Admissions

Welcome to our application and admissions page. Scroll down to discover the different steps you will need to follow to apply to our Master’s programmes. We look forward to reading your application!

Before we start, note that:

  • Our Master’s programmes are:
    • Master’s in Mathematics and Applications – IT Mathematics and Cryptography (major Cryptography)
    • Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track (with two majors available in September 2022: Software & System Security and Hardware Security).
  • Our Master’s programmes start in September. The academic year is divided into two semesters. To graduate, you need to successfully complete four academics semesters (two years of studies) for a total of 120 ECTS credits.
  • It is required to hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computer Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and/or Mathematics to apply.
  • The education is provided in English and in French. We recommend a B2 level in both languages to be able to follow the courses.
  • Students who already hold a master’s degree or are currently enrolled in a second year of a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and/or Mathematics may apply directly in year 2. Please refer to the bottom of this page to check the application requirements for a direct access in year 2. Students are not eligible to a work-study contract (alternance) if they apply directly in year 2.

Application dates

Applications are open from April* to June* 2022 for a start in September 2022.

These application dates mainly apply to EU-citizens and/or residents.

Refer to the section ‘Application process according to citizenship’ hereunder if you are an international student.

 

*Exact dates will be communicated to you as soon as they are available.

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How to apply?

To apply to CyberSchool, you have to complete your application via the Université de Rennes 1 online application platform “Candidatures”.

The online application platform “Candidatures” is in French. You can upload your documents in French or in English.

Application portal

You can already create your application account and start completing your application in February but you will only be able to submit your application between April and June. You need to submit your application to make it eligible for the admission process.

We will share the link to Candidature once the application portal is open.

Once you have created your account on the application portal, follow the steps hereunder and let’s get started!

Master’s in Mathematics and Applications – IT Mathematics and Cryptography

Step 1: Create your account

Step 2:  Complete your personal information:

  • In the menu bar on the left side, click on “Personal Information”.
  • In the middle row, click on “Enter / edit information” and follow the steps.

Step 3:  To select the degree :

Once you have selected the Master’s, follow the steps indicated in the system, upload the requested documents and submit your application.

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Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track

Step 1: Create your account

Step 2:  Complete your personal information:

  • In the menu bar on the left side, click on “Personal Information”.
  • In the middle row, click on “Enter / edit information” and follow the steps.

Step 3:  To select the degree :

Once you have selected the Master’s, follow the steps indicated in the system, upload the requested documents and submit your application.

Tableau Admission Cybersecurity V2

Application process according to citizenship

Different application processes are available depending on the master programme you wish to select, your country of residence and citizenship.

Application process to start in September 2022:

Application process for Mathematics and Applications – IT Mathematics and Cryptography, which includes the major Cryptography:

 

Citizenship/ Country of residence: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands

Application portal:

Université de Rennes 1 applications portal ‘Candidatures’.

Access to the ‘Candidatures’ application platform will be provided to you in February/March.

 

Application dates:

April* to June* 2022.

*Exact dates will be communicated to you as soon as they are available.

Countries affected by the “Etudes en France” (Campus France) procedure in order to apply to French Higher education studies

Application portal:

Applications through “Etudes en France” (Campus France).

The process and application dates are outlined on Université de Rennes 1 international webpage section: Bachelor’s 2nd/3rd year and Master’s

 

Application dates:

1 October 2021 to 1 January 2022.

Application process for Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track, which includes the majors Software & System Security and Hardware Security

Applications for Software & System Security and Hardware Security may only be made through the  application portal ‘Candidatures’.

Citizenship/ Country of residence: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands

Application portal:

Université de Rennes 1 applications portal ‘Candidatures’

Access to the ‘Candidatures’ application platform will be provided to you in February/March.

 

Application dates:

April* to June* 2022

*Exact dates will be communicated to you as soon as they are available.

If you are a non-EU citizen living outside of the EU

  • Our Master’s Computer Science, Cybersecurity track master’s degree is not listed on “Etude en France”. Therefore, you cannot apply directly through the University’s online platform “Candidatures”.
  • As a consequence, we require that non-EU citizens who do not already hold an EU visa / resident permit complete a 3rd year of bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or Electronics & Electrical Engineering in France before applying for the cybersecurity track.
  • The BA3 in computer science from the University of Rennes 1 is accessible via Etude en France. It then allows international students to apply for our Master’s Computer Science, Cybersecurity track. You are of course not required to complete your BA3 in computer science at the University of Rennes 1 specifically. You can complete it at any French university.
  • You can find out more information about registering in a BA3 at the University of Rennes 1 as a foreign student here.

Tuition fees

2021-2022* academic year tuition fees at University de Rennes 1:

*We will update the 2022-2023 tuition fees as soon as they are available.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands

€243/academic year at Master’s level

Other citizenship

Tuitions fees for international students (Read more)

Scholarships

CyberSchool offers two types of scholarships:

  • Merit scholarship
  • Installation scholarship

Both scholarships are based on the level of promise students demonstrate, regardless of their financial status.

The scholarships are eligible to all applicants.

