I have not graduated yet. Can I apply ?
Of course, you can. You are invited to apply before the deadline, and if you have the great opportunity to be selected in March, we will then require you to provide us with your degree of certificate of success before enrolling within MESC.
What is the amount of participation costs and what do they cover ?
The participation costs are different for European and non-Europena students:
- European students will have to pay 1 000€ per semester (4 000 € for the whole course).
- Non-European students will have to pay 2 000 € per semester (8 000 € for the whole course).
These participation costs cover several expenses such as medical insurance during 2 years, registration fees in partner universities, accommodation during the integration week, etc.
What is the ETS code of the Université de Picardie Jules Verne ?
The ETS (Educational Testing Service) have assigned the Université De Picardie Jules Verne the code number 5351 (For the International Office - Direction des Affaires Internationales). Please use this code number when indicating our institution as a score recipient. Scores will then be sent to us directly from the Educational Testing Service.
What do you mean by "essay on energy-related topic" ?
We expect you to write something personnally on a topic in which you are interested (of course related to energy). So it is not necessary to send us research papers written by others, just because you find them good. It does not need to be very long, a short essay is enough, one or two pages. There is no particular format required.
1000-4000 words spaces excluded
My language of instruction is English. Must I take the TOEFL test ?
No, in that case, you are not obliged to do so. But please send us a certificate from your current University stating that your language of instruction is English.
What about the TOEFL test ?
As all the courses are taught in English, students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL / TOEIC examination prior to applying for MESC, or any English test which is equivalent to the TOEFL/TOEIC (like IELTS). A minimum level of 550 points (TOEFL) is required.
Can I take another English test ?
Yes, you can. You are not obliged to take the TOEFL test. Other are also available. You will find below the several equivalency tables for TOEFL and IELTS scores.
OLS test is not a valid language certificate
|TOEIC||TOEFL Paper||TOEFL CBT||TOEFL IBT||IELTS||Cambridge Exam||CEFR||VEC Online Score||Approximate VEC Level|
|0 - 250||0 - 310||0 - 30||0 - 8||0 - 1.0||0 - 34||2|
|310 - 343||33 - 60||9 - 18||1.0 - 1.5||A1||35 - 38||3|
255 - 400
|347 - 393||63 - 90||19 - 29||2.0 - 2.5||A1||39 - 45||4 - 5|
397 - 433
93 - 120
30 - 40
3.0 - 3.5
|KET (IELTS 3.0)||A2|| |
46 - 53
6 - 7
|PET (IELTS 3.5)||B1 (IELTS 3.5)|
405 - 600
|437 - 473||123 - 150||41 - 52||4.0||PET||B1||54 - 57||8|
477 - 510
153 - 180
53 - 64
4.5 - 5.0
|PET (IELTS 4.5)||B1 (IELTS 4.5)||58 - 65|| |
9 - 10
|FCE (IELTS 5.0)||B2 (IELTS 5.0)|
|605 - 780||513 - 547||183 - 210||65 - 78||5.5 - 6.0||FCE||B2||66 - 73||11 - 12|
|550 - 587||213 - 240||79 - 95||6.5 - 7.0||CAE||C1||74 - 81||13 - 14|
|785 - 990||590 - 677||243 - 300||96 - 120||7.5 - 9.0||CPE||C2||82 - 100||15|
|Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Level|
What do you mean by "certificate of residence" ?
The place of residence should be verified on the basis of the provision of :
- a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules;
- a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.
- an electricity, gaz or phone bill with your name ;
The document must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline.
Documents that are not considered as certificate of residence :
- ID document
- Voter card
Should I sent hard copies of my documents ?
You don’t need to send hard copies of the document you uploaded in the application form. If you are selected, we will ask you to send the documents.
How can I make an appeal ?
Complaints about scholarship applications :
- Contact the consortium/partnership of the course, if no solution is found:
- Submit a complaint to the Agency
This appeal procedure can only come into play if a candidate feels that the consortium/partnership has not handled his/her own application in line with the scholarship application and selection process as described on their website and as presented to the Agency. In other words, the appeal cannot concern the decision itself, (usually negative) but only an alleged error made in the process that has resulted in the contested decision.
Complaints related to study periods and/or scholarship grants :
- Check the student agreement
- Dialogue with the consortium
- A formal complaint to the consortium
- A formal complaint to the Agency
- Statement of purpose : 500 - 2000 words
- Essay on energy topic : 1000 - 4000 words
Spaces are not included in the count
What can I do if I don't know my ranking ?
No problem, if you don't know your ranking, please provide us with your grade point average (gpa).
What about the reference letters ?
- There is no imposed template
- Letters can be written by academics or employers
In which case do I have to provide a medical certificate ?
You should upload a medical certificate only if you have special needs due to any kind of disability.