Frequently asked questions

Admission for newcomers

1/ Foreign students/foreign diploma

To apply for a 1st year (Licence i.e. Undergraduate Level): International Relations office (

Except for European countries: please see Parcoursup website:

To apply for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year (Licence and Master i.e. Undergraduate and Graduate levels): TSE Admission office (

Even if you apply via Campus France, you must apply in parallel directly through the school.

Please see our website in the “admission section".


2/ Tuition fees and registration fees (approximatively)

Undergraduate level (Licence): 180€/year for registration fees.

Graduate level (Master), standard track and doctoral track:  ca. 250€/year for registration fees.

Graduate level (Master), international track:  5500€/year for tuition fees and ca. 250€ for registration fees.

In addition, for each level, every student must pay social security charges (ca. 210€). In some European countries, you can obtain an extension of your health care and be exempted to pay for it in France.

There is no application fees.


3/ What is included in the 5500€ of tuition fees?

-       Project management courses + other practical courses (e.g. professional development courses in small groups)

-       Full careers service

-       French language classes

-       Math camp

-       A welcome package by Toulbox called ALL IN - TSE: in order to facilitate your arrival, TSE offers you the most complete Toul’Box package which provides you a personalized arrival from pick up at the airport to accommodation booking, bank account opening, …


4/ Mathematics requirements

Please note that we are specialized in mathematical economics, micro and macro-economics and econometrics. A high level in mathematics is required.


5/ Language of instruction

Licence 1st, 2nd, 3rd year: 100% French language (C1 required) (in Licence 3rd year, there are few courses taught in English).

Master 1st year, standard track: 70% English language and 30% French language (C1 required for both languages).

Master 1st year, international track: 100% English language (C1 required).

Master 2nd year, doctoral track: 100% English language (C1 required).

Master 2nd year, international track: 100% English language (C1 required).

Is TOEFL compulsory for all applicants?

No, you are exempted if you are a native speaker or if you validate a degree (at least two years) at university in an English speaking country.

TOEFL is appreciated (90/120 score min), but IELTS (7.0/10 min) or Cambridge English Advanced Certificate (C1 or advanced level) are also accepted.


6/ GRE = Graduate Record Examination

There is no minimum score defined. Usually, for your information, admitted students have over 165 for the quantitative part of the test. This test is compulsory if you apply with a foreign diploma.

A scanned copy of your results can be joined to your application file.


7/ Recommendation letters

The letters can be sent directly by email by your referees to the dedicated address:

They must write your name and file number in the subject of the email.


8/ Deadlines

We won’t be able to take into consideration any document submitted after the deadline.


9/ French student’s living expenses (monthly)

Between 200 and 600€: room or flat

150€: food

100€: extra activities, school supplies


10/ Toulbox

Lots of different services to help you to prepare your arrival in Toulouse.

Please see the website:

A special package “ALL IN TSE” is offered by the school for each new student registered in a Master’s programme, international track. The Toul’box team will contact you in June.


11/ Choice of tracks

I am a TSE Master 1 student. Could I apply for a M2 international track if I am currently following a M1 standard track? 
Yes, you can but note that a C1 level in English is required for admission to attend the internationla track. Moreover, it will cost 5500€ for the tuition fees.


12/ Admission in M2 if I am already a TSE student (in M1)

Do I have to apply via eCandidatures again to enter a M2 program?  
No, you don't. The teaching committee will admit you in one of our M2 programs, taking into consideration your preference order, your ranking (grades) and your English level if necessary (for admission in international track).


13/ Doctoral track

Economics Theory and Econometrics (ETE) is the Master 2 you have to follow if you want to pursue a PhD at TSE.

The other Master 2 programs allow you either to pursue PhD programs in other universities or to start a professional career, as an economist in a company for instance.


14/ How to submit my application material?

Depending on your the program you are applying for (see our application platform eCandidatures), you can meet two kinds of situation:

Material application: you can send your application material by email to Please be careful with the quality and the weight of scanned documents.

Paperless application:  you do not have to send your application material neither by email nor by mail, the documents must be uploaded on eCandidatures at the appropriate space. For the letters of recommendation, GRE and certificate of language, please follow the instructions located on eCandidatures.


15/ Could we start the program in January?

No, both Licence and Master programs start in September only.

For Master programs, preliminary courses (mathematics and French language) start in August.


16/ Applications deadlines

  • November for Eiffel Scholarships candidates (foreign applicants only)
  • January for Master 2 in Economic Theory and Econometrics for applicants with a foreign degree
  • February for candidates with a foreign degree (other master applications)
  • May for bachelor and master candidates  with a French degree