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Master's programme

What is it ?

A two year programme of training after a bachelor degree in engineering or science in top institutions.

Aims of the programme

Master studies in France are specific because of :

  • A high maths content and teach theory to a high level. Practical applications are handled separately with supervised exercises, practicals, workshops and internships.
  • Students are required not only to give thought, but to explain their ideas. In an exercise, the method will be judged more important than the result. It is therefore essential to know how to convey your ideas.
  • The company internship is part of the course and enables students to showcase their social skills and adaptability as well as being a stepping stone towards a career.

Two different master programme are proposed by Network «n+i» : Master «n+» and Master «i»  

They are both National Master Degree (DNM), which means that foreign students are awarded exactly the same degree as their French counterparts.

The « n+ » Master's

The French diplôme d'ingénieur («n+» Master's) prepares graduates for project management, team management and company management (many CEOs or company directors are trained engineers).

The diplôme d'ingénieur is proof that a graduate has studied science and technology to a high level in a recognised establishment. As well as the scientific core, the diplôme d'ingénieur includes training in human and social sciences as well as company life (business law and legislation etc.), proficiency in a foreign language and internships in industrial companies etc.

Due to the demanding nature, high standard and international renown of this degree, we describe it as a Master's with Honours. We call it the “ n+ Master's

In France, engineering studies are highly prized and culminate in a master's degree that is only awarded by the CTI, the national commission on engineering degrees.

The « i » Master’s

The «i» Master's is a more specialised course, focused on a particular scientific or technological field.

This programme is recommended for students with a very specialised Bachelor's degree from their native country or for young engineers with several years' experience who wish to supplement their knowledge in a particular field. This Master's degree is known as «i» Master's, as in i for international.

The «i» Master's provides an excellent preparation for design, research and development engineers as well as project and team management roles.

The «i» Master is particularly suitable for students wishing to specialise in a particular field, perhaps followed by a Doctorate.

This degree is only awarded by schools approved by DGESIP (Department of higher education and further education).

Requirement

Only a minimum A2 level in French tests, or min 300 hours of approved lessons (eg Alliance Française, Instituts français) is required to apply, as students registered in a «n+i» Master can benefit from the «n+i» Path to success packages. A good level in english is also required, as the B2 level in english will be required for graduation.

Students who do not want to benefit from «Path to success packages» must prove a minimum B2 level to request an exemption.

Eligibility

To be admitted to a Master's programme in France, students are required to prove they hold a first degree, Bachelor's, licence or equivalent. The student's qualification must be acknowledged as the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits.

The equivalence and validity of an application (number of ECTS credits) are decided by the schools in Network "n+i" or by person's authorised to represent them.

Duration and credits

Both programmes are two years long and are credited of 120 ECTS (4 semesters).

Master «n+» which is a master with honours, includes a long internship or research period (6 months) in M2. This degree cannot be obtained in under 18 months.

Master «i» which is specialised and focused on a particular scientific or technical field, includes a long internship or research period (6 months) in M2. In certain conditions, foreign students may apply for recognition of previous academic or professional achievements. This applies to the «i» Master's only. This recognition of part of the master can reduce the study period in France to 12 months.

Regarding from orientation of the french institutions or the student's request, the «n+i» master's programmes can be proposed with :  

- « classic Path to success », a preparation programme before the academic programme. It starts with a 8 weeks preparation in french before the begining of courses. More information on «n+i Path to success».   

- « PreMaster », a 1-year programme of preparation in France before the begining of the master programme. More information on the PreMaster programme.

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Cost of "n+i" master's programmes

School registration fees vary according to the school recruited and must be paid directly to the school.

Costs are clearly mentioned by each school that makes an offer, so that students can make their choice.
For information in 2016, the average fees paid by students, after deduction of scholarships and grants, was only €2,000 per year.

Duration and cost of Master's programme

Master in 2 years

Preparation programme of 2 months and 1 semester:

«Path to Success»

Package of Cultural Integration (PIC), an assistance throughout your studies.
Package of Linguistic Integration (PIL), 8 weeks during summer.
Package of Methodology Integration (PIM), 1 semester (September to February)

Master in 2 years

For the rest of the 2 academic years, from february (3 semestres)

€9 300 for 2 years.
cost of master not included*

Master in 2+ years

Preparation programme of 6 months:

«Path to Success»

Package of Cultural Integration (PIC), an assistance throughout your studies.
Package of Extended Linguistic Integration (Extended PIL), 6 months.

