Application

COVID-19

The current sanitary situation allows us to offer a hybrid mode of teaching for now: presential for the most part when it is possible and in small groups (especially for the lab sessions), and online/remotely for a few courses only. The exact organization will be communicated to you in due time for each course you will attend. Therefore, your physical presence in Paris is required because we are not able nor we desire to offer full online teaching (unless the sanitary restrictions require it for a period of time then, if there is a new lockdown for instance).
In case you cannot be physically present in Paris as of September 1st 2021, you will not be allowed to register for the BME Paris Master’s Program for the academic year 2021-2022.

You MUST find another program in your current country of residence in case you wouldn’t be able to come to France for different reasons (no visa, borders not reopened, etc.).

NB. Please note that you will have to be registered at our Institution before the kick-off meeting takes place and you will also receive some information about registration by then. Keep in mind that you will have to be available full time and present in Paris as of September 1st 2021 and attend ALL mandtory events (cf mandatory events for students section below).

Warning: you MUST secure a stable internet connection and a laptop upon your arrival in Paris since you will be using both quite a lot and as soon as you arrive. It is a mandatory condition in order to attend our program.

General Rules

Applications will open on February 1st for the following academic year. Applications submitted before February 1st at 12am will not be examined.

Applications must be submitted before July 1st of each year for the following academic year.
Applications submitted after June 30th 11:59pm will not be examined.

For applicants who are citizens of a country which requires the Etudes en France procedure, you MUST apply BOTH on our website AND on Etudes en France.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

In France, there are two types of educational regimes: « formation initiale » (initial training) and formation continue (continuing professional education).

While the registration status and obligations of students differ from one regime to another, the courses are exactly the same within each curriculum.

You must keep in mind that applying for one regime or another is not a choice. Depending on your situation, it is an obligation to apply for the regime that corresponds to your situation.

Formation initiale: what is it?

«Formation initiale» corresponds to the classic educational system from kindergarten to university.

However, «formation initiale» is a term that is more commonly used in higher education.

It corresponds to people with a student status who are already enrolled in a school program to learn the basics of a profession or a field.

At the end of the «formation initiale», students have the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for the profession they were aiming for. A diploma is awarded at the end of the program to validate the student's courses and skills.

Only those with school or university status have access to this training regime.

In «formation initiale», the student pays tuition fees and the student life and campus contribution (CVEC). In order to meet these costs, some students receive a scholarship exempting them from certain fees and sometimes paying them an amount to cover other expenses related to student life. The student status allows you to obtain discounts, particularly in sports halls or at the movies.

«Formation continue»: what is it?

The «formation continue» regime is aimed at people who are already working or have a professional experience and also more generally people who have interruped their studies no matter what they are currently doing.

It concerns people who currently are: employees, self-employed, liberal professions, jobseekers, retirees, but also students enrolled in a cooperative training/day release training program (« formation en alternance »).

In that case, the training is used to consolidate previously acquired knowledge, to complete a «formation initiale», to develop new knowledge and skills, or to prepare a professional career change project.

The «formation continue» regime is not free of charge. It can be financed either by the student, by the candidate's employer or by special schemes such as the personal training account called CPF (for French citizens only).

If you belong to the « formation continue » regime, you must contact your current employer to find out if they would be ready to finance your studies or check your CPF to find out how much could be financed. Otherwise, you must pay for yourself.

Check the « tuition fees » section on the application page.

Conclusion: «formation initiale» is aimed at students who have not left the education system, while «formation continue» is aimed at any person who is out of the university system (whether it is because the person is working, left to travel around the world, etc...). Once the person is out of the university system, the person most likely belongs to the "formation continue" regime if the person wants to register in an educational program.

If you have a doubt about the regime you belong to, you send a CV to contact@bme-paris.com explaining your situation.

When you apply on our website, you will have to mention whether you are applying for « formation initiale » or « formation continue ».

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

You are eligible to apply for our master’s program as long as you meet at least one of the requirements listed below:

Conditions to apply for the 1st year of our master’s program (M1)

  • having obtained or being in the process of validating a Licence 3 or a Bachelor’s degree (science related)
  • being a physiotherapist or a 4th year student in a physiotherapist school

NB. Even if your Bachelor’s degree is a 4 or 5 year program as it is the case in some countries, You MUST apply for the M1.