No separate application form is needed. When you apply to the Master’s programme through the online application portal, you will automatically be eligible for the scholarship.

These scholarships apply to all the majors within Université de Rennes 1 CyberSchool Master’s programme.

Merit scholarship

The merit scholarship of €714/month covers the Master’s training periods for year one and two. The allowance is interrupted during internships and/or work-study (alternance) periods.

Implementation of the scholarship:

  • Curriculum without a work-study (alternance) contract in year 2:

The merit scholarship of €714/month covers the following months:

    • From September 1 to April 30 of year 1
    • From September 1 to February 28 of year 2
  • Curriculum with a work-study (alternance) contract in year 2:

The merit scholarship of €714/month covers the following months:

    • From September 1 to April 30 of year 1

Installation scholarship

The Installation scholarship is a single payment of €1000 to €3000 that is provided at the beginning of the first academic year.

 

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Documents you will need when applying to Université de Rennes 1

You will need to upload the following documents in order to submit your application form:

ID or passport

CV

Cover letter

One A4 page (both sides) maximum. We recommend you to include the following in your cover letter:

  • Describe your interest in cybersecurity (why would you like to study cybersecurity, when did you first hear about cybersecurity, what motivates you)
  • Tell us about the fields of cybersecurity which interest you the most (if you already know)
  • Why would you like to study at CyberSchool? (for example: are there any specific majors/minors you are particularly interested in?)
  • What is your career plan? (here you can also mention if you wish to pursue your studies with a PhD, for example)

A-level diploma or equivalents (Diplôme du baccalauréat)

Bachelor’s degree (Licence)

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally renowned university in order to apply.

  • If you have completed your Bachelor’s degree, please provide your marks for all three years and ranking, if available.
  • If you are in your final year of undergraduate education, you should provide your marks for the 1st and 2nd year as well as your available marks for the 3rd year. If you don’t have your marks for the 3rd year, you should provide a written statement from the degree administration office (or equivalent department) confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your degree.

Note that:

  • If you are enrolled at Université de Rennes 1, you do not need to provide a written statement.
  • If you are studying outside France, the content of the courses taken and equivalent marks should be translated into English or French and stamped by your degree administration office.

Proof of language proficiency

All our programmes are taught in French and English. We do not request proof of language proficiency but we expect you to have level B2 in French and English. A B2 user is able to understand and be understood in most situations. It is for exemple the level of English that French high school students should have reached in English at the end of their studies.

You are welcome to provide proof of French or English language proficiency if you hold one.

Optional

Any additional information that you deem useful (letter of recommendation, etc.)

Document Resume Cyberschool

Admissions process

Once you have submitted your application, the Admissions Committee will examine your application form and may contact you by email so that you can provide additional information if needed. Your application may include a short online interview upon Committee request.

Admissions decision

The Committee makes admissions decisions at the end of June 2022*.

*Exact dates will be communicated to you as soon as they are available.

Registration

Students are notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision via the application portal during the last week of June.

Successful candidates have 5 working days from the day they receive their study offer to accept or reject it. The notification to accept or decline is sent through the application portal.

If you have accepted your study offer, you are requested to finalise your administrative registration at the Université de Rennes 1 (in French: IA = inscription administrative)

Waiting-list students have 5 days after receipt of a favourable opinion to complete their administrative registration.

Find out more about the registration process at UR1 here for students already studying in France (content in French) or here for international students (content in English).

Step-by-step welcome guide for international students

If you are an international student, here is a quick guide to help you get settled in Rennes once you have been admitted to the programme.

Student Frederic Obe

Application requirements for a direct access in year 2

  • The following Masters’ are open for a direct access in year 2:
    • Mathematics and Applications – IT Mathematics and Cryptography
    • Computer Science, Cybersecurity track (major Software & System Security)
  • Application may be carried out in Spring 2022. Exact application dates will be communicated to you as soon as they are available.
  • The same process applies as stated above for an application in year 1. The only difference is that you should select: “Master M2 mention mathématiques et applications parcours mathématiques de l’information, cryptographie – CyberSchool” or”Master M2 mention informatique parcours cybersécurité – CyberSchool” in the application portal ‘Candidatures’.
  • Access to the ‘Candidatures’ application platform will be provided to you in February/March.
  • The admission process in similar to the one stated above for an access in first year of master’s.
  • Please note that the work-study programme (alternance) is not eligible for year 2 direct access students. Only students who complete their first year of studies in the Master’s Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity track may opt for a work-study in year 2.

Application requirements in M1 or M2 for lifelong learning

  • Our Masters’ are open for application to lifelong learning.
  • Please note that the programmes are only available in full-time course. No part-time course is possible.
  • To learn more about the application process, please refer to the information stated on the webpage of the ‘Service de Formation Continue et Alternance’ (SFCA) of Université de Rennes 1.
  • The SFCA will redirect you to the appropriate application platform.
  • Please note that the work-study programme (alternance) is not eligible for year 2 direct access students. Only students who complete their first year of studies in the Master’s Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity track may opt for a work-study in year 2.
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