Master Big Data

La campagne de recrutement pour 2016-2017 est ouverte.

Master of Science in Big Data - Program Presentation brochure


Pour une présentation détaillée de cette offre de formation, veuillez consulter la rubrique Formation.

Admission Requirements

Conditions d’admission

Le Master Big Data est ouvert aux étudiants de toutes nationalités.

Tous les candidats doivent avoir au moins quatre années d’études supérieures (au minimum 3 années de Licence et 1 année de Master). De fortes compétences en mathématiques et informatique sont requises. Pour les informations plus détaillées sur les prérequis, cliquez sur les catégories ci-dessous :

 

Les candidats qui ont obtenu des diplômes d’une université hors Union Européenne doivent fournir les résultats du GRE Revised General Test. Merci d’envoyer les résultats directement à l’Ensai en saisissant le code institution (Designated Institution Code) 7180 lors de votre inscription au test. Pour plus d’informations sur le GRE : http://www.ets.org/gre

Les anglophones non natifs doivent certifier d’un niveau B2 minimum (CECR) en anglais en fournissant des résultats valides d'une certification de langue reconnue comme le TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CLES, etc.

Un entretien pourra être demandé par l’Ensai.

Application Procedure

Procedure

All applications for the Master of Science in Big Data at ENSAI in France for the 2016-2017 academic year must be completed and submitted online between: 

1st wave: February 5 (at 18.00 GMT+1) and March 28, 2016 (at 23.59 GMT+1)

2nd wave: March 29 (at 00.00 GMT+1) and April 25, 2016 (at 23.59 GMT+1)

3rd wave: April 26 (at 00.00 GMT+1) and May 29, 2016 (at 23.59 GMT+1)

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply during the first round of admissions, given the limited number of places, the highly selective admissions criteria, and the time constraints to obtain a visa for non-European candidates. Opening 2nd and 3rd waves will depend upon the number of available places following the preceding wave(s). Non-French speakers applying during the third wave of admissions must already have a residence permit enabling them to attend the intensive French summer program in Rennes in July 2016.  

All candidates must apply online via the link available below (starting February 5, 2016). All application materials and documents must be submitted electronically during this time period. No paper applications will be accepted.

This application process is two-fold, and both parts must be completed before the deadline. Candidates should use Google Chrome as their preferred browser throughout the application process and follow the on-screen instructions once they begin.

 

The application process includes the successful submission of:

  1. The official online Application Form (candidates may save their progress and return to complete it later with the personal access code given when they begin the application process)
  2. An Archive file of Mandatory Application Documents (candidates will be asked to upload a zip-like file directly upon submission of the Application Form, or they may submit this at a later time before the deadline, by directly clicking on this link)

 

The archive file should be no larger than 20 MB and should have a short title which includes the candidate’s surname. The following items are mandatory for all candidates:

  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • Copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • Copies of degrees, diplomas, and all official grade transcripts
    (originals plus certified English translations – if documents are  in French, a translation is not necessary)
  • Statement of Purpose, dated and signed (this signature serves as official proof of application)

Directions:In English and in 3500 characters or less (not including spaces): What specifically has led you to apply for ENSAI's Big Data program? Explain how your education and/or professional background have prepared you for some of the specific aspects of this Master's degree.

  • 2 signed letters of recommendation
  • English language certificate proving minimum level equivalent to B2 (CEFR scale), for non-native speakers (Indian candidates exempt)
  • French language certificate (for non-native French speakers who wish to be exempted from the intensive French summer program and French courses)
  • Copy of the official GRE Revised General Test score report (results must be less than 5 years old to be valid) for candidates with degrees from non-EU countries
  • Proof of an international bank transfer order (copy of order, screen shot of online transfer, etc.) for the non-refundable application fee of €100 (mentioning candidates’ name + Big Data). Please bear in mind that this will take several days to process. Applicants must cover any and all fees associated with the transfer. For accepted candidates, the application fee will be applied to the cost of tuition. See “Payment Procedure and Calendar” below.

 

Any persons who make false declarations of any kind, either during the application process, admissions period, or following the start of the program, will see their application discarded or, in the case of prior admission, their exclusion from the progam.

 

For further information or should you encounter any difficulties, please contact masterbigdata@ensai.fr

 

 

Selection Procedure and Final Admission Results

Selection Procedure

All applicants must have a minimum of 4 years of higher education (at least 4-year Bachelor's or the first year of a Master's). A strong mathematical and computer science background is required. Successful candidates are selected based on degrees, level, and skills. GRE scores and English level will also be taken into consideration.

