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Master 1 is accessible to students with bachelor degree or equivalent.
Master 2 is accessible to students holding a 1st year master degree or equivalent.
Students with different backgrounds can apply. If no specific need in programming is required, your interest in technology and in justifying tools and resources linked to educational issues is definitely a plus.

We will require you to upload, during the application, all the files (including the reference letters) as pdf, and we will take care of addressing them. You will need to upload:

  • an updated CV
  • two recommendation letters
  • a copy of your last diploma (English or French)
  • a copy of your latest grade transcript (English or French)
  • a recent photo

There is no need for a cover letter as it is included in the application form that you will be asked to fill in. This form contains questions regarding your motivation – it is, indeed, a way to uniform cover letters among applicants.

The master is led in English. There is no precise level of English that we require, although all our students should be able to understand and express themselves in English. Usually, we assess your level of English during our interview (live or Skype) if you pass the first selection.

French is not needed for the Master; some of our students decide to learn French after arriving here, some don’t. Though, you have to know that having a minimum level of French (B1) is definitely a plus as the stock for English-speaking internships is relatively limited in the edtech ecosystem in Paris. You will always be asked to have a minimum understanding of French, at least to cope with external communication.

Once the admission in the master is agreed, you have to register at French University (256€ per year for all students in 2017) and to student social security / French Health Coverage, which is around 220€ a year (except if you are still covered by your own national health coverage abroad, or by a personal insurance). For your information, the tuition fee requested to access French universities will probably not be raised by more than the annual inflation rate next year. The 2018 fee will be posted here once communicated by the ministry.

Our diploma is acknowledged and delivered by both Paris Descartes and Diderot Universities. It gives 60 credits per year (60 in M1, 60 in M2) which makes an amount of 120 if you go until the final validation in M2. Of course, you can only make the M1. Our master is recognized at an European and international level (currently called “LMD Master Program”).

Unfortunately there are no governmental or university fellowships available in France for the master level. We do not have any fellowships for the M1 level but have a very limited number of fellowships for the M2 applicants, namely the Liliane Bettencourt excellence fellowships. The fellowships are awarded to interviewed candidates, based on their excellent curriculum, motivation and coherence of their M2 plan.

Unfortunately, the master is not eligible to the allowance of such a grant. Indeed, the major obstacle for our program to apply to the Eiffel Excellence scholarship is that the fields of study eligible at a Master level are only Engineering Sciences, Economics & Management, and Law & Political Sciences.

Please be aware that living in Paris is very expensive, around 1000 euros a month on a student budget. Even a part time job is hard to maintain with the commitments to the master, whose courses are mandatory and full time. Though a scholarship is not mandatory to access the Master, you have to be aware that supporting your studies in a city like Paris requires a serious funding plan.

Our academic program benefits from a large network of labs and partners in the business and start-up ecosystem in Paris and abroad. Here you’ll find a non exhaustive list of labs, institutions and companies the EdTech students already interned in.

After graduating from the EdTech track, you can work as an education designer, an editorial manager or a project manager for universities, start-ups and NGOs, start you own business as a consultant and an entrepreneur, or start an PHD in a doctoral school! Also, for some of you having already a full professional background, training in our program can be a step aside of your professional routine and a way to redesign both your hard and soft skills. This is the case for doctors who come to imagine a serious game, designers who want to have a long time of experimentation in the fields of digital techniques and user centric approach, or creators, teachers and entrepreneurs who are willing to fund their project with a research based inquiry.

The AIRE master Program is divided into 2 existing tracks – which are the AIV part (Interdisciplinary Approaches of Life sciences) and the EdTech (Education & Technology) one – which will be soon joined by the digital track on September 2019. Of course, we totally support and follow students willing to make the most of courses provided by each tracks, as long as they hold the 60 ECTS required to validate the year.

According to your background and training plan, this issue can be discussed during the recruitment interview. The AIRE Master is a program designed for each participant to take the most of an interdisciplinary approach targeting scientific, pedagogical and digital challenges, and we are here to help you design your relevant path through it.