Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (ENS)

Since 1973, this has been a reciprocal exchange of graduate students between the two institutions. Each year two visiting students are admitted to Princeton from E.N.S.-Paris with full fellowships (tuition and fees and a ten-month stipend), for the Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellowship.  Students must be nominated for this fellowship by E.N.S. before they may apply. Nominations come directly to The Graduate School - Academic Affairs from the director or assistant director of E.N.S. Admission is contingent upon approval by the department and Graduate School.

Reciprocally, the Department of French and Italian at Princeton may nominate up to two of its graduate students, normally post-generals, to be exchange students for one academic year at E.N.S. The students would have “full affiliation” status, which confers the benefits of lodging at E.N.S., borrowing privileges at their library, and a lunch plan. Should the department be able to name only one or no students for the exchange, then and only then, would eligible students from other departments be considered for full affiliation.

Graduate students from other departments who plan to be in Paris for dissertation research may be considered by the Graduate School for recommendation to E.N.S. for “partial affiliation”. Such students would not be eligible for lodging but would be offered the other privileges of affiliation with E.N.S. In any given year, no more than six students (Princeton or E.N.S.) can hold a partial affiliation through this exchange.

Princeton also accepts a number of E.N.S. graduate students in the biological, mathematical, physical, or social sciences for the purpose of research only.  These students must be nominated by E.N.S. before they can apply. These E.N.S. students are not on the Procter Visiting Fellowship and will hold the status of VSRC while at Princeton and are enrolled for the spring term only.  They are not eligible to take courses for official credit and they are only permitted to audit a course with prior permission from the instructor.