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M2 scholarships for International students

As part of its Attract mission, the Graduate School Genetics and Epigenetics New Education (Ecole Universitaire de Recherche Génétique et Epigénétique Nouvelle Ecole - EUR GENE) offers each year up to 10 fellowships to international students enrolled in the Master 2 of Genetics of the Université de Paris.

Fellowship brochure : PDF icongene_m2_fellowship_university_of_paris.pdf (517.3 KB)

Poster: PDF iconPoster_M2_GENE_Paris.pdf (6.63 MB)


1st Semester: 30 ECTS

Personalized study program


Choice of 31 teaching modules covering 12 disciplines:

Human Genetics, Genomics, Cancer Genetics, Evolution,  Epigenetics, Cell biology, Neurosciences, Immunology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Aging, Stem cells.

Advanced classes
at the Pasteur Institute


Choice of 7 selective theoretical and practical training modules:

Advanced Immunology, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Development of the Nervous System, Multiple roles of RNAs, Mouse Genetics, Human Population Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology, Principles and Applications of Fluorescence Microscopy.

European Erasmus exchange program


Attend a one-week lecture module in partner universities in Europe:

Rome, Florence, Padua, Trieste, Milan, Barcelona, Athens

2nd Semester: 30 ECTS

Research training

6-month research internship at the best institutes in Paris:

Over 200 research laboratories including Institut Jacques Monod, Institut de Recherche Saint-Louis, Center for Epigenetics and Cell Fate, Imagine Institute, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Robert Debré Hospital, some labs from the Pasteur Institute...


For more information on the educational content of the Master 2, visit the website of the European Magistère of Genetics.

DESCRIPTION of the funding

  • A 5 000€ scholarship
  • The payment by the EUR of the internship stipend in a research laboratory of the University of Paris (mandatory 6 months M2 internship)
  • Simplified application to student housing (subject to availability each year)


  • Hold a Master 1 (or equivalent) obtained in a country other than France
  • Have all the academic prerequsistes for the Master's in Genetics of Université de Paris
  • Candidates must hold a non-French citizenship
  • Completed the application before the call deadline


Note: Although fellowship recipients are considered as accepted into the Master 2, an application for the fellowship does not represent application to the Masters program, which must be carried out via the specific procedure:

Grantees must make sure by themselves that they are in possession of the required documents to study in France.


  • Opening of the call for projects: January 3, 2022
  • Closing date for applications: March 28, 2022 (included - CET)
  • Preselection notifications and interviews: May 2022
  • Selection notifications: begining of June 2022



To apply to the fellowship, fill in English the form on the application platform: SESSION CLOSED, the link for the 2023-2024 scholarship application will be posted when the session opens in early 2023.

You can prepare in advance the requested documents that will need to be submitted to the platform. They should be compiled into a signle .pdf file in the following order : 

  • your complete and up to date curriculum vitae
  • courses attended and transcripts for the past three academic years, including the current year
  • copies of your higher education diplomas (NB: selected students will be asked to bring the original diplomas on arrival)
  • registration certificate for the current year (if presently enrolled in a higher education institution)
  • two letters of reference from academic or research staff, among which at least one belongs to your home university
  • English language certificate, if you have one
  • a photocopy of your passport - or ID if you are from the EU


The file should contain your name : NAME_GENEM2-2022-2023.pdf

To access the platform, you will first be asked to give your name and email. You will then receive a message containing the link to your application session. This link will allow you to resume filling the application anytime you need to come back an finish it later. 

Please note that once you have submitted the form, you will not have access anymore.

Documents sent by email will not be considered in applications.


Contact :


You can be exempted from prensenting an English language test in the following situations:

- you have the nationality and currently live in an English-speaking country
- you can justify at least one year of successful higher education studies in an English-speaking country (English course)

Please specify your situation at the dedicated place in the application file. The supporting documents must be included in the file.

Registration in Master 2 can be done by candidates who have obtained at least 240 ECTS during their higher education.

This is the case of the M1 in France, or for example BSc Honors in Great Britain. For countries not following the Bologna process, the files can be studied from 4 years of validated higher studies before the start of the M2.

At the time of application for the scholarship and the M2 of Genetics, candidates may be in the process of obtaining their fourth year of higher studies or 240 ECTS. Registration in M2 will then be subject to validation of the current year of study.

In order for your file to be processed, it is essential that it be sent as a single pdf file.

There are many free programs to merge several pdf files into one, such as pdf24, pdf Creator ... There are also sites that can do it directly online, such as or others. 
These programs/sites also can compress pdf. files to a size accepted by the platform. 

In order to facilitate the evaluation work, please make sure that the elements are in the order indicated on the first page of the form and name your document YOURLASTNAME_GENEM2_2022-2023.

To apply to the Master’s degree (independently from the fellowship), and depending on your country of citizenship, you should either :

-              follow the Etudes en France procedure (the list of the countries is on the webpage)

-              or follow the e-candidat procedure (the platform will only open mid-April), link will be on this page :  


As long as the other funding source' s regulations allows it and do not conflict with the G.E.N.E. Fellows obligations, yes. 

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