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International students: applying for a Masters degree

Are you a foreign student who would like to apply for a Master’s at Université Paris-Saclay? Want to know how to apply to a French university for the first time? It depends on your nationality, your country of residence and the studies you choose.

This section explains the French education system and all the application procedures that vary depending on your situation.

‘Differentiated tuition fees’ for non-EU students

*For non-EU students

In line with the resolution voted by the Board of Governors on 15 December 2020, Université Paris-Saclay intends to develop a strong policy of attracting national, European and non-EU students.

As a result, for the year 2022-2023, accepted candidates affected by the decree and order relating to registration fees in public higher education establishments under the authority of the Minister in charge of higher education will have to pay the same amount of registration fees as national students without having to explicitly request it.

This partial exemption will apply for the entire duration of the study cycle, including if a year has to be repeated.


The process to follow for your application will depend on your situation.

My situation

I am an applicant in my first year of a Master - M1, I have an undergraduate degree  – 180 ECTS credits

I am an applicant in my second year of a Master - M2, I have an M1  – 240 ECTS credits

I am a student who holds or will hold a French or European undergraduate degree



I am a European student

I live in a country covered by the ‘Études en France (Study in France)’ programme.

Step 1: INCEPTION platform for course starting dates.

Step 2: If the application is accepted on INCEPTION, then the applicant must go to EEF and the section ‘I am accepted’.

Please see the further information below.

Step 1: INCEPTION platform for course starting dates.

Step 2: If the application is accepted on INCEPTION, then the applicant must go to EEF and the section ‘I am accepted’.

Please see the further information below.

I live in a country not covered by the ‘Études en France (Study in France)’ programme. Platform INCEPTION Platform INCEPTION



Applicants of foreign nationality who have not been enrolled in a higher education institution in France during the last two academic years (2020-2021 and 2021-2022) must provide the contact details of two people who can recommend them academically (teacher, supervisor, work placement supervisor, etc.) when they apply.

Additional information

  1. You must apply on the Université Paris Saclay application platform.
  2. After receiving approval for admission from Université Paris-Saclay, you can create your account on the Études en France portal. You should complete your file under the ‘I am accepted’ section.

We have provided you with a guide to help you on the EEF platform:

How do I apply?

If you are a refugee, a stateless person, an asylum seeker or a beneficiary of subsidiary protection and you wish to join a Master's programme at the University of Paris-Saclay, then you can apply in the same way as other candidates on our platform:

Access to the application portal

Have you missed the application date for your chosen course?

You are invited to contact the Registrar’s Office to find out the best way to apply. You will need to provide proof of your status in order for your application to be considered.

Your contact details:

Your references:

The Registrar Offices: To obtain the contact details of the Registrar’s Office, you can go to the website of the partner institution by using the tab at the top right ‘other University sites’ or contact the Department of Training and Success (DFR): ‘".

In all cases, you must specify that you have refugee status and you must indicate which course(s) you wish to apply for.

Applicants from abroad must first have completed one year of studies in France as part of an initial training programme before being able to sign a work-study programme agreement (except for students wishing to enrol in a Master's level programme or a level I diploma accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles).

Visa and permits

Before coming to France, make sure that you gather all the necessary information regarding immigration procedures and the documents you should bring with you.

To prepare your stay and get get your

International welcome desk

Université Paris-Saclay provides you with a variety of services and documentation to welcome international students and researchers under the best conditions.

Discover the 8 steps of your arrival b


If you have any questions about the choice and content of the course, the time frame for registration or your application, please contact the person responsible for the course concerned

For information about practical and daily life, settling in France and the administrative steps to be taken, please go to the page Welcoming international visitors.

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