Level and admission procedures
The required level of admission is a minimum of 4 years of studies after the Baccalaureate (equivalent to 240 ECTS) in the fields of economics, human sciences or agronomy.
Professional experience is taken into account.
A selection committee, composed of the CIHEAM Montpellier teacher-researchers, examines the applications and ranks them according to the quality of the applications (grades obtained, academic achievements, skills acquired, etc.).
Applicants meeting the required academic criteria are invited to selection interviews (face-to-face or remote), after having sat a remote language test (French or English depending on the tuition language of the Master’s) at the French Language Center of the CIHEAM Montpellier.
Following the interviews, some candidates from the waiting list may be invited to attend according to the number of places available. Invitation letters are sent out in June.
In case of withdrawal, new candidates from the waiting list are offered a place.
Depending on your level in the two fields indicated below, you may have to follow prerequisite courses before the beginning of the academic year:
French for CGAT, CDVALES and ECODEVA Masters, knowledge of the French language is required since all courses are taught in French. No student who is completely new to the French language will be accepted for one of these Masters.
- For non-French speaking students, the minimum level required is B1.2 (having taken at least 400 hours of French lessons), according to the criteria of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Those with a level below B1.2 must take intensive French language refresher courses on site or online during the summer preceding their training. These courses are given by the French Foreign Language Center (CFLE) of the institute (certified ISO 9001 and labeled Qualité FLE).
- French-speaking students (outside of France) must follow the distance training offered in French as a Foreign Language from July. This training will be tested in September.
English for the MIDAS Master: knowledge of the English language is required since all courses are taught in English. No student who is completely new to the English language will be accepted for this Master.
The minimum level required is B1.2 (having taken at least 400 hours of English lessons), according to the criteria of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Those with a level below B1.2 must take intensive English language refresher courses on site or online during the summer preceding their training. These courses are given by the French Foreign Language Center (CFLE) of the institute (certified ISO 9001 and labeled Qualité FLE).
Advanced knowledge in economics is essential because economics is a central component of the CIHEAM Montpellier Masters.
The prerequisite courses in economics, required for all students who have taken no or very little courses in economics during their initial training, are organized remotely from July, then in class in September.
Access to grants depends on whether you are a citizen of a CIHEAM member state: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia or Turkey.
You can benefit from a full or partial scholarship.
The full scholarship
It does not apply to French students who automatically benefit from a partial grant. For other CIHEAM countries, depending on the number of scholarships available, you may benefit from a full scholarship awarded by the selection committee, according to the ranking of your file.
CIHEAM Montpellier will take care of:
- Training costs
- Reimbursement of the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC)
- Health and hospital insurance
- Accommodation at the CIHEAM Montpellier residence (single room in a double studio – possibility of accommodation in a single studio with the student paying the additional cost)
- dditional allowance for subsistence costs.
You will take charge of:
- Registration fees: 243 euros
- The round trip
The partial scholarship
Nationals of a CIHEAM member country who are admitted without a full scholarship automatically benefit from a partial scholarship which covers training costs.
You will take charge of:
- Registration fees: 243 euros
- Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC)
- Health and hospital insurance (allow around 150 euros for insurance in France)
- The round trip
- Subsistence costs: accommodation, meals and other miscellaneous costs.
You cannot benefit from a CIHEAM Montpellier scholarship. We strongly advise you to find a scholarship from the French cooperation or from an international organization that covers the cost of your training. To do this, you should contact the cultural advisor of the French Embassy in your country (Scientific and Technical Cooperation Mission) and the offices of other national and international organizations such as the examples below:
Please note, scholarship applications very often have to be submitted several months in advance. We advise you to send us an application as soon as possible.
If your file is deemed admissible by the selection committee, we will send you a provisional admission which will be requested by the funding organizations. Final admission will be issued to you in June, on condition that your application is definitively validated by the final selection committee.
How to apply?
Preparation of the file
The application file must contain the following documents:
- Application form (to be completed online)
- Highest university degree (If you are graduating at the end of the current academic year, you will need to provide a certificate of enrolment for the current year, and a certificate stating the possible date of graduation.)
- Transcripts for your higher education years (preparatory cycle, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Engineering degree, etc.)
Documents must be submitted directly via the online application platform
All documents must be written or translated in English or French.
Incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection committees.
Dates for 2024-2025 applications
- Opening date: 8th January 2024
- Closing date: 29th March 2024
Candidates who are offered a place on the Master 2 program (results sent in June) must send the following documents to the Education and Teaching Department (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Birth certificate
- Passport photo (JPEG format)
- Hierarchical authorisation for civil servants
Enrolment procedures are as follows:
- Pay the ‘Contribution à la Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC)’ on the following website: https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/.
- Send a photocopy of the passport, visa and the certificate of payment of the CVEC by e-mail to the Education and Teaching Department.
- Take out health and liability insurance, as well as home insurance for students staying on the CIHEAM Montpellier campus.
- Pay the annual enrolment fee (243 €).
Upon completion of these procedures, the student will be issued with a certificate of enrolment and a student card which allows access to the Documentation Centre and computer networks.
Remote enrolment is not allowed.
Enrolment and tuition fees
The annual enrolment fee is 243€.
Tuition fees amount to 3,527€ (excluding insurance, accommodation costs and return travel) for students who are not CIHEAM member country nationals (CIHEAM member countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey).