Master International HR Management
This Q&A is meant to give you precise answers regarding the International Human Resources Management Master's Degree of Ciffop - Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.
Please make sure to read this page very carefully before asking for more information.
1. Is your program taught entirely in English?
The first year (Master 1) is taught entirely in French.
The second year (Master 2) is taught entirely in English. However, it is good to keep in mind that the apprenticeships take place in French companies where French is usually the primary language.
2. If I do not have a language certificate, is it still possible to apply ?
You can still apply. However, you need to turn in the certificate before June of the year of application. If you are planning on obtaining your language certification after the deadline or it is not possible for you to obtain a certificate, you must inform Sarah Cavanna, the program coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that only native speakers are exempt from providing a language certificate: previous studies with English as the primary language of instruction or previous studies pursued in English speaking countries do not exempt the applicant from providing a language certificate.
3. What are the required exams or levels for the language certificate?
The following tests are accepted as proof of your level of English, along with the target score indicated:
- TOEFL Internet Based Test: 100
- IELTS Academic: 6.5
- TOEIC : Listening and reading: 860/995 | Speaking and writing: 350/400
We do not accept tests older than two years.
4. Are scanned copies of language certificates accepted or do you require the originals?
Copies are sufficient.
5. Do I need to find my own apprenticeship before applying to the Master’s degree?
You do not need to have a secured apprenticeship before you are officially accepted into the program. Once accepted into the program (late spring/early summer), students are sent apprenticeship offers and their CV is communicated to Ciffop partners companies in France. It remains the student responsability to be active in his apprenticeship hunting and to find a contract.
6. What are the academic requirements for Ciffop applicants?
First year: applicants are required to have the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor’s degree. Applicants’ degrees are assessed by our « Action Internationale » department. A minimum of 180 ECTS credits is required in order to be eligible to pursue the program. We welcome students from different academic backgrounds (ex: Management, Law, Engineering, Psychology, etc.).
Second year: applicants are required to have the equivalent of a four- year bachelor’s degree or three-year Bachelor’s degree plus one year’s Master’s degree. Applicants’ degrees are assessed by our « Action Internationale » department. A minimum of 240 ECTS credits is required in order to be eligible to pursue the program. We welcome students from different academic backgrounds (ex: Management, Law, Engineering, Psychology, etc.).
7. Will it be sufficient to send my application directly to the Ciffop program or should I also send it via Campus France?
We are connected with Campus France, which is the French agency that promotes higher education, hospitality and international mobility in France. However, you must apply directly to our program.
8. What are the tuition fees for the program? Who pays them? Are there any other fees?
The tuition fee for the IHRM program is 10,000 €. However it is not the student who pays the tuition fee but the partner companies hiring the IHRM students as apprentices in form of the "taxe d'apprentissage". If you are not eligible to sign an apprenticeship contract (because you are 31 years old or older or are a so called "primo-entrant" meaning a non-EU citizen, who has never lived in France or has lived in France for less than 12 months) you will sign an internship contract (which is limited to 6 months). Students with internship contracts do also not pay the tuition fee but do have to pay a registration fee to the university upon enrollment.
Due to a recent change in French law, the registration fee upon enrollment for non-EU students only is of 3,770 € for one year of Master's Degree.
9. Are all students international or is there a mixture of French and international students?
Most of our students come from outside of France. French students must have an international experience to apply for the Master’s program.
10. Is the academic program specifically oriented towards France and the French legal system? Or is there a wider European perspective?
The academic content of our law module touches on the French legal system but our academic program is mainly oriented towards international HR Management.
11. How long should the cover letter be?
12. Are technical tests such as GMAT or GRE required/preferred?
These are not requirements for the IHRM program.
13. Where can I get more information about the course?
Please read carefully the other pages of this website regarding the program. You can also watch our Campus Channel video to meet the co-director of the Master, a tutor and some students/alumni or you can contact Sarah Cavanna, the program coordinator (email@example.com).