International Masters'Fellowships

The IEC and Ecole Normale Supérieure offer several international Masters' fellowships, for a duration of two years. ENS offers 30 fellowships in all academic disciplines (including cognitive science) and IEC offers 2 fellowships specifically in cognitive science and linguistics. The amount of the monthly stipend is 1000 euros. IEC awards its 2 fellowships on the same basis as ENS, i.e by means of a national competitive exam known as the "ENS international selection".

The deadline for application is March 7, 2014

For more information about the international selection procedure, see below as well as the following ENS webpage:

- Monthly stipend: 1000 euros
- Possibility of subsidized housing
- Access to subsidized cafeteria (about 4 euros/meal)
- Minimal tuition fees (about 500 euros/year)

In order to be eligible for either fellowship, interested students should thus apply for the ENS “International Selection”, either in cognitive science or linguistics. Interested students who are not sure whether they meet the eligibility requirements for the ENS International Selection should contact Isabelle mistral ( and Benjamin Spector (

Applicants are selected in two steps: first, they have to submit a file containing all the relevant academic information (step 1). Second, some applicants are selected to take part in written and oral exams in Paris (step 2). There are two separate tracks, one in the Humanities and one in the Sciences. Students can be admitted into our department through either track, as both include a major in cognitive science. Interested students should contact Benjamin Spector in order to determine which track is more appropriate for them. Students who passes the first step but failed the second one are eligible for one of our 2 fellowships, depending on academic background and performance on written and oral exams.

- Appplicants in linguistics can apply either for the ENS cognitive science master's program, cogmaster (which contains a linguistics track) or some other master's program in linguistics in Paris, such as the lingmaster.
- Other applicants have to apply to the cogmaster program
- IMPORTANT: Applicants must apply for the relevant master's program, *independently of the international selection application procedure*. Applying for the international selection procedure does not remove the need to apply simultaneously for a master's program.
- every applicant who applies for the International Selection in cognitive science or linguistics should inform Benjamin Spector and Nathalie Marcinek by e-mail:,

To see the deadlines of the selection and to apply: see

Please direct any questions to: (director of studies of the IEC) and (administrative contact for the ENS international selection).