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ENS-Cachan, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - Higher Normal School in Kashan

Address: 4 Avenue des Sciences, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Description ENS-Cachan, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - Higher Normal School in Kashan

  • Established: 1892
  • Location: Guif-sur-Yvette, Essonne, Ile-de-France, France
  • Students age: 21 y.
  • Number of students: 1620 people
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Type of study: state university.

In September 2016, ENS Cachan changed its name to École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay. This important step marks the centerpiece of the Université Paris-Saclay and the Paris-Saclay campus for the vision of the school and its reincarnation as a Grande école for teaching and research. ENS Paris-Saclay is a scientific and cultural education of the highest standard, continuing the tradition of the highest quality Écoles normales supérieures.

The school combines disciplines that no other institution of higher education combines in the same way or at the same level: natural sciences, engineering, social sciences.

A teaching and research center open to international and interdisciplinary collaboration, ENS Paris-Saclay offers students an early immersive contact with research, including it in curriculum courses in the fundamental, humanities, social, engineering sciences.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ENS-Cachan, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - Higher Normal School in Kashan

Program name

Diplôme ENS Paris-Saclay

Students participate in their own educational project, determine the methods of acquiring skills, receive individual support from a team of teachers.

Students take a competitive exam at the end of the Grandes écoles preparatory classes.

from 243 € / year

Master's degree

The set of masters working in the humanities, social, engineering, basic sciences reflects the school's multidisciplinary vocation and the importance it attaches to interdisciplinarity. The school cooperates in organizing master's courses with other leading higher education institutions.


  1. Master in Biology and Public Health
  2. Master of Chemistry
  3. Master in Computer Science
  4. Master in Mathematics and Applications
  5. Master in Molecular Photonics for Bio and Nanotechnology
  6. Master in Physics
  7. Master in "Electronics, Electrical Power Engineering, Automation"
  8. Master in Energy
  9. Master in Civil Engineering
  10. Master in Complex Systems Engineering
  11. Master in Integrated Systems Engineering
  12. Master in Mechanics
  13. Master in Materials Science and Engineering
  14. Master in Film and Audiovisual Arts
  15. Master design
  16. Master in Economics
  17. Master of History
  18. Master in Foreign, Regional Languages, Literature and Civilization
  19. Master of Science, Technology and Society
  20. Master of Sociology.

Accommodation, housing and food

The ENS Paris-Saclay campus offers a privileged place to live with green spaces, services and numerous leisure activities.

Student residences on campus:

  • Guichet Unique Paris-Saclay (GUPS) brings together housing offers from different homeowners on the Plateau de Saclay. The school reserves space for its students at these university residences.
  • CROUS Residences: G. Sand Residence, E. Gray Residence (social).
  • Residence SERGIC: Residence Twenty (private).
  • CESAL Residence: Residence Joliot-Curie, CESAL (private), Residence IV, CESAL (social).
  • ALJT Residence (Young Workers Housing Association).
  • Palaiseau Residence.
  • Residence du Mail, CESAL (private).
  • T4 and T5 - unfurnished, shared living.

Private offers:

  • Science Accueil - furnished housing, bedroom to home, close to RER B.
  • Residence Kley (private).
  • Residence ECLA (private).

In Kashan:

  • Residence CROUS.

Events ENS-Cachan, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - Higher Normal School in Kashan

Pupils and students can enjoy a variety of on-campus sports, student office (BDE), sports office (BDS), or arts bureau (BDA) recreational activities.

There are cultural, sports, humanitarian associations, a large number of sports events are held.

  • Kokardé is an important place for student life: here you can eat, drink, chat, learn about various campus activities.
  • "Concierge" offers services: laundry, shoe repair, alteration of clothes, car wash, flowers, hairdresser, hair removal, cosmetic procedures.

The range of student associations and activities presented is wide - they enliven student life on campus by organizing student evenings and holidays.

Numerous clubs offer cultural, sports, social and creative activities, complemented by numerous associations, which are presented at the beginning of each academic year during the Forum of Associations.

BDE runs the Kfet Student House: weekday evenings, lunches and weekends breakfasts. The BDE is also responsible for the management of the student nightclub Kokarde room.

The Arts Directorate organizes Sunday evening concerts at the Track'n Art (concert hall) with local bands.

Cultural tours to Paris are organized for students: concerts, performances, high-quality exhibitions.

BDA helps in organizing various musical performances on campus, Inter-ENS cultural meetings, meetings between the High School of Lyon, Ulm, Paris-Saclay, Rennes, organizing theatrical events, improvisations, music evenings, photography.

Many sports activities are offered to AS members:

  1. Water aerobics
  2. Badminton
  3. Basketball
  4. Jazz dance
  5. Rock climbing
  6. Football
  7. Mini football
  8. Handball
  9. Karate
  10. Self-defense Krav Maga
  11. Body-building
  12. Swimming
  13. Rugby
  14. Tennis
  15. Table tennis
  16. Tai Chi Chuan
  17. Volleyball.


  1. Research is central to ENS Paris-Saclay. The main task of the institution is to link fundamental research with a strong experimental dimension.
  2. The school includes ten teaching and research departments, a language department covering a wide disciplinary spectrum related to research laboratories, creating postgraduate programs for students, supporting its research, teaching with the capabilities of the University of Paris-Saclay. It is in this unique environment that students receive disciplinary training backed by research that leads them to graduate and then doctoral degrees.
  3. The active research center ENS Paris-Saclay brings together more than 600 research teachers, doctoral students. They work in 14 laboratories, 3 interdisciplinary research institutes, recognized nationally and internationally.
  4. The school brings together high-performing teams with a variety of skills in one place while practicing practical sciences.
  5. As a member of the Université Paris-Saclay, the School is strengthening its collaboration with laboratories of other partner institutions to share scientific and industrial equipment.

Equipment ENS-Cachan, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - Higher Normal School in Kashan

The École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay offers a pleasant environment for living and working. The campus is equipped with infrastructure that facilitates the daily life of students and staff: a university canteen, a cafeteria, a resource center.

The campus has conditions for sports and recreation: a gym, tennis courts, sports grounds are located nearby.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Dates of registration for entrance exams: from December to mid-January.

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

ENS Paris-Saclay welcomes international students every year: they can prepare for a diploma or simply go through several elements of study without receiving a diploma.

Recruitment for competitive exams of the first year of study takes place at the BAC +2 level (certificate of secondary education 12 years + 2 years of study after it). Most candidates come from preparatory classes for Grandes écoles (CPGE).

Scholarships ENS-Cachan, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - Higher Normal School in Kashan

Under certain conditions, international students can apply for study or research funding at ENS Paris-Saclay.

Foreign candidates from countries outside the European Union can take advantage of the scholarship program during their studies, obtain trainee status in case of naturalization.

Every year, ENS Paris-Saclay offers funding to the best international students and doctoral students wishing to integrate learning in one of its 12 teaching departments or in one of the 13 ENS laboratories.

The University of Paris-Saclay is offering Masters Degree Scholarships in partner institutions to facilitate the admission of international students wishing to bring their research projects to doctoral level.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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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