Application

General rules

Application dates*

Applications for the academic year 2024-2025 will open at 12am CET on January 15th, 2024 and close at 11:59pm CET on May 31st, 2024. Any application submitted outside this window will not be considered.
If you’re a citizen of a country that requires the « Etudes en France » procedure, you must apply through BOTH our website and « Etudes en France ».
For further details, please visit the FAQ page.
The early application phase , exclusively for certain scholarship applicants, is from 12am CET on October 18th, 2023* to 11:59pm CET on January 19th, 2024*.
For scholarship information, please visit the Scholarship’s pages.
*Note: Dates are subject to change.

Initial education program or continuing education program

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 more generally people who have interrupted 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.

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

Prerequisites and Eligibility

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 or a Bachelor’s degree (related to science and lasting 3 or 4 years)
  • 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 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, especially from institutions like Arts et Métiers, Mines Paris Tech/PSL, Chimie ParisTech/PSL, and ESPCI Paris/PSL, that are affiliated with the BME Paris master’s program for a double diploma.
  • For students and graduates in medicine, pharmacy or dentistry:
    • Being a 3rd-year student in a Medicine-Science or Pharmacy-Science program (including those from 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 current academic year.
    • Being a resident (« interne ») or holding a Doctorate in Medicine (MD), Pharmacy (Pharm.D), Dental Surgery (DDS), or Dental Medicine (DMD).
  • For physiotherapists or 4th-year students in physiotherapy schools: You can apply directly for the M2 only if you can demonstrate that you pursued an additional research-oriented curriculum (formation complémentaire à et pour la recherche).

Note: The admission committee reserves the right to recommend M1 admission for engineering students, instead of M2, after reviewing their applications and considering their backgrounds.

Note: If you apply for the incorrect year (M2 instead of M1 or vice versa), the review of your application will be delayed.

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

2 steps for a complete application

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

Accepted Document Format: PDF only

  1. Photocopy of your passport or, if you’re a European citizen, your national ID card or, if you’re a French citizen, your French national identity card.
  2. An English-only Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Personal statement letter in English only (maximum 2 pages)
  4. Photocopies of ALL your higher education transcripts in their original language, along with certified translations in French or English (combined into a maximum of two PDF files)

Note: Only transcripts from the current semester/year can be uploaded later. You can use the link you received upon first applying as soon as you obtain them.

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)
Note: Diplomas in the process of being validated can be uploaded later (as soon as you receive them) by using the link you receive when you first apply

6. Photocopy of an English language certificate with a C1 level minimum (check tables of equivalence on the internet to find out if you have a C1 level in English). Different options:

  • You already have a certificate: you can upload it in the dedicated section
  • You are currently registered to take an exam which will determine your level of English:

a) Upload a PDF file simply stating the name of the exam/certificate and the date planned for the test

b) Take the https://englishtest.duolingo.com/ and upload the results in the extra documents section so it doesn’t delay the examination of your application

c) Upload the results as soon as you receive them in your application form by using the link you receive when you first apply

  • You don’t own a certificate and are not currently registered to take an exam, you can take the https://englishtest.duolingo.com/ and upload the results in your application
  • You are a native English speaker or a student having completed your undergraduate studies in a program taught entirely in English.
    In such case, replace the English language 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 was an undergraduate student in an American university, etc.). Your level of English will be verified during the Skype interview if your application is selected.

Note: we do not need a French language certificate

Note: 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/

7. TWO letters of recommendation in English or French only:

    • If you have 1 or 2 letters of recommendation in your possession, you can upload them in your application
    • If you are missing 1 or 2 letters of recommendation at the time you are applying, you can send a request to your academic referees through the online form: they can either upload a written letter or fill out a form

Note: 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).

Note: 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: Complete the online form located at the bottom of this page.

You’ll receive an email containing a link that redirects you to the application form. If you don’t receive the email, please check your spam folder.
Be aware that your application won’t be considered unless you thoroughly complete the online form.
Ensure you select the appropriate track/regime on the application form. Mistakes can delay the processing of your application and might reduce your chances of selection, especially for late applications.
For more detailed information, please refer to the FAQ page.

Applications that are incomplete won't be reviewed.

