Frequently Asked Questions

 

I am on the MIR selected list but I cannot afford to pay the tuition fees/ participation costs, are there any other MIR scholarships I can apply for?

No, unfortunately at the moment there are no other MIR specific scholarships, but you can check out the different national scholarships which exist and which you maybe eligible for on the following website : http://campusbourses.campusfrance.org/fria/bourse/#/catalog
 
If you require assistance with your application process, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, mentioning your applicant ID number in the title.
 

What is the Eiffel Scholarship programme?

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is a French scholarship “established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and PhD programs”.

 “It gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants up to 25 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 30 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.”

  

What does the Eiffel scholarship cover?

 The scholarship is awarded for a maximum of 24 months for awardees entering the first year of a master’s program (M1) and mainly consists of a monthly allowance of 1181 euros.

In addition, the Eiffel scholarship covers: 

• A round-trip international air travel between the awardee’s home country and France

• Two train tickets (one to the first location of study and one from the last study location to the airport)

• Reimbursement of up to 50 euros of the cost of travel via taxi or public transportation from the airport or train station to the first study location.

• Health insurance coverage will be provided by Campus France for non-EU awardees until the effective date of the awardee’s enrollment in the French Social Security system.

• Reimbursement of up to a certain amount of a supplemental health insurance (“mutuelle”)

• Cultural activities 

/!\ The Eiffel scholarship does not cover tuitions fees /!\

 

Does the Eiffel scholarship cover tuition fees (MIR Participation fees?)

NO, as part of your application you will also need to provide information/evidence on how you will pay the tuition fees.

 Who can apply (eligibility criteria)?  

Only already MIR Program reserve list and selected/accepted list candidates      

Applicants must be no more than 25 years old on the date of the selection committee, (i.e. born after March 1995)                                                                                       

French candidates and binational candidates, if one of the nationality is French, are not eligible                                                                                                                                          

– Students already receiving a grant from the French government under another programme at the time of application are not eligible, even if it is a social welfare grant

– Students who have never been candidates to the Eiffel scholarship before, who have never been granted the Eiffel scholarship can apply

Students studying abroad have priority over those already residing in France

 

In March 2021 I will be 26 years old can I apply?                            

No, you can’t. 

I want to follow the MIR masters programme but didn’t manage to apply last year, can I still apply now for the Eiffel scholarship?

No, if you were eligible to apply for the Eiffel scholarship via the MIR programme you would have already received an email.

 How to apply?

 If you are a selected or reserve list MIR candidate you should have received an email with detailed instructions on how to apply, and a link to an application form.

You will also need to provide additional documents. Briefly these include:

Updated CV/ résumé in specifying the candidate’s achievements (maximum 2 pages);

Any document attesting to the candidate’s excellence. This document must specify the candidate’s performance, to be justified by: grade, ranking, position in the class, number of students in the class, diplomas with indication of speciality, date obtained, grades and final marks certified by the institution;

Assessment of the person in charge of the course on the excellence of the candidate, summarising the elements which have enabled the excellence of the candidate to be judged. This information is in addition to the documents to be attached; (The MIR coordinator will provide this letter on your behalf);

The candidate’s professional project (maximum 2 pages). This presentation may be supported by an opinion from people outside the institution, for example from a company;

Academic transcript (results) of the last three years referring to an academic career both in France and abroad;

Passport photocopy containing the following information: surname, first name, date of birth and passport number;

Minimum B2 level English proficiency proof (you can make use of the proof authorized for the MIR programme application, https://www.master-mir.eu/admission-requirements/);

Each file cannot exceed a size of 3 MB. The language used in the files can be either French or English.

 

What is the Eiffel scholarship application deadline?

The NATIONAL official Eiffel scholarship deadline is January 8, 2021.

However, as UTLN is responsible for checking the eligibility of applications, UTLN has its own deadline. Applicants must send their complete applications by December 6, 2020 at the latest. 

