Master in Complex Systems Engineering (ISC)


Application Requirements

Admission requirements
The Course will be open for all applicants around the world. The eligibility requirements have been recognized by all Consortium universities and are the following:

  • Degree :
    • The Masters Course is open to European and non European excellent students having acquired a BSc in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, automatic control and related fields.
    • Bachelor’s degree of at least 180 ECTS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Automatic/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering or Information Technology or a closely related area.
    • Knowledge of computer networking, programming and operating systems is recommended.
    • The grade average of the previous study should prove high qualification of the applicant. This will normally be the case for a grade average of ‘B’ or better in terms of the ECTS grading scale.
  • English Language :
    • Applicants need to prove that they have sufficient fluency in English. A TOEFL test with at least a score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based/95 internet-based or an Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall and with 6 in writing or TOEIC score of at least 750 is required.
    • The Institutional TOEFL-code number of University of Lorraine is: 3368.
    • The proof of English proficiency is required even when the language of instruction for the previous education was English. However, for nationals of countries listed under this link the proof of language proficiency is waived.
  • Interview :
  • All pre-selected candidates will be invited to an interview by videoconference.

List of Required Documents
Along with the application form the following documents must be provided:

  • 1. Gender / Name/ Email / Birth date / Postal address / Phone
  • 2. Citizenship and country of residence.
  • 3. Scanned image of your passport showing your picture (PDF).
  • 4. Financing (scholarship, self financing,…)
  • 5. CV-Resume
  • 6. University degrees (held or currently studying) and universities where those degrees were obtained.
  • 7. Academic certificates, University degree certificate/diploma in case you have finished your degree and if you are still pursuing it you should submit academic certificates corresponding to the courses you have finished and currently are undertaking. All university transcripts must be in English.
  • 8. Description of the contents of the courses taken to obtain the degree of the previous point. It is of utmost importance to state any subject, experience or work related to IT areas of knowledge.
  • 9. Two recommendation letters
  • 10. Employment information
  • 11. Proof of proficiency in English. TOEFL, IELTS and TOIEC certificates are preferred.
  • 12. Motivation letter, in which the applicant explains in English the reasons to study PERCCOM and how they relate to his/her career goals.
  • 13. Information on multiple EM applications (if any)

NOTICE : Countries exempt from English language testing

If you are a national of one of the following countries, and your first language is not English but you have been taught and assessed in English, we will not ask you to provide evidence of an English language test.

Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Heard Island, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, McDonald Island, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Islands, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitt, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United States of America, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Application Platform

Selection procedure

The coordinating institution checks all documents uploaded and if the qualification of each candidate corresponds to the admission requirements. Complete applications are evaluated by two academic partners of the consortium, grading each criterion for each application from 0 to 5 (5 Excellent, 4 Very good, 3 Good, 2 Satisfactory, 1 Sufficient, 0 Insufficient). The criteria are the following :

  • Academic record (45%)
  • English language proficiency (25%)
  • Supporting documentation (15%)
  • Track record (awards, scholarships, research,…) (15%)​

A pre-selection list is set during the Joint Selection Committee (January 22-23, 2016).

All Candidates in the pre-selection list are invited to an interview by video conference (10′ for presentation, 10′ for questions). The interview accounts for half in the final decision.

After interviews, the Joint Selection Committee defines the main list and the reserve list.

The main list and the reserve list are then sent to EU for approval.

Final results of successful and unsuccessful candidates can only be released in May 2016.

The selection result is sent to candidates by Email.

APPEAL instructions for applicants who have not been selected :

If you wish to challenge this decision, you can appeal within two months from the receipt of the decision notice, bringing new elements to your application. The Appeal Form can be downloaded from from this link : Appeal-Form and must be sent to the Consortium at the following address : Any appeal will be considered with particular attention.