There are two tracks for applying to PGSL, an early decision track and a standard track.
The early decision track is recommended for foreign students who are not yet in France, as it is backed by funding scheme for the MA program. Before applying to either, choose an MA specialty from those described below.
Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics (UFR L)
Computational Linguistics (UFR L)
Teaching French as a foreign Language (UFR L)
Phonetics and Phonology (UFR L)
Signs, Discourse, Society (Dept SDL)
English linguistics (Etudes anglophones)
Languages for Specific Purposes, Corpora and Translation Studies (EILA)
East Asian Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (LAOFLE)
Most classes are taught in English. No prior knowledge of French is required, except for two specialties: Teaching French as a foreign language and Signs, Discourse, Society, for which students will have coursework in French.
A new round of International MA scholarships has just been launched: Scholarships are for one year, and selected students will receive 8000 euros/year.
The application portal is now open and will close at 5PM CET on April 16th.
For additional information, please contact the directors of the specialties that interest you (see Contact page).
The Standard track does not involve special funding for international students, although some funding may be available. It involves a single step, and depends on your nationality.
a) Students from the following countries must register on the following website:
Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comores, Congo Brazzaville, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, USA, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam
The deadline for this step is March 5th 2021.
In their application, students will select the specialty they wish to apply for. The different specialties within linguistics are detailed below.
[Note that the tuition fees mentioned on the website are not those currently applied by Université de Paris students]
b) Students from other countries (ie. countries which are not in the list in a)) must apply via Université de Paris's application platform. More information.
The deadline depends on the selected specialty, with the earliest applications opening in March. See the descriptions of each specialty for more information.
Admissions decisions are made at dates which differ for each specialty. You may contact the MA specialty directors or the PGSL directors for more information.
In 2020-2021, if you are a non-EU student you will receive a partial exemption from registration fees. You will therefore pay the same fees as French and European students. Similar conditions will apply for 2021-2022.
Master's Degree: 243 € + 91 € CVEC* (* mandatory student and campus life contribution)