Admission requirements

Letter of motivation

Reasons for applying and career plans.

  • Your letter should not exceed 600 words
  • Write about your motivations for the course: why would you like to study public health, how are your career plans connected with this programme
  • Do not repeat information already provided in your CV, however you may develop it E.g. if you mention some facts in your CV (voluntary work, internships, other activities etc.), in your motivation letter you may emphasize aspects of this experience that in your opinion are important to justify your predispositions for a public health programme.
  • This essay should not be a literary work. It should provide a concrete justification of why you are a good candidate for the MPH
  • It is recommended to mention the specific interest in the area of public health you would like to work on during your studies or/and after.

Curriculum Vitae

We suggest using Europass CV, see template in English here.

A scanned copy of your last diploma

Scan copy of both original diploma and official or sworn English translation, if the original document is not either in English or in French.

Official transcripts and mark sheets

Scan copy of both original university trancripts and official or sworn English translation, if the original documents are not either in English or in French.

Evidence of English proficiency

If you want to attend the Master of Public Health at EHESP, you must be able to show that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course.

English-language test result is compulsory if your native language is not English.

Only the following tests with corresponding scores will be accepted as language proficiency proof: Other test results will not be considered. No exceptions can be made.

  • IELTS Academic test : overall score of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in each component. IELTS Indicator is accepted for tests taken from 1 July 2020.
  • TOEFL (iBT): overall score of 88 or above, with at least 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 19 in Writing. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is accepted.
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) : 61 or above overall, with at least 56 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): overall score of 176 or above with at least 169 in each component

Applicants do not have to provide any English language test in two cases only:

  • If you are citizens of a majority native English speaking country: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada*, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America. *Applicants presenting Canadian degrees or postgraduate diplomas will not normally need to provide other evidence of English language ability so long as they supply sufficient proof from the institution that the degree was taught and examined in English.
    You should upload a copy of your passport instead of the IELTS test results.
  • If you have recently been awarded a higher education degree taught in English in a majority native English speaking country, as listed above. You should upload a proof of the degree obtained within five years prior of the start date of your EHESP course.

Any applicant who does not meet any of the two above mentioned conditions must provide valid English test among those listed above(applications without language proficiency proof will not be considered).

Test results must be less than 2 years old at the beginning of the course (i.e. no older than 1st August 2021 for the academic intake 2023/2024).

References / recommendations

Two forms of recommendation (to be filled in online by your referees).

Copy of identity document

For Non-European students: valid passport

For European students: ID card or valid passport

Other documents you want to communicate

For instance, for the MPH course application you may attach as optional document:
-A third reference letter
-Another university degree

You can upload 3 extra documents.

How to apply

Find here all the information regarding the application procedure.



*Specific condition for Canada: Applicants may provide a Canadian degree so long as they supply sufficient proof from the institution that the degree was taught and examined in English.