Applications 2024-2025

Enrollments on EHESP applications website will open on March 2024. More information to come…

EEF (Studying in France) procedure for foreign students

The EEF platform was set up in some countries to facilitate the administrative procedures, including through to visa applications, for candidates.

Do you live overseas in a country with a Campus France office and wish to start or continue studying in France? Please follow this procedure:

  1. Register with the Campus France office to submit your enrolment application and obtain your student visa
    The enrolment procedure you need to enrol on a Master’s programme is the “hors DAP” procedure.
  2. Enrol on the programme you are interested in on the EHESP websiteIf you are not resident in one of these countries, simply send your application to EHESP.

To help you prepare your stay in France, you can visit the Incoming Mobility page or contact Alienor VIVION, Head of Incoming Mobility at EHESP

Enrolment fees for international students from outside the EU

As part of the application of the differentiated registration fees, the Board of Directors of the EHESP (deliberation of 20 December 2023 accessible here) approves the following scheme for the year 2024-2025:

  • All international students integrating an EHESP master’s degree are subject to the application of the differentiated rights regime of 3 770 €;
  • Pursuant to Article R719-50 of the Education Code, EHESP will consider the possibility of partially or totally exempting certain students from the payment of fees, up to a limit of 10 % of registered students. Within this limit, and in accordance with the school’s international strategy, applications will be considered in accordance with the following priorities: students from countries on the list of least developed countries and low- and middle-income countries of the World Bank, and students from Lebanon and Ukraine, with regard to EHESP’s contribution to France’s political and diplomatic action in support of these countries;
  • A fee remission commission may be convened before starting training to give an opinion on applications from international students in initial training who finance all or part of their training and who have proven difficulties in paying this amount.

In any case, you will have to pay, in addition to these registration fees, the Campus Student Life Contribution (CVEC), an amount of EUR 100 (based on the year 2023-2024, price that may change).

Minimum language requirements for EHESP students

To be enrolled on a course, candidates must meet the minimum language requirements which correspond to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF).

In French

  • DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française): B2 in the new scale (or second degree: A5 + A6)
  • TCF (Test de connaissance du français): 450
  • TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français): 585

In English

  • TOEIC: 785
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
    Test paper: 550
    Computer test: 213
    Internet test: 79/80
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5

Information on the French and European academic system

ECTS, three-cycle system, M1, M2, …. What can these terms possibly mean, when describing higher education in France and in Europe?

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS )

In the EU, the international validation and recognition of degrees and courses is based on a common credits system (European Credit Transfer System). The ECTS credits obtained by any student can be capitalized and transferred, e.g. if the student’s academic pathway involves several universities. 1 ECTS corresponds to 25 to 30 hours (in classroom + personal work).

The three-cycle system

French higher education degrees are organized according to a common European structure composed of 3 cycles (Bachelor-Master-PhD). This takes into account years or semesters validated since entering higher education (and their corresponding ECTS):

  • Bachelor = 6 semesters (180 ECTS)
  • Master = 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • PhD = 6 semesters

Master Year 1 – Year 2

The master course, which can be entered after completing a bachelor degree, is obtained with 4 validated semesters, i.e. 120 ECTS. Master studies are completed within 2 years usually called “M1” (1st year) and “M2” (2nd year). The national master degree awarded is accredited by the National Higher Education and Research Evaluation Agency (AERES).

Co-accredited masters

Several EHESP masters are co-accredited or delivered in partnership. A co-accreditation means that two higher education institutions deliver and sign the degree jointly.

Advanced master

The “advanced master” is a post-master degree of 2 semesters minimum, based on lectures, individual research work within a company or organization, the writing of a professional thesis and a viva. The “specialist master” is accredited delivered by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE)”.

Visit Campus France website which provides you with clarifications and explanations.

Modified on 14 February 2024