Master Application Procedure

Applications for HealthTech's Master training program for the academic year 2024/2025 are closed.
 Recruitment dates
 for the academic year 2024/25 : March 11, 2024 to May 10, 2024

1. Application Overview

1.1 The Master's Program

The HealthTech Master is one of 6 available Master tracks of the Master IRIV (Imagerie, Robotique, Ingénierie pour le Vivant) at Télécom Physique Strasbourg and is the only track fully taught in English. The program is highly international, with over half of the current student body coming from outside of France, many of them coming from countries outside of the EU.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the program is open to students from diverse backgrounds that correspond to the two primary research axes of HealthTech. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree in order to apply. As English is the language of instruction, a certification of English level is required, however, certification of French language level is not required.

1.2 Application Procedure

All candidates must apply through the platform eCandidat, regardless of their current country of residence. The application and selection process will take place through eCandidat and, once the Academic Committee has made their selection, candidates will be notified of response through eCandidat. 

Following the selection process, all top candidates will be called upon for an interview with the HealthTech directors. Final selection will be done following the conclusion of all interviews and candidates will be notified of acceptance, waitlist, or rejection at that time.

1.3 Application and Enrollment Timeline 2024

  • March 11 - May 10 : applications are open
  • End of May - early June: interview period for select candidates
  • Mid-June: acceptance letters go out
  • End of June/early July : enrollment opens at the University of Strasbourg
  • End of August/September 1st : recommended arrival date in Strasbourg
  • First week of September: start of Master's classes

 

Due to the high number of applications received, HealthTech is unable to provide personalized status updates or feedback on applications.

2. Applying to HealthTech: eCandidat

2.1 Creating an account

The eCandidat platform is available in both French and English. If you need to switch your language to English, click on the flag on the top right of the page.

For students that have never been enrolled at the University of Strasbourg: on the bottom part of the home screen, click on “Create an Account”. You will be asked for your name, email address, and a password. Once your account is created, input your log-in information under the heading “Not a Student at the Université de Strasbourg”. 

For students that have been or are currently a student at the University of Strasbourg: on the homepage under the heading “Student at the University of Strasbourg” login using your University of Strasbourg credentials. 

Once your account is created and you have logged in, to select the Master HealthTech, go to the menu Degree Programs:

  • Scroll down to “Télécom Physique Strasbourg”
  • Select “Master LMD”
  • to apply to the 1st year Master track: choose "Master 1ère année Optique, image, vision, multimédia : HealthTech", then validate.
  • to apply to the 2nd year Master track: choose "Master 2ème année Optique, image, vision, multimédia : HealthTech", then validate.

2.2 Uploading Documents

All documents must be either in French or in English. If your documents are not in one of these two languages, translations are required. Translations may take time to acquire.

  • A copy of your French ID card (front and back) or passport page with photograph
  • A recent passport photo
  • A copy of your high school transcript (baccalauréat)
  • A copy of your high school diploma (diplôme du baccalauréat)
  • A copy of any higher education diplomas (multi-page PDF accepted)
  • A copy of the transcripts from the last 4 years of study
  • A résumé
  • A personal statement/letter of motivation in English
  • 1 or 2 letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language level of B2 or higher
  • HealthTech Fellowship form (downloadable through eCandidat)
  • Course choice ranking form (downloadable through eCandidat)
  • Sworn statement on the differentiated tuition rates (downloadable through eCandidat)

Once your account is created and the degree program has been selected, you must prepare your application. In the menu on the left-hand side, click on “my account à applications”. Click on your application and select “Open”. You will see an overview of your application and application status. Upload the required documents by clicking on « + » on the appropriate line. Click on « - » if you wish to remove the uploaded document.

Other documents are not compulsory for application. If you do not wish to add them, click on "document does not apply to me" and validate your selection (e.g. for the copies of your post-secondary degree diplomas if you do not have any yet).

