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École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)

Address: Les Patios Saint-Jacques, 4-14 Rue Ferrus, 75014 Paris, France

Description École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)

  • Established: 1868
  • Type: higher state educational institution
  • Location: Paris, France.

École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) was founded in 1868 and is the highest public educational institution in France with a scientific, cultural and professional focus.

EPHE, the center of excellence in the field of science, is fully involved in the digital revolution. “Big data” and new technologies for analyzing and publishing data used in the humanities and social sciences offer unprecedented opportunities, but also require the preparation and structuring of very complex human data in a much more subtle and technical form than before.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-6 years.

The EPHE diploma allows you to acquire knowledge and skills that can be recognized at a high level. Educational programs of the educational institution are presented in three directions:

  • Earth sciences and natural sciences
  • Religious sciences
  • Philological and historical sciences.
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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The master's programs of the educational institution are implemented in the following areas:

  • Archeology and the history of art
  • Asian studies
  • Civilization, Culture and Society
  • Life sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Digital Humanities
  • Religious Studies and Society
  • Earth and planet sciences, environment.

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The PhD program includes three specializations:

  • History, texts and documents
  • Religions and Thinking Systems
  • Integrated Systems, Environment and Biodiversity.

Accommodation, housing and food

The EPHE provides its students with a dormitory on the Condorcet campus.


  • The institution provides financial assistance to its students.
  • EPHE has an Erasmus + international exchange program.

Equipment École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)

The main campus of the educational institution is located in the capital of France - Paris. The material and technical base of the university includes two laboratories of excellence (LabEx) and its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • The cost of living in Paris = 813 € -1455 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To apply for EPHE you must:

  • Send an email to a faculty member whose specialization is closely related to the topic of a research project (it is necessary to describe academic experience, motivation and research project)
  • Apply
  • Go through the administrative registration (in case of confirmation of enrollment).

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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