Conditions to apply directly for the 2nd year of our master’s program (M2)

  • For students in science or engineering:
    • having obtained or being in the process of validating a Master 1
    • having obtained or being in the process of validating a Master’s degree
    • being a 3rd year student in an engineering school
    • being a 2nd year student in an engineering school (particularly Arts et Métiers, Mines Paris Tech/PSL, Chimie ParisTech/PSL and ESPCI Paris/PSL) affiliated with the Master BME Paris master’s program for a double diploma
    • being a 2nd year student at ENS Paris/PSL
  • For students and graduates in medicine, pharmacy or dentistry:
    • being a 3rd year student in a Medicine-Science or Pharmacy-Science program (including those of Université de Paris or l’Ecole de l’Inserm Liliane Bettencourt) provided that you validate a total of 240 ECTS by the end of the present academic year
    • being an resident (« interne ») or a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Pharmacy (Pharm.D), Dental Surgery (DDS) or Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • For physiotherapists or 4th year students in physiotherapist schools: you can apply directly for the M2 only if you are able to prove that you attended an additional research oriented curriculum (formation complémentaire à et pour la recherche)

NB. The admission committee reserves the right to propose engineering students’ applications for a M1 (instead of a M2) after examining their applications and according to their background.

NB. If you apply for the wrong year (M2 instead of M1 or the other way round), the examination of your application will be delayed.

NB. If you apply for the wrong regime (formation initiale instead of formation continue or the other way round), the examination of your application will be delayed).

NB. You can apply before validating your current diploma and send your diploma/validation transcript later.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information and send an email including your CV to contact@bme-paris.com if you have a doubt about which track/regime you should apply for.

STEP 1: prepare the documents that MUST be submitted for your application to be complete:

Document format accepted: PDF only

1. A photocopy of your passport, national ID card if you are a European citizen or French national identity card if you are a French citizen

2. A Curriculum Vitae in English only (2 pages max)

3. A letter of personal statement in English only (2 pages max)

4. Photocopies of ALL of your transcripts from your higher education years in their original language AND the certified translation in French or English (merged into two PDF files maximum)
NB.
Transcripts from the current semester ONLY can be uploaded later (as soon as you receive them) in your application form by going back on the link you receive when you first apply

5. Photocopies of ALL of your diplomas from your higher education years in their original language AND the certified translation in French or English (merged into two PDF files maximum)
NB.
Diplomas in the process of being validated can be uploaded later (as soon as you receive them) in your application form by going back on the link you receive when you first apply

6. Photocopy of the English language certificate that you have passed (we do not need a French language certificate) with a C1 level minimum
Check the table of equivalence: https://www.ef.fr/tests-anglais/comparaison-tests/convertisseur-score/
NB. If you are currently registered to take an exam which will determine your level of English before July 1st:
a) Upload a PDF file simply stating the name of the exam/certificate and the date planned for the test
b) Upload the results later (as soon as you receive them) in your application form by going back on the link provided above before July 1st maximum

NB. No certificate is required for native English speakers or students having completed their undergraduate studies in a program taught entirely in English.
In such case, replace the certificate by a document (PDF file) explaining why you don’t need to provide a certificate (e.g. 'I was born and raised in Ireland, I studied in an American school for seven years, my IELTS is scheduled on May 15th, etc.). Your level of English will be verified during the Skype interview if your application is selected.

NB. If you have a doubt about whether or not you should take the test or whether or not the test you already took is sufficient, you can take this test online and attach the results to your application as a supplement: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/

COVID-19. If due to the COVID-19 situation you cannot take the exam you were registered for, you can take the following test online and attach the results to your application: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/

7. TWO letters of recommendation in English or French only
If you have only one or none in your possession, you will have to send a request to your academic recommenders through the online form.
What we mean by academic referees: professors in your university of origin and outside if possible (e.g. a laboratory you worked at), in scientific or technological fields. We only accept their professional/academic email address (no hotmail, gmail or personal email address).

NB. The request for recommendations will only be sent to your referees once you submit your application form. If you don’t submit it, no request will be sent.

As long as we haven’t received the 2 letters of recommendation, your application will NOT be examined.

