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International candidates

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Each year, the Paris School of Urban Planning welcomes many international candidates and studends.

International Application Processes

At the level of the Master's Degree (first and second year), based on the applicant's country of residence, there are two ways to apply. Through the Campus France Portal (Études en France) or through the eCandidat Portal (of the Gustave Eiffel University).


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Application Processes

Based on the country of residence, international applicants can apply to the EUP with two specific application processes.

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Admission process is organised at the scale of the Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Development, as a whole. This implies that candidates can submit up to three applications, for three different specialization courses. They will be examined by a jury composed of members of the teaching staff.

Admission is conditional upon the number of places available and on the candidate’s suitability in terms of the program’s objectives and prerequisites. If the disciplinary background is different from urban planning, the candidate will have to demonstrate his interest in urban planning issues.

Only online-applications through eCandidat or through Campus France (Etudes en France) respecting the admission calendar will be taken into consideration. E-mail applications and requests sent outside of the appropriate periods won’t be considered.

▪ Campus France Process (Études en France)

The following training courses are open to the Campus France process:
M1 Urbanisme et Aménagement
M2 Alternatives urbaines, démarches expérimentales et espaces publics (AUDE)
M2 Développement et territoire : ressources, politiques et stratégies (DETER)
M2 Environnements urbains
M2 Programmation, projet et management urbain (PROMU)
M2 Transport et mobilité
International Master in Urban Planning and Studies (M2 Urbanisme et Expertise internationale)
M2 Urba XP - Urbanisme des projets

The following apprenticeships are not concerned by the Campus France process:
▪ M2 Développement urbain intégré : stratégies et projets (DUI)
▪ M2 Habitat et renouvellement urbain (HRU)
▪ M2 Maîtrise d'ouvrage des projets urbains (MOPU).

Applicants living in one of the 67 following countries* must apply through Campus France:

Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, 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 Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam

*For more information, please visit Campus France website:

Academic year 2021-2022: Applications through Campus France are closed.

Applicants from these countries must apply online, until March 5, 2021, through the Campus France website of their country of origin :
(Example if you live in Algeria:

No other application is needed. For the countries mentioned above, the Campus France process is the sole way to obtain a visa. No other application process can be taken into consideration.

▪ eCandidat Process

Students living in France, in European Union countries, and in any other country which is not included in the Campus France list must follow the standard EUP admission procedure.

Academic year 2023-2024: Application deadline April 8 2023

Academic year 2023-2024: Candidates must apply until April 8 2023 through the eCandidat portal (on the Gustave Eiffel University website).

Application and Admission Timeline

Admissions Calendar (for both Campus France and eCandidat applicants)

Academic Year 2023-2024: Due to the current worldwide circumstances with Covid-19, written tests and admission interviews for the admission in the 1st year (M1) are cancelled. Admission decisions will be based on the quality of the application file. Calendar remains otherwise unchanged. For the admission in the 2nd year (M2), both process and calendar remain unchanged.

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Requirements / Tuition Fees

▪ Required language level

▪ C1 in French to follow the courses of M1 and M2 (except for the International Master in Urban Planning and Studies, Track 'European Cities').
▪ C1 in English to follow the International Master in Urban Planning and Studies, Track 'European Cities'
▪ C1 in French and B2 in English to follow the International Master in Urban Planning and Studies, Track 'Urbanisme et Villes des Suds'.

Admission to M2 International Master in Urban Planning and Studies, Track 'Urbanisme et Villes des Suds' requires a very good French level for foreign students (minimum C1) as well as a good level of English (minimum B2).

Admission to M2 International Master in Urban Planning and Studies, Track 'European Cities' requires a very good English level. One of the following certifications is necessary:
▪ TOEFL > 80.
▪ IELTS > 6,5.
▪ Cambridge Certificate: good level.
▪ One year of coursework in English from an English-speaking university, where the candidate has produced significant written work in English and obtained relevant certification.

For students who cannot provide a relevant certificate, an English language test is organized during the admission process. The knowledge of French language is not required, but basic notions are useful for everyday student’s life, and optional French language courses are offered during the year.

▪ Required education level

The first year of Master (Master 1) is accessible to students with a Bachelor (three years of higher education) or a diploma recognized as equivalent.

The different second years of Master (Masters 2) are accessible to students with a Master 1 (four years of higher education) or an equivalent diploma.

▪ Tuition fees

The tuition fees for a Master program at the EUP are the French university tuition fees required by the Université Gustave Eiffel and the UPEC (approximately 260€ + 90€ CVEC).
Please note: Fees may vary for some non-EU students.
→ Please visit: and/or contact the International Relationships Office.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

The tuition fees for a Master program at the EUP are the French university tuition fees required by the Université Gustave Eiffel and the UPEC(approximately 260€ + 90€ CVEC [Contribution à la vie étudiante et de campus]).
Note: Fees may widely vary for some non-EU students.
→ Please visit:

The application period is open from:
- November to March for Campus France applicants.
- February to April for apprenticeship program.
- March to April for M1 and other M2 programs (through eCandidat).


The EUP is affiliated to both the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) and the Université Gustave Eiffel. In order to avoid any unnecessary duplicate, applications are only open via the Gustave Eiffel University website. [Does the dual academic affiliation imply double fees? No, it does not.]


Several financial aids exist: Scholarship on social criteria, merit aid, aid for international mobility, etc.
→ Find the the different scholarships on the Université Gustave Eiffel website.


EUP Alumni is an association of former students. You can contact them by email at


Each semester, the international relations office (SRI-E) organizes French courses (FLE - Français Langue étrangère) for Université Gustave Eiffel staff and students. These courses take place with a placement test at the beginning of the semester. The test is done to improve the homogeneity of the groups and for efficient teaching. Only students taking the test will be allowed to participate to the courses.

For further information, please visit:

Or/and send an email to

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International Relationships Office (SRI) of the Descartes Campus

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International Students Office

The International Relationships Office (Service Relations Internationales - SRI) is located at the Maison de l'Étudiant, on the Cité Descartes Campus. Opening hours: 9:30am-12:00pm / 2:30pm-4:30pm (closed on Wednesday). Email: international\a/

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