Admission procedure

You hold at least a Bachelor's degree (in acoustics, mechanics, electronics...) and you would like to join our IMDEA program?


Once you have contacted us ( and expressed your interest in our program, you will have to follow our 3-step application procedure:


  • Step 1: Fill out the on-line scientific evaluation test (login details will be provided). A minimum score of 50% is required to access step 2
  • Step 2: Fill out the on-line motivation test. The test results will then be reviewed by the admission committee which will decide whether you can access step 3
  • Step 3: Fill out the registration form and send it back to us along with the required supporting documents

Applicants who went through the 3 steps of the application procedure are then informed of the decision by email stating:

  • Either: Admission approved

  • Or: Admission refused

Important dates

The Master's program (Master 1 + Master 2) will start in September 2021 and will end in June 2023.

Application deadlines: MAY 21, 2021 for non-European applicants and JUNE 11, 2021 for European applicants.

CAMPUS FRANCE information

Please note that for applicants with a foreign degree and living in one of the following countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo-Kinshasa, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Republic of Korea, Ivory Cost, Gabon, Guinea, India, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Czech Republic (not compulsory), Peru, Russia, Senegal, Singapur, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America,Vietnam

an online process is required to obtain a student visa in France. Please visit this page of the Campus France website to learn more and follow about the procedure.

This procedure offers prospective students the benefit of guidance and support at every step in the admission process, from application to enrollment. It even allows applicants to apply for their visa online and to track the progress of their electronic application.

If you live in a country not listed above, you may apply directly to the University.

Applying for a student VISA

All prospective non-European students intending to study in France for more than 3 months must obtain an extended-stay student visa.

You may apply for a visa once your application for the IMDEA Master's program (Master 1 or 2) has been accepted. A pre-enrolment certificate will then be delivered to you to help you start the process.

Apply for your visa AT LEAST 4 months before your program begins since Visa issuing can be VERY LONG, especially during the summer period !


Apply at the French embassy or consulate in your country.


Please read the "Choose France" Campus France page to get more information.