APPLICATION PROCESS

→ WHEN & HOW TO APPLY

 

Depending on whether you are a French student or international student, the application process may be different.

Pease check below how to apply according to your situation:

I am a French student or a student already enrolled in an undergraduate program in France

French students or students already enrolled in an undergraduate program taught in French must submit their application via the Ecandidat Application.

Applications will be open from February 4, 2022 until July 3, 2022 (11:59 pm CEST).

I am a foreign student with interest in applying, but I am not living nor studying in France at the moment

International students who are not currently living or studying in France must submit their application via the Online Application Form.

Applications will be open from December 1, 2021 until July 3, 2022 (11:59 pm CEST).

→ APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

 

You must submit your application via the Online Application Form. Paper applications are not accepted by the Admissions Committee. The Online Application for Fall 2022 admissions is now open and the deadline to submit applications is July 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm CEST. If you have questions about the application requirements please see the information below. Offers of admission are continuously made after the application deadline so it is imperative to have all of your materials submitted by this time (including letters of recommendation and all official test scores).

Identification documents

You will be asked for a scanned copy of your passport or national ID card (European citizens) in PDF format to be included in the application form as well as an ID picture.

Education and Work History

Resume or CV must be submitted in PDF format only. It is highly recommended that you include your specific research experiences. This is extremely important. 

Your resume or CV must be written in English ONLY.

Personal Statement

The recommended length for the Personal Statement is 500-1000 words.

The Frontiers in Chemistry Graduate Program is a community comprised of individuals from a diverse variety of backgrounds. We are interested in learning more about you as a person and how your background and experiences motivate you to make positive contributions to your community. There are no requirements for what to include; some possible prompts are listed here  below:

  • Explain how your background has prepared you for this graduate program. Identify the research area(s) that most interest you, the scientific problems that motivate your pursuit of an advanced degree in chemistry, and how the resources and faculty of the Frontiers in Chemistry’s program promote these interests and motives.
  • Describe your long-term scientific goals, and specify the unique aspects of the Université de Paris’ chemistry graduate program that will enable you to achieve these goals. If applicable, describe any specific academic or research challenges that you have encountered and how these were overcome.
  • Describe your personal experience with resilience and/or perseverance. Give an example of a time in which you faced failure, a significant roadblock in making steady progress towards a goal, and then describe how you approached this situation. What did you learn from this experience? How has this experience shaped the way you approach challenges today?
  • Describe a meaningful teaching or mentorship experience you have had and what you learned from that experience. What do you like most about teaching others?
  • If there are any other factors concerning your prior academic, research, or work experience that you would like the Admissions Committee to be aware of, please describe them.

Your personal statement must be written in English only.

Transcripts

A PDF copy of your college transcript(s) is required and can be uploaded to the application.  Official transcript(s) are only required if you are admitted to our program. Do not send a paper transcript.

All copies of transcripts uploaded to the application must be in French or certified translated in English.

Recommendation Letters

Please provide at least two recommendation letters from academic advisors, professors, or internship supervisors. 

Language Certificate

No certificate is required for native English speakers or students having completed their undergraduate studies in a program taught entirely in English.

In such case, replace the desired language certificate by a document (PDF file) explaining why you do not need to provide a certificate (e.g. ‘I was born and raised in Ireland, I studied in an American school for seven years, my IELTS is scheduled on May 15th, etc.).

Your level of English will be verified during the interview if your application is selected.

For applicants whose primary language is not English, a B2 level (minimum) is required. Therefore, providing a language certificate is mandatory.

The following tests are accepted:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • TOEIC
  • Cambridge Exams (FCE, CAE and CPE)
  • EF SET 50
  • Duolingo