International students

International Student Mobility Support – SGSST ISMS

From the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, SGSST offers a bursary to support international mobility for new international students selected by the Teaching and Learning Board for the Master’s in Gender Study, to support them through the whole of the course (Master’s level 1 and Master’s level 2).

In order to be eligible for this bursary, applicants must:

  1. Be selected by the Master’s course admissions panel of the Teaching and Learning Board for the Master’s in Gender Studies;
  2. Have completed all of their secondary education and their first degree in a country other than France; preference will be given to applicants from outside the European Union.

One applicant will be selected each year to receive the bursary, of 5,000 euro per year for two years (10,000 euro in total).

The selection criteria for award of the bursary are as follows:

  1. Excellence of academic record;
  2. Relevance of proposed research to SGSST’s strategic focuses;
  3. Limited availability of training in gender and/or sexuality studies in the country where the applicant most recently studied;
  4. A statement of financial resources.

Information about the process for applying for this bursary will be sent to international students selected for entry to the Master’s during the summer; the successful applicant will be informed at the start of the academic year.

International opportunities for leaving students

The proposed international placement should be related to the student’s dissertation or thesis, and be agreed with the student’s tutor or supervisor.

SGSST students benefit from EHESS’s international partnerships, a complete list of which can be found on the EHESS website and the MoveOn app. Some of these partnerships offer access to teaching in gender studies or to research centres working on gender and sexuality. To help students searching for information, the list of EHESS’s partner institutions that offer training in gender studies appears below:

Country Partner institutions
Canada Université de Montréal D.E.S.S en études féministes, des genres et des sexualités
Canada Univeristé de Laval Microprogramme en études du genre
Canada Univeristé du Québec à Montréal Certificat en études féministes
Colombia Universidade Nacional de Columbia Maestría en Estudios de Género
USA University of Columbia Columbia College : Master’s in women’s studies
Barnard College : Master’s in women’s, gender and sexuality studies
School of general studies : Master’s in women’s and gender studies
USA University of Michigan Master’s in women’s and gender studies
USA New School for Social Research Gender and sexuality studies
USA University of Virginia Women, gender and sexuality studies
Asia and Oceania
Country Partner institution Course
Iran University of Teheran Master’s programme in women’s studies
Australia Australian National University Gender institute’s courses and degree programs
Country Partner institution
Germany Freie Universität Berlin Gender, Intersektionalität und Politik – Konsekutiver Masterstudiengang
Germany Humboldt Universität Masterstudiengangs Geschlechterstudien/Gender studies
Germany Universität Bielefeld Gender Studies “Interdisciplinary Research and Applications” / Master of Arts
Belgium Université de Liège Master de spécialisation en études de genre
Belgium Université Libre de Bruxelles Master de spécialisation en études de genre
Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid Master Estudios de Género
Master Estudios LGBTIQ+
Finland Université d’Helsinki Master’s programme in gender studies
Hungary Eötvös Lorand University MA in Ethnic and minority policy
Hungary/Austria Central European University MA in Gender studies
Romania Université de Bucarest Cours en études sur le genre et sciences politiques
Netherlands Universiteit Utrecht MA in Gender studies
Portugal Universidade Nova de Lisboa Mestrado em Estudos sobre as Mulheres. As Mulheres na Sociedade e na Cultura
Russia HSE Moscou Cours en études de genre et démographie
Sweden Uppsala Universiteit Gender Studies – Master’s Programme in the Humanities
Switzerland Université de Genève Master en études de genre
Switzerland Fribourg Universität Master Genre, Sociétés, Politiques sociales
Switzerland Université de Lausanne Parcours spécialisé du Master Sciences sociales
Turkey Orta Dogo Teknik Universitesi MA in Gender and women studies

However, the possibilities for exchange are not restricted to this list, and students may propose other international placement projects.

In addition to her/his tutor or supervisor, the student may contact:

Invited faculty

Each year, international researchers are invited to SGSST to lead one session of a training seminar, a workshop, contribute to a conference or study day, etc.

These invitations may be supported by EHESS’s Invited Faculty programme.

The list of these invited faculty and their contributions to SGSST will be published regularly on the International Section News page.

Language Unit

Every student at Master’s level 1 must complete the Language module (24 hours of classes, 3 ECTS) through the Language Unit. Classes in French as a Foreign Language (FFL) are also offered for international students who come to study at EHESS.

Languages offered: German, English, French as a Foreign Language (FFL) – applied language skills for the social sciences.

All information on how to enrol online, schedule, timetables, and assessment of language proficiency can be found on the Language Unit website:

Pre-enrolment online:

For FFL, via

For English and German: via Néobab

Contact: (German), (English), (FFL)