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. 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:

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 the Language Unit website.

For English and German, via Néobab

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