École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • International students with a valid student residence card are allowed to work in France for up to 964 hours per year.

Students' Union

  • There are numerous student clubs and societies that play an active part in campus life in areas such as culture, arts, sports and humanitarian action.


  • École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon) is a highly selective higher education and research institute, established in 1880.
  • The Fontenay School for girls was founded in 1880 and the Saint-Cloud School for boys was founded in 1882. In 1981, the institutions became co-educational.
  • In 1987, the two schools merged but the scientific departments remained in the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and the arts, humanities and social sciences remained at the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay/St Cloud.
  • In 2010, the two institutions became one and retained the name École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.


International Mobility Service, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon , 15 parvis René Descartes - BP 7000 69342, Lyon Cedex 07, FRANCE