Built on the tradition of the ENS de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, founded in 1880, the ENS de Lyon also focuses on educational research. It is a symbol of French Republican meritocracy and it remains committed today to disseminating knowledge to the widest audience and to promoting equal opportunity.
High level training
Located in an internationally recognized center of excellence in health, chemistry and human sciences, the ENS de Lyon is home to numerous research laboratories in the fields of exact sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Research at the ENS de Lyon encourages exchanges between subject areas and culture.
The diversified study offer a large range of career opportunities. From research, education, civil service to other private sectors such as industry, health, environment, energy, finance, media, publishing.
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The ENS de Lyon can accommodate some 700 students in its halls of residence, each of them having a watchman.
Priority access for international students.
Different types of accommodation: bedrooms, 3, 4 or 5 rooms apartments.
The library of the ENS de Lyon is home to some 1.2 million documents and electronic resources that can be consulted by anyone. Students, teachers and researchers from Lyon and its region can borrow titles from Monday through Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm.
Find the main library for literature, the arts, social and human sciences as well as the specialized research collections.
Each room has unlimited cable access to the internet and the ENS intranet as well as 36 television channels of which 27 are in foreign languages. With the appropriate decoder, residents also have access to satellite services from around the world. Residents have around the clock free access to the television room, music room, weights room and laundry rooms.
Our campus, located close to the city center, is easily accessible by public transportation and provides students with an ideal environment to both study and relax.
Numerous student associations play an active part in campus life in areas as diversified as culture, the arts, sport, humanitarian action... Conferences, performances, concerts and exhibitions provide intense cultural and intellectual stimulation for all.
The sports facilities of the ENS are available to members 7 days a week. The ENS has two gyms, one of which is equipped with a climbing wall (100m2 with a 10m section of overhang), a tennis court, 2 weights rooms as well as a dance room. Equipment is available free of charge (badminton and tennis rackets, balls...).
A flurry of student associations play a key part in the ENS de Lyon's campus life, whether in the fields of culture, the arts, sport or humanitarian action. The school also hosts myriad conferences, performances, concerts and exhibitions - exciting events for everyone.
I've studied at Ecole Normale Supérieure Antananarivo and I got my bachelor degree in "Formation d'Enseignant d'Anglais"
Shopping and food is really more expensive compared to Germany. There are many advantages for students, just ask every time if there aren't any. At the ENS, I lived in the residence which might be the cheapest and definitely the easiest opportunity, I made a half, half (a bad and a very good) experience concerning the flat mates. Facilities there are medium.
Very friendly students and many social opportunities in a stunning city full of French culture.