Focus on new study programmes offered in France as they're released

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual

international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives.

Its pleasure for us to invite you to join the next 10 Days International Winter Academy and 3 Month CAS-Research Program which will be held in Switzerland.

During the Winter Program 2017 experienced experts of IPD will share with you professional and academic skills about Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security, Intercultural Dialogue & Human Rights topics.


Winter Academy: 17-26 February, 2017 (10 Days)

The main goal of the 10 days Winter Academy is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security and intercultural dialogue.

Deadline for Applications: 10 February, 2017

Program Link:


3 Month CAS - Research Program Period: 17 February - 16 May, 2017 (90 Days)

The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.

Deadline for Applications: 10 February, 2017

Program Link:


Participation Procedure Step by Step:

Submitting filled application in WORD format, CV + scanned passport page till the Deadline

Participant will receive Invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount

After receiving the participation fee, participant will receive the unconditional letter via email and if there is required visa application process IPD will send invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email or fax.

We strongly advice to the participants to submit the filled application as soon as it`s possible, who needs visa to enter Switzerland and who needs more financial documentation in the work place for his/her participation.


Scholarship: IPD offer several type of scholarship support to reduce the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world counties.

If you wish to get discounted participation fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period.

Unfortunately IPD scholarship sources do not cover all the participation fee amount and international travel expenses and we only could offer you discounted fee amount.


Partnership: We are interesting to receive group participants from your Institution and will be glad to discuss the partnership suggestions.


If you will be any more questions or suggestions, please feel free to write us by email to  


We are looking forward to see you in Switzerland!



The call for scholarship applications to the Masters of Engineering at Centrale Nantes is now open!


    1/ What are the different areas of specializations you can apply for?

· Computational Mechanics (Erasmus Mundus Label of excellence)

·Energetics and Propulsion

·Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering (Erasmus Mundus Label of excellence)

·Materials Processes and Technology of Composites

·Design of Systems and Products

·Civil Engineering

·Ship operation and naval engineering

·Advanced Robotics (Erasmus Mundus Label of excellence)

·Automatic Control, Signal and Image

·Real Time, Steering and supervision

·Atmosphere, Water and Urban environment


 All these Masters of engineering are internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


    3/ Who is Centrale Nantes?

Centrale Nantes is a Top- French Grande Ecole that delivers an academic programme and an applied research of the highest quality with the support of numerous strong institutional and industrial partners.


    4/ Outcomes

Students will obtain a Master's degree of Centrale Nantes after a 2-year-Master course.


Today, hundreds of alumni are now part of the Centrale Nantes Master's alumni network and have successful careers all over the world, in academia, innovation or industry. Centrale Nantes and its industrial network play an important role in the design of the curricula, the teaching of the cutting edge R&D that guarantee and enhance the employability of the students after graduation compared to a regular master degree.

Here are ones of the Centrale Nantes industrial partners: Airbus, Renault, Michelin, Bureau Veritas, Total.


    5/ Admission requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of engineering.

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test such as TOEFL (score 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 IBT), Cambridge Advanced English Test (score B or higher), IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), TOEIC (800) or other English equivalent test.

An applicant who has undertaken his studies in English is eligible, passing a recognized test provides a higher chance of acceptance (official confirmation letter is needed). The English test result must be sent before the application deadline.

There is no French level requirement as the courses are taught in English.


6/ Application & Selection

Applicants must fill an online application form on

Application deadline: May 15, 2017


The number of seats is limited and Centrale Nantes rigorously  select the outstanding and the most motivated students. The selection committee checks the web-completed applications twice a month. The sooner the student finishes the application, the sooner the admission can be published, so he/she can secure a seat on the Master programme.


    7/ Tuition fees

European Union students: standard local fees


Non-European Union students: €12,000/2 years


 8/ Scholarships

Students can apply for the Centrale Nantes Elite scholarship if  they submit the online application before March 31, 2017.

     For more details about the courses, the eligibility rules, etc please check the official website:

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L’École normale supérieure

L’École normale supérieure tient une place unique parmi les meilleures universités mondiales. L’offre de formation y est particulièrement diversifiée et les étudiants bénéficient d’un environnement stimulant et  pluridisciplinaire.


La Sélection internationale est une opportunité pour les étudiants du monde entier de pouvoir rejoindre ce haut lieu de l’excellence universitaire française. Les normaliens de la Sélection internationale préparent un Master et le diplôme de l’ENS. Un accompagnement individuel et une bourse d’étude offrent des conditions d’études les plus favorables.


N’hésitez pas à faire connaître cette voie d’accès à l’ENS.

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Clôture des inscriptions le 1er février 2017.


ISAE SUPAERO in Toulouse

Do you want to study and get a scholarship for a Master in Aerospace Engineering in France?


Come and apply to our Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at ISAE SUPAERO in Toulouse, our two years program fully taught in English.


Three admission committees are scheduled from January to March 2017. You still have enough time to apply for