Can I  apply for the 2017-2018 academic year?

The application process for the 2017-2018 academic year is now closed.

If you would like to be notified when the application form is available for the next intake, click on this link : MPH application form

What are the admission requirements?

Students and professionals can apply to this Master if they have at least a Bachelors degree in the following disciplines: economics, political sciences, management, social sciences, law, medicine, pharmacy, biology, veterinary or dentistry schools, engineering schools and a wide variety of scientific.

Can one apply directly to the one-year program?

Admission in the one-year program is open to holders of a M1 level. As a general rule all applicants with a bachelor (or “licence” in French) degree have to enroll in the M1 level. The following conditions may allow direct admission in the MPH one-year program, depending upon decision of the MPH selection committee: advanced experience in public health (up to year 5), engineer’s degree, outstanding performances in a bachelor curriculum in public health and related sciences. Students directly admitted in the one-year program according to these special provisions may be required to validate a limited number of M1 modules.

Can I  apply for the academic year if I receive my diploma after the committee selection of Spring 2018?

Yes, you can apply. You need to send the required documents after your admission and before the beginning of the courses in August 2018.

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Letters of recommendation

By whom must the letters of recommendation be written?

Both recommendation letters must be written by persons who, by their meaningful position and their experience, may convince the selection committee that you have the motivation and ability to successfully follow the Master of Public Health.

In which language must letters of recommendation be written?

Letters of recommendation must be written in English or in French.

Is there any required length or format for the letters of recommendation ?

There is no length or format criteria for the reference letters.

What are the requirements pertaining to recommendation letters?

Letters of recommendation should be typed on a headed notepaper, they should have the institution’s stamp and the recommender’s signature on them. They should be addressed to either the MPH Selection Committee or MPH Course Director. Recommenders should print and scan the letter and then send it as an attachment (eg : .pdf or .jpeg file) to the applicants they are recommending ; the applicants will upload the reference letters onto their MPH application account. Recommenders should avoid sending simple Word files or e-mails (without any official signs).

How many letters of recommendation should be provided?

At least two letters of recommendation must be provided, in order for the MPH application to be considered as complete and be submitted. Should you not be able to obtain more than one letter by the deadline, please write a letter explaining the reasons (upload this explanatory note within the 2nd reference letter space). Please note that if you do not provide at least 1 reference letter, your application will not be considered as eligible.

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Financial information

What is the MPH yearly tuition cost?

You can refer this webpage to find information about fees:

Beside the training fees you will have costs for accomodation in Paris, transports in France and daily costs for life as well as health insurance.

For more information regarding health insurance in France, please consult the Student life page, section “health insurance”.

Life in France can be perceived as being expensive compared to living costs in your home country.

How can I ask for scholarships?

  • French and European students
    Social aids may be granted by the CROUS. Students must fill in the application file through the CROUS website (applications in French only).
    Eligible candidates must be :

    • Aged less than 28 years old at 1st October 2018
    • From France or a European Union country nationality. If different origin, the candidate should be either a refugee in France, or living in France for at least 2 years and have his/her parents living in France as well.

Students eligible to CROUS aids (www.cnous.fr) may request support for application to the 2018/2019 MPH programme.

For further information please consult the CROUS Rennes website (for general information)
For further information about the social aids, please consult the CROUS website, “Bourse sur critères sociaux” section

  • All students
    • Campus France Grant search engine.
      Campus France is the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. It can help to find some possibilities of grants or financial aid for MPH students. More information on CampusBourses website.
    • The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs support individuals passionate about improving their knowledge and their ability to advance positive social change in their home countries. They prioritize grants to individuals in countries particularly challenged by repressive governance and constant threats to human rights. More information on Open Society Foundations website
    • You may also find funding sources on the website of France Diplomatie
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English language proficiency

Which tests can I provide to EHESP to prove my English level?

Please note that for the academic year 2018/2019, only the IELTS test will be considered as a valid English language test proficiency:
IELTS http://www.ielts.org/

Please, select the “academic” test.

If your country* does not offer the possibility to pass this English test, you may contact: mph@ehesp.fr

*only countries which are not listed on the webpage provided are concerned.

What is the minimum IELTS score requested to apply to the MPH course?

The required IELTS score is as score > 6.5

Who can benefit from English language test exemption?

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.

You should upload a copy of your passport instead of the IELTS test results.

  • If you hold a previous degree delivered by a higher education institution located in a majority native English speaking country as listed above. You should upload a proof of the degree obtained.

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

I don’t have received the results of my English language test: can I submit my application?

All students must provide the registration office with his or her test score when submitting his/her MPH application. However, if the test or the results were scheduled after the deadline submission, please kindly inform the mph administration staff beforehand (mph@ehesp.fr)

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Do students have to suggest where their Practicum will take place?

Yes, students may suggest a practicum subject and location which will be submitted to appreciation of the Master’s executive committee (the key determinant of acceptance being presence of a qualified senior who accepts to be the mentor in partnership with a MPH advisor).

A list of practicum locations will also be proposed to all students who will have been accepted to enrol, for them to express their preferences (ranked from 1 to 3).

The praticum can take place in France or in a foreign country.

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Where to find us?

MPH program is located in Paris.

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How can I prepare for my arrival at EHESP in Greater Paris?

On the MPH website you can consult the Student life page where you will find useful information about the university, the town, the country, some useful tips on living abroad, etc.

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MPH under the continuous education programme

I am not a student anymore and I have or have had a professsional position. May I apply to the MPH ?

Yes, you may apply if your application meets the admissions committee requirements.

You can refer this webpage to find information about fees:

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More information from the MPH alumnae: Public Health International Network (PHIN)

Public Health International Network (PHIN), a student-led association
PHIN supports the graduate students of the MPH program. Commited to student diversity, PHIN thrives on the variety of cultural, academic and professional backgrounds of the members. They work towards enlarging their international network of graduate students and professional practitioners dedicated to public health initiatives worldwide.

Discover PHIN website
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