Future students

Applications for the 2019-2021 edition will open on October 29th, 2018.

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 CV, on the quality of the university of origin and on the motivation and recommendation letters.
The students will be ranked by the selection board. The students of the main list and of the reserve 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 funded by the European Agency (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarships) can be obtained after a selection procedure only by 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.
The amount of the monthly allowance for these scholarships is 1000€/month during the two-years program. The students will also receive 1000€ at the beginning of the program for the installation costs and 3000€/year for the travel costs. The monthly allowance is not given to the students during the semesters spend in their country of origin.

Candidates in the reserve list (not selected for the scholarship, but selected to participate to the program) will have the possibility to join the Master program as self funded students and benefit from other scholarships.

Self funded students

Several self-financed students have participated or are participating with success to the previous editions of the program.
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.

Self funded students can apply to Erasmus+ mobility scholarships. The amount of these scholarships is around 150€/month during the semester. The students benefiting from these scholarships don’t have to pay the registration fees in the University where they spend the semester.

The expenses (for housing, food, registration fees and insurances) during the 2-year program are around 850€/month.