Application process


On-line applications are now open!

Application time: 15 December 2023 to 15 June 2024

The Fall intake starts in September 2024.


Eligible students hold a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits or equivalent with certified translation in English) and wish to specialize in research & innovation on plant genetic improvement, biological control, defense stimulation or biostimulation.

European and non-European students are welcome to apply to BOOST MSc!


STEP 1: Prepare your documents
Begin early and by January:
  • Start drafting your application;
  • Contact your professors and direct managers for the required 2 reference letters;
  • Give a month’s time to structure these documents appropriately;
  • Apply before the due date (see STEP 2)!

Documents to provide are listed below:
  • CV (in English or in French)
  • Cover/Motivation letter (needs to be in English – letters written in French will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your passport, copy of your previous diploma and copy of your grades. These documents must be translated (in English or in French) and officially certified. Students who are in their final bachelor year will need to send a certificate of registration instead of the diploma. However, a diploma is compulsory and must be sent as soon as possible and no later than the end of July
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are compulsory. They can be written by a professor or a non-academic relation (internship chaperone for instance). The minimum is two, but you may submit more if you wish
  • Optional: proof of good English competencies (TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent).  This document is not compulsory. If the application is of interest for BOOST MSc, English level will be evaluated during the BOOST interview by Zoom (see STEP 3)

IN ADDITION & BEFORE (the BOOST MSc application via ecandidat - see STEP 2)
  • Refer to the Campus France website for a list of the countries affected by the "Etudes en France" (Studying in France) procedure and for more information about scholarships, in addition and before applying to BOOST MSc
  • Applicants from certain countries, outside the EU, must also apply via Campus France to obtain their VISA

See Campus France website
STEP 2: Apply

On-line applications are now open!


Application time: 15 December 2013 to 15 June 2024
The Fall Intake starts in September 2024.

Before and in addition to applying to BOOST MSc

When the BOOST online application is open and all your documents are ready (see STEP 1 for the list of documents)

  • Application time: 15 Decembre 2023 to 15 June 2024.
  • Apply before the due date!
  • Fill your application form online and submit your documents electronically on the Université Côte d'Azur ecandidat application website
  • Once you have included all the required documents, click on the green button to validate your application on the Université Côte d'Azur ecandidat application website
  • Check your application status on the Université Côte d'Azur ecandidat application website


  • You do not need to complete your application all at once, you can start and save for later
  • Be aware that the sooner you complete your application the better for the administrative procedure, especially VISA requests
  • When opened, BOOST MSc applications are considered every month, starting in January
  • Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. It is your responsability to make sure that it is complete and that all required supporting documents are attached in the appropriate format
STEP 3: BOOST interview

If your application is of interest to the BOOST MSc team, you will be invited to an interview, by Zoom (zoom link will be sent by email; no need to install Zoom).

  • 15 minutes to discuss with the BOOST committee
  • in English

Appointment for the interview and results will be sent by email.

STEP 4: Confirmation of nomination

Once you have received an acceptance email from BOOST, you must confirm your nomination on the Université Côte d'Azur ecandidat application website.

Confirm your nomination

UCAJedi Idex scholarship for 10 best applicants! 

  • Idex scholarships are available to help you finance your MSc studies at Université Côte d'Azur
  • See the MIO website
Each year Université Côte d'Azur awards 10 Idex scholarships to the best MSc candidates. The recipients of these grants of excellence will be exempt from tuition fees and will receive a stipend of €5,000.

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Check the MIO website to keep on top of the administrative procedures!