Applications for academic year 2023/24 are now closed. Applications for 2024/25 will open around January 2024.

Before starting the application process you should make sure you are eligible to apply for the MSc Environmental Hazards and Risks Management 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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To be eligible to study in the MSc Environmental Hazards and Risks Management program you will need to have a minimum of a second class (upper division) bachelor level degree (a BSc degree or equivalent) in Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a similar topic

Degrees in other scientific fields such as chemistry, mathematics, ecology, computer sciences and engineering with environmental content/applications are also considered.


As our program is taught entirely in English, 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.

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 taken into consideration. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete and that all required supporting documents are uploaded in the appropriate format.

All students, regardless of country of origin, must apply through the university’s online application platform (eCandidat). In addition, students from certain international countries outside the EEU must also apply via Campus France to obtain their visa. For more information and a list of the countries affected, please refer to the Campus France website.

  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 - Your parents' income tax notice 

This document will be used to calculate your tuition fees. Your parents must be resident in an EU country.
If you are financially independent you can submit your own tax notice (from an EU country) instead. 


The main priority for the MSc Environmental Hazards and Risks Management program selection committee is to recruit a dynamic group of good students with a wide range of profiles, who demonstrate the potential to benefit from and contribute to the academic experience we offer.

This means that we look at each applicant as a whole, taking into consideration their academic results, interests, extracurricular activities and skills. No student is admitted on the basis of their grades alone.

Applicants who have passed the initial selection process may be asked to attend an online interview. The purpose of this pre-admission interview is to enables the selection committee to understand the candidate’s reasons for applying and to learn what they hope to gain from the program in terms of their 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.