8. Any other document that you would like to add (merged into 2 PDF files maximum)

STEP 2: fill the online form at the bottom of this page

You will receive an email with a link which will redirect you to an application form. Check your spam in case you don't receive the email!
Please note that your application will not be considered if you do not fill out the online form thoroughly.

Make sure you apply for the correct track/regime in the application form or the examination of your application will be delayed and you will therefore be penalized (late applications have less chance of being selected for instance). Send an email including your CV to contact@bme-paris.com if you have a doubt about which track/regime you should apply for.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

In order for your application to be examined, it must be complete. It is your responsibility.

Please note that it is in your best interest to apply as early as possible, as some or all tracks may be full after the first rounds of admission.

Foreign students should apply particularly early given the length of procedures to obtain a visa.

During the examination of your application, you may be contacted by some faculty for a phone, in-person or skype interview in English.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Once your complete application is examined by the admission committee, there are 3 possibilities :

• Either you will receive a formal authorization of registration, which you will have to formally accept or reject before a specific deadline
• Or you will receive a formal notification of refusal
• Or you will be notified that you are put on the waiting list. In that case, your application will be examined by the last commission (provided that some positions are still available at that stage in the tracks you applied for) and the final decision will be sent to you by July 31st at the latest.

NB. Please note that once your application is accepted for the M2 track you chose, you will not be able to change tracks. Make sure you choose the track that really corresponds to your aspirations.

◦ 1st batch: if you apply between Feb 1st at 12am and March 31st at 11:59pm, you shall get a reply by April 30th
◦ 2nd batch: if you apply between April 1st at 12am and May 15th at 11:59pm, you shall get a reply by June 15th
◦ 3rd batch: if you apply between May 16th at 12am and June 30th at 11:59pm, you shall get a reply by July 31st

NB. As the number of applicants increase each year, there is a possibility that replies might be delayed by a few days. So if you do not get a reply right on time, it doesn’t mean that your application is rejected. It means that the admission committee hasn’t been able to examine your application yet.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Students accepted into the program will be required to enroll at one of the three partner institutions (Arts & Métiers Institute of Technology, Université de Paris or Université Paris Sciences et Lettres). It will mainly depend on their background (e.g. students who obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Université de Paris will enroll there) but it can also depend on a specific grant they may have obtained or their regime (formation initiale or continue). The students cannot decide where they will enroll. The Chairs of the program do.

You will receive an email between the end of July and the end of August to let you know about the procedure for registration. There are different procedures depending on your regime and the institution you enroll at.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

You must save these dates when you decide to apply for our program.

Please note that they are provisional dates and might be changed (by a few days only though).

No schedule will be provided before the kick-off meeting other than the events mentioned below. You must know that it is a full-time program though.

Semester 1: September – January

Christmas break: December 19th 2020 – January 3rd 2021 (included)

Semester 2: January – mid-July or mid-September depending on the date of your oral defence or if you have to take re-sit exams

Kick-off meeting for all BME Paris students
It usually takes place on the first Tuesday of September (e.g. September 1st 2020*) but you must be registered before that day.

Integration days for M1 BME Paris students
M1 students must attend the 3 integration days which will take place on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the first week of September (eg. September 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2020*). It will consist of a pedestrian rally around Paris in teams and different workshops dealing with how to prepare an interview for a job/internship. You will receive more details around the end of August but you must save the date if you are authorized to enroll in our program.

Interdisciplinary seminar for all M2 BME Paris students
It takes place during the second full week of September from Monday morning to Friday night (eg. September 7th until September 11th 2020*).
If you are part of our program you will have to attend the offsite interdisciplinary seminar involving ALL students from the five different tracks of the second year of the master’s program (BIN, BIM, BioMAT, BioMECH and MCB). You will spend 3 nights there.
The main aim of this seminar is for you to know each other and to get an initiation to what designing a research project in bioengineering means. During this one-week event, you will work in small groups to elaborate and write interdisciplinary research projects under the supervision of faculty members from the different tracks as well as invited researchers.

NB. When booking your travel tickets, make sure the dates correspond to the dates mentioned above. No absence will be tolerated.

* Subject to modification

NB. Due to the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, some adjustments will be made as far as the logistics is concerned but you must remain available for those events and your classes.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

You can check where each course takes place on each course description (cf Program).