To ensure your application is reviewed, it must be complete. This is your responsibility.

It’s in your best interest to apply as early as possible since some or all tracks might fill up after the initial rounds of admission.

International students are advised to apply especially early due to the extended visa processing times.

During the review of your application, faculty members might contact you for a phone, in-person, or Skype interview in English.

For more detailed information, please refer to the FAQ page.

Batches

After the admission committee reviews your completed application, there are three potential outcomes:

  • You may receive an official registration approval, which you must formally accept or decline by a specified deadline.
  • Alternatively, you might receive an official notice of rejection.
  • Or you could be placed on a waiting list. If this happens, the final commission will review your application (assuming there are positions still open in your chosen tracks) and communicate their decision before the commencement of the new academic year.

Note: If your application is accepted for the M2 track you applied for, you cannot switch tracks later. Ensure you select the track that best aligns with your goals.

    • 1st batch: For applications between Jan 15th* (starting at midnight) and Feb 29th* (ending at 11:59pm), responses will be sent by March 18th, 2024*.
    • 2nd batch: Applications submitted from March 1st* (starting at midnight) to April 12th* (ending at 11:59pm) will receive responses by May 2nd, 2024*
    • 3rd batch: Applications between April 15th* (starting at midnight) and May 31st* (ending at 11:59pm) can expect replies by June 10th, 2024*.

Note: With the growing number of applicants each year, response times may experience slight delays. A delay in response doesn’t indicate a rejection; it means the admission committee hasn’t had the chance to review your application yet.

For further details, please consult the FAQ page.

*Dates are subject to change.

Enrollment

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 program’s Chairs, not the students, determine the enrollment institution.

Between July and early September, you will receive an email detailing the registration procedure.
The registration process varies based on your training regime and the institution where you’re enrolling.

For additional details, please refer to the FAQ page.

Compulsory Events for Students and Annual Schedule

You must save the dates mentioned in your enrollment authorization when you decide to accept the offer for our program.

Please note that these are provisional dates and might change. In any case, when you decide to enroll in our program, you must keep in mind that it is a full time program and that you must make yourself available for anything related to it.

No schedule will be provided before the kick-off meeting, apart from the events mentioned below.

Semester 1: September – January

Christmas break: December 19th 2023 – January 3rd 2024 (inclusive)

Semester 2: January – mid-July or mid-September, depending on the date of your oral defense or if you have resit exams.

Kick-off meeting for all BME Paris students
It takes place during the first week of September, and you must be registered before that day. You must be free and in Paris on the first week of September to be read to start the program.

Integration days for M1 BME Paris students
M1 students must attend the 3 integration days which usually take place on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the first week of September. It consists of a pedestrian rally around Paris in teams and different workshops. You will receive more details around the end of August but you must be free and in Paris on the first week of September if you are authorized to enroll in our program.

Interdisciplinary seminar for all M2 BME Paris students
It usually takes place during the second full week of September but you will have a confirmation of the dates in the authorization of enrollment you will receive.
If you are part of our program you must attend the 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).
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 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.

Note: When booking your travel tickets, make sure you arrive in Paris on time. Absences or late arrivals won’t be tolerated.

Note: The seminar grants 3 ECTS (mandatory).

Note: Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, there might be some adjustments to the logistics, but you must remain available for these events and your classes.

Note: To ensure your timely participation, arrive in Paris at the very start of September.

For more detailed information, please refer to the FAQ page.

Location of courses

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 and diplomas

Graduation Ceremony and Diplomas

The ceremony typically takes place in September.
Typically, you’ll receive a « save the date » in July.
However, the official invitation will be sent to you once the track chairs finalize the list of graduates, which is typically just before the ceremony.
Attendance is not mandatory, but you must register if you wish to attend. Each participant can bring up to 3 guests, but they must be registered as well.
During the ceremony, you will not receive your actual diploma, so there’s no obligation to attend. Instead, ceremonial diplomas will be handed out, but they have no official value.
Real diplomas are typically available from December onwards. Our program collaborates with three institutions: Université Paris Cité, Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology, and Université Paris Sciences Lettres. While your diploma will be issued by the institution you registered with, the names of the other two institutions will also appear on it.