A detailed list of expected and recommended prerequisites can be found in the Admission Requirements section above.   

A personal interview (in person or via videoconference) may be requested by ENSAI admissions personnel. Some candidates may be asked to provide more details about their background, motivation, or specific information about the content of the courses they attended.

 

Final Admission Results

Following the Admissions Juries (April 11, May 9, and June 10, 2016), candidates will be contacted directly to inform them of their status: accepted, wait-listed, or rejected. After a candidate has accepted the admission offer and paid the first half of the tuition, s/he will receive an official admission letter, which may be necessary for visa applications.                      

For candidates who do not have all the results of the current academic year, final admission to ENSAI’s Master of Science in Big Data will be contingent upon successful completion of the current year of studies. 

Payment Procedure and Calendar

Payment Procedure and Calendar

ENSAI’s budget office requires candidates to complete bank transfers for all necessary payments. Applicants must cover any and all fees associated with transfers. The payment calendar can be found below, with corresponding costs depending on the candidate’s status:

 

FOR ALL CANDIDATES

1st wave: Before March 28, 2016 Application fee € 100 Non-refundable 
2nd wave: Before April  25, 2016 Application fee € 100 Non-refundable 
3rd wave: Before May 29, 2016 Application fee € 100 Non-refundable 

 

FOR ACCEPTED CANDIDATES: 

1st wave:  Before May 16, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) € 3,900 Non-refundable
2nd wave: Before June 13, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) € 3,900 Non-refundable
3rd wave: Before July 11, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) € 3,900 Non-refundable

 

Before September 01, 2016

 

Balance of the tuition

 

€ 4,000

 

Non-refundable* 

 

FOR ACCEPTED CANDIDATES FROM ACADEMIC PARTNER INSTITUTIONS 

1st wave:  Before May 16, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer)  €2,900 Non-refundable
2nd wave: Before June 13, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) €2,900 Non-refundable
3rd wave: Before July 11, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer)  €2,900 Non-refundable

 

Before September 01, 2016

 

Balance of the tuition

 

€ 3,000

 

Non-refundable*

 

FOR PROFESSIONALS, CORPORATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS WISHING TO DIRECTLY FINANCE CURRENT EMPLOYEES TO FOLLOW PROGRAM OVER 1-2 YEARS, IN CONTEXT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
1st wave:  Before May 16, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) €4,900 Non-refundable
2nd wave: Before June 13, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) €4,900 Non-refundable
3rd wave: Before July 11, 2016 First half of the tuition (= acceptance of admission offer) €4,900 Non-refundable

 

Before September 01, 2016

 

Balance of the tuition

 

€5,000

 

Non-refundable*

*Reimbursement may be granted in exceptional cases. ENSAI administration will examine requests on a case by case basis and make decisions in accordance with ENSAI Rules and Regulations.

 

Employers wishing to directly finance a candidate’s tuition may request an invoice (no VAT for ENSAI) and should also contact philippe.couloigner@ensai.fr to discuss logistical and financial practicalities of payment.         

               

FOR ALL ACCEPTED CANDIDATES REQUIRED TO FOLLOW SUMMER FRENCH COURSES

Before July 1, 2016

Intensive French Summer Program

€1,300 

Non-refundable

In case of financial difficulty, and upon examination of an accepted candidate’s financial situation, accommodations may be made to facilitate the payment of the balance allowing for installments over the first few months of the program.

 

ENSAI Bank Information for Wire Transfers:

IBAN (International Bank Account Number): FR76 1007 1350 0000 0010 0529 949

BIC (Bank Identifier Code = SWIFT): TRPUFRP1

Domiciliation (Bank name): TPRENNES (Trésor Public de Rennes)

Account Holder: REGIE ENSAI – ECOLE NATIONALE DE LA STATISTIQUE ET DE L’ANALYSE DE L’INFORMATION

Account Holder’s Physical Address:

ENSAI
Campus de Ker Lann
Rue Blaise Pascal – BP 37203
35172 Bruz Cedex
France

At the candidate’s request, a receipt of payment can be delivered following a successful transfer.

 

For further information or should you encounter any difficulties, please contact masterbigdata@ensai.fr

Complete Application Procedures and Conditions (PDF)

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Master of Science in Big Data at ENSAI - Complete Application Procedures and Conditions