Monday, February 21, 2011

Just a kid at the Sorbonne...Interested in Applying?

Well NOW is the time.  Check out the Studying at the Sorbonne tab just above to read up on procedures and things to keep in mind.  This is the moment to start shuffling your papers together and getting things in order.


Have any questions?  Ask away.  Don't wait - act now.  That incredibly affordable and deliciously foreign diploma can be yours!

7 comments:

  1. Bonjour, I am a student from China.

    I want to apply to UPMC for Masters in Mathematics. Since I also plan to apply for the Eiffel scholarship, I need to send in my application far earlier than anyone in Campus France seems to be interested in helping.

    I am most relieved and delighted to find your blog. I have a few questions: Does my essay need to be in French? Will staff or faculty at UPMC help me clarify admission procedure? If so, whom should I contact? And should correspondence be in French?

    Thank you very much, in advance!

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  2. Hi there! Unless otherwise stated, I'm pretty confident all correspondence and essays should be in French, but the instructions on any applications should tell you, right? The website should (hypothetically) have the essential information that you need for an application.

    Since the websites are not always up to date, you should try to contact the "secretariat" of the department to help with any questions (in French). Most schools are closed for the summer holiday, but they are your best bet! Be persistent and realize that they are dealing with lots and lots of students, so don't expect personalized assistance, but he or she should get back to you within a week or so (again, hopefully!).

    Good luck!

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  3. Hi there! Unless otherwise stated, I'm pretty confident all correspondence and essays should be in French, but the instructions on any applications should tell you, right? The website should (hypothetically) have the essential information that you need for an application.

    Since the websites are not always up to date, you should try to contact the "secretariat" of the department to help with any questions (in French). Most schools are closed for the summer holiday, but they are your best bet! Be persistent and realize that they are dealing with lots and lots of students, so don't expect personalized assistance, but he or she should get back to you within a week or so (again, hopefully!).

    Good luck!

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  4. Thanks a ton! Phew, I hadn't really thought that I might need to write so much in French already! The secretariat, is it. When I went to the faculty page, I was slightly bewildered by the titles and not quite sure about it!
    Would you say it's recommended to correspond with any of the department professors? Are there any other resources, forums, etc., which could give some insight on admission processes? There seem to be so many targeted towards prospective students for American universities, but not so with French ones.

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  5. Oh, and the biggest question. Will there be an entrance exam?

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  6. You could try the professors, but it's doubtful that any will respond to you, especially in August. They generally don't deal with any of the admissions process.

    As for a forum, Google around a bit but your best bet is to just go right for it and get the info from the secretariat or send in whatever you can find that they ask for on the website.

    As for an entrance exam, my program was in French so I had to pass a French proficiency test, but other than that there was no test. They base your admission (in part) off your previous education and your professional experience. If you studied literature before and want to start studying physics, for example, you probably won't be admitted...

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  7. That's great, thanks a ton!
    And love your blog :)

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