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Application process

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Admissions Information

The Master of Informatics at Grenoble is a highly competitive academic program. The program is limited to 120 students, with selection on the basis of prior academic and/or scientific achievement as documented by academic transcripts, a motivational essay, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores.

Language requirements

Students from countries where English language is not the primary language are required to provide evidence of Competence in English. (Native speakers are exempted) English scores required for the MoSIG program: TOEFL IBT 100 min / TOEIC 750 min / IELTS 6.5 min. This is equivalent to CEFR level B2, although we will consider applicants with 500 or better who have an excellent academic record.

Degree requirements

For admission to the full two year program you must have a Bachelors Degree of at least 3 years duration (equivalent to the European License).

For admission directly to the second year program you must have a 4 years Bachelors Degree or equivalent.

To be admitted to the program, candidates must have previously completed their undergraduate studies and been awarded a Bachelor degree in either Science (BSc) or Engineering (BEng) that includes courses in computing and solid practice in programming. Applications of candidates with bachelor in Computer Science or Computer Engineering will be preferably considered. Skills in mathematics (algebra, probability theory) and Informatics (C/C++/JAVA, algorithms, Computer architectures, Operating Systems principles), Data bases and software engineering are required.

Students who are currently registered at the IM2AG or Ensimag should contact their respective academic studies directors for admissions procedures.

Students from outside Europe

If you are from one of the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America, or Vietnam, you must apply both to Campus France (to obtain a Visa) and to the Masters program. (Note that in the Campus France web site, MoSIG is listed as a master of Grenoble INP).

Applying through Campus France is necessary to obtain a Visa, and you will have to enter your CEF number during the application process.

If you are not from one of these countries, you will need to contact the French Embassy for a student Visa. Attention: This process can cause long delays.

Whether or not you apply to Campus France, you have to complete your application for admission.

admissions Process and application deadlines

The admissions committee will meet each month. To be considered, you must have submitted your on-line application by the following dates:

  • 01 February 2013 for consideration at the committee meeting of February 2013
  • 04 March 2013 for consideration at the committee meeting of March 2013
  • 29 March 2013 for consideration at the committee meeting of April 2013
  • 29 April 2013 for consideration at the committee meeting of May 2013
  • 31 May 2013 for consideration at the committee meeting of June 2013
  • 02 July 2013 for consideration at the committee meeting of July 2013
  • A special late admissions jury deadline is 2 September for the jury of september. This is reserved only for students from within France and the European Union.

Instructions for completing the online application process.

If you encounter difficulties or requests for information that you can not provide, please contact us at mosig@ensimag.fr.

Application requires uploading some documents:

  • A motivational essay written in English. This should list your preference of Academic Program, and the reason for preferring this program. It should describing your motivation for applying to our Master of Science program.
  • A detailed CV including photo. If you have any uncompleted academic program, please include an explanation for why you have been unable to complete the program (illness, family problem, etc).
  • Copy of your most recent diplomas, with a translation of the diploma in French or English.
  • Certified copy of the final grades obtained for all University Studies.
  • Copy of grades obtained so far for this academic year, and date by which you can provide your final grades (final transcripts will be needed for admission).
  • Official description of the grading system in use at your current university.
  • Description of your most recent academic program, including number hours, credits and subjects studied for each class.
  • Certification of competence in French and or English. For application to a program taught in English, a CECR level of B2 (advanced intermediate) is generally required although we will accept B1 students (intermediate) with exceptional abilities in other areas. For TOEFL, we generally require a score of >100 on the Internet test, or 250 on the computer based test.
  • Recommendation letter(s). You can submit up to three recommendation letters (print on letter head, and submit using the on-line tool (uploads)
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