NB. Due to the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, some adjustments will be made as far as the logistics is concerned and you will be notified in due time by the Faculty members.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

It takes place on the Friday right after the interdisciplinary seminar is over (e.g. September 11th 2020).
You will receive a “save the date” in July usually.
But you will receive the real invitation as soon as your track chairs send the official list of graduates. So the invitation is usually sent right before the ceremony.
It is not mandatory but you can attend it only upon registration. You can each come along with 3 invitees of your choice, upon registration also.

The real diplomas will NOT be handed to you during the ceremony, therefore there is absolutely no obligation to attend (fake ones will be given to you on that day, they have no official value).

The real diplomas will be available later (usually as of November). Since our program is common to the three institutions: Université de Paris, Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology and Université Paris Sciences Lettres, your diploma will be released by the institution you were registered at but the two other institutions will be mentioned on your diploma.

NB. Due to the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, the 2020 ceremony had to be cancelled. As soon as we know about the 2021 one we will let you know.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Expenses

"Formation Initiale" students

The tuition fees for European students of "Formation Initiale" will be as usual and the exact amount will be announced in July but it is usually around 350€* for the M1 (including the CVEC) and 500€* for the M2 (including the CVEC and the mandatory Interdisciplinary Seminar).

As far as Non-European students are concerned, the tuition fees will be the same for Non-European students as for European students for the academic year 2021-2022. However, it might not stay the same for the following years. The information for the following academic years will appear here whenever we get it so, please, do not send an email to ask us. If the information is not here, it means that we do not have it. 

If the differientiated fees are voted for the following academic years, Non European students will have to pay 3.770€* per year.

Information on the Campus France website: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/tuition-fees-France

NB. Tuition fees must be paid upon completion of the administrative registration and before the kick-off meeting.

* subject to modification

 

"Formation Continue" students

Candidates who interrupted their studies cannot register as "regular" students ("Formation Initiale"). They belong to what we call the "Formation Continue" regime and must pay the following amount for tuition fees:

M1: 3.900€* + around 250€* for registration fees

M2: 5.700€* + around 250€* for registration fees

NB. "Formation Continue" students do not need to pay the CVEC as "Formation Initiale" students do.

NB. On the application form, those students must tick the Formation Continue/Continuing Professional Development box.

NB. Check the "formation initiale or formation continue" section to see what regime you belong to before you apply. It is not a choice that you make but an obligation depending on your situation.

Send an email including your CV to contact@bme-paris.com if you have a doubt about which track/regime you should apply for.

* subject to modification

 

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

We do not provide housing, therefore you will have to look for an accomodation on your own.

Case 1: you don’t know where you will have to register yet (students usually know around mid-July where they will have to register for the next academic year)

Here are a few tips that could help you out:

We highly recommend that you look for an accommodation before your arrival, as it can be hard to find a good one in Paris. Most students pay between 500 and 700€ per month for accommodation. We would like to warn you that the rents are high so unless you are lucky to get a room at the CIUP or a CROUS residence, you will most likely get a room for a high price.

Prices depend on the area, for example, districts 5, 6, 16 and 8 are the most expensive ones. Yet you can find cheaper rents in districts 18, 19 and 20 or in the suburbs.

  • Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris: CIUP

Located in the south of Paris, the International University Campus called Cité Internationale Universitaire (CIUP) has a number of different “houses” (Canadian House, Japanese House, German House, American House, etc.) where foreign students can apply to live. You can apply directly on their website.

NB. We recommend that you apply as soon as you receive your authorization of enrollment because their rooms are highly sought after. The cost of a room is usually between € 450 and 600.

  • Les Estudines

Les Estudines offer entirely furnished and equipped accommodation for students.

In order to Book accommodation there:

– Pick a student residence on their website

– or call the regional (Ile-de-France) booking center: 09 69 39 22 00 (free of charge)

You need to contact the booking center even if the student residences already appear as fully booked, because availabilities can change every day (departures, cancellations…etc.).

  • Shared housing

In some cases, the best way is to share an apartment where you will have a bigger place at a lower price.

http://www.appartager.com
www.colocation.fr
www.immojeune.com/en/flatsharing/paris

  • Private owners and real estate agencies

You can find accommodation online on your own.