  • In the section “Perso. information”, the high school diploma series to be selected for international students is “0031 - titre étranger admis en équivalence” (high school diploma obtained outside of France). The 0001-bac international only applies to French students whom obtained a French international high school diploma.

Please be advised that your “Copie du relevé de notes du baccalauréat (ou équivalent) refers to your high school transcript. You can upload your university transcripts (Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.) under “Academic transcripts from the past 4 years).  

2.2.1 Justifying English Proficiency

As English is the language of instruction for the HealthTech graduate program, it is imperative that your skills in English are sufficient in order for you to be able to follow the coursework. Therefore, we require a B2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language, for entrance into the program. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an oral interview with candidates in order to assess language level. 

Required documentation:

We do not impose a specific language test for our application, however, we insist on proof of proficiency. Please refer to the broad categories below for a clearer breakdown of what kinds of documentation are accepted.

Case 1: I have never taken a language test, but took language classes at university

If you have never taken an official language test, but were assessed in language classes at university, please provide a letter from an English teacher attesting to your language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language. For information about the language levels and for self-assessment, please refer to this page from the Council of Europe.

Case 2: I have taken a language test

If you have taken a formal language test (ex. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge), please provide the results from this test. 

Case 3: The language of instruction for my university is English/my native language is English

If the language of instruction at your university is English, please provide an official certificate from your university stating that the language of instruction is in English. If you are a native speaker, you may provide a signed sworn statement (attestation sur l'honneur) that attests to the fact that English is your native language.

 

2.3 HealthTech Mobil'ITI Fellowship

As part of your eCandidat application, you will download, complete, and re-upload the document to your dossier. The application file can be downloaded directly from eCandidat. Please ensure that you sign the document and include the place (city, country) and the date of signature.

For more specifics about the Fellowship program, please see our dedicated page.

When will I receive my Fellowship?

The Mobil'ITI payments are processed in 2 stages: 80% at the start of the year and 20% upon completion of the year.

The first Mobil'ITI payment (80%) is typically processed in last 2 weeks of September and the payment is recieved by mid- or end of October. The second Mobil'ITI payment (20%) is processed after the end-of-term juries and is dependent on the timing of the juries. For M1 students, the payment request is typically sent within the first 10 days of September. For M2 students, it is typically sent in the 3rd week of September. Payment is typically received by the end of October.

For students completing the M1 and then the M2, this means that the remaining 20% of your M1 Fellowship and the 80% of your M2 Fellowship are delivered at the same time.

For international students in particular, it is recommended that you come with at least 3x your expected monthly expenses.

2.4  Submitting Your Application

Once you have uploaded all the required documents, click on “Submit my application”. You will receive email confirmation of your submission. If you fail to click on “Submit my application”, your application will not be reviewed by the Academic Commission.

3. Admission Procedure for Accepted Non-EU Students  Visa procedure

3.1 For international students requiring a visa to study in France

If you have been accepted to HealthTech AND you reside in a country that falls under the Campus France/Etudes en France procedure, you must complete this application in addition to your eCandidat application in order to receive a student visa for your academic program. More specific information will accompany acceptance letters.

3.1.1. Countries requiring the Campus France application:
Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

3.1.2 Required documents for Campus France
  • A copy of your passport
  • A passport photo
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • A copy of your Bachelor’s degree transcript
  • A copy of any other transcripts you may have obtained
  • A résumé
  • Acceptance letter from HealthTech

3.2 Procedure:

The Campus France website has the most accurate and up-to-date information about how to proceed. See the section "Applying in a 2nd or 3rd year of a Bachelor's or in a Master's degree" for more specific information about the procedure. Check out the guide on how to appy once you've been accepted to a program.

4. Enrolling at the University of Strasbourg  All accepted students

At the end of June or in early July, all accepted students who have confirmed their acceptance through eCandidat will receive an automatic email from eCandidat stating that the enrollment period for the university is open. In 2023, the enrollment period opened on June 27th. 

