To Apply

The applications for the academic Year 2018/2019 is still open until June 30th 2018.

We are looking for outstanding students principally in Computer Science. We recommend excellent marks in bachelor of computer science, or alternatively students who have already completed one year of a Master Programme in Computer Science.

Important Dates

  • February 2018 - April 2018: First Round of applications
  • End of May 2018 : Final notification of acceptance for the 1st round

Applying in the first round increases the chances of getting a scholarship from the Master 1 (see Scholarship section below)

  • May 2018 - End of June 2018: Second Round of applications
  • Beginning of July 2018: Final notification of acceptance for the second round


The procedure comprises one or two steps depending on your citizenship:

  • Students issuing from any of these countries must complete steps 1 and 2. Both steps can be done in parallel.
  • Students from any other country must complete step 2 only.

Step 1: For the students of many countries (see), you have to use the on line CEF procedure of Campus France. Use the keyword “Nice” (without quotes) to find the program “Master Sciences, technologies, santé mention informatique spécialité informatique : fondements et ingénierie” in this page.

Step 2: Apply on the Master 1 through this web site, by following these steps:

Admission Criteria

The program is designed for those having completed their bachelor program in either computer science, networking, applied mathematics, or electrical engineering. Students must submit at least two letters of recommendation, and a well-written motivation letter explaining your reasons for pursuing a Master degree in Computer Science.


Non-European accepted applicants must start the process to obtain a visa as soon as the admission notification is received. To do so, in some countries (Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, India, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Marocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Russia, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam), you have to fill a special file on line CampusFrance–CEF. Please contact as soon as possible the French Consulate in your city or the closest Campus France office.

Tuition Fees

The French educational system allows all students to follow their studies with a low cost financial commitment. The cost of this program is based on regular French university fees. Tuition fees are approximately 490 Euros for the full year and cover course expenses and medical insurance for students below 28. Students above 28 must subscribe a private health insurance.


The scholarship program offers outstanding students the chance to receive a grant for the Master 1 in Computer Science. These grants are paid by the Labex UCN@Sophia following a decision from the Master 1 Program Committee. For other funding programs, please visit the grants page.


Several low cost University residences in Sophia Antipolis welcome students during the academic year. Antibes and Nice, which are nearby cities also have accommodation possibilities. An information booklet will be sent to you with confirmation of your registration.