Cachan Exchange Scheme

The École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, on the outskirts of Paris, offers the possibility for graduate historians registered for the MPhil or DPhil, or the BA (third year), to study for up to a year at the school. They are eligible to take a Master’s degree. Graduates in Politics, Economics, Sociology or Modern Languages may also apply. 

This University exchange scheme is particularly useful for graduates undertaking research in French history post 1789. 

Type of award: 
Academic or academic-related
Eligibility or selection criteria: 

Open to Oxford graduate students in History, Politics, Economics, Sociology or Modern Languages registered for the MPhil or DPhil, or the BA (third year). 

Amount awarded: 

Oxford graduates who take up this opportunity are not charged fees by Cachan, and are provided with accommodation at a reasonable rate, although they continue to pay fees to their Oxford college.

How and when to apply: 

A letter or applications (no more than one side), with brief CV and reasons for wishing to undertake the exchange should be sent to the co-ordinator in the History Faculty in early January. For more information, please contact the co-ordinator, Professor Robert Gildea, or Martin Conway

Further information: 

In all cases of travel, whether as part of a course (e.g. field work, year abroad, medical elective) or an extra-curricular activity (e.g. a project for which College has provided financial support, a College reading party, or Pathfinder award), students are responsible for taking out appropriate medical and travel insurance for the whole of their time away, including any independent trips made alongside, and for consulting relevant travel advice, for instance as provided by the Foreign Office. Reading party participants are expected to sign waivers prior to departure. Students are not permitted to travel to countries or regions for which appropriate travel insurance cannot be obtained.

If you have any queries about the Cachan Exchange Scheme, please contact Martin Conway (Fellow and Tutor in History).