EPOG+ - Economic POlicies for the Global transition - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

SPECIAL ADMISSION — 1‑year programme (Master 2 in Paris)


  • The admis­sion into the 1‑year pro­gramme will be open for the 2021–2022 aca­d­e­m­ic year. First appli­ca­tion dead­line should be in Jan­u­ary or April 2021 (for the aca­d­e­m­ic year start­ing in Sep­tem­ber 2021).



    2‑year (Erasmus Mundus) and 1‑year programmes

    Appli­cants have two oppor­tu­ni­ties to join the EPOG+ pro­gramme. They can join:

    The 2‑year EPOG+ Eras­mus Mundus pro­grammeIt includes both years and is labelled “Eras­mus Mundus” by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion.
    Stu­dents suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ing the pro­gramme receive a joint or mul­ti­ple Mas­ter’s degree from both (one or two) non-French uni­ver­si­ties and from the French full part­ners of the EPOG+ pro­gramme (Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy of Com­piègne, Sor­bonne Uni­ver­si­ty and Uni­ver­si­ty of Paris).
    The 1‑year EPOG+ pro­grammeIt includes only the sec­ond year of the pro­gramme. That pro­gramme is not part of the “Eras­mus Mundus” label.
    Stu­dents suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ing the pro­gramme receive the Mas­ter’s degrees from the French full part­ners of the EPOG+ pro­gramme (Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy of Com­piègne, Sor­bonne Uni­ver­si­ty and Uni­ver­si­ty of Paris).

    It must be not­ed that the pro­gramme basi­cal­ly enrolls the stu­dents in the 2‑year pro­gramme. Con­se­quent­ly, only a very lim­it­ed num­ber of places will remain for the 1‑year pro­gramme.

    The 1‑year programme: an opportunity to be part of an international programme

    The EPOG+ pro­gramme offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to join the 2nd year of the Eras­mus Mundus Joint Mas­ter Degree (semes­ter 3 and semes­ter 4).
    The stu­dents select­ed in the 1‑year pro­gramme will take the same cours­es than the Eras­mus Mundus stu­dents (even though the stu­dents in the 1‑year pro­gramme are not offi­cial­ly con­sid­ered as “Eras­mus Mundus” stu­dents). In par­tic­u­lar, stu­dents will ben­e­fit from the excel­lence of the pro­gramme (it is one of the only five Mas­ter’s pro­gramme in eco­nom­ics labelled Eras­mus Mundus at EU lev­el), the same edu­ca­tion­al sup­port and super­vi­sion. They will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part of a cohort made of high­ly select­ed stu­dents from all con­ti­nents. They will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to spend their last semes­ter at one of our part­ners or asso­ci­at­ed part­ners.

    The struc­ture and con­tent of the sec­ond year of the Master’s degree in Paris are avail­able in the “struc­ture, con­tent and mobil­i­ty” page.

    Practical information

    1 year (Sep­tem­ber-August).

    The main instruc­tion lan­guages will be Eng­lish and French. How­ev­er, stu­dents who want to study only in Eng­lish will have this pos­si­bil­i­ty.

    At the end of the year, they will be award­ed a Master’s degree from the French full part­ners of the EPOG+ pro­gramme (Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy of Com­piègne, Sor­bonne Uni­ver­si­ty and Uni­ver­si­ty of Paris). The stu­dents will also get a diplo­ma sup­ple­ment empha­siz­ing the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the pro­gramme and detail­ing the track fol­lowed by each stu­dent.

    In France, the tuition costs are high­ly sub­sidised. Even if the real cost is about 40000 euros/year, the stu­dent will only have to pay tuition fees and con­tri­bu­tion to stu­dents and cam­pus life (about 350 euros / year). This applies what­ev­er the nation­al­i­ty for the EPOG+ 1‑year pro­gramme. It includes the social secu­ri­ty (French health­care sys­tem).
    No spe­cif­ic schol­ar­ship is avail­able for the 1‑year pro­gramme. How­ev­er, Euro­pean stu­dents can con­sid­er the usu­al Eras­mus+ schol­ar­ships and we also rec­om­mend stu­dents to apply to any nation­al or region­al schol­ar­ships schemes, foun­da­tions… A non exhaus­tive list is pro­vid­ed by Cam­pus France.