Master in 2 years

2 academic years, from September (4 semesters)

€13 400 for 2 years and half.
cost of master not included*

Master in 3 years

Preparation programme of 1 year before master:

«Path to Success»

Package of Cultural Integration (PIC), an assistance throughout your studies.
PreMaster of 1 year with 60 ECTS (A2 level in French required).

Master in 2 years

2 academic years, from September (4 semesters)

€8 500 for 3 years.
cost of master not included*

Master in 4 years

Preparation programme of 1 year before master:

«Path to Success»

Package of Cultural Integration (PIC), an assistance throughout your studies.
Pre-Diplôme d'ingénieur (Pre-DI) of 1 year with 60 ECTS (A2 level in French required, B2 level in English required).

Master in 3 years

3 academic years, from September (6 semesters)

€8 500 for 4 years.
cost of master not included*

*From €900 per year. School registration fees vary (average cost €2 000€/year) according to the school recruited and must be paid directly to the school.
Costs are mentioned on the training details : List of trainings

Master's application procedure

Apply online

One single application to all "n+i" members institutes 

Online registration is compulsory. No other form of registration is accepted.

The "n+i"registration procedure is very simple, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Register and apply

  • Register and fill in your “online” application form

  • Upload your official documents

  • Pay the €50 of administrative fees

  • Your application will be examined for validation

Step 2: Academic offers

  • Academic offers are published according to your programme schedule

  • Payment of your invoice must be done as indicated on your documents

  • Publication of payment receipts and admission documents

Step 3: Your arrival in France

  • Information about your arrival date and your administrative procedure (visa)

  • Preparation of your arrival

  • Welcome by the n+i team at your arrival in France

Master's application schedule

When should I register for 2019 ?

There is a recruitment campaign from 1st September 2018 to 12th May 2019 with 4 recruitment sessions.

The first 3 sessions are open to all students (non-French speaking and French-speaking students alike). Please note closing date for application to the 3th session is April 7th, 2019.

The 4th session is exclusively accessible to French-speaking students provided they have adequate B2 Level (min.) in French language (precondition for validation of file). This session ends on 12th May 2019, these francophones students will be exempted from PIL, and will arrive in September.

You have height months to register, but the sooner your application is complete the greater your chances of obtaining scholarships.

Your welcome date depends on your program and the possible exemptions.

Select a session for more details

2018

Session 1

  • 10

    Nov

    MCQ test in Mathematics (online)

  • 11

    Nov

    End of Session 1 application with all required authenticated documents, deadline for interviews.

  • 7

    Dec

    Publication of schools offers to be answered by students before 16th of december

  • 2019

  • 7

    Jan

    Reception of deposit of €1400 and upload of your signed quotation. Your letter of conditional admission and invoice will be available online.

  • 31

    Jan

    Deadline for payment of the Invoice (full) using the "n+i" Grant of €300 to be deduced from your invoice.

2019

Session 2

  • 12

    Jan

    MCQ test in Mathematics (online)

  • 13

    Jan

    End of Session 2 application with all required authenticated documents and deadline for interviews.

  • 8

    Feb

    Publication of schools offers to students to be answered before 18th of February

  • 20

    Mar

    Reception of deposit of €1400 and upload of your signed quotation. Your letter of conditional admission and invoice will be available online.

  • 30

    Apr

    Payment of invoice (in full).

2019

Session 3

  • 6

    Apr

    MCQ test in Mathematics (online)

  • 7

    Apr

    End of Session 3 application with all required authenticated documents and deadline for interviews.

  • 10

    May

    Publication of schools offers to be answered by students before 19th of May

  • 5

    June

    Payment of invoice (in full).

2019

Session 4

  • 11

    May

    MCQ test in Mathematics (online)

  • 12

    May

    End of Session 4 application with all required authenticated documents and deadline for interviews.

  • 7

    June

    Publication of schools offers to be answered by students before 16th of June

  • 30

    June

    Payment of invoice (in full).