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.
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 (M1M2) 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.