Practical information - Frequently Asked Questions

All the most frequent questions you may have about your life at the dormitory or at the ENS, which are (or are not) within our scope.

A lot of administrative information or information about the ENS bodies can be found on the intranet, and the students' wiki also contains a lot of relevant information that goes beyond our framework, so don't hesitate to look there too, although a lot of it is currently in French only.

The manual for community life in the dormitories can also be found here, together with the KDE page (IT tools)

DG presentation from the beginning of the year can also be found here (in French only).

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General informations about the DG

General questions about the DG and its role.

Practical informations

Here you will find everything you need to know in order to live and study at the ENS. 

The information found here concerns everyone at the ENS. For information about ENS lodgings or dormitories specifically, please consult the section entitled 'Living in the dormitories / Vivre à l'internat' 

Living in the dormitories

Here you will find informations to rooms, how to live there, how to use kitchen and common spaces. For a more general overview of the boarding schools, do not hesitate to visit our presentation page!

For informations on how to get a thurne, see the "Thurnage" section ; for general informations relevent for anyone at ENS, see "Practical Informations" section.

Turnover (room assignement)

Questions on how to get a thurn at the ENS, or change it. All you need to know about the organisation and the procedure of the thurnages.

In addition to this FAQ, we recommend that you read the annex on the thurnage of our internal rules.


Cette page vise à répondre aux questions les plus souvent posées sur le projet de réforme « UDG » avant le référendum du 19 au 26 juin. Elle sera complétée au fur et à mesure.