École Normale Supérieure Paris (ENS) Exchange

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.


Princeton can receive up to six graduate student nominations from ENS-PSL for the purpose of research only. Students must be nominated by ENS-PSL before they can apply. These E.N.S. students are not on the Procter Visiting Fellowship and hold the status of VSRC while at Princeton and are enrolled for the spring term only. Students are not eligible to take courses for official credit and are only permitted to audit a course with prior permission from the instructor.

Application Submission Dates July 1 through September 30
Program Dates

January 1 through May 31

Program Length Spring Term
Application Fee None

Application Requirements

  • Statement of academic research - brief statement describing your research project

  • Resume or curriculum vitae    

  • Home Institution Adviser Statement – confirmation of your enrolled graduate student status, nature of collaborative work and its relevance to your academic and scholarly progress

  • Transcript from current enrolled school

  • Copy of your current passport (name page only) - international applicants only

  • Evidence of sufficient financial resources to cover the monthly financial requirements (The monthly enrollment fee is covered by Princeton.)

    • Include a translation to English Language and U.S. currency if applicable

    • Bank statements and scholarship letters must include full name

Visa Information

(International applicants only)

All international nondegree students must arrive in the U.S. with a valid F-1 or J-1 student visa. The Davis International Center will assist with the visa eligibility documents (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) after admission is offered.

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