WARNING:

  • Be very careful because unfortunately, even in Paris there are frauds. If you rent an apartment before your arrival, never send money to the owner without an official contract.
  • Apartment agencies being quite expensive, we would recommend that you try to find on your own first.
  • Some dishonest agencies ask you to pay in exchange for a list of apartments. Never pay for a list, you only pay when you have chosen an apartment!

Here are a few websites you can check out:

www.student.com
www.ecla-campus.com/en/product/actif
https://paris.craiglist.org/search/roo
https://www.morningcroissant.fr/
https://ads.fusac.fr/ad-category/housing/

You can also check out the following list: Housing_contacts

Case 2: you already know in which University/School you will have to register (Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, Université de Paris or Université Paris Sciences et Lettres)
  • For students who will be registered at Arts et métiers Institute of Technology (which doesn’t have a guide), here is the information the Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology provides:

You must have your admission letter in order to start the booking process.

Option 1: Booking a room at the Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology Student Residence. As the Residence is run independently from the school itself, students have to apply by themselves on: https://www.maison-arts-et-metiers.fr/

Option 2: Other types of accommodation:

Go to https://artsetmetiers.studapart.com/en/ and log in with your personal e-mail address in the section “sign up”. You will be asked to enter a code: HOUSINGENSAMPARIS

If your landlord requires a French guarantor (“caution”), see: https://artsetmetiers.studapart.com/en/ or https://www.campusfrance.org/en/VISALE-free-security-deposit-for-students

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Students will not pay for the student social security anymore BUT each student MUST report to the social security center closest to their place of residence in order to register for social security.

Whether you are a French or an international student, you can find he procedure on Ameli.fr. Please follow the instructions and proceed: https://www.ameli.fr/assure/droits-demarches/etudes-emploi-retraite/etudes-stages/etudiant

Social Security hotline:

  • in English from France: 0 811 36 36 46 – 0.06 € / min + price of call
  • in English from abroad: 0033 811 36 36 46
  • in French from France: 3646 – 0.06 € / min + price of call

Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Social Security provides students with social coverage while studying in France. To increase the amount of their healthcare expenses that is reimbursed, they may take out complementary health insurance, or mutuelle. It is strongly recommended. To get more information: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/healthcare-student-social-security

European students: if you have the « carte européenne d’assurance maladie » (European Health Insurance Card), you will have to make the advance payment of your medical costs which will be (partially or fully) reimbursed afterwards.

Students from Québec: there is a special form (SE-401-Q-106) that also allows you to be reimbursed (partially or fully) afterwards after you make the advance payment of your medical costs.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

  • Each student MUST get the following insurance coverage:
    • French social security, mandatory (cf Healthcare system section)
    • Complementary health insurance (mutuelle), strongly recommended (cf Healthcare system section)
    • Civil liability insurance (responsabilité civile) to cover you from damages caused to others, mandatory

NB. Civil liability insurance covers personal injuries or property damages you may have caused to a third party, voluntarily or involuntarily, during private, curricular or extracurricular activities, on or off campus, in France or abroad.
Please be aware that this type of insurance does not cover any personal injuries or property damages that you may sustain.
Civil liability is usually included in the housing insurance you subscribe to when you rent a room or an apartment. But if you stay at a hotel, share an apartment or stay at a friend’s free of charge, and hence do not have any insurance contract, you must subscribe to an individual civil liability insurance.
For reference, this type of insurance is now offered by most banks, in addition to major insurance companies. We suggest that you inquire at the bank where you opened your bank account in France.
You must verify that your current Civil Liability insurance also covers you during your internship. Contact your insurance provider and explain clearly what you are about to do.

  • Foreign students must know the following:
    • It is strongly recommended for foreign students to include the repatriation clause in their personal insurance in case you need to be sent back to your country for medical reasons.
    • It will take some time for your registration at social security to proceed. Therefore, it is mandatory that you take an insurance in your home country which will cover you for everything for the first 3 months of your stay in France.

Warning: do not count on your credit card (carte bleue) to cover you for civil liability and complementary health insurance. Moreover, you must be really careful about the cases in which you are covered in general because they are usually very rare.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

METRO-BUS-RER-REGIONAL TRAIN

There are 14 Metro lines, 5 RER lines and hundreds of bus lines that enable you to move quickly in Paris or Ile-de-France.