/!\ UTLN will only send a few Eiffel scholarship application. /!\

 

 When will the Eiffel results be announced?

UTLN will inform you in January regarding whether your application was successful and passed on to the second round NATIONAL evaluation. 

The NATIONAL results will be announced around March 22, 2021.

 

 Where can I find more information about the Eiffel scholarships?

Presentation of the Eiffel scholarship: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel-scholarship-program-of-excellence

Eiffel Program Guidelines: https://www.campusfrance.org/system/files/medias/documents/2020-10/Vademecum_Eiffel_2021_en.pdf

 

 Are my recommendation letters only limited to academia (professors, university faculty, tutors)? Or could my references extend to my employers and civil societies?

Ideally your recommendation letters should come from your professors. However, if this is not possible, for example you have been out of university for sometime and your main professors have retired, you could obtain references from your employers, should they be related and have proven expertise in the domains of the MIR programme.

What are the contents and format of the motivation letter ?

There is no precise format for the motivation letter although there is a 1000 character limit . Motivation letters need to be specific to the MIR programme and not generic.

What is the format for the recommendation letters?

There is no specific format for the recommendation letters. However, they need to be written on institution letter headed paper and signed with blue ink

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee

Is there a way for referees to send their recommendation letters directly?

You may ask the referee to send their recommendation letter to our email address: mir-candidate@univ-tln.fr Stating clearly your application ID. Then instead of uploading into the system the recommendation letter, you may upload a plain document with the referee’s contact details and a line stating that they have sent the recommendation letters to the said email address.

I am of french nationality or classified as french resident according to Erasmus + rules. Can I apply for an EMJMD MIR scholarship?

No, unfortunately you are not eligible for the EMJMD MIR scholarship as you would not be able to conduct 2 mobilities in countries other than that of your residence as is required by the Erasmus regulations.

However, do not hesitate to check with us if there are other scholarships available which you could apply for.

I am in my final year of my Bachelors degree, and I will finish this summer, can I apply to the Master MIR?

Yes, you can apply as long as at the time of registering in September, (should you be successful) you are able to provide a copy of your degree. In the mean time during the application process you can upload your most recent transcripts with your grades.

What is the 30 ECTS mathematics-related modules criteria?

The 30 ECTS (out of a total of 180 ECTS) in mathematics-related subjects represents around a 17% of your program. All subjects that have a mathematics component (such as Linear algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Information theory, Algorithm analysis, Data analysis, Probability, Statistics, Discrete structures,…) may be considered mathematics-related.

Do I also have to upload high school diploma/transcripts?

Only university studies diploma/transcripts are required. However you may upload other supporting documents that you consider appropriate in the “Other supporting documents” field in the application form. A candidate may refer to these documents in their motivation letter or CV.

When will I receive my admission/rejection notification emails?

Please note that due to the huge number of applicants, we cannot respond individually to people who want to know the results of the admissions process before we send the acceptance and rejection letters. We regret this, and wish all applicants the best of luck.

I have been selected, am I required to send any documentation?

Applicants from China

Applicants who have a first degree from China must submit an application to CHESICC.   Once the transcripts and diplomas have a CHESICC stamp, they must be sent by email to the MIR coordination office 

Applicants from Pakistan

Applicants who have a first degree from Pakistan must submit an application to HEC. Once the transcripts and diplomas have a HEC stamp, they must be sent by email to the MIR coordination office 

All applicants

Documents to be sent as hard copies by post to the address stated in the acceptance letters

  • Transcripts of bachelor’s/undergraduate diplomas: 
  • Successful applicants with degrees from Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sudan, Uganda and the USA must send their bachelor’s transcripts as hard copies directly from the relevant college/university, in addition to uploading them online.

 When does the MIR course start and when should I arrive?

