FAQ 

Application procedure

  1. Required documents.
  2. Documents: certified, photocopies or originals?
  3. Deadline date for receiving the postal application.
  4. Not having passport
  5. Late graduation
  6. Application by mail or on-line.
  7. My application (or my reference letters) will not be complete before the deadline.
  8. What do you mean by certified copy.

 

1. Required documents

i- For the on-line application you will need to upload the photocopies of the following (in pdf or jpg files):

- First pages of Passport or Identity card indicating the nationality.
- Result of recognized International test for the language(s) of instruction of the programme. English for M1, French for M2 (ASI and TRSC), and French and English or English only for M2 ROBA.
- Certified academic degree and transcripts of all university study, with translation in English or French. If the degree will be obtained after the deadline, a certificate from the institution indicating the situation of the student and the date of obtaining the degree must be delivered. All the years in one file.
 - The name and address of two professors who accept to send us reference letters.
 - CV with identity photo
- Presentation of the institution who delivered (or will deliver) the academic degree (about 10-15 lines). The description should contain (method of selection at the entry, international or national ranking, language of instruction, degrees delivered, address of internet website, private or public,…)
- Motivation letter (why applying to ASP Master).

 ii- For the postal documents: you will send the following to the Ecole Centrale de Nantes:

- A copy of First pages of Passport or Identity card indicating the nationality.
-Result of recognized International test for the language(s) of instruction of the programme. English for M1, French for M2 (ASI and TRSC), and French and English or English only for M2 ROBA.
- Certified academic degree certificates and transcripts, i.e. bachelor, master or equivalent, in English. If the degree will be obtained after the deadline, a certificate from the institution indicating the situation of the student and the date of obtaining the degree must be delivered.
- A signed copy of the application form as delivered by the on-line application system.
- CV with identity photo
- Presentation of the institution who delivered (or will deliver) the academic degree (about 10-15 lines). The description should contain (method of selection at the entry, international or national ranking, language of instruction, degrees delivered, address of internet website, private or public,…)
- Motivation letter (why applying to ASP Master).
- Reference form and letter from two professors.
- checklist

 

2. Documents: Certified, Photocopies or originals?

You should send only certified photocopies of original documents. We need an officially notarized (by the educational institution, the embassy/consulate, a notary, or a translation office) copy of your documents plus a translation in English or French. If the translation is notarized, the copy of the original does not have to be notarized. Documents will not be returned back for the students. If the student is selected he must bring the originals with him for registration at the Ecole Centrale.

3. Deadline date of receiving the postal documents?

- The documents must be received 10 days at most after the deadline date

4. I do not have a passport yet. How can I complete my application ?

You will be required to get a passport later. However, for the application you can upload a citizenship-identifying identity card..

5. I am going to graduate after the deadline. Can I apply ?

Yes you can if you expect to graduate before July 31, for non European students (or 31 September for European students). You must submit an official confirmation letter of your university. A simple letter stating an expected graduation date is what we require. It should have department letterhead and/or an official university seal and signature. All the missing papers have to be handed in as soon as they are ready. The final admission will be dependent on the achievement of the needed degrees.

6. Can I apply either by mail or on-line?

An application submitted only by mail will not be considered at all. In the same order an application submitted only online will not be considered.

7. My application (or my reference letters) will not be complete before the deadline. May I have an extension?

The deadlines officially are our cut-off dates for applications to be guaranteed the fairest consideration for our programs. Applications received very shortly after the deadline are likely to be given the same consideration, but we can no longer guarantee it. The best advice is to have as complete an application as possible on the day of the deadline, but do not worry if one of your referees is two days late with the letter. So please do not hold back your application because you have one extra document you are trying to add to your CV.

8. What do you mean by a certified copy?

This question has many answers due to the international nature of our programs. In general, we require a copy (not an original, because the documents will not be returned) made by an official source authorized to make a copy of the document in question. This official source for the copy varies depending on country. For instance, copies of university documents in the United States are the duty of the university notary with a university seal. Meanwhile, the Police normally certify copies of university documents in France. In other countries, one pays for a licensed notary or possibly a government office. Due to this diversity, we do not have a single standard, but require a certification from an appropriately qualified, official, and confirmable source.

 

English language certificate (for first year candidates)

 
  • Countries with no need for English Language Certificate.
  • How do I submit my score?
  • English Certificates: Minimum scores
  • TOEFL Institutional: Can I submit the institutional English Certificate?
  • For standardized test reporting (GRE, TOEFL), what is your school code?

1. English language Certificate. Countries with NO NEED for it:

In case of English speaking academic programme, you are eligible but submitting English Certificate insures better ranking.
Here are the alphabetical list of countries exonerated from submitting language certificate: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, English-speaking Canada, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

2. English Certificate: How can I submit my score?

  • On-line application: jpg/or pdf  copy (as indicated on the on-line application).
  • Certified photo copy, via regular mail,
  •  Directly by ETS: Toefl code number assigned to the “Ecole Centrale de Nantes” is 5722 Department Graduate school, GRE code number is 2699.

3. English certificate: Minimum Scores?

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL:(paper based: 550, computer based 220, Internet based 80.
  • Cambridge English Test: B
  • TOEIC: 800.

4. TOEFL Institutional: Can I submit the institutional English Certificate?

  • No.

5. For standardized test reporting (GRE, TOEFL), what is your school code ?

  • The Toefl code assigned for the “Ecole Centrale de nantes” is 5722 Department graduate school, and 2699 for GRE.

 

Referees letters

 
  • Will the on-line application system send automatically a message for the referees requesting the recommendation letter?
  • How to check if the referees sent my reference letters?
  • Will you please remind my referee to finish my reference letter?
  • My referee made a mistake in the letter, can he send you a new letter?

1. Will the on-line application system send automatically a message for the referees requesting the recommendation letter?

No, you have to give the referees by yourself the reference form that you can download from ASP’s website. You will find on this form all the necessary information.

2. How to check if the referees sent my reference letters?

If you have validated (submitted) your on-line application you can check it by consulting your on-line application acount. We will indicate on your account the state of the recommendation letters (the same thing is done for the postal documents). Besides, a mail will be sent to you after receiving each recommendation letter.

3. Will you please remind my referee to finish my reference letter?

We do not send reminders to referees. It is up to you to remind them to send the letters. They can deliver you the letters in a sealed envelope to attach them with your postal documents.

4. My referee made a mistake in the letter, can he send you a new letter?

If there is an error in the letter, then give the referee a new referee form. Then, he can simply send a second document via the same method as the first with an explanation of the issue.

 

After Acceptance

 
  • What kind of acceptance letters shall I receive?
  • What type of visa do I need?
  • Do Schengen visa works?
  • How long do I need to obtain the visa?
  • Can you provide me by housing?

1. What kind of acceptance letters shall I receive?

A postal hard copy  letter and an E-mail scanned copy of the acceptance letters will be sent after the decision of the selection committee, In case of more than 10 days delay between the E-mail and the hard copy versions send a mail to the contact person. This letter will permit you to apply for the visa. Please acknowledge reception of the mail-message and the hard letter.

2. What type of Visa:

An accepted student has to obtain “A long stay student visa” .

3. Do Schengen visa works?

No, to have residency permit you need a long stay student visa. The Schengen visa is valid UP TO 3 months.

4. How long do I need to obtain the visa?

It depends on the nationality of the student and on his country of resident. In some cases in may take two or three months. Thus, ask for your visa as soon as you have been accepted.

5. Can you find me a housing?

The international offices will help you finding an appropriate housing and will provide you with the necessary welcome procedure.