The first Metro services start at around 5:30 am and the last ones finish at around 12:30 am on weekdays and 1:45 am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings of public holidays. Full details available on www.ratp.fr/en/

TRAVEL PASSES AND FARES

Imagine’R package (student pass 26 years-old and under) www.imagine-r.com

Forfait Navigo available weekly or monthly www.navigo.fr

More information including maps and routes on www.ratp.fr/en/

VELIB

Velib is a simple and free rental bike system. With over 23,600 bikes covering the city, available 24/7 all year long in 1,800 stations every 300m, Velib is a great alternative way to move around in Paris.

Full details including subscription rates, map of stations, cycling tours are available on www.en.velib.paris.fr/

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

International students

Foreign students should apply particularly early given the length of procedures to obtain a visa.

“European” students are nationals of:
• One of the 27 countries of the EU;
• A country included in the EEA (EU + Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein)
• Switzerland
• Monaco or Andorra

 

EUROPEAN STUDENTS

You must apply directly on our website between February 1st and June 30th.
More information: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/enrolment-European-student

 

NON-EUROPEAN STUDENTS BUT LIVING IN A EUROPEAN COUNTRY

You must apply directly on our website between February 1st and June 30th.
If your application is accepted, you will receive an authorization of enrollment in one of the three partner institutions (Université de Paris, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology or Université PSL). From that point on, you will be able to undertake the procedures with the French Consulate in your country of residence to obtain a student visa.
NB. Even if the « Etudes en France » procedure applies in the country of origin, non-European students residing in Europe do not need neither return to their native country nor to follow this procedure.

More information: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/enrolment-student-residing-Europe

 

NON-EUROPEAN STUDENTS BUT LIVING IN A COUNTRY INCLUDED IN THE “ETUDES EN FRANCE” PROCEDURE

Check the list on the Campus France website: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/procedure-studying-in-France

2 mandatory steps

1- You must follow the « Etudes en France » procedure until you obtain a student visa
Create your private electronic file and follow the instructions. If necessary, contact the Campus France platform in your country of residence for more information
Warning : Make sure you select the following program on the Campus France platform: « Master Sciences, technologies, santé, mention Ingénierie de la santé / Université de Paris – UFR des sciences fondamentales et biomédicales – Site de Paris ». If you select another school than Université de Paris, we will not be able to validate your file ourselves for you to obtain your visa. It will then be delayed.
Please let me know as soon as you submitted your COMPLETE application on Campus France, so that I can validate it.

2- You must concurrently apply on our website according to the application dates mentioned above or your application will NOT be examined.

More information: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/procedure-studying-in-France

 

NON-EUROPEAN STUDENTS BUT LIVING IN A COUNTRY NOT INCLUDED IN THE “ETUDES EN FRANCE” PROCEDURE

You must apply directly on our website according to the application dates mentioned above.
If your application is accepted, you will receive an authorization of enrollment. From that point on, you will be able to undertake the procedures with the French Consulate in your country of residence to obtain a student visa.

More information: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/enrolment-non-European-student

 

BRITISH CITIZENS

You can find all  the availableinformation on the following link:

https://brexit.gouv.fr/sites/brexit/accueil/vous-etes-britannique-en.html

 

NB. As visa matters tend to take a lot of time, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. We are not responsible for the obtaining of your visa, so you must anticipate and respect our batch schedule.

 

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Please note that if you need an original copy of your letter of acceptance for the visa application procedure, we will mail it to you after receiving your request, via an international shipping company (UPS, Fedex or DHL depending on the country). All costs will be at your own expense.
If you send your request for an original acceptance letter early enough, we might be able (if your country allows it) to mail it to you through regular mail. ln this case only, it will be free of charge for you.

ln any case, you must send your request for an original letter of acceptance before July 15th.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

For students who are registered at Université PSL : Université PSL guide

For students who are registered at Université de Paris : Université de Paris guide

For students who are registered at the Arts & Métiers,, Institute of Technology you can contact: Delphine Luchez or Christopher Martellet

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Scholarships

You can find all the information about the Smarts-up scholarship on this link. Warning: you must apply between March 15th and April 16th BOTH on the BME Paris website (and specify that you wish to apply for the smarts-up scholarship in the dedicated section) and on the smarts-up platform. NB. If you fail to apply on both websites, your application will not be considered.

