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Master Plant Sciences ( Biologie Végétale )

FAQ

FAQ

Please find hereafter some answers to your questions

Application and admission : Bachelor Degree submission

 

Students in the final year of their bachelor may also apply for admission prior to graduation. The Academic Committee on Admissions can tentatively admit students based on a transcript of their academic record and the expected date of graduation. To enrol as a student, a certified copy of the bachelor degree must be submitted before September, 1st

French students: you need a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in these areas: Life Sciences, Cellular or Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, preferentially, and Agriculture or Agronomy, Forestry. The level of your degree should be at least: Mention Assez Bien at the end of your L3.

European and non european students: you need a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in these areas: Life Sciences, Cellular or Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, preferentially, and Agriculture or Agronomy, Forestry. The level of your degree should be at least: upper Second Class or First Class at the end of your BSci. 3

Application and admission : Transcription records

Transcript of academic records (list of subjects and marks obtained during the bachelor) in French, German or in English (or a certified English translation).

 

Application and admission : Grants and aids 

If you want to be accepted into a scholarship programme, please note that the deadline for most scholarship programmes is March, 1st. The acquisition of a fellowship is often a lengthy process. Applicants should therefore contact possible donors at a very early stage.

For students from Lille: please ask for an appointment with Pr J-F Bodart (Erasmus contact for Life Sciences), or ask for information to Mrs A Docquiert (building SN3, international office). These persons will help you to constitute your Erasmus application. Dead line for the moblity in summer semester: November (during Winter term) for a mobility in April.

See here if you also apply for international label

Application and admission : Campus France procedure (CEF)

If you are an international student with a non european Bachelor's degree: You should proceed with the Campus France procedure if your country is relevant (see the list hereafter). You have to create your own count on Campus France, attached your degrees (pdf) and, among the list proposed, apply to the Master Plant Sciences - Biologie Végétale (take care, application form is written in french !). This count should be opened from November, 15th to March, 15th (to enter M1 or M2 in September). You can follow the procedure by connecting to your count. 

List of the countries concerned with the CEF procedure:

Algérie, Algeria Argentine, Argentina Bénin, Benin Brésil, Brasil Burkina Faso Cameroun, Cameroon
Chili, Chili Chine, China Colombie, Colombia Comores Congo Brazzaville Corée du Sud, South Korea
Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast Egypte, Egypt Etats-Unis, United States of America Gabon Guinée, Guinea Inde, India
Indonésie, Indonesia Iran Japon, Japan Liban, Lebanon Madagascar Mali
Maroc, Morocco Maurice, Mauritus Mauritanie, Mauritania Mexique, Mexico Pérou, Peru Sénégal, Senegal
Russie, Russia Taiwan Tunisie, Tunisia Turquie, Turkey Vietnam

If your country is not in the list, you have to contact directly the french embassy or consulate. Dead line: March, 1st.

Contact also as soon as possible the studies director for sending the application form and all pieces needed, see here to load the application form. In parallel to this pedagogical agreement, your Bachelor Degree should be validated by the validation commission (see below).

 

The validation commission from Lille will therefore receive your complete application form (with your personnal number) either from Campus France or from you if your country is not relevant, and will analyze it rapidly. The studies director of the Master Plant Sciences could also give his/her agreement. Your application should be received by the commission, preferentially from March, 15th to the end of April. See here for information (take care, this online procedure is in french). Dead line: June, 30th.

 

You will have to wait for this commission decision to request a long term visa to the french embassy or consulate. Dead line: end of April or as soon as possible.

 

Finally, you can proceed with the online administrative registration at the university of Lille. Dead lines: October, 3rd for M1, and October, 15th for M2. You should join the pedagogical agreement for entering the Master Plant Sciences, all documents attesting the visa request, and the validation commission agreement.

 

In France, there are two steps of registration at the university:

- online administrative registration (once year): from July, 6th to October, 3rd for M1, and October, 15th for M2

- pedagogical registration during the welcome day (twice a year): Winter Semester, September, 1st and Summer Semester (in Bonn), beginning of April.

 

Once arrived in France, you will have:

- to ask for an appointment with the international office

- to ask for an appointment with the Erasmus contact person at Biology Department

- to register at the city (see OFII procedure)

- to proceed to your pedagogical registration during the Master welcome day: September, 1st, 15h30, building SN1, amphi Malaquin.

Welcome at the University of Lille: see here and here for informations.

International students are welcomed at the international office (university administration), Building SH4 in front of Cité Scientifique subway station. Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9h-12h and 13h30-16h30, and Thursday 9h-12h and 13h30-19h. Please ask for an appointment one week before starting lesson, see here

You should also contact by mail, Prof J-F Bodart, Erasmus contact person for the Biology Department, as well as Mme Anita Docquiert (the secretary) to ask for an appointement when you arrive in France.