For more detailed information, please refer to the FAQ page.

Expenses

Tuition fees

« Formation Initiale » Students

European students’ tuition fees are typically around 350€* for M1 (including CVEC) and 350€* for M2 (including CVEC and the mandatory Interdisciplinary Seminar). Exact amounts will be confirmed in July.

Non-European students will have the same tuition fees as European students until further notice. For future academic years, updates will be posted here when available. Please refrain from emailing inquiries. If it’s not here, we haven’t received the update.

If differentiated fees are adopted in upcoming academic years, Non-European students may need to pay 3,770€* annually.

More details are available on the Campus France website: Tuition Fees in France: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/tuition-fees-France

Note: Tuition fees should be settled after completing administrative registration and prior to the kick-off meeting.

* subject to modification

« Formation Continue » Students – Continuing Professional Development

Candidates resuming interrupted studies are categorized under the « Formation Continue » regime and have different tuition fees:

– M1: 3,900€* plus approximately 250€* for registration

– M2: 5,700€* plus approximately 250€* for registration

Note: Unlike « Formation Initiale » students, those under « Formation Continue » are exempted from the CVEC fee.

Note: On the application form, ensure to select the « Formation Continue/Continuing Professional Development » option.

Note:Before applying, consult the « formation initiale or formation continue » section to determine your category. This isn’t a preference but a legal distinction based on your circumstances.

* subject to modification

For additional details, please read the FAQ page.

Housing

We don’t provide housing, so you’ll need to arrange your own accommodation.

 
Case 1: If you’re unsure about your registration institution (typically confirmed by mid-July):

Here are some tips to assist you:

We recommend securing accommodation before arriving in Paris due to the high demand.
Rents in Paris can be steep, with many students paying between 500 and 700€ monthly. Rooms at CIUP or CROUS residences might be more affordable, but spaces are limited.

Rents vary by district. Districts 5, 6, 16, and 8 are typically more expensive, while districts 18, 19, and 20 or the suburbs might offer more affordable options.

  • Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP):

Located in southern Paris, CIUP offers various « houses » like the Canadian, Japanese, and German House. Foreign students can apply directly on their their website.

Note: Apply as soon as you have your enrollment authorization, as CIUP rooms are in demand. Rooms typically range between 450 and 600€.

  • Les Estudines:

Les Estudines provides fully furnished student accommodations.

To book there:

– Visit their website and choose a student residence. 

– Alternatively, call their Ile-de-France booking center at 09 69 39 22 00.

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

Sometimes, sharing an apartment can offer a larger space at a reduced cost.

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:

  • Exercise caution: Beware of scams, even in Paris.
  • Apartment agencies can be costly; consider searching independently first.
  • Be wary of agencies demanding payment for apartment listings. Only pay once you’ve 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: If you know your registration institution (e.g., Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, Université de Paris, Université Paris Sciences et Lettres)
  • For students enrolling at the Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology (no dedicated guide available):

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

Option 1: Option 1: Book a room at the Arts et Métiers Student Residence, which operates independently from the school. Apply directly at Maison Arts et Métiers : https://www.maison-arts-et-metiers.fr/

Option 2: Alternative Accommodations:

– Visit Arts et Métiers Studapart (https://artsetmetiers.studapart.com/en/). Register using your personal email and use the code: HOUSINGENSAMPARIS.

– If you need a French guarantor, refer to either Arts et Métiers Studapart or VISALE’s security deposit assistance. ( https://artsetmetiers.studapart.com/en/ or https://www.campusfrance.org/en/VISALE-free-security-deposit-for-students)

  • Students registering at Université Paris Cité can refer to the provided link.
  • For those registering at Université PSL, check the given link

For more information, please consult the FAQ page.

Healthcare system

Students no longer need to pay for student social security. However, each student must register for social security at the center nearest their residence.

Regardless of being a French or international student, you can find the procedure on Ameli.fr. Please follow the instructions.

