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What is the background of the mSSB students?

 

Duration of the mSSB program:

Is mSSB a one-year or 2-year program?

Is it possible to apply directly for mSSB (a Master 2) without taking the Master 1?

Dates of start and end of the program?

COSTS

What is the university annual tuition fee?

What is the living cost in Paris area?

What are the lodging possibilities in Evry?

Are there any scholarships available?

Internship

How can I find my internship?

Can I choose a hosting lab that is not in the mSSB list?

Which requirements the hosting lab should fulfill?


What do the mSSB students become after graduation?


What is the background of the mSSB students?

Since the mSSB Master is highly interdisciplinary, we accept students with various backgrounds (biology, physics, pharmacy, medicine, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, etc) . Bi-disciplinary cursus including biology is favored, but highly-achieving and motivated students in any of the cited disciplines can apply.

See the major disciplines studied by former mSSB students here.

 

 

 

Duration of the mSSB program

Is mSSB a one-year or 2-year program?

In France the Masters (M Sc) are prepared in 2 years, and mSSB is a one year-program corresponding to the 2nd year (or specialization year) of Masters. To enter our Master 2 mSSB students must have validated at least 4 years of higher education (i.e. 4 years after the "baccalaureat").

Is it possible to apply directly for mSSB (a Master 2) without taking the Master 1?

 

To enter mSSB students must have validated at least 4 years of higher education (i.e. 4 years after after finishing high-school) in any University or engineering School.

Dates of start and end of the program?

The mSSB program starts in the middle of September and ends at the end of July.

 

COSTS

What is the university annual tuition fee?

The registration fees at the University of Evry are around 450 euros/year and they include a health insurance. Note that foreign students may have to subscribe upon arrival, to an insurance for covering potential accidents and lodging.

Exceptionally, you may be registered in continuing education; in that case the fees are around 3000 euros/year.

What is the living cost in Paris area?

- For lodging, rental costs in studios are around 500 euros / month in Paris area. Some student rooms are available in Evry for mSSB students, the price is between 350 and 450 euros / month.

- According to former students, living in Paris area costs approximately 900 euros / month (including lodging).

- During your 6-month lab training period (2nd semester), if you choose a French lab, you will be paid a minimum of 500 euros / month by the lab. This minimum stipend is imposed by the French law.

What are the lodging possibilities in Evry?

A few student rooms are available in priority for Master 2 students in a student residence of Evry on the basis of academic excellence. Students are informed on the procedures in due time.

For other lodging possibilities, see the following websites

Are there any scholarships available?

French Institutions propose very few scholarships for Master students. These scholarships are based on pedagogic criteria. See http://www.issb.genopole.fr/Education/foreign-students

Scholarships based on social criteria, information may be found in: CROUS

We also urge you to contact your home-country Embassy or Consulate to find out about potential scholarships.

 

Internship

How can I find my internship?

We provide a list of hosting labs in US or Europe, on this mSSB website. But students may contact any research lab or company working on Systems or Synthetic Biology.

Can I choose a hosting lab that is not in the mSSB list?

Yes. In that case, the mSSB directors must validate your choice.

Which requirements the hosting lab should fulfill?

The hosting lab may be an academic lab or a private company. However, the laboratory must propose a fundamental research project, on topics related to Systems and Synthetic Biology.

 

 

What do the mSSB students become after graduation?

Most of the former mSSB students are enrolled in PhD programs. Some students work in Biotech companies. See details on mSSB student first destination in: http://www.issb.genopole.fr/Education/professional-perspectives

Location

Université d'Evry-Val-d'Essonne (30 km south of Paris, France)

- IBGBI Building:
23 Boulevard de France, 91037 Evry cedex

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Ile-de-France Building:
Boulevard François Mitterrand, 91025 Evry cedex

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News

The iGEM 2017 team "Evry-Paris Saclay" wants to help fighting against obesity and diabetes. To follow their work, please see their wiki.

The spin-off of iSSB Inovactis, founded by two former mSSB students, won the national competition I-Lab 2017 organized each year by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research to encourage the most innovative technologies.

logo 24Hchrono Sept. 5, 2015: Julie Zaworski, former mSSB student and currently CIFRE PhD student at iSSB and Deinovehas won the national competition « 24 H chrono de l’entrepreneuriat » organized by the « Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie » (ANRT) . See details


 A former mSSB student, Cyprien Verseux, has participated in the HI-SEAS IV mission, a one-year simulated Mars mission funded by NASA. For further information, see his blog!

    Schedule

    The 2017/2018 opening meeting will take place on September 11, 2017 at 8h30 at the University of Evry, IBGBI building, room 117.

     The schedule of the courses is available here.