Master FAQ

Interested in biomedical engineering and medical applications? Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our top-level interdisciplinary Master program, fully taught in English. Selected students will benefit from a very dynamic research environment, early immersion in a research laboratory and will be awarded a Master fellowship.
If you are among the top students of your class, do not hesitate to apply to our Graduate school!

Applications to HealthTech's Master training program for the academic year 2024/2025 are closed. 

Prospective Students

Who can apply  

For specific information about the application procedure, please see the dedicated page.

Student profile

HealthTech welcomes high-level students from various disciplines and home institutions (international, national or local), including but not limited to:

  • Students in engineering science or computer science, willing to evolve in the field of healthcare
  • Medical students that are willing to engage in research and medical innovation
  • Students in economics that are willing to pursue a career in the field of innovation for healthcare

1st year Master track

Students holding a BSc (or equivalent) in one of the fields compatible with HealthTech's training program are welcome to apply. Students should have good background knowledge in fundamental disciplinary fields (mathematics, physics, engineering science and computer science). Considering the multidisciplinary aspect of the program, a basic understanding of physiology, optics and biomechanics would be a plus.

2nd year Master track

Students can directly apply to the 2nd year Master track in the following cases:

  • Students starting their last year of engineering school and holding a 1st year MSc, or students starting their 5th year at INSA Strasbourg
  • Students in their 3rd cycle of medical studies and medical doctors wishing to pursue a MSc
  • Students enrolled in the MD-PhD medicine-science program and holding a 1st year MSc
  • Students holding a 1st year MSc (or equivalent) in one of the fields compatible with HealthTech's training program (eq. 240 ECTS)

Fields deemed compatible with HealthTech's training program remain at the discretion of the pedagogical committee.

How to apply 

HealthTech fellows will be selected among our local, national and international partners (and beyond), and provided with a full fellowship (see details in the Master fellowship page).

The basic application procedure is as follows:

  • on the eCandidat platform, in the menu "Degree programs", scroll down to "Télécom Physique Strasbourg", select "Master LMD" and apply to Master IRIV "Optique, image, vision, multimédia", HealthTech track. Platform is currently closed.

  • you will be asked to provide the following documents: ID copy, ID picture, high school transcript, high school diploma, Bachelor's transcript, Bachelor's diploma, proof of English proficiency, CV, purpose statement

International students from the countries that use the Campus France platform must also apply through Campus France.

For more information on the application procedure, please visit : How to Apply

Selection Criteria

Applications are evaluated by the Admissions Commission based on the quality of academic performance, interest in medical research, motivation to join the graduate school program, relevance of the professional project and potential ability to contribute to the research projects developed by HealthTech.

Only complete applications will be considered. Top candidates will be called for an interview following a preliminary selection process. Notification of decision will occur only once all interviews have been completed.


  Expected meeting date of the pedagogical committee for the academic year 2024/25: June 2024. 

    Program cost  Differentiated Tuition Rates

    Starting in the academic year 2024-2025, University of Strasbourg is adopting the differentiated tuition rates set forth by the French government as part of a national strategy to better cater to the needs of international students and create an infrastructure to do so. While exceptions exist, including students who come through certain inter-university exchanges, the large majority of international applicants will be subject to these changes.

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    For European applicants (nationals of a member country of the EU, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco or the province of Québec) OR any any non-EU applicants applying through an inter-university exchange (ex. Univeridade de Brasilía, Universidade de Bahia) :

    • CVEC : €100 
    • Registration fees: €243 (reimbursed by HealthTech as part of the Fellowship, reimbursements occur within the first 2 months of the academic year)

    For non-EU applicants who are not applying through an inter-university exchange:

    • CVEC: €100 
    • Registration fees: €3770 (reimbursed by HealthTech as part of the Fellowship, reimbursements occur within the first 2 months of the academic year)
    • Campus France application fee + visa fee (if applicable): differs depending on country

    Cost of Living

    According to a recent (fall 2023) survey sent out to M1 and M2 HealthTech fellows, the typical HealthTech fellow spends under 900 euros per month. This number is given as a baseline indication and should not be taken as the amount every fellow spends per month, as spending habits differ based on lifestyle choices.


    Typical rent prices for a shared flat or university housing: 300 to 450 euros
    Typical rent prices for studio apartment: 500+

    Typical cost of utilities (gas + electric): 30-50 euros per month
    Typical cost of utilities (electric only): 30-50 euros per month

    Typical cost of housing insurance: under 20 euros per month

    Typical cost of public transit (see CTS): 28 euros for a monthly pass

    Typical cost of groceries for 1 person per week: 25-40 euros (according to individual preferences and diet)

    Typical cost of complementary healthcare: under 20 euros per month 

    Master Schedule in French Higher Education

    The French system of Higher Education can be quite different from those in other countries and, as such, it is important for prospective students to understand how the French system works prior to applying. On average, French students spend more time in class than international counterparts, especially at the Master's level. University courses are broken down into several categories: lectures (cours magistraux or CM), tutorials (travaux dirigés or TD) and practical work (travaux pratiques or TP).

    At HealthTech, the course schedule is fixed at the start of the semester but the number of courses per day and the type of course may change from day to day or week to week within the fixed schedule. It is not uncommon for students to have a full day of classes from 8h30 to 17h30 with 1 hour for lunch midday. However, it is also common for these long days to alternate with days that have only 2-4 hours of classes.

    The fall semester runs from early September to mid-February and the spring semester runs from mid-February to early or mid-May. M1 students will have a short summer internship following the end of 2nd semester classes while M2 students will complete a 5-6 month internship starting in late February.

    HealthTech recommends that incoming students arrive between the end of August and September 4th in order to find housing and get acclimated prior to the start of classes.