Social Security Hotline:

  • For English support within France: 0 811 36 36 46 (0.06 €/min + call cost)
  • For English support from abroad: +33 811 36 36 46
  • For French support within France: 3646 (0.06 €/min + call cost)

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

Social Security offers coverage for students in France. For additional reimbursement on healthcare expenses, students can opt for complementary health insurance (mutuelle). It’s highly recommended. Learn more at Campus France: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/healthcare-student-social-security


European students with the « carte européenne d’assurance maladie » (European Health Insurance Card) should note that they’ll need to pay medical costs upfront, but they may be partially or fully reimbursed later.


For students from Québec, using the special form SE-401-Q-106 will also enable you to get partial or full reimbursement after you’ve made the advance payment for your medical expenses.

For additional details, please refer to the FAQ page.

Insurance Requirements for Students

Each student MUST get the following insurance coverage:

  • French social security – Status: Mandatory – Details: Enroll in the French social security system. (See the Healthcare system section for more details)
  • Complementary Health Insurance (Mutuelle) – Status: Strongly recommended – Details: Provides additional coverage beyond what the social security offers. (Refer to the Healthcare system section)
  • Civil Liability Insurance (Responsabilité Civile) – Status: Mandatory – Coverage: This insurance covers damages you may cause to others, be it personal injuries or property damages.

Important: This insurance does NOT cover personal injuries or damages to your own property.

Typically, this is included in housing insurance. However, if you’re staying in shared accommodations, hotels, or with friends without a contract, you should get individual civil liability insurance.
Banks and major insurance companies in France offer this insurance.

Tip: It’s good practice to check if your civil liability insurance covers internships.

Notes for Foreign Students:

  • Consider adding a repatriation clause to your insurance. This ensures that if for medical reasons you need to return to your home country, the costs are covered.
  • Registration with social security in France may take time. It’s mandatory to have insurance from your home country covering you for the first 3 months of your stay in France.

Caution: Don’t rely on your credit card (carte bleue) for civil liability and complementary health insurance. Coverage offered by cards is often limited.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Transport

Public Transport in Paris and Ile-de-France

Paris and the surrounding Ile-de-France region are served by 14 Metro lines, 5 RER (regional express train) lines, and numerous bus routes.

Metro services run from approximately 5:30 am to 12:30 am on weekdays, and extend to 1:45 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and the eves of public holidays. For comprehensive details on schedules and routes, visit RATP’s official website: www.ratp.fr/en/

Travel Pass Options and Pricing

Students aged 26 or under can consider the Imagine’R package. More information can be found on Imagine’R’s official website: www.imagine-r.com

For regular travelers, there’s the Forfait Navigo which is available on a weekly or monthly basis. Visit the Navigo’s official website for details: www.navigo.fr

Maps, routes, and additional transit details are available on RATP’s official website: www.ratp.fr/en/

Velib – Bike Rentals in Paris

Velib offers a convenient bike rental service in Paris with over 23,600 bikes spread across the city. Available 24/7 throughout the year at 1,800 stations approximately every 300 meters, it offers an excellent mode of alternative transport.

For detailed information including subscription rates, station maps, and cycling tours, visit Velib’s official website: www.en.velib.paris.fr/

For more details and common questions, please check the FAQ page.

International students

Immigration matters

Foreign students should apply as early as possible due to the time-consuming visa procedures.

“European” students are nationals of:
• One of the 27 countries of the EU;
• A country 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 indifférencié (recherche et professionnel) mention Biomedical Engineering (BME) / Université Paris Cité – UFR des Sciences Fondamentales et Biomédicales – Site de Paris » . If you select another school than Université Paris Cité, 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.

Request for an original copy of your authorization of enrollment

Please note that if you require an original copy of your acceptance letter for visa application, we will dispatch it upon receiving your request, through an international courier service (UPS, Fedex, or DHL, depending on the destination country). You will bear all associated shipping costs.
If you submit your request for the original acceptance letter in advance and if your country permits, we may be able to send it via regular mail. In this scenario, the mailing will be free of charge.

Regardless, ensure you submit your request for the original acceptance letter by July 1st.

For additional details, please refer to the FAQ page.

Student guides

If you are registered at Université PSL, refer to the : Université PSL guide

If you are registered at Université Paris Cité, refer to the : Université Paris Cité guide

If you are registered at the Arts & Métiers Institute of Technology, please contact: admissions@ensam.eu

For more information, please check the FAQ page.