To enroll at the University of Strasbourg, you will need to follow several steps:

1. Pay your CVEC (Student life and campus contribution) online at https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/. In 2023, the CVEC cost 100 euros.

  • For international students: if you are asked for an INE (student ID number) when paying your CVEC, you should click "Je n'ai pas d'INE" (I don't have a student ID number) to move forward. You will be assigned an INE during this procedure; ensure that you write it down.
  • Please enter your name carefully: nom patronymique = last name (ex. CARPENTER) and prénom = first name (ex. John)
  • Keep your proof of payment as it will be required in order to receive reimbursement.

2. Register on the University of Strasbourg website

  • the site will open in early July for incoming students.
  • You will need your CVEC and a bank card (debit or credit) to pay your enrollment fee.
  • Complete your application and activate your Ernest (university intranet).
  • Upload your required documents.
    Note: Your enrollment is only complete once you receive the message "Votre demande d'inscription a bien été prise en compte pour l'année 2024-2025."

What is the "assurance responsabilité civile" and do I need one?

The assurance responsabilité civile is a liability insurance coverage that French people have to have. This insurance covers the damage one can unintentionally do to others. It is mandatory for students enrolled at the University of Strasbourg. You will therefore need to subscribe to one upon arrival.

This insurance coverage is usually included either in the home insurance or in student complementary health insurance (although not all students subscribe to this complementary health insurance). It is therefore recommended to wait until arrival in Strasbourg to subscribe to this liability insurance, since in most cases it will be included through some other form of insurance (usually the home insurance). If it's not, you will be able to find one online, for an estimated cost of 10-20€/year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Applying

  •  I haven't received my Bachelor's diploma yet. What do I upload as my most recent diploma?
    • The University website requires students to upload the copy of the last obtained diploma, which enables access to the appropriate graduate level ("Copie de l'attestation de réussite du dernier diplôme obtenu donnant accès au niveau d'études demandé"). If you have not yet received your BSc diploma, you should upload your high school diploma (if it is indeed the last diploma you have received at the time of registration to HealthTech's MSc).
       
  •  What should I upload as a certificate of English language proficiency?
    • See Section 2.2.1 above for case-by-case explanations.
       
  •  What is the detailed course program/programme detaillé d'enseignement?
    • The detailed course program is the compiled descriptions/syllabi/information on the coursework that you completed in previous courses of study. This document should provide information about what courses were taken and what material was covered in a particular course, for each course in a previous program. Some universities provide this automatically as part of a predetermined curriculum, but other universities may provide these to a lesser degree.
    •  My university does not provide a detailed course program. What do I do? If your university does not provide a detailed course program, you can provide any course syllabi/descriptions that you have received from the teachers. If you are unable to provide this information, you can likewise re-upload your transcripts in this section.
       
  • How do I write a motivation letter/personal statement/cover letter? How long should it be?
    • ​​​​​​​Your personal statement should be no longer than one page, single spaced and should provide information about who you are as a candidate, why you are applying, why you are interested in HealthTech and how HealthTech will help you achieve your professional goals. The personal statement should be written in academic or formal language and should be personal to you as an application. Do not submit texts written by generative AI.

FAQ Enrolling

What is "assurance responsabilité civile" and do I need one?

The assurance responsabilité civile is a liability insurance coverage that French people are required to have. This insurance covers the damage one can unintentionally do to others. It is mandatory for students enrolled at the University of Strasbourg. You will therefore need to subscribe to one upon arrival.

This insurance coverage is usually included either in the home insurance or in student complementary health insurance (although not all students subscribe to this complementary health insurance). It is therefore recommended to wait until arrival in Strasbourg to subscribe to this liability insurance, since in most cases it will be included through some other form of insurance (usually the home insurance). If it's not, you will be able to find one online, for an estimated cost of 10-20€/year.