Application information

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 our graduate school. Before applying to either, choose an MA program from those described below.

Choose one of our 9 Master’s programs

Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics (Université Paris Cité, Linguistics department)

Computational Linguistics (Université Paris Cité, Linguistics department)

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Teaching French as a foreign Language (Université Paris Cité, Linguistics department; French required)

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Phonetics and Phonology (Université Paris Cité, Linguistics department)

Signs, Discourse, Society (Université Paris Cité, Department of Language Sciences; French required)

English linguistics (Université Paris Cité, Department of English and American Studies)

Globe World Languages

Languages for Specific Purposes, Corpora and Translation Studies (Université Paris Cité, Department of Applied Foreign Languages; French Required)

East Asian Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (Université Paris Cité, Linguistics deparment & Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; French required)

Linguistic diversity: language, text, society (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle & Inalco; French required)

Most classes are taught in English. Knowledge of French is required for specialties that say "French required", as students will have coursework in French

The early decision track is reserved for international students who have never lived or studied in France. It applies to MA specialties at Université Paris Cité (the diploma-granting institution is specified next to the titles of the specialties). Funding is currently not available for the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle/Inalco “Linguistic Diversity” course.

It is accompanied, for successful candidates, with an International MA scholarship (a one-year grant of 8000 euros/year, renewable depending on academic achievement).

The Early Decision application round for fall 2022 was open until January 16th, 2022 and is now closed. For fall 2023 applications with scholarships, please check back here in December 2022. For regular 2023 applications, please see information on Standard Track.

For Université Paris Cité specialties:

The Standard track does not involve special funding for international students, although some funding may be available. Applying involves a single step, and the procedure you must follow depends on your nationality.

a) Students from the following countries must register on the following website by January 1st 2022:

Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

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 Paris Cité students; see Tuition fees]

b) Students from other countries (ie. countries which are not in the list in a)) must apply via Université Paris Cité'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.

For the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle/Inalco specialty, follow instructions in the description of the specialty.

In 2021-2022, 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 2022-2023.

Master's Degree: 243 € + 91 € CVEC* (* mandatory student and campus life contribution)