University track


Each year, the École normale supérieure selects students in Arts&Humanities at the L3 level (last year of undergraduate studies) and students in sciences at the L2 or L3 level (last two years of undergraduate studies) currently enrolled in a university. These ‘normaliens students’ are selected by the departments of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) on the basis of their academic records and their motivation for training through research. By preparing for the ENS graduate degree, the future normaliens students specialise in their discipline of interest and benefit from additional training in other disciplines.

Each year, the board of directors decide the number of positions. It was 138 in 2019, across all disciplines.

Key dates

Application dates

University track in Arts&Humanities : March 10th - April 21st

University track in Sciences : March 16th - April 29th

University track in Medical studies-Sciences : March 16th - May 14th

University track in Medical studies-Humanities : March 10th - April 26th


See detailed calendars on the recruitement Webpages.

Mis à jour le 18/3/2021