Warning 1: the deadline to apply for the MIEM scholarship for the BME Paris Master's Program is earlier than the Université de Paris deadline. You  must apply for the MIEM scholarship in order to attend the BME Paris master's program between January 11th 2021 at 12am and January 24th 2021 at 11:59pm (for a program that starts in September the following academic year).

Warning 2: the procedure to apply for the MIEM scholarship for the BME Paris Master's program is different from the procedure described on the Université de Paris website. Please follow our procedure described below.

Warning 3: you cannot apply for the MIEM scholarship by contacting the headquarters directly. You MUST follow OUR procedure described below between January 11th 2021 at 12am and January 24th 2021 at 11:59pm.

Warning 4: we are well aware that the regular application process for our program opens in February. However, we open an early application phase for MIEM candidates ONLY. If you apply for the MIEM scholarship and are selected, you will have a secured position in our program no matter if you obtain the scholarship or not.

Warning 5: we strongly recommend that you look for other scholarships on your side (ask the French embassy in your country) because the MIEM scholarship is extremely competitive and there are a lot of applicants.

Warning 6: the MIEM scholarship is reserved for new comers only, ie students who have never lived in France before. If you are already living in France you cannot apply for the MIEM scholarship.

1st step: Check if you are eligible for the MIEM scholarship:
- you must have a foreign citizenship (not French or binational)
- you must have graduated from high school in a foreign country and hold a non-French high school diploma
- you must not hold any French diploma even a higher education diploma

2nd step: prepare your application

  1. If you are eligible, you must pick the track of the BME Paris Master's Program you wish to attend next year : M1, M2 BIM, M2 BIN, M2 BioMAT, M2 BioMECH or M2 MCB --> check the program of the different tracks NB. Check the prerequisites on top of this page because if you have a Bachelor's degree, you cannot apply for a M2 track
  2. You must prepare the following documents:
  • CV in English (1 to 2 pages)
  • Personal statement/professional project in English (1 to 2 pages): the candidate writes his/her personal project and explains why he/she chooses to study in France in comparison to his/ her previous studies and his/her future professional career. The candidate must also mention why he/she applies for the MIEM scholarship.
  • Copy of your passport
  • Transcripts from all your higher education years in English or French only (certified by your institution): it must include the ranking if applicable, number of students in the school year, name of the diploma with the specialty, date of expected completion and final marks
  • Higher education diploma(s) if you have any at the time of application
  • Two letters of recommendation which you can either attach to your application if you have them OR your refrees will be contacted directly through the application form
  • Certificate of English language (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, etc.) in a PDF document or through ETS or the proof that your study program was entirely taught in English
  • Certificate of school attendance for the current year (if applicable) and to be downloaded in the extra document section

NB. You can also attach any document that will make your application outstanding.

3rd step: apply online by clicking on the "APPLY NOW" button between January 11th 2021 at 12am and January 24th 2021 at 11:59pm

4th step: If your application is selected by the BME Paris committee, you will be informed through email at the end of January at the latest and you will be sent an application form which you will have to complete and email back within 24 hours.

Warning 1: the deadline to apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant for the BME Paris Master's Program is earlier than the PSL deadline. You  must apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant in order to attend the BME Paris master's program between January 11th 2021 at 12am and January 24th 2021 at 11:59pm (for a program that starts in September the following academic year).

Warning 2: the procedure to apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant for the BME Paris Master's program is different from the procedure described on the PSL website. Please follow our procedure described below.

Warning 3: you cannot apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant by contacting the headquarters directly. You MUST follow OUR procedure described below between January 11th 2021 at 12am and January 24th 2021 at 11:59pm.

Warning 4: we are well aware that the regular application process for our program opens in February. However, we open an early application phase for PSL PhD Track Grant candidates ONLY. If you apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant and are selected, you will have a secured position in our program no matter if you obtain the scholarship or not.

Warning 5: we strongly recommend that you look for other scholarships on your side (ask the French embassy in your country) because the PSL PhD Track Grant scholarship is extremely competitive and there are a lot of applicants.

Warning 6: the PSL PhD Track Grant is reserved for M1 candidates only.

1st step: Check if you are eligible for the PSL PhD Track Grant: you must be eligible to apply for the M1 BME Paris.

NB. Check the prerequisites on top of this page because if you are eligible to apply directly for the M2, you cannot apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant.