The MIR induction starts on Monday Morning the 21st of September. You will be expected to be present from 9:30 in the morning where a full programme of mandatory activities have been scheduled for the 2 following weeks, including programme registration, opening of bank accounts, etc. A mandatory immersion course into the French language is also scheduled over these 2 weeks.
 
Please note that your grant will not be transfered into your account before the last week of September ( 28/9-4/10) so please avoid arriving at the Université de Toulon before the 21st of September.
 

When do classes begin?

The first class with attributed ECTS begins on the 5th of October. However you need to be present from the 21st of September.
 

Can I appeal the decision if my application was not accepted?

The decisions of the MIR Joint Selection Committee are final and irrevocable. However, an appeal procedure is possible in certain special cases. Should you wish your application to be processed by the MIR appeals committee in order to be provided with a review of your evaluation, please email mir-feedback@univ-tln.fr Please note that you have to provide a justified reason for your demand, and that feedback from the appeals committee will not be provided before the 30th of June.
 

I have received notification that I am on the reserve list, what now?

Congratulations, this means that you have been accepted on the MIR Masters programme and we look forward to welcoming you! The reserve list is created for the cases where a selected student with an EMJMD scholarship cannot for unforeseen reasons (eg health, family etc) follow the MIR programme. In this case they will have to give up their scholarship liberating a scholarship to be taken by a candidate on the reserve list. It is important that you look where you rank on the reserve list. Please refer to the email sent to you by the MIR coordinator in order to identify your ranking score. The smaller the ranking score the higher the possibilities are that you will be eventually offered the EMJMD scholarship. For example if you are ranked 1 this means the 1st existing scholarship holder giving up their scholarship their place will be offered to you, if you are ranked 40 it means that 40 people will be offered, and will have to reject the offer before it is proposed to you.
 
However, if you wish to secure a place on the programme for this entry, please let us know via email mir-candidate@univ-tln.fr indicating your application number, and we can transfer your application to the self-funded students application process which ends on the 20th of April. In this case your application will be considered as successful and you will just have to provide evidence regarding your capacity to fund the programme fees which are 4500 per year for Programme country applicants and 9000 per year for partner country applicants.
 

I have received notification that I have been accepted on the MIR programme, what now?

Congratulations, this means that the MIR joint committee having reviewed your application consider that you are eligible to follow the programme. However, you are not eligible to EMJMD scholarships. 
If you wish to secure a place on the MIR programme for this entry, please let us know via email mir-candidate@univ-tln.fr as soon as possible, indicating your application number, and we can transfer your application to the self-funded students application process which ends on the 20th of April. In this case your application will be considered as successful and you will just have to provide evidence regarding your capacity to fund the programme fees which are 4500 per year for Programme country applicants and 9000 per year for partner country applicants.
Please note that you could use the acceptance letter received to apply for other national or regional grants which may exist and which could cover the MIR programme fees. We can help you by writing a letter of support to the funding agency, if this is required.
 

I have not received any notification, what does this mean?

If after the 14th of April you have not received any notification this unfortunately means your application was not successful. The decisions of the MIR Joint Selection Committee are final and irrevocable. However, an appeal procedure is possible in certain special cases ( see question on appeals procedure).
 

I am an applicant with a degree from China

Applicants with a degree from China should I provide my CHESICC-verfication in both English and Chinese?
We only need CHESICC-verification of the English version of your transcript and diploma.
 

I am an applicant with a degree from Pakistan 

Applicants who have a first degree from Pakistan must submit an application to HEC. https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/Pages/Home.aspx Once the transcripts and diplomas have a HEC stamp, they must be emailed to the MIR coordination office mir-candidate@univ-tln.fr 
 

Can I defer my admission until next year?

No, you cannot. If you for some reason do not accept your offer, you must apply again next year. Please inform us as soon as possible if you decide not to accept.
 

What to do Next when you have received your MIR admittance admission letter ?

Before you arrive…

  1. Apply for a VISA
  2. Reserve accommodation
  3. Insurance and social security

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