The Advanced Master programme is open to both graduate students and professionals at the master level.

It may be taken as part of initial education or as continuing education.

It is fully taught in English.

Admissions are now open for the september 2018 session.

Please download the following documents for more information and application forms.

==> Information to applicants:   Information to applicants

 ==> Application form: APPLICATION FORM

 ==> ELS-Recommendation form: ELS-Recommendation form

Conditions for admissions

Applicants must prove

  • an engineering degree recognized by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs (Commission for Engineering Degrees),
  • or a master degree or equivalent, preferably in relevant scientific fields,
  • or a foreign degree equivalent to one of these.


  • their proficiency in English at the B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or equivalent.

A limited number of applications, not fulfilling the degree criteria but with outstanding credentials, may be considered.

Admissions are pronounced by the Director of ESTACA and IOGS on recommendation from ELS Admissions Commission.

Admission process


The admission committee will preselect applicants on the basis of an application file including:

  1. One completed and signed ELS Application Form.
  2. A handwritten motivation letter, showing the consistency of the choice of the advanced master with
    the applicant’s career plans.
  3. A resume with a recent ID photo.
  4. Copies of diplomas at the master level. Originals will be required at registration.
  5. Transcripts in French or English.
  6. A photocopy ofthe applicant’s national identity card, passport (with a translation into French or English )
  7. Two or more completed ELS-­‐Recommendation forms, filled by academic or professional officials (including one filled by official of your workplace or training course tutors,…). They will be sent directly by the referee to the address on top of the form.
  8. A €120 immediate payment for application expenses, by check or by bank transfer. This charge will not be refunded under any circumstances, even if the application is unsuccessful.

This file is to be sent to:

Admissions – ELS,  Institut d’Optique Graduate School
2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel – 91127- Palaiseau cedex – France

and must be  received before end of june.

Files with missing information or documents will be rejected.


Preselected applicants will be notified by mail and proposed an interview, on the premises of one of the participating schools or through a teleconference.
Selected applicants will be notified of their admission by the administration of the ELS-Advanced Master programme. They will have to confirm their registration by paying a 1,500 Euros non-­refundable deposit. Failure to pay the deposit in due time will result in the loss of the admission in favour of another candidate.

Important advice

This programme is limited to 20 students: do not wait for the latest deadline to submit your application form.
Non European citizens should take into account the long & imperative delay to obtain a student visa from the French consular authorities.

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For registration, please download the application form and the recommendation form


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