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(Frequently Asked Questions)


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Does M1 (PSME) lead directly to a second year of Master (M2) ?


After the M1 you can apply to any of our M2 (second year) programs.  There are over 20 specialty areas in economics alone.  There is a selection process for the M2. You must apply to the second year of master studies as any French student would. In the second year, successful candidates are enrolled as regular French students. In the past, all serious students have succeeded in finding an M2.

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When is the last date for registration? When do courses start ?

Classes begin in mid September and students are advised to arrive 2 weeks prior to the start date of classes. This year, classes began on September 14th.  The international office can provide assistance for accommodation search, but the sooner you register the better. We cannot guarantee accommodation search assistance to latecomers.  For lodging at the CROUS or CIUP, you must arrive by September 1st.

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Practical information

What campus accommodation is available?

We book a limited number of rooms at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, but they are allotted on a first come first served basis. You can find more information about accommodation Opens external link in new windowhere.

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Courses and Exams


I have already learnt French for 2 months. Will I have a French course which fits my level ?

Normally you can have a French course which fits your level of French. You will be classified according to your test results at the beginning of the semester.

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Fees and payment


What are the tuition fees of the programme? Does it cover accommodation fees ?

The tuition fees for the academic year of the PSME is set to 6500 euros. The fee covers 60 ECTS credits in the Fall and the Spring semesters, which corresponds to what is required per year in the Bologna system. These fees do not cover Xerox, books, accommodation, health insurance), meals, or general expenses. However, accommodation reservation, library access, health insurance (for students below 28), and internet access will be provided.

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I have always been studying in English. Do I have to take the TOEFL test?

If you have been studying in English, normally, you don't need the TOEFL test. However, you have to send all documents to the admission committee to confirm it.

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I would like to know whether any scholarship is available for the  PSME and if yes what the procedure of applying for it is.

The Paris 1 University does not provide any scholarship. However, up to 5 outstanding students can be exempted partially from the tuition fees (500 euros instead of 6500 euros).  

You can also find all information about scholarship here.

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