    Admission requirements

    Degree in eco­nom­ics (or any oth­er field pro­vid­ed a min­i­mum of 32 ECTS – or equiv­a­lent – in eco­nom­ics and 12/16 ECTS in sta­tis­tics or econo­met­rics) (descrip­tion of ECTS in the FAQ sec­tion).

    Can­di­dates who plan to grad­u­ate by 31st July will be pro­vi­sion­al­ly accept­ed and will be required to pro­vide copies of their degree cer­tifi­cates by 31st August.

    More specif­i­cal­ly:
    For Majors A and C, the min­i­mum require­ment in math­e­mat­ics, sta­tis­tics or econo­met­rics is 12 ECTS.
    For Major B: The 32 ECTS in eco­nom­ics should include 16 ECTS in macro­eco­nom­ics (in a broad sense) and/or nation­al income account­ing. The min­i­mum in math­e­mat­ics and sta­t­ics is 16 ECTS includ­ing at least 4 ECTS in econo­met­rics.

    Stu­dents with an excep­tion­al record of aca­d­e­m­ic per­for­mance are encour­aged to apply, even if they do not meet all the min­i­mal entry require­ments in a strict sense.

    With proof of the lan­guage lev­el (pro­vid­ed no lat­er than June 10). The fol­low­ing tests and min­i­mum scores are accept­ed: TOEFL (Com­put­er-based: 237; Paper ver­sion: 580; Inter­net ver­sion: 87 or above), IELTS (6.5, aca­d­e­m­ic ver­sion); Cam­bridge Pro­fi­cien­cy Exam­i­na­tion ©, Cam­bridge Advanced Eng­lish Test (B), CERF (B2). If you have a Grad­u­ate Record Exam­i­na­tion (GRE) with a Gen­er­al Test score of at least 450 for ver­bal rea­son­ing, 4.1 for ana­lyt­i­cal writ­ing, and 650 for quan­ti­ta­tive rea­son­ing, it can be con­sid­ered a proof of your pro­fi­cien­cy in Eng­lish.

    Knowl­edge of French, Ital­ian or Ger­man is not manda­to­ry, but is tak­en into account. Those stu­dents con­cerned must pro­vide offi­cial proof of their lan­guage skills (for­eign lan­guage diplo­ma or DIALANG Euro­pean test).

    The appli­cants should high­light their inter­est, knowl­edge and moti­va­tion to engage with het­ero­dox approach­es of eco­nom­ics.


    Application process

    At appli­ca­tion stage, stu­dents must fill the online form and pro­vide a set of infor­ma­tion and scanned doc­u­ments, as decribed below. It is impor­tant to note that the appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure takes time (in par­tic­u­lar to get the rec­om­men­da­tion let­ters) and should thus be antic­i­pat­ed.

    When the call is opened, the appli­cants must fill the fol­low­ing online form.

    Stu­dents should not send their details and doc­u­ments by email.

    Pos­si­bly using the Europass for­mat (not manda­to­ry).

    The scanned copy of an orig­i­nal diplo­ma shall prove suc­cess­full com­ple­tion of a ter­tiary degree cor­re­spond­ing to at least 240 ECTS (4‑year full-time degree/Master/PhD).

    Can­di­dates who plan to grad­u­ate by the 31st of July can apply. They can be pro­vi­sion­al­ly accept­ed. They will be required to pro­vide copies of their degree cer­tifi­cates by the 31st of August. At appli­ca­tion stage, they must pro­vide a sworn state­ment stat­ing when they expect to receive their degree (by using this form (odt, docx)).

