporary societies
  • Biosciences
  • Spanish Studies
  • Music on stage
  • Contemporary philosophy
  • Advanced mathematics
  • Ancient History
  • Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • Biosciences for healthcare
  • European Studies
  • Modern literature
  • Pluralistic approach to health care
  • Russian Studies
  • Socialization, knowledge, institutions
  • Drama studies
  • Socio-ecological systems: heritage, dynamics, management
  • Spatial humanities
  • Arabic Studies
  • Contemporary East and Southeast Asia
  • From renaissance to revolutions
  • German Studies
  • Computer Science: Concepts and Applications
  • Advanced economy
  • Cinema ideas
  • Chinese Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Biosciences and complex systems modeling
  • Digital Humanities
  • Times, forces, societies
  • Life sciences, earth and universe
  • Migration studies
  • Ancient languages, literature and civilizations
  • History of political thought
  • History of philosophy
  • History, archeology, and literature of the Christian and Islamic worlds in the Middle Ages
  • Earth, planetary and environmental sciences
  • Italian Studies
  • Physics and Chemistry