Why applying ? Sustainability is an important aspect for the food sector. There is a high demand for qualified professionals who are able to understand the topics of sustainability “from farm to fork” and how to integrate and implement sustainability in the food chain.

You are interested ? We  strongly advise you to read all the instructions carefully before you apply. This will help ensure that you have the qualifications to apply, that you fill in the application form correctly, and that you have attached the required documentation.

Who can apply ? 

  • Applicants from all over the world
  • Minimum level of qualificationEQF Level 6 (Bachelor of Sciences or equivalent degree)
  • Minimum English level: B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, certified by an official test of English as a foreign language (e.g. TOEFL paper-based with a minimum total score of 550, TOEFL internet-based with a minimum of 80, IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6.5)
  • Domains: food science, agricultural science, nutritional sciences
  • For economic and social science students, they must prove a min. of 60 credits in agricultural science, food science or nutrition.

Application Deadlines for Admission in 2021

Non-EU citizens: 1st March 2021 (taking into consideration visa formalities and financing) & EU citizens: 1st April 2021

 « What is involved in this all process and this master are perfect to know more about the food chain, to be more efficient and sustainable to ensure for the future that we have food enough for the all world. », Maike, Germany. 

Procedure and Application Form

You can apply to the program via an online form.

Once filled-in and with all the required documents uploaded, you will receive an automatic confirmation by e-mail, which is a summary of your application.

For those who are unable to apply via the online form, please contact us at:

Your complete application will be examined, and if more information are needed you will be contacted by e-mail or phone. The final selection will be done by the committee and the results will be communicated at the end of May at the latest.

Required documents for application

  • A letter from the candidate describing his/her interest in sustainable food systems (cover Letter – reasons for applying and career plans)
  • One mandatory reference letter (can send 2 if you will) written by a professor under whom the applicant has studied or carried out research or someone who has supervised a work/internship related to the applicant’s field of study. You can download an example here.
  • A copy with translation in English of your degree(s) :
    • For EU-applicants currently in the last year of BSc, a copy of the BSc will be required at least a month before the start of the programme (July).
    • For non-EU applicants and because of VISA procedures, a copy of the BSc will be required at least 6 months before the start of the programme (March).
  • A copy with translation in English of official transcripts from all colleges and universities or any other institution or higher education attended.
  • Evidence of proficiency in English
  • If you took a French Baccalauréat, a copy of your “relevé de notes official” is required (INE apparant)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your passport
  • A recent headshot picture (passport format)

Scholarships information

Campus France/ Embassy scholarships

Please check also the Campus France /  French Embassy website of your country and scholarship programs.

Erasmus+ Master Loans

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for support for their Master’s studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favourable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment.

More information on the Erasmus

Scholarships available in the countries of study

In France: Campus Bourses Grant search engine