Can I  apply for the 2020-2021 academic year?

The application process for the 2020-2021 intake will open on:

1st round : from the 12th of December 2019 until the 12th of January 2020.
2nd round: from the 10th of February 2020 until the 10th of March 2020.

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.

I will obtain my degree after the application deadline. Can I still apply?

If you are finishing Bachelor studies in 2019-2020, you may still submit an application. In that case please clearly indicate the expected date of graduation in your CV as well as provide an official certificate from your University informing on expected graduation date. In case you are selected to join the course for August 2020 intake, it will be under the condition that you provide a proof that you obtained your degree prior to the beginning of the programme.

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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?

Please visit the “Funding your studies” webpage for more information on potential funding opportunities for MPH students.

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English language proficiency

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

English-language test result 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.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): overall score of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): overall score of 88 or above, with at least 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 19 in Writing
  • 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

Test results must be less than 2 years old at the beginning of the course (i.e. no older than 1st August 2018 for the academic intake 2020/2021).

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 cannot provide a language proficiency test on time before the deadline – will my application be considered?

We take into consideration the fact that language proficiency tests such as the IELTS can take place shortly after application deadlines for the Master of Public Health programme. For this reason, we may accept delayed language test results up to 2 weeks after application deadline provided that it is clearly indicated in the application file (a confirmation of registration for the test and expected date of results must be included, otherwise the application will be considered as incomplete). Please note that you still need to submit the rest of your application before the deadline so that it is taken into account by the Selection Committee. As soon as your test results are available, they must be sent by email to mph@ehesp.fr), mentioning as a title of your message “Delayed language result – Last name First name”.

In my previous studies, courses were taught in English – do I still need to provide an English language

You may be exempted from providing English proficiency proof only if you are in one of the two following situations:

  • If you are citizen 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
  • If you hold a previous higher education degree taught in English in a majority native English speaking country* as listed above.

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).


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 on the EHESP Parisian site, in the same building as the Maison des sciences de l’homme (MSH) Paris Nord.

EHESP – 20 avenue George Sand – 93 210 La Plaine Saint-Denis
Tel : +33 (0)2 99 02 24 00

Metro: Line 12, Metro station “Front Populaire”, exit n°3 “Maison des sciences de l’Homme”

How to find our campus in Paris? Follow the map.

Wish to have a look to EHESP Parisian site ? See MHS Paris Nord EHESP.

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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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