Future students

Applications for the 2017-2019 edition are closed.

Admission criteria

The students who want to apply to the program at the M1 level need a “Bachelor” or “Licence” level corresponding to, at least, 180 ECTS (validated for European students or Partner countries), in the field of : physics, engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physical chemistry, applied physics, optics or a related field.
Most students who apply are currently enrolled for their last year or session of a BSc or BEng program or equivalent. In this case the original version of the diploma will be asked after selection.

Students can also apply for joining the program at the M2 level, without scholarship. In this case, the students must send an email at emundusmatser@fresnel.fr. The information for applying will be send by return mail.

A good level in English is required, since all courses are taught in English.


The applications are examined by the selection board of the consortium.
The selection criteria, which aim at recruiting top level candidates, will be based on the marks obtained in the previous academic education of the student, on the program of this academic education, on the quality of the university of origin and on the motivation and recommendation letters.
The students will be ranked by the selection board. Students of the main list and of the waiting list will be contacted by email after the selection board’s decision.


The admission of candidates from Programme and Partner countries will take place according to the rules of quota imposed by the European commission.


Scholarships financed by the European Agency (Erasmus+ program) and by the consortium can be obtained after a selection procedure only by the students who apply for joining the program at the M1 level (1st year).

Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree (bachelor) or demonstrate a recognized equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices.

Scholarships funded by the European Agency

– Individuals who have already benefited from an EMJMD scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMJMD.

– Students benefiting from an EMJMD scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.

– EMJMD students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.

The amount of the scholarships (monthly allowance + contribution to Travel and Installation) given to the selected students differ from the country of origin of the students. There are two categories of students (see here and here):

  • PROGRAMME Countries students:
    Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries (ie Member States of the European Union (EU) and Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey)
    Students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in any Programme Country. The 5-years reference period for this 12 months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
  • PARTNER Countries students: all the students who are not Programme Countries students.

         Contribution to subsistence costs

The monthly allowance for subsistence costs given to the awarded students during the two-years Europhotonics Master program is: 1000 €/month.
However, the monthly allowance will neither be given to the scholarship holders for the periods spent during the Master (study/research/thesis) in their country of residence, nor to scholarships holders for the periods spent in any Partner Country exceeding 3 months.

         Contribution to the travel and installation costs

The contribution to Travel and Installation costs given to the awarded students is:
* 1.000€ per year for scholarship holders resident in a Programme Country
* 2.000€ per year for travel costs + 1.000€ for installation costs for scholarship holders resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4.000km from Marseille (for the calculation of the distance see here)
* 3.000€ per year for travel costs + 1.000€ for installation costs for scholarship holders resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at more than 4.000km from Marseille (for the calculation of the distance see here)

Scholarships funded by the consortium

– The amount of the monthly allowance is 800€/month during the two-years program, whatever the country of origin. French students will not receive the monthly allowance during the periods spent in France.

Self-financed students

Self-funded students can also apply. Several self-financed students have participated or are participating with success to the previous editions of the program.
A participation to the travel expenses between the partner universities may be given, depending on the budget.
Self-financed students participate for free to all the initiatives of the consortium (spring school, welcome days, visits of labs/companies…) as the other students. The expenses (for housing, food, registration fees and insurances) during the 2-year program are around 850€/month.