ENS de Cachan
Joining MPRI (Second year)

The research master affiliated with the Computer Science Department of ENS Cachan is the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science (MPRI), open to French or international students, with courses given in English and French.

The programme consists of two years (M1 and M2). Candidates may apply for both or for only one year, depending on their curriculum. This page describes the procedure for entering in the second year. and the scholarship programmes available for this purpose. For joining in the first year, see here.

The purpose of the programme is to train future research scientists through intensive exposure to contemporary research in computer science. It is open to students who have completed a French Licence or equivalent Bachelor's degree at a French or foreign college or university. For full details about the programme, see the MPRI web site.


To enter in the second year, you must have completed your first year either within the framework of another research-oriented or professionally-oriented Master at a French college or university, or at a foreign university. Precise entrance requirements are given on the MPRI website.


The second year of the MPRI programme is jointly organised by ENS Cachan and other schools in the Paris region. Applications are centralized and evaluated by a joint Studies Committee. In order to apply, follow the instructions here.


Students in financial need may apply for a scholarship to support their participation in the MPRI programme. In this case, please complement your application to MPRI by an additional letter stating that you are also candidate for a scholarship, and your reasons for doing so.

For your information, several scholarship programmes are available from different donors, with different conditions and different deadlines from March to June. Applications are continuously evaluated during this period.

The programmes for 2013/14 are listed below. Note that you should not contact those programmes directly unless asked to do so by us. Instead, when evaluating your application, the committee will decide which programme to assign you to. You may then be asked to complete additional paperwork for the scholarship.

Keep in mind that if you apply early, your chances of getting a scholarship may be higher. On the other hand, if you wish to include your latest academic results in your application, you may choose to wait and apply later.

  • Scholarships INRIA-MPRI

    INRIA finances several scholarships for one year. The grant amounts to 1000 euros/month for a duration of stay of up to 12 months. All expenses will be borne by the grant-holder: transport, accommodation, registration fees, library fees, health insurance, etc.

  • International scholarships ENS Cachan

    ENS Cachan offers a few scholarships for foreign master students.

    Detailed information, Deadline: March 25th, 2013.

  • Scholarships Īle de France

    The administrative region around Paris (Īle de France) offers grants for foreign master students up to 30 years of age. The scholarships may cover the second year of Master studies. The Computer Science Department of ENS Cachan will pre-select candidates to be presented as candidates in this programme, the final decision will be made by the region.

    Detailed information; contact us before March 18th to join this programme.

  • Digicosme scholarships

    The Labex Digicosme offers master scholarships for French or foreign students; MPRI students are eligible. Scholarships are for two years and can cover, for instance, the second year of the MPRI and one year of PhD studies. There are multiple deadlines for submission, see below.

    Detailed information, deadlines March 1st, April 12th, June 14th

  • IDEX Saclay scholarships

    This is a scholarship programme for international students with an option to finance the second year of the master programme. The selection for this programme will happen in two waves, see below.

    Detailed information; deadlines March 29th and Mai 31st.


Please address any questions you may have about this subject to scholarship [at] dptinfo.ens-cachan.fr.

Note that ENS has prepared a document for foreign students that explains about housing, insurance, and social security; it is available in English and French.

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Last modified on 24/06/2014