2nd step: apply online for our master's  program by clicking on the "APPLY NOW" button between January 11th 2021 at 12am and January 24th 2021 at 11:59pm

NB. Read the "2 steps for a complete application" section on top of this page.

3rd step: If your application is selected by the BME Paris committee, you will be informed through email at the beginning of February at the latest and you will have to complete the application form (to be dowloaded on the psl website) and email it back to contact@bme-paris.com within 24 hours. The administrative coordinator will then send the selected applications to the PSL jury before February 7th 2021.

More information: https://psl.eu/en/news/call-applications-psl-phd-track-grants-2021

Warning 1: the deadline to apply for the Eiffel scholarship for the BME Paris Master's Program is earlier than the Campus France and Université de Paris deadlines. Our deadline to send your complete application is November 30th (for a program that starts the following academic year). So you need to apply between November 1st and November 30th of each year for a program that starts in September of the following year.

Warning 2: the procedure to apply for the Eiffel scholarship for the BME Paris Master's program is slightly different from the procedure described on Campus France and Université de Paris websites. Please follow our procedure described below.

Warning 3: you cannot apply for the Eiffel scholarship on your own. You MUST contact us and follow OUR procedure between November 1st and November 30th.

Warning 4: we are well aware that the application process for our program opens in February. If you apply for the Eiffel scholarship and are selected, you will need to apply on our portal as of February of the following year anyway but you have a secured position in our program no matter if you obtain the scholarship or not. However, if you apply for the EIffel scholarship but your Eiffel application is not selected by the BME Paris committee to be presented to Campus France, you can still apply on our portal when the application process for our program opens (ie in February).

Warning 5: we strongly recommend that you look for other scholarships on your side (ask the French embassy in your country) because the Eiffel scholarship is extremely competitive and it gives priority to new comers, ie students who have never been to France before. If you are already living in France at the time you are applying, the program chairs will not select your application.

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1st step: Check if you are eligible in the Eiffel program guide: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel-scholarship-program-of-excellence

NB. Do not mind the dates and procedure given by Campus France. Our deadline and procedure are different, so just check your eligibility!

2nd step: to be completed before November 30th at 6pm CET time

  1. If you are eligible, you must send an email to contact@bme-paris.com mentioning in the subject of the email the track of the BME Paris Master's Program you wish to attend next year : M1, M2 BIM, M2 BIN, M2 BioMAT, M2 BioMECH or M2 MCB --> check the program of the different tracks NB. Check the prerequisites on top of this page because if you have a Bachelor’s degree, you cannot apply for a M2 track
  2. You must attach to your email the following documents:
  • CV in English (1 to 2 pages)
  • Personal statement/professional project in English (1 to 2 pages): the candidate writes his/her personal project and explains why he/she chooses to study in France in comparison to his/ her previous studies and his/her future professional career. The candidate must also mention why he/she applies for the Eiffel scholarship.
  • Copy of your passport
  • Transcripts from all your higher education years in English or French only (certified by your institution): it must include the ranking if applicable, number of students in the school year, name of the diploma with the specialty, date of expected completion and final marks
  • Higher education diploma(s) if you have any at the time of application
  • Two letters of recommendation which you can either attach to your email if you have them OR you can have your referees send them directly to contact@bme-paris.com (they must mention your name and Eiffel scholarship in the subject of their email)
  • Certificate of English language (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, etc.) in a PDF document or through ETS or the proof that your study program was entirely taught in English

NB. You can also attach any document that will make your application outstanding.

3rd step: If your application is selected by the BME Paris committee, you will be informed through email at the beginning of December at the latest and you will be sent an application form which you will have to complete and email back within 48 hours.

Send all your emails and questions to: contact@bme-paris.com

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

If you are a registered student in the BME Paris Master's Program at Université de Paris and wish to do an internship abroad, you may apply for a MIRES scholarship.

Send us an email to find out about your eligibility and the procedure: contact@bme-paris.com

NB. Only students registered at Université de Paris can apply.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

In order to find out if there are other scholarships you can apply for on your end, you must contact the French Embassy in your country. You can also check out this link: http://campusbourses.campusfrance.org/fria/bourse/#/catalog

 

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

You can find more information and answers to your questions in the FAQ section.