APPLICATION DATES

Applications for academic year 2024/25 are now open, the deadline for submission is 15th June 2024

Applications must be submitted via our online applications system, eCandidat. Before starting the application process you should make sure you are eligible to apply to our program and that you have gathered all the required documents that need to be submitted with your application. Please see below for further details.

Keep in mind that the sooner your online application is submitted, the sooner we will be able to review it and give you an answer.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to study in the MSc Environmental Hazards and Risks Management program you will need to have a bachelor level degree (a BSc degree or equivalent) in Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a similar topic

A minimum of a second class (upper division) classification is required with mostly B-level grades or higher. 

Degrees in other scientific fields such as chemistry, mathematics, ecology, computer sciences and engineering with environmental content/applications can also be considered depending on the topics covered.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants from non-anglophone countries must provide proof of English proficiency. A minimum level of B2 is required to be eligible to apply, however a C1 level or higher is preferred. 

You can be exempt from submitting proof of English proficiency if you completed an English-taught Bachelor's degree (you will need to upload an official letter from your university to confirm this).

English tests accepted: IELTS, TOEFL IBT, TOEFL ITP, TOEIC, General GRE, Cambridge English Exam (B2 First/FCE)


Submitting your application

Applications to our program should be submitted on our online platform, eCandidat. The platform is available in both French and English, a user manual is available on the home page to guide you through the account creation and application processes. 

The documents listed below would need to be uploaded with your application. Documents must be in English or French, or officially translated to English or French. We will not accept documents in other languages, and will consider your application to be incomplete if you do not supply the correct documents.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete and that all required supporting documents are uploaded in the appropriate format.
 

Documents to submit with your application:
A CV (resume)

A detailed CV written in English, with a clear overview of your educational and professional background to date and your extra-curricular activities.

A letter of motivation

A one-page letter of motivation written in English.

The letter of motivation is your opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd! We would like to hear what interests you about our program and what you hope to gain from it.

A copy of your valid passport or European ID card 

If you have applied for a passport and it has not yet been issued, please upload the receipt for the passport request/application as well as your expired passport.

A copy of your previous university degree

A copy of all your previous degree certificates, in English or French or officially translated.

You will also be asked to download and sign a consent form authorizing us to contact the awarding institution if we need to verify the authenticity of your qualification. The form is available on the eCandidat platform (download button next to the file name). All your previous degrees should be included (either on the same form, or a separate form for each).

If you have not yet graduated at the time of your application, please upload a letter from your current university confirming your enrolment. If you are admitted to our MSc program, your admission will be conditional on the completion of your Bachelor/Master degree.

Copies of your university transcripts 

Please submit copies of the transcripts for all degrees obtained to date, in English or French or officially translated.

 
Two letters of recommendation

The letters should be in English or French. They should be written on official letterhead paper and include the signature and full contact details of the referee.

The letters would need to be uploaded together, combined into one file.

If you've been out of the education system for a long time, a reference from an employer is acceptable.

An English language proficiency certificate

Please refer to the language requirements section above to see what documents you might need to provide.

Your English language level will also be assessed during the interview.

A digital passport-style photo
 

A digital ID-style photograph of yourself in a jpg or png format.

A Feedback questionnaire

You will need to download, complete and submit the feedback questionnaire provided on the eCandidat platform (download button next to the file name). This is obligatory in order for us to process your application.

For EU students - income tax notice

This document will be used to calculate your tuition fees. Please see here for more details.

Etudes En France

All students, regardless of their country of origin, must apply through the university’s online application platform (eCandidat). 

In addition, students from certain international countries outside the EU must also apply via Etudes En France to obtain their visa. For more information and a list of the countries affected, please refer to the Campus France website.

Please make sure to submit your Etudes En France application before the deadline as noted on the Campus France website. Failure to apply on time may result in difficulties obtaining a visa.
 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Once your application is submitted, it will be checked and validated then sent to the admissions committee for consideration.

If you pass the initial selection process, you may be invited to attend an online interview. The purpose of this pre-admission interview is to enables the admissions committee to understand your reasons for applying and to learn what you hope to gain from the program in terms of your career plans. The interview lasts about 30 to 45 minutes and is a decisive factor in the selection process.

You should expect a final decision within two months of submission of a complete application.

If you are accepted on the program there will be some important steps you would need to take to confirm your registration and prepare for your arrival in France. You can find all the details on the MSc International Office (MIO) website, here and here. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.