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
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
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
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.
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
Note that ENS has prepared a document for foreign students that explains
about housing, insurance, and social security; it is available in
Contacter le Département Informatique
Last modified on 24/06/2014