Admission procedure

The admission procedure is the same for M1 or M2 applicants.


Only the admission jury can decide wether you can join the 1st or the 2nd year of the IMDEA program once you've passed the 4 steps of the admission procedure.


Prerequisites (M1 & M2): see "Admission requirements" tab.


Once you have contacted us ( and expressed your interest in our program, you will have to follow our 4-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: Send us a report presenting your last year Bachelor / Master 1 (or equivalent) project (max 20 pages) or your personal project (max 3 to 4 pages). The topic of the project should be electroacoustics (in priority), acoustics, electronics, or signal processing. The report will be reviewed by the admission committee which will decide whether you can access step 3.
  • STEP 3: video conference interview (20 minutes). During this interview the jury will ask you scientific questions about your project and questions about your motivation. After this interview the admission committee will decide whether you can access step 4.
  • STEP 4: Create your profile on a dedicated platform, fill out the registration form and upload all the required supporting documents.

Applicants who went through the 4 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 2024 and will end in June 2026.

Application deadline for both European and non-European applicants : MAY 19, 2024

→ All applicants must at least have done the scientific test (step 1) by this date.

→ No applications will be accepted after this date!

CAMPUS FRANCE information

Please note that for applicants with a foreign degree and living in one of the 69 following countries, an online procedure called "Etudes en France" (studies in France) is required to obtain a student visa in France:




Please visit this page of the Campus France "Etudes en 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.