    Elec­tron­ic (scanned) ver­sion of all high­er edu­ca­tion aca­d­e­m­ic records in their orig­i­nal ver­sion (aca­d­e­m­ic tran­scripts to the above men­tionned diplo­mas, includ­ing all com­plet­ed cours­es at the time of appli­ca­tion).

    If the orig­i­nal ver­sion is not in Eng­lish or French, a cer­ti­fied (legal­ly attest­ed) trans­la­tion in Eng­lish or French must also be sent.

    The aca­d­e­m­ic records shall evi­dence that the stu­dent owns a min­i­mum of 32 ECTS (or equiv­a­lent) in eco­nom­ics and 12 ECTS (for Major A) or 16 ECTS (for Majors B and C) in sta­tis­tics or econo­met­rics.

    They shall also evi­dence that the min­i­mum require­ments (as stat­ed in the “Admis­sion require­ments” sec­tion, above) are ful­filled for the cho­sen Major(s). Mean­ing that, for Major B, the 32 ECTS in eco­nom­ics should include 16 ECTS in macro­eco­nom­ics (in a broad sense) and/or nation­al income account­ing. The min­i­mum in math­e­mat­ics and sta­t­ics is 16 ECTS includ­ing at least 4 ECTS in econo­met­rics.

    Appli­cants are also encour­aged to pro­vide their diplo­ma sup­ple­ment, if they have one.

    Proof of Eng­lish pro­fi­cien­cy (pro­vid­ed no lat­er than June 10) is required except for Eng­lish native speak­ers or for appli­cants who have a high­er edu­ca­tion degree entire­ly taught in Eng­lish (in this case, or if your test is not avail­able by the sub­mis­sion dead­line, please sub­mit a sworn state­ment, using this form (odt, docx).

    The fol­low­ing tests and min­i­mum scores are accept­ed : TOEFL (Com­put­er-based: 237; Paper ver­sion: 580; Inter­net ver­sion: 87 or above), IELTS (6.5, aca­d­e­m­ic ver­sion); Cam­bridge Pro­fi­cien­cy Exam­i­na­tion ©, Cam­bridge Advanced Eng­lish Test (B), CERF (B2). If you have a Grad­u­ate Record Exam­i­na­tion (GRE) with a Gen­er­al Test score of at least 450 for ver­bal rea­son­ing, 4.1 for ana­lyt­i­cal writ­ing, and 650 for quan­ti­ta­tive rea­son­ing, it can be con­sid­ered a proof of your pro­fi­cien­cy in Eng­lish.

    Non manda­to­ry proof of French, Ital­ian or Ger­man pro­fi­cien­cy.

    The state­ment of pur­pose should not be more than 500 words. It should high­light the applicant’s moti­va­tions for apply­ing to EPOG+ Master’s pro­gramme, any rel­e­vant aca­d­e­m­ic and work expe­ri­ence, and future career plans. The state­ment will also indi­cate the Major(s)/Minor(s), the appli­cant wish to choose (and order of pref­er­ence).

    The two rec­om­men­da­tion let­ters shall be issued by teachers/professors or job super­vi­sors. They shall assess explicite­ly the student’s abil­i­ty to fol­low the EPOG+ Master’s pro­gramme.

    The ref­er­ence let­ter should include: date of issue, name, insti­tu­tion, posi­tion, sig­na­ture, offi­cial stamp (if avail­able) and con­tact details (phone num­ber and email) of the person/institution rec­om­mend­ing the stu­dent.

    The scanned copy of a (valid) pass­port or ID is required.

    Doc­u­ment giv­ing details of (potential/expected) oth­er fund­ing (e.g. schol­ar­ships, with name of fun­der or award­ing author­i­ty, and val­ue of award).

