Grenoble IAE offers 4 Master's level programs (2nd year or M2) taught entirely in English.  See below for complete information about how and when to apply.

Click here for information about how to apply for degree programs (L3, M1 & M2) offered in French.

Admission Process

The process for admission at IAE has two main steps:

1.  On-line Application to determine Eligibility

All students must apply using eCandidat according to the recrutement calendar. All necessary documents must be posted to Grenoble IAE.  No emailed documents will be accepted.  The application file will be reviewed by an Admission Board made up of teachers from the program.

Please note:
International students residing in a country with a Center for French Studies (Centre pour les Etudes en France, CEF) must complete their validation of studies request (along with the general admissions process) via the Campus France website, in addition to the IAE eCandidat application. This double application process is mandatory in order to obtain a visa.

2.  Interview for Acceptance

If students meet the prerequisites and are deemed eligible for the program, they are then invited for an interview with a panel of faculty and professionals in the field.  During this interview students will be expected to explain their academic and professional paths, their motivations for choosing this program, and their professional goals related to this program.  Interviews may be arranged via Skype if the student does not currently reside in France and is unable to attend in person.

Admission Prerequisites

Any student wishing to apply for admission to a Master’s degree program (2nd year or M2) must show proof of the following:

  • Completed application through eCandidat;
  • Supporting documents mailed (posted) to Grenoble IAE with the name of the program clearly indicated on the envelope;
  • Completion of the first year of a Master's degree or Diploma equal to bac+4 from a European university (minimum of 240 ECTS credits). 
    Please Note: Other diplomas or prior studies may be considered for admission.  See below for more information about the Validation of Studies;
  • English language proficiency; and
  • Application through CampusFrance (where applicable).

Validation of Studies

The following types of prior studies can be validated without the review board:

  • First year of Master's degree studies;
  • Diploma equal to bac+4 from a French or European university (minimum of 240 ECTS credits); OR
  • Engineering Diploma recognized by the Commission du Titre d'Ingénieur.
All other prior studies must be submitted for validation by a committee using the form available on-line with the IAE eCandidat application.  Here is the list of the required documents:
  • Title of your highest level diploma (obtained or currently enrolled)
  • Brochure from the university of delivery
  • Course descriptions, total number of hours, credits
  • If necessary, justification of the RNCP level (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles) and/or the visa from the Minister of National and Higher Education and Research (French diplomas only).
The completed file will be reviewed by a validation committee. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed.

Please note: International students residing in a country with a Center for French Studies (Centre pour les Etudes en France, CEF) must complete their validation of studies request (along with the general admissions process) via the Campus France website, in addition to the IAE eCandidat application. This double application process is mandatory in order to obtain a visa.

Language Proficiency

International students applying for IAE programs offered in French must provide a French proficiency report (minimum B2 from the CEFR).  Students applying for full English programs do not need to provide this certification.

All students applying for admission to Grenoble IAE must provide the results of an English Language test
, UNLESS:

  • You are a native English speaker
  • Your entire degree was taught in English.

If you fall into one of these categories, you must include a statement explaining why you’re not sending the results of an English test.

Students who do not meet one of the two above criteria must provide the results of an English test taken within the past 24 months.  Students must be at a B2 level in order to be accepted to the full English programs.  The following tests are accepted: TOEIC, TOEFL, BULATS, IELTS, CLES, PTE, FSI, DCL, Cambridge ESOL, ou Erasmus+ OLS.  No other tests are accepted.

If you are not able to send the results of an English test when you start the application process, you must provide proof of registration for a test. Results of your exam must be submitted before the day of your interview or you will not be considered for the program.

Oral language proficiency will also be tested during the interview.

Application Timeline

Applications for the M2 programs in English are only accepted for the complete academic year (September to April).  No January or second semester start date is possible.  Students should apply using the following timeline:

eCandidat Application Opens eCandidat Application Closes Interview Acceptance Notification
April 16, 2017 May 16, 2017 June 6-9, 2017 June 16, 2017

Program Costs

Traditional (full-time) students at Grenoble IAE must pay the mandatory registration fees for Master's Programs which are determined by the Minister of Higher Education and Research.  The rate in 2016-2017 was 261,10 euros. 

In addition, students who have had a break (of more than two years) in their studies will be classified as continuing education students and will pay the 2500 € mandatory fee.

Finally, Social Security (health insurance) is mandatory for students between 20 and 28 years of age (2016-2017 fees were 215 €).  More information on the French Social Security can be found on the ISSO website.

Scholarships

If you have limited resources, you might be granted a scholarship based on social criteria to help pay for your studies.  Scholarship requests must be submitted between January 15th and April 30th through the CROUS website.

In addition, many international students apply for scholarships through programs in their home country or through CampusFrance.  Grenoble IAE does not offer additional scholarships for international students.