Duration of the mSSB program:
Since the mSSB Master is highly interdisciplinary, we accept students with various backgrounds (biology, physics, pharmacy, medicine, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, etc) . Bi-disciplinary cursus including biology is favored, but highly-achieving and motivated students in any of the cited disciplines can apply.
See the major disciplines studied by former mSSB students here.
Duration of the mSSB program
In France the Masters (M Sc) are prepared in 2 years, and mSSB is a one year-program corresponding to the 2nd year (or specialization year) of Masters. To enter our Master 2 mSSB students must have validated at least 4 years of higher education (i.e. 4 years after the “baccalaureat”).
To enter mSSB students must have validated at least 4 years of higher education (i.e. 4 years after after finishing high-school) in any University or engineering School.
The mSSB program starts in the middle of September and ends at the end of July.
The registration fees at the University of Evry are around 450 euros/year and they include a health insurance. Note that foreign students may have to subscribe upon arrival, to an insurance for covering potential accidents and lodging.
Exceptionally, you may be registered in continuing education; in that case the fees are around 3000 euros/year.
– For lodging, rental costs in studios are around 500 euros / month in Paris area. Some student rooms are available in Evry for mSSB students, the price is between 350 and 450 euros / month.
– According to former students, living in Paris area costs approximately 900 euros / month (including lodging).
– During your 6-month lab training period (2nd semester), if you choose a French lab, you will be paid a minimum of 500 euros / month by the lab. This minimum stipend is imposed by the French law.
A few student rooms are available in priority for Master 2 students in a student residence of Evry on the basis of academic excellence. Students are informed on the procedures in due time.
For other lodging possibilities, see the Services page on this website.
French Institutions propose very few scholarships for Master students. These scholarships are based on pedagogic criteria. See the Scholarships page on this website.
Scholarships based on social criteria, information may be found in: CROUS
We also urge you to contact your home-country Embassy or Consulate to find out about potential scholarships.
We provide a list of hosting labs in US or Europe, on this mSSB website. But students may contact any research lab or company working on Systems or Synthetic Biology.
Yes. In that case, the mSSB directors must validate your choice.
The hosting lab may be an academic lab or a private company. However, the laboratory must propose a fundamental research project, on topics related to Systems and Synthetic Biology.
Most of the former mSSB students are enrolled in PhD programs. Some students work in Biotech companies. See details on mSSB student first destination on Professional Perspectives page on this website.