(last update: 03/04/2019)
The requirement to apply to the Master is to hold an undergraduate degree in either psychology or economics. Please also note that all classes are given in English, in which an advanced level is thus required.
The natural entry level is the first year of the master (Master 1 / first year graduate). Direct applications to the M2 are possible, but candidates need to have prior bi-disciplinary training, with degrees concerning both economics and psychology. Applicants to the M2 are thus strongly encouraged to apply to the master 1 year as well (admission to the first year is not possible for second year applicants unless an application has been received for each of the two years).
The application process depends on two criteria: the major of your last degree, your nationality or the nationality of your last degree (i.e., the country of residence of your latest schooling institution). The guidelines applying to each of the four resulting cases are described in turn below. Applicants will receive notification of the admission decision within two months of the last day of the application period. If you are admitted, the program starts in early September.
♦ Students with French or European* nationalities, or holding a French degree….
*EU member countries, Island, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Saint-Martin or Vatican
For both majors: the requirements may change from one year to the other, but the typical application folder will require:
- A detailed CV;
- A cover letter describing your interest in the program, accomplishments, and future plans;
- Copy of your academic transcripts and a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree in either Economics or Psychology;
- Required: a C1 level in English (https://www.ets.org/toefl, Ielts) or a long enough experience in an English speaking environment or proof of validated university courses taught in english;
- A copy of your passport;
- Optional: Letter(s) of recommendation, each in an envelope signed across the seal by the recommending professor or former employer--letters can also be sent directly by email to the staff in charge of your background ((Paris 1 for Economics track and Paris Descartes for Psychology track, see the contact page).
….. with a major in psychology:
….. with a major in economics:
♦ Students of other nationalities, and holding a degree from a non-French institution ….
For both majors: the requirements may change from one year to the other, but the typical application folder will require (French wording in parentheses, to ease the identification of the required material, but the documents of your application can be in english):
- A detailed CV in English (CV détaillé);
- A cover letter describing your interest in the program, accomplishments, and future plans (lettre de motivation);
- Certified English translations of your academic transcripts and a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree in either Economics or Psychology (Copie de votre diplôme de fin d'études secondaires (équivalent au baccalauréat), de vos éventuels diplômes universitaires (équivalents à la licence, par exemple) ainsi que de vos relevés de notes universitaires. Si ces documents ne sont pas en français, ils doivent être accompagnés d'une traduction -- ou rédigés en anglais);
- A copy of your passport (Copie d'une pièce d'identité);
- Recommended, but optional: DELF/DALF (http://www.ciep.fr/delf-dalf) or TCF (http://www.ciep.fr/tcf-tout-public) certificate at B2 level in French;
- Required: a C1 level in English (https://www.ets.org/toefl, Ielts) or a long enough experience in an English speaking environement or proof a validated university courses taught in english; see FAQ
- Optional: Letter(s) of recommendation, each in an envelope signed across the seal by the recommending professor or former employer (Lettre(s) de recommandation rédigée(s) par vos professeurs et/ou employeurs)--letters can also be sent directly by email to the administrative staff in charge (Paris 1 for Economics track and Paris Descartes for Psychology track, see the contact page).
….. with a major in psychology:
….. with a major in economics:
If your country of residence is ....
... or if you live in a non-EEF country. The application must be made online, through e-candidat -- to apply to the master choose the option "Master 1 Economie parcours économie-psychologie". Between April 4 and 19, 2019.
... or if you live in Chad or Ghana. Please contact your local consulat to confirm if a Etudes en France campaign has been put in place. If not, please apply through e-candidat.
If you enter the Master, you are responsible for the compliance with immigration rules. If your country of origin is ....
... one of the 28 European (see http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_fr.htm), the e-candidat registration is enough;
... one of the 32 “EEF” countries, please check on Etudes en France
... Otherwise: contact the French consulate of your country of origin.
Fees & scholarships
Application is free, no fee to apply.
Tuition fees. All students pay the same tuition fee (French nationals or not). This is approximately 250 euros a year, plus there is an additional national health care fee (also 250 Euros a year, if the student is less than 28 years old). Please check official websites for the exact amount, to be adjusted each year. This fee is paid for Master 1 , and again for Master 2.
Scholarships. There are some grants (1 or 2 per year) to cover most living expenses, designed for foreign students who have excellent academic records. For more information, please visit this page http://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/international/etudiants-etrangers/bourses/. Please note, the Eiffel scholarship (featured in the previous link) application deadline is November 15, 2019 for 2020 applications to the master.
I have a degree in a field related to Economics (BA, Finance, etc), what courses do you primarily look at during application ?
We primarily look at your level in Economy fundamentals such as micro-economy, statistics and economic principles, regardless of which diploma you took them in.
Is a research project coherent with this master ? What kind of job can I find after completion of the program ?
Training for research (applied and academic) is our main focus. See the students section of the website for our most recent placement survey.
Is there a minimum required score for english proficiency tests, such as the IELTS ?
No there is not, it should correspond roughly to a C1 level or higher.
Is there a minimum length for an experience in an english-speaking environment to be considered valid ?
This is left to the appreciation of the applicant.
Is there a minimum grade point average required ?
Candidats for this Master come from all over the world. As such, many applications do not conform to the grade point average system. We have not established a required minimum.
I graduate in July/September, can I still apply ?
As long as you provide proof of graduation before the begining of classes in September, you can apply.
I already have the equivalent of 240 ECTS in Economics, can I apply directly to the M2 ?
To be accepted directly in M2, we ask that you have the equivalent of a bachelor's in Economics AND Psychology. If you are unsure you have that level, you can apply to M1 and M2 at the same time.
I have studied Economics and Psychology, which track should I apply to ?
In this case, we advise you should apply to the track you have most knowledge in, as the first year and particularily the first semester you will be trained in the other discipline.
Do I need to have knowledge in french to attend this master ?
The courses for this program are entirely taught in english. We ask for optional proficiency in the french language to facilitate your interactions with the broader administration of the two partner universities and your daily life in Paris.
I applied for the Economics track, when can I expect an answer ?
You can expect a first answer by the beginning of June.