Scholarships

Find out about the different scholarship programs you can apply for.

Before you start the application process for any scholarship program, ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria. Applying without meeting the requirements might result in your application being disregarded and could affect your opportunity to join our program.

Here are some scholarship programs you might consider:

Eiffel scholarship / PSL PhD Track Grant (for M1 candidates only) / Smarts-up scholarship / MIRES scholarship / Other scholarships

Eiffel scholarship

Warning 1: the deadline to apply for the Eiffel scholarship in order to attend 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 24th 2021 11:59pm (for a September 2022 entry). If you are applying for the Eiffel scholarship in order to attend the BME Paris Master’s Program, you must apply between November 4th 9am and November 24th 2021 11:59pm CET for the academic year 2022-2023.


Warning 2
: you cannot apply for the Eiffel scholarship on your own by contacting Campus France or Université de Paris directly. You MUST follow OUR procedure described below between November 4th and November 24th 2021 (be careful: our procedure is different from the procedure described on Campus France and Université de Paris websites).


Warning 3
: we are well aware that the regular application process for the BME Paris Master’s Program opens in January. That is why we open the early application phase for scholarship applicants ONLY. If you fill out the application form for the Eiffel scholarship, you will NOT need to apply again during the regular application process on our portal.

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1st step: Check if you are eligible for the Eiffel scholarship in the Eiffel program guide (https://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel-scholarship-program-of-excellence) AND make sure you are eligible to apply for the BME Paris Master’s Program by reading the prerequisites section on top of this page.

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

Warning: if you are not eligible and apply for the Eiffel scholarship anyway, your application will  be automatically rejected and will not be considered for the BME Paris Master’s Program at all.

2nd step: to be completed between November 4th 9am and November 24th 2021 11:59pm CET

  1. Check the track you wish to attend: 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. Apply on the dedicated portal by clicking on the button below
  3. Make sure your application is complete by November 24th 2021 including the reference letters by personally reminding your referees (there is an online form for referees in the application form you are about to fill out)
  4. Submit it before November 24th 2021 11:59pm CET

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 as of November 29th 2021 and you will be sent an application form which you will have to complete and email back within 48 hours.

Upon complete application, you will either:

  • Be selected to be presented for the Eiffel scholarship and have a secured position in our program whether you obtain the Eiffel scholarship or not
  • Not be selected to be presented for the Eiffel scholarship but be authorized to enroll in our program without the Eiffel scholarship
  • Not be selected to be presented for the Eiffel scholarship but be offered to have your application examined during the first batch of examination in March in order for your application to be assessed for an entry in the BME Paris Master’s Program without the Eiffel scholarship
  • Not be selected to be presented for the Eiffel scholarship nor the BME Paris Master’s Program

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Warning 4: 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.

Warning 5: if you are a regular applicant (meaning that you are not applying for Eiffel, Smarts-UP or PSL PhD Track Grant), you must wait until January 17th 2022 to apply on our portal. If you apply before that date, your application will be automatically dismissed.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

PSL PhD Track Grant (for M1 candidates only)

Warning 1:  to apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant in order to attend the BME Paris Master’s program, make sure you follow OUR procedure described below between November 15th 2021 9am and December 15th 2021 11:59pm CET.

Warning 2: we are well aware that the regular application process for the BME Paris Master’s Program opens in January. That is why we open the early application phase for scholarship applicants ONLY. If you fill out the application form for the PSL PhD Track Grant, you will NOT need to apply again during the regular application process on our portal.

Warning 3: the PSL PhD Track Grant is reserved for M1 candidates only.

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1st step: Check if you are eligible for the PSL PhD Track Grant on the PSL page (https://psl.eu/en/graduate-programs/psl-phd-tracks) AND make sure you are eligible to apply for the M1 BME Paris by reading the prerequisites section on top of this page.

NB. Check the prerequisites thoroughly 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.

Warning: if you are not eligible and apply for the PSL PhD Track Grant anyway, your application will  be automatically rejected and will not be considered for the BME Paris Master’s Program at all.

2nd step: apply online on the PSL portal between November 15th 9am and December 15th 2021 11:59pm CET by clicking on the following link : https://psl.eu/en/graduate-programs/psl-phd-tracks

3rd step: apply online on the BME Paris portal by clicking on the button below between November 15th 9am and December 15th 202111 :59pm CET

  1. Make sure your application is complete by November 15th 2021 11:59pm CET including the reference letters by personally reminding your referees (there is an online form for referees in the application form you are about to fill out)
  2. Submit it before November 15th 2021 11:59pm CET

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

NB. If you fail to apply on both websites, your application will not be considered.

 

Upon complete application, you will either:

  • Be selected to be presented for the PSL PhD Track Grant and have a secured position in our program whether you obtain the Eiffel scholarship or not
  • Not be selected to be presented for the PSL PhD Track Grant but be authorized to enroll in our program without the Eiffel scholarship
  • Not be selected to be presented for the PSL PhD Track Grant but be offered to have your application examined during the first batch of examination in March in order for your application to be assessed for an entry in the BME Paris Master’s Program without the PSH PhD Track Grant
  • Not be selected to be presented for the PSL PhD Track Grant nor the BME Paris Master’s Program

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Warning 4: 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 is extremely competitive and there are a lot of applicants.

 

Warning 5: if you are a regular applicant (meaning that you are not applying for Eiffel, Smarts-UP or PSL PhD Track Grant), you must wait until January 17th 2022 to apply on our portal. If you apply before that date, your application will be automatically dismissed.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Smarts-up scholarship

Warning 1: in order to apply for the SMARTS-UP scholarship, make sure you follow OUR procedure described below between December 1st 2021 9am and January 16th 2022 11:59pm CET.

Warning 2: we are well aware that the regular application process for the BME Paris Master’s Program opens in January. That is why we open the early application phase for scholarship applicants ONLY. If you fill out the application form for the SMARTS-UP scholarship, you will NOT need to apply again during the regular application process on our portal.

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1st step: Check if you are eligible for the SMARTS-UP scholarship on the SMARTS-UP portal (https://mobility.smarts-up.fr/) AND make sure you are eligible to apply for the BME Paris Master’s Program by reading the prerequisites section on top of this page.

Warning: if you are not eligible and apply for the SMARTS-UP scholarship anyway, your application will  be automatically rejected and will not be considered for the BME Paris Master’s Program at all.

2nd step: apply online on the SMARTS-UP portal by clicking on the following link between December 1st 2021 9am and January 16th 2022 11:59pm CET: https://mobility.smarts-up.fr/

3rd step: apply online on the BME Paris portal by clicking on the button below between December 1st 2021 9am and January 16th 2022 11:59pm CET

  1. Make sure your application is complete by January 16th 2022 11:59pm CET including the reference letters by personally reminding your referees (there is an online form for referees in the application form you are about to fill out)
  2. Submit it before January 16th 2022 11:59pm CET

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

NB. If you fail to apply on both websites, your application will not be considered.

 

Upon complete application, you will either:

  • Be selected to be presented for the SMARTS-UP scholarship and have a secured position in our program whether you obtain the Eiffel scholarship or not
  • Not be selected to be presented for the SMARTS-UP scholarship but be authorized to enroll in our program without the SMARTS-UP scholarship
  • Not be selected to be presented for the SMARTS-UP scholarship but be offered to have your application examined during the first batch of examination in March in order for your application to be assessed for an entry in the BME Paris Master’s Program without the SMARTS-UP scholarship
  • Not be selected to be presented for the SMARTS-UP scholarship nor the BME Paris Master’s Program

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Warning 4: we strongly recommend that you look for other scholarships on your side (ask the French embassy in your country) because the SMARTS-UP scholarship is extremely competitive and there are a lot of applicants.

 

Warning 5: if you are a regular applicant (meaning that you are not applying for Eiffel, Smarts-UP or PSL PhD Track Grant), you must wait until January 17th 2022 to apply on our portal. If you apply before that date, your application will be automatically dismissed.

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

MIEM scholarship

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.

MIRES scholarship

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.

Contact your track Chairs to find out about your eligibility and the procedure.

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

Read the FAQ page for more detailed information.

Other scholarships

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.