French and Francophone Studies

Postgraduate exchange programmes

We participate in two exchange programmes for postgraduate students.

Ecole normale supérieure exchange

We have an exchange agreement with the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, which allows one student a year (normally a second-year PhD student) to spend the year in Paris, with board provided by the ENS, and access to the seminars and library facilities of the ENS.

This exchange, apart from being an excellent opportunity to study and work in Paris, has enabled a number of students in the past to forge links with the Paris academic world which have turned out to be extremely useful.

ERASMUS exchange programme

We also participate in an ERASMUS exchange programme with the École nationale des chartes in Paris, enabling PhD students from Edinburgh to benefit from a wide range of seminars in topics including Latin, medieval French, palaeography, History of the Book and bibliographic studies to the present day, historical and archival studies including electronic archives, the media as source material.

Students on the exchange will also have access to the library of the Sorbonne and to other postgraduate and research seminars in the University of Paris.