What is the difference betewen PCS and iPCS tracks ?
PCS is for students arriving in Paris at M2 level while iPCS refers to the block M1-M2.
When do the courses begin?
The M2 year will start on Friday September 1st with a integration meeting and the courses will start on Monday September 4th
What are the language requirements for admission ?
The program is fully taught in English. Sufficient proficiency is required. While no official certification is asked, a minimum level equivalent to IELTS 5 is necessary.
What are the deadlines for applications ?
Deadline slightly change from year to year, opening in March and
closing early July.
Does the selection process involve auditions ?
Some PCS students may be contacted for an oral assessment in view of admission at M2 level. Prospective i-PCS students interested in the M1+M2 block should directly contact the professors in charge (emails below).
How many students are enrolled each year ?
About 20 students do follow the compleete M1+M2 i-PCS track, while around 45 students are enrolled for the M2 year.
What type of financial support is available ?
For iPCS students following the Spring College in Trieste (M2/second semester), full coverage of living and travel expenses is provided. Additional support for the Paris semester has systematically been offered to some i-PCS students, on a selective basis. Other i-PCS students usually receive an Erasmus fellowship for the Paris semester. No dedecated support is available for PCS student, following the M2 year only.
I am on the waiting list for the M2 admission, can I ask for my ranking ?
No ranking will be provided. Yet, students on the waiting list are contacted on the fly, as soon as a position becomes available.
* For further inquiries, contact any of the three coordinators :
Prof. Dominique Mouhanna (Sorbonne Université), dominique.mouhanna(at)physics-complex-systems.fr
Prof. Jean-Baptiste Fournier (Paris-Diderot), jean-baptiste.fournier(at)physics-complex-systems.fr
Prof. Emmanuel Trizac (Paris-Sud/Paris-Saclay), emmanuel.trizac(at)physics-complex-systems.fr