Admission 2024-2026

Applications for admission to 2024-2026 MLDM master programme are now open!

Application deadlines and submission

Deadline for non-EU applicants: 10/07/2024

Deadlines for EU applicants:

  •  31/05/2024 (first intake period) 

  •  10/07/2024 (second intake period) 

Online Application : applying takes only 10 minutes, providing that you have the requested documentation ready.

  • Go to https://international-sciencemasters.univ-st-etienne.fr/login;
  • You need first register with a valid email address. Indicate an email address you check regularly, we’ll use it to follow-up on your application later on.
  • Upon registration, you should have received a confirmation email. Check your spam folder if you do not see it. Do not answer to this email.
  • You can now login. Click on Master MLDM to apply.
  • You’ll have first to complete a quick profile. 
  • Fill in the fields and upload your documents;
  • You should receive an acknowledgement of receipt once your on-line application is successfully submitted. Check your spam folder if you do not see it. Do not answer to this email.

For additional information  master.MLDM@univ-st-etienne.fr 


Requirements for admission

The following aspects of your application will be checked out by the academic assessors.

1. Academic record

- Diploma prerequisite: BSc degree level (i.e. 180 ECTS) or equivalent, in computer science, statistics or mathematics. International students have to hold a graduate diploma equivalent of a graduate level of 180 ECTS in the European system.

- Excellence of the applicant: The applicant must have at least a C average on ECTS grading scale, or equivalent, during their undergraduate studies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECTS_grading_scale). The MLDM steering committee reserves the right to moderate this criterion according to the prestige of the diploma or the ranking of the University of Origin.


2. Language

- Language ability: Teaching and examination being given in English, the candidate is advised to have a conversation level of the language (the requirement for competence in English is equivalent to TOEFL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOEFL) with at least 213 points (computer based)/550 points (paper based)/82 points Internet based or IELTS at grade 6.5, or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate of English at least grade B2). A letter from your University will be accepted if the English language was the medium of teaching throughout your degree. Knowledge of French is not compulsory but would be beneficial.


Admission procedure

1 . The following documents will be required for each application:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (written in English) stating the main personal information (birth name, birth date, citizenship, address, ...) the studies since high school (degrees, institutions, grades) as well as any professional experience and any other relevant information.
  • A dated and signed personal motivation statement, written in English, describing in the student's own words the reasons for application to the  Master MLDM and information on how the student's previous education matches the subjects in the MLDM programme and on which subjects in the MLDM programme are the most interesting for the student.
  • Two dated and signed letters of recommendation (written in English), naming the applicant in the subject line.
  • A certificate of English language proficiency or a letter from your University as explained above.
  • A copy of your valid passport (non EU applicants) or identity card (EU applicants only) (validity should be extended to at least six months after the end of the two-year Master programme).
  • Certified copy of the original B.Sc. diploma or certification of having paid the taxes for obtaining the diploma
  • Copies of transcripts or other academic records that give proof on the undergraduate and first graduate studies, including credits and grades achieved in each single subject. Online courses have to be certified by providing MLDM a way to verify the corresponding certificates.
  • Certified copy of translation of the B.Sc. diploma in English.
  • Certified copy of translation of the academic records in English.

2 . Selection, examination criteria and results

The MLDM steering committee checks all documents against admission requirements and all complete applications are assessed.

Applications are evaluated by the MLDM steering committee grading each criterion (academic record, language ability, motivation) for each application from 0 to 5 (5 Excellent, 4 Very good, 3 Good, 2 Satisfactory, 1 Sufficient, 0 Insufficient). The final selection list is set during the selection committee.

In those cases where the MLDM steering committee deems it appropriate, it will schedule an online interview with the applicant, to clarify aspects of the student's curriculum vitae, motivation letter, or English qualification.

After ranking the applications and establishing the final list, each student is informed shortly afterwards by email of the outcome of the selection. A reserve list is also established in case of cancellation and relevant students are informed by email.



The faculty office and staff provide supporting documents and updated information about the visa process for the first incoming mobility from outside the EU and the intra-EU course mobility.