If you need an OFII attestation (long term visa), see hereThis procedure is long, so you should start your Master application until March, 1st.

Application and admission : Bachelor degree's Equivalence

This concerns international students, that are not an european citizens, but who have a Bachelor degree's delivered by an european country (from EEC or from European Formation Space).

This concerns french and international students, that have a school degree (public or private schools) such as engineer degree.

 

Depending on your situation, the following steps will be achieved:

Validation commission agreement, in parallel of the Master Plant Sciences pedagogical agreement. Your application should be received by the commission, preferentially from March, 15th to the end of April. Dead line: June, 30th

- For non european student, request for a long term visa to the french embassy or consulate (OFII).  Dead line: end of April or as soon as possible.

- Online Administrative registration at Lille here. Dead lines: from July, 6th, to October, 3rd for M1, and October, 15th for M2

- Pedagogical registration at Lille, the welcome day: September, 1st at 15h30, SN1 building, amphi Malaquin.

 

For international students: see also here and here for informations.

International students are welcomed at the international office (university administration), Building SH4 in front of Cité Scientifique subway station. Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9h-12h and 13h30-16h30, and Thursday 9h-12h and 13h30-19h. Please ask for an appointment one week before starting lesson, see here

International students should also contact Prof J-F Bodart, Erasmus contact person for the Biology Department, as well as Mme Anita Docquiert (secretary) to ask for an appointement.

 

Admission in M1 or M2, Take care if you are relevant of one of these conditions

* You are an international student, with a Bachelor's degree delivered by an european country (EEC or EEE), you should apply directly for the Master Plant Sciences.  If necessary (= because, you are not an european citizen), you have to wait for the pedagogical decision to request a long term student visa that will be delivered by the french consulate in your native country. Finally, you can proceed with the online administrative registration.

* You are student from public or private schools (= post Baccalaureat studies) such as Engineer schools (Bac+5)...You should apply directly to the validation procedure in order to validate your school's degree (document in pdf). In parallel, you should apply to the Master Plant Sciences to receive a pedagogical agreement. Finally, with those agreements, you can proceed with the online administrative registration.

Take care about the dead lines: no degree validation will be discussed after June, 30th 2016. Even if your pedagogical admission is approved, you will not be able to be admitted at the university of Lille, if this validation procedure is not completed before.

 

In France, there are two steps of registration at the university:

- online administrative (once year)

- pedagogical during the welcome day (twice year, = winter and summer semesters): Winter Semester, September, 1st and Summer Semester (in Bonn), beginning of April.

The research internship (summer semester, M2)

To validate the second year of Master (M2), student should find and should be accepted in a research laboratory (private or public) for the laboratory internship, in France, in Europe or in another countries if the studies director agreed.

Student, and the laboratory that will welcome him/her, should present a short description of the research internship proposed to the student. The Master commission should give its agreement before starting the internship.

Theoretical Winter Semester (M2, S3), should be validated independantly as well as the Summer Semester (M2, S4). There is no compensation between both semesters in M2.

Take care: If you have already used an Erasmus+ grant for your S2 in M1 (to Bonn, Germany), you will not be allowed to apply again to another Erasmus grant in M2. If your are french student, a regional and departmental grants might be eventually given again. You will have to ask the laboratory to compensate you (504-576 euros/month, full time 154h/month, based on the french law).

Deadlines and Major dates

For applying to the Master Plant Sciences:

For international student, with a non european Bachelor, you have to apply through the Campus France procedure (see the question above, also), create a personnal count, apply for the Master Plant Sciences. This count should be opened from November, 15th to March, 15th.

The validation commission from Lille should receive your application before June, 30th. If you are not an EEC or EEE citizen, and if the commission agrees, you will have to request a long term visa to the french embassy or consulate in your native country.

For international student, with an european Bachelor, you have to apply directly to the Master Plant Sciences. Dead line: June, 30th. If you are not an EEC or EEE citizen, and if the studies director agrees, you will have to request a long term visa to the french embassy or consulate in your native country.

For student needing grants, and/or a visa, application should be sent before March, 1st.

French students, not needing a grant, could apply until April, 30th (for the first jury commission) and until July, 1st (for the second jury commission).

French students from Lille University, could apply through a pre-registration from March, 1st to April, 30th. They will proceed to the final registration until April, 30th (for the first jury commission) and July, 1st (for the second jury commission).

 

Once admitted to the Master Plant Sciences

Pedagogical registration (formation welcome day): September, 1st at 15h30, SN1 building, amphi Malaquin.

