Application & Registration


The maximum tuition fee is 1500€ per year - it may vary according to your nationality, namely if you are a national of an EU country or of a country outside the EU.

For French and European applicants, registration fees are progressive according to the overall net income of the fiscal household for year N-2 of the parents on whom the student depends. Thus, for the 2022-2023 school year, the amount of tuition fees, calculated from the overall gross income for 2020 (2021 tax notice on 2020 income), is as follows:

GLOBAL GROSS INCOME in 2020 Tuition fees
Is less than 35 000 € 300 €
Above 35 001 € 1 500 €

Students whose parents or student's tax residence (if tax-detached) is located outside a Member State of the European Union pay tuition fees of a lump sum of 1500 €.

An additional amount of 92€ will have to be paid at the beginning of each year for the CVEC, the Contribution for the Students and Campuses Life. It's mandatory to pay those fees to apply in any french universities.

Please note that the total amount of the tuition fees indicated at the time of entry into the MSc is valid for one academic year and will be carried over to the following year in case of further study and/or repetition of a year (Deliberation n° 2021-27 of the “Conseil Académique” (Academic Council) of October 28, 2021)).


Among all the students welcomed to this program, we have a dual priority:

  1. To contribute to improving the education of today and creating the education of tomorrow. This primarily targets those who are responsible for the education of our young people (professors, teachers, and tutors). 

  2. To train new professionals who will create educational products in the broad sense, not only technologies but especially those related to pedagogy.

We give opportunities to candidates from various backgrounds, including those who wish to change profession or have a concrete project in mind.
A background in education is appreciated, but not mandatory.

SmartEdTech incorporates both initial and continuing education with a desire for diversity, in both the public and private sectors. More importantly, at the intersection of these current professions, this program aims to help graduates develop hybrid skills (for example as researchers and also entrepreneurs or industry professionals) who will create their own profession, tools and paths of tomorrow. 

At an academic level, you need:

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent to apply for the first year.
A Master's degree or the first year of a Master's if you wish to apply directly to the second year.

A certificate of English proficiency (only for non-native English speakers).

This document can either be delivered by an official test such as IELTS or TOEFL or a written document by an current/former employer or teacher indicating the student's English level. To be comfortable while following the program, the student's English level needs to be at least CEFR level B2.


Applications are now closed for the September 2024 intakes and will open on the 1st of March 2025 for the September 2025 intakes. 

To apply for the September 2025 intakes, you need to upload the following documents :

  • a resume (CV)
  • a cover letter
  • a copy of passport or ID card
  • a picture of you (passport format)
  • a copy of past degrees in French or in English
  • a copy of your past transcripts of your last degree in French or in English
  • a short video (3 minutes maximum) to present yourself and an educational project you wish to work on for the duration of the program
  • a English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or equivalent) if not a native speaker

Additional but not mandatory documents: 

  • For European students: 2022 Tax Notice on your parents' 2021 income (or yours)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Proof of past professional experience

Apply to the MSc SmartEdTech


IDEX Scholarship

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Région Sud Scholarship

By registering for an IDEX MSc from Université Côte d'Azur, all students have the opportunity to apply for the Région Sud Scholarship, delivered by the PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) region. 
More details can be found on the university's website:

Région Sud scholarship

Erasmus + Scholarship

If the student is travelling to achieve an internship in another European country apart from France, it is possible to apply to the Erasmus + scholarship. 
More details on the university's website:

Erasmus + Scholarship


Campus France Scholarship

Campus France is offering different scholarships depending on the student's country.
More details on the Campus France website:

Campus France website


Financial aid for studying abroad

Visit the Université Côte d'Azur page on financial aid to obtain further information about scholarships:

Financial aid for studying abroad