    Stu­dents from the fol­low­ing coun­tries are con­cerned by an addi­tion­al pro­ce­dure (the “Etudes en France” pro­ce­dure): Alge­ria, Argenti­na, Benin, Brazil, Burk­i­na Faso, Burun­di Cameroon, Chile, Chi­na, Colom­bia, Comoros, the Repub­lic of the Con­go, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Unit­ed States, Gabon, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indone­sia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mada­gas­car, Mali, Moroc­co, Mau­ri­tius, Mau­ri­ta­nia, Mex­i­co, Nige­ria, Peru, Sene­gal, Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic of Con­go, Rus­sia, Sene­gal, Sin­ga­pore, Tai­wan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Viet­nam.

    Con­cerned stu­dents must also fill the con­cerned form on Cam­pus France web­site (this manda­to­ry nation­al pro­ce­dure should ease the obten­tion of a visa).

    Take care that the appli­ca­tion process is quite long and that stu­dents need­ing a visa must start as ear­ly as pos­si­ble their appli­ca­tion process (and in par­tic­u­lar, we recom­mand appli­cants to fill the “Cam­pus France” form – see below – pos­si­bly before May).

    All the doc­u­ments have to be uploaded in the Attach­ments sec­tion of the appli­ca­tion form. Please do not send them by email.


    Selection criteria and process

    Edu­ca­tion­al back­groundAs demon­strat­ed by the cur­ricu­lum vitae (qual­i­ty and rel­e­vance of aca­d­e­m­ic qual­i­fi­ca­tion, knowl­edge in eco­nom­ics and research / pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence).15%
    Aca­d­e­m­ic recordsCan­di­dates’ aca­d­e­m­ic records should have a min­i­mum Grade Point Aver­age (GPA) for the Bach­e­lors degree of at least 70% of the max­i­mum scale.35%
    Moti­va­tion and rec­om­men­da­tion let­ters20%
    Lan­guagesPro­fi­cien­cy in Eng­lish and pos­si­bly anoth­er lan­guage of the EPOG+ part­ners’ coun­tries.30%

    The coor­di­na­tor will con­duct an ini­tial fil­ter­ing (based on min­i­mum require­ments) and sub­mit the remain­ing appli­ca­tions for con­sid­er­a­tion by the French part­ners. For each appli­cant, two ref­er­ees will be appoint­ed. A pre­s­e­lec­tion of the best stu­dents among the com­plet­ed sub­mis­sions is then made by the part­ners in Paris. The pre­s­e­lec­tion of these stu­dents will depend on the excel­lence of their stud­ies. For the pre­s­e­lect­ed stu­dents, an inter­views (through video­con­fer­enc­ing means) will be organ­ised. A final list of stu­dents (main list and reserve list) will be estab­lished in accor­dance with the cri­te­ria defined above. Una­nim­i­ty of the award­ing insti­tu­tions will be required in order to meet the high­est stan­dards.

    Region­al, gen­der and social sit­u­a­tion will be tak­en into account in the final selec­tion (i.e. among the best can­di­dates) but will not take prece­dence over mer­it, qual­i­ty and com­pe­tence. The process will respect the prin­ci­ples of Euraxess “Euro­pean Char­ter for Researchers” and the “Code of Con­duct for the Recruit­ment of Researchers” includ­ing non-dis­crim­i­na­tion, equal treat­ment, trans­paren­cy, recog­ni­tion of qual­i­fi­ca­tions, life­long devel­op­ment and mobil­i­ty expe­ri­ence. The final selec­tion of can­di­dates will com­ply with the max­i­mum num­ber of schol­ar­ships per coun­try and per insti­tu­tion of ori­gin defined by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Stu­dents with spe­cial needs will ben­e­fit from extra time for exam­i­na­tions and will ben­e­fit from ded­i­cat­ed instal­la­tions in each part­ner insti­tu­tion.


    Indicative timing

    The admis­sion into the 1‑year pro­gramme will be open for the 2021–2022 aca­d­e­m­ic year. First appli­ca­tion dead­line should be in Jan­u­ary or April 2021 (for the aca­d­e­m­ic year start­ing in Sep­tem­ber 2021).


    Con­tact and ques­tions

    For spe­cif­ic ques­tions, please check the FAQ sec­tion of our web­site.
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