To enrol as a student, a certified copy of the bachelor degree must be submitted before September, 1st

Administrative Registration: Dead lines: from July, 6th to October, 3rd for M1, and October, 15th for M2

Learning agreement with Bonn (Summer Semester, M1): October, 15th

Erasmus incoming student online registration to Bonn (see also Erasmus Mobility question): November, 1 st

M1 winter semester: from September, 1st to March, 31st

M1 summer semester (at Bonn): from April, Ast to July, 31st

Welcome week at Bonn, for all international students: April, 10th

M2 winter semester: from September, 1st to January, 11th (if lab internship in France), or after if lab internship is done elsewhere, until March, 1st

M2 summer semester (Lab internship): from January, 12th to June, 30th (if lab internship in France), or after (if lab internship is done elsewhere, full time, 5-6 months), dead line, September, 1st

Grants and Accomodation

For french students from Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie Region :

Application form should be done via the international relation service 4-6 months before departure. See here

The amount of Erasmus+ grant is 160 euros (in 2015).

The ‘Conseil Régional Nord Pas de Calais’ could also help outside mobility through Bleriot grants depending on your social status (you should live in the region, 389 euros/month).

The 'Conseil général du Nord' could also help outside mobility depending on your social status (you should live in the region, 100 euros/month).

The 'Ministère de l'Education Nationale' could also help outside mobility depending on your social status (for "boursier" only, 400 euros/month).

For international students :

International students are welcomed at Lille by the international relation service, see here

Accomodation in France, Lille campus:

On the Campus: Accomodation could be booked at the Reeflex residence (for short period), see here

CROUS Accomodation for international student (at least, one parent does not live in France), see here

Campus France: for 'boursier' student, CROUS international, see here

Student residence ADELE, see here

For your first days at Lille, see the youth hotel (less than 10 euros/night) here

Some Hotel near the campus: B&B Lille Grand Stade (20 min walking, minimum 45 euros/night), Interhotel Ascotel (5 min walking, on the campus, min 53 euros/night), Ibis Villeneuve d'Ascq (min 49 euros/night), Tulip Inn Grand Stade (20 min walking, min 55 euros/night)

Erasmus Mobility to Bonn

Accomodation:

Housing in Bonn, see here

Erasmus exchange with Bonn:

Determination of YOUR own personal pedagogical agreement of your Summer Semester at Bonn: October, 15th. Look at the programme here. This programme could slightly changed according to the participating institutes. The pedagogical agreement will be determined according to the choice of the student, and this will be agreed by the study directors from France and from Germany.

Registration as an Erasmus student at Bonn: At the University of Bonn, all incoming students need to use the online registration form of the International Office of the University of Bonn accessible on their website. Application deadline for the summer semester is November, 1st of the previous year (May 1st  for the winter semester of the same year). When the student registers through this site an application document will be generated. This document will precise your pedagogical agreement. This has to be printed out and sent by mail to Prof. Höhfeld (Erasmus contact for the Biology dept at Bonn) for signing. He will forward it to the International Office of University of Bonn, which will be taken as acceptance by the Faculty.

Before your arrival at Bonn, see here

Your first contact at Bonn: see here

Everyone staying in Bonn longer than three months needs to register with the local Residents' Registration Office (Meldebehörde) within a week of moving to Bonn.

You can load all informations here.

Fees and living cost

·      254 € /year in France (plus 211€/year social security, except for students with European insurance card)

·      270-300 € /semester in Germany (includes free public transportation in the wider Bonn and Köln-Cologne areas). This student Erasmus card allows you to benefit some advantages (transportation, restaurant from the university, culture....)

In France:

Student restaurant in France- CROUS restaurants : 3,20 €-3,80 € / meal

Accomodation in CROUS residence in France: 380-450 € /month (depending on the surface and social criteria)

Private accomodations near metro: room in the owner's house (280-350 euros/month with WIFI), studio (one single room) 400-450 euros/months, F2-T2 (two independant rooms) 550-650 euros/month.

Social help for accomodation: see here if you are relevant to Campus France

Transport: see Transpole in Lille: 

a) you need an individual Pass Pass card, 4 euros (evenry 5 years). Until 25 years old 23,80 euros/month, since 26 years old, 49 euros/month for metro, tramway and bus.

b) load your subscription(s) on your Pass Pass Card, for only metro, metro+ train , or metro+bicycle V Lille 

You can rent a bicycle V Lille (4-5 euros/months for classical bicycle, or 15 euros/month for an electric one). Bicycles are at your disposition at many stations in Lille.

In Germany:

 

Total costs by month (accomodation, food, transport) : 600-800 €/month.

Numerus clausus 

Numerus clausus :

10 students could be registered at Lille1

 

Visa

Nationals of EU countries do not need a visa to enter France, neither for a short, nor for a long stay. A valid passport or European ID card is required. The passport or ID card should be valid until at least three months after the end of the programme.

Other links in France 

Accomodation, Restaurant : CROUS

Transport, metro : Transpole

Villeneuve d’Ascq town : see here