The research master affiliated with the Computer Science Department of
ENS Paris-Saclay 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
Paris-Saclay and other schools in the Paris region.
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 2018/19 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.
- International scholarships ENS Paris-Saclay
ENS Paris-Saclay offers a few scholarships for foreign master students.
Information about this program will be available soon.
- 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. Deadline beginning of June.
- 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.
The deadline for the first wave is July 15th 2018, and for the second
September 15th, 2018.
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 15/03/2018