Frequently asked questions

Admission for newcomers

1/ Foreign students/foreign diploma

To apply for a 1st year (licence): International Relations office (

Except for european countries: please see “Admission Post Bac” website:

To apply for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year (licence and Master): TSE Admission office (

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

Please see our website in “apply to study” or “candidate” (French section).

2/ Tuition fees and registration fees (approximatively)

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

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

Graduate level (Master), international track:  5500€/year for tuition fees at + 250€ for registration fees

In addition, every student must pay social security charges (215€). In some European countries, you can obtain an extension of your healh care and be exempted to pay for it in France.

No application fees.

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

-       Project management courses + other practical courses

-       Full careers service

-       French language classes

-       Math camp

-       Welcome pack (Toulbox)

4/ Language of instruction

Licence 1st, 2nd, 3rd year: 100% French language (B2 required)

Master 1st year, standart 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) in an English speaking country.

TOEFL is appreciated, but IELTS or Cambridge Advanced Certificate are also accepted.

5/ GRE = Graduate Record Examination

No minimum score defined. A scanned copy of your results can be joined to your application file. 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.

6/ 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.

7/ Deadlines

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

8/ French student’s living expenses (monthly)

Between 200 and 600€: room or flat

150€: food

100€: extra activities, school supplies

9/ 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.

10/ 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. Please note that it will cost 5500€.

11/ Admission in M2 if I am already a TSE students (in M1)

Do I have to apply via eCandidatures again to enter a M2 programme? No, the teaching committee will offer you a place in one of our M2 programmes, taking into consideration your preference order and your ranking (grades).

12/ Doctoral track

Economic theory and econometrics (ETE) is the Master 2 you have to follow if you want to pursue a PhD at TSE.

The other M2 programmes allow you to pursue PhD programmes in other Universities or to start a professional career, as an economist, in a company.

13/ Do I need to send my application material by Post?

If you are abroad, you can send your application material by email. Please be careful with the quality of scanned documents.

14/ Could we start the programme in January?

No, programmes (“licence” and “master”, as well) start in September, only.

For Masters programmes, preliminary courses (mathematics and French language) start in August.

15/ Applications deadlines

From February 1st to March 1st 2018