The required academic level for admission is 4 years of higher education (corresponding to 240 ECTS) in a university or a cycle of engineering in agronomy, economics, geography or sociology.

French language

Knowledge of the French language is required since all the courses are provided in French. A student with a beginner level in French will not be accepted in the Master program.

For non-Francophone students, the minimum required level is B1.2 (corresponding to at least 400 hours of French courses) according to the criteria of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Those whose level is under B1.2 must attend summer upgrading intensive courses on site prior to the training. These courses are provided by the Centre of French Language (CFLE) of the CIHEAM-IAMM (ISO 9001 certified and labelled Quality FLE).

French-speaking students (except French natives) must undertake the distance learning provided in French and starting in July. The trainees will be assessed in September.

Economic sciences

Advanced knowledge in economic sciences are required since the economy is a central component of the Masters programmes of the CIHEAM-IAMM.

For all students with little or no initial training in economic sciences, prerequisites in economy are required and distance courses organized accordingly from July to September, followed by classroom courses, also in September.



You are a citizen of a CIHEAM member state

(Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey)

The full scholarship

Depending on the number of available scholarships and on the rank of your application, you may benefit from a full scholarship assigned by the selection committee.

The CIHEAM-IAMM will cover the following costs:

  • The training fees
  • The medical and hospital insurance
  • The accomodation in the CIHEAM-IAMM residence (single room in double studio - possibility of accomodation in a single studio with an additional cost to be paid by the student)
  • Additional allowance for living costs in Montpellier

You will cover the following costs:

  • Registration fees: 243 euros
  • The travel expenses (round trip)
  • Meals

The partial scholarship

The citizens of a CIHEAM member state who are admitted in the Institute, but not entitled to a full scholarship, automatically benefit from a partial scholarship that bears the cost of the training fees.

You will cover the following costs:

  • Registration fees: 243 euros
  • The medical and hospital insurance (you can expect to pay around 150 euros for an insurance in France)
  • The travel expenses (round trip)
  • Living expenses : accomodation, meals and other miscellaneous costs

You are not a citizen of a CIHEAM member state

You cannot benefit from a CIHEAM-IAMM scholarship. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you find a scholarship granted by the French cooperation or an international institution that covers the cost of your training. For this purpose, you need to contact the Cultural Advisor at the French Embassy in your country (Mission of Scientific and Technical Cooperation) and the administrations of other national and international institutions such as the following examples:


Note: very often, you need to submit your scholarship application one year ahead. We advise you to send us your application as soon as possible.

If the selection committee considers that you are eligible, we will address you a temporary admission that the funding organisations will ask you to provide. You will be given the final admission in May, under the condition that your application be definitely validated by the final selection committee.


How to apply?


Opening date of the applications 2021-2022: February 2021 (estimated date)


You must submit an application including the following documents:

  • Application form: it is compulsory to fill it online. When entry is completed, you can access the printable version of your application form
  • Covering letter describing your professional project and the reasons why you want to receive a Master training at the CIHEAM-IAMM
  • Resume
  • Certified copy of your highest post-graduate/university diploma You have to provide an official translation of your diploma into French or English if your diploma was originally edited in another language. If you obtain your diploma at the end of this academic year, you will need to provide the details on the courses you followed so far, and a certificate stating the date when the diploma will be possibly obtained.
  • Certified copies of your graduate transcripts You have to provide an official translation of your transcripts into French or English if they were originally edited in another language.
  • For foreign applicants: a French proficiency certificate (mandatory for non French-speaking applicants – Highly recommended for French-speaking applicants)
  • If you are an official of your government : hierarchical authorisation
  • Birth certificate in French

The application must be sent to :

CIHEAM Montpellier
Education and Training Service
3191 route de Mende - CS 43999


Closing date of the applications 2021-2022 (final deadline for the reception applications): April 2021 (estimated date)


Selection process

The selection of applications is made by the CIHEAM-IAMM teachers-researchers in May. Successful candidates receive a letter of invitation by email and post mail by Mid-June.

This letter indicates the conditions of admission (with full scholarship, with partial scholarship or without scholarship).


Dean of Studies

Philippe Le Grusse

Tel: +33 (0)4 67 04 60 23

Education and Training Service


Tel: +33 (0)4 67 04 60 46

      +33 (0)4 67 04 31 90

Application form


Opening application date

=> February 2021 (estimated date)


=> April 2021 (estimated date)

For specific questions, please write to candidature@iamm.fr