The Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at Ecole normale supérieure offers a fully funded 5-year PhD program in cognitive science. Unlike most PhD programs in Europe, and at the image of PhD programs in North-America, admission in our program does not require an MA-level degree. Students in our PhD program take three years of courses drawing from our MA program. Courses bring together researchers from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université Paris Descartes, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Students will take introductory courses, advanced seminars, scientific and professional skills courses. Spreading out the coursework over three years instead of two allows students to conduct original research from the moment they begin our program.