Application process

Targeted Students

Application for admission in the ASC programme is entitled for highly motivated students holding a Bachelor in Chemistry or equivalent education in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry or Chemical Physics and a good command of the English language. Students from all over the world are welcome to join the programme. So far, students of 54 different nationalities have joined the course.

Admission criteria

The selection procedure takes place within a framework common to the five partners of the consortium. The partners select candidates on the basis of study results, a CV, a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation. They may of course not discriminate between their own students, students of other universities of EU or non-EU countries.

File assessment and selection procedure

All applications are assessed by a centralized consortium commission. A weighting scheme is applied to the following selection criteria, assessed from 1 (minimum) to 5 (maximum), thus producing a weighted average:

  • Academic records of previous studies (coefficient 6, threshold 4)
  • Scientific background of undergraduate studies (coefficient 5, threshold 3)
  • Ranking of Academic Institution where undergraduate studies were done (coefficient 2)
  • Motivation letter (coefficient 2)
  • Mastering of English language (coefficient 2)
  • Recommendation letters (coefficient 1)
  • Acquired practical experience (coefficient 1)
  • Awards and grants (coefficient 1)

Deadlines for application


(for admission to the ASC EMJMD starting in Sept. 2022 with EM grants)

  • Open to all students meeting the above requirements
  • Opening: November 8th, 2021
  • Deadline for Electronic submission: March 5th 2022 until midnight, Brussels time
  • Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree): last week of March 2022
  • Start of the Master programme: last week of August 2022

Application procedure

1- On-line procedure

Step 1:  fill in the administrative form with your personal data.

Step 2:  You will receive an email of confirmation with a login and a password which will grant you access to the complete application form (your form can be corrected as often as you wish until you submit it).

After submission, don’t forget to download and save your application form as a pdf.

Step 3:  You can now upload all required supporting documents:

  • Copy of passport or ID card (1 page concerning personal details)
  • Certified copies of university transcripts – including certified translations into English if your transcript is in another language and does not include any English translation
  • Certified copies of university degrees including certified translation into English; if you do not hold a B.Sc. or equivalent degree at the time of application, provide  a School leaving certificate instead = diploma or exam granting access to higher education
  • Copy of TOEFL/IELTS scores or equivalent
  • 2 original recommendation letters

Hint: keep a copy of your complete file with supporting documents to be ready to send it by post if you are selected. Never send the original paper diplomas by post, only certified copies!

When you are done, click on complete submission.


  • Make sure you submit your on-line application before the above mentioned deadline.
  • Check the FAQ  page for all questions regarding application documents.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us.

Personal data is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, P.1).

Start your online application now

2-If you are selected, send your paper file

Your are selected? you can now proceed with sending your paper application for verification: please print and sign your application file, and be ready to send it along with all requested supporting documents to the address below as soon as you receive the emailed notification of selection. Send your hardcopies, including the application file you have downloaded, printed and signed, so that they arrive within 10 days of the emailed notification of selection to:

Université de Lille
ASC Master Course
Administrative Office,
Cité Scientifique – Bât C15-01


  1. The admission decision is sent by email first.
  2. Confirmation: you have to answer this e-mail within 7 days to confirm your decision to attend the ASC master’s course.  Check your email regularly during the first week of May!
  3. Hardcopies of your complete application file are sent by first class post to make sure they arrive within 3 weeks of the selection notification sent by e-mail.
  4. Admission letters are sent after your file has been received and verified by the ASC administrative team.
  5. Visa application, when applicable: to be started as soon as you receive your admission letter. Don’t forget that at least 2 months are usually necessary to obtain a visa for Europe.

Page updated on 07/10/2020