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How to Apply for the Master of Nanoscale Engineering in Lyon

Below you will find detailed information on the application procedure and the criteria for eligibility, as well as on the additional steps that you may have to take to obtain your student's visa. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should have further questions.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

A Bachelor degree in the field of science or engineering, for example Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Electrical Engineering, or Material Science, is required to be eligible for the Master of Nanoscale Engineering. The minimum number of associated credits is 180, which normally corresponds to having completed a three-year Bachelor program. Furthermore, a reasonable command of the English language (spoken and in written form) is necessary. However, students have the right to receive French versions of all exams if they prefer.
Note that it is possible to apply directly for the second year of the program if you have already completed - or if you are in the process of completing - a nanotechnology-related Master year at another university.
The selection committee will evaluate prospective students based on their academic background and their motivation letter. Proof of additional qualifications such as language certificates and recommendation letters will be taken into account as well, if such items are included in the application documents.

Application Procedure and Deadlines

Candidates who want to join our Master in September 2017 have to answer to an online application form (that will be open from February 1st):

To apply for the 1st year (M1), please click here!

To apply for the 2nd year (M2), please click here!


The application deadline is June 15, 2017 for candidates who are nationals of the European Economic Area and May 15, 2017 for all other applicants. The reason for the earlier deadline for non-EEA citizens is allowing for sufficient time for their visa procedure after acceptation (see also the next section). Please do not hesitate to submit your application well ahead of these deadlines if you need an earlier evaluation of your eligibility to allow for sufficient time to apply for a scholarship, to obtain a visa, and to handle other formalities.

Additional Bureaucratic Formalities

EEA Citizens

Citizens of the European Economic Area do not need any visa for living and studying in France, therefore there are no further bureaucratic formalities for this group of candidates. You may nevertheless want to have a look at the CampusFrance website because it provides a lot of useful information about living and studying in France.

CampusFrance websites for EEA countries:

 
If your country is not listed above then you can consult this map of CampusFrance offices around the world to find a CampusFrance representative near you.

Non-EEA Citizens

If you are not a citizen of an EEA country than you will in most cases need a visa to study in France. The CampusFrance agency has the mission to promote studying in France and to help candidates with obtaining their student's visa from the French embassy in their country of residence. Please consult the two sections below to find out which procedure applies to you.
Countries in which the CEF procedure is obligatory
If you live in one of the countries listed in the table below then you have to apply for joining our Master via CampusFrance using the CEF procedure. However, this CEF application does not replace the NSE application procedure described above; both processes should be carried out in parallel.
Please click on the name of your country, which will take you directly to the relevant CampusFrance website, and then follow the application instructions provided there. (A lot of additional information about living and studying in France can be found on the CampusFrance website as well). You can also go directly to the page for creating your CEF dossier and select your country from the list provided there.

The CEF procedure applies to the following countries:

 
Note that you do not necessarily have to use the CEF procedure if you are a citizen of one of the above-listed countries but you are currently living in a non-CEF country. Please contact your nearest CampusFrance office to inquire about the correct procedure in such cases.

Non-CEF countries
If your country of residence is not included in the CEF list above then you can address yourself directly to the nearest French embassy to apply for your student's visa. You may nevertheless want to contact CampusFrance because they may be able to help with the visa procedure and their website provides a lot of useful information about living and studying in France.

CampusFrance websites dedicated to non-CEF countries:

 
If your country is not listed above then you can consult this map of CampusFrance offices around the world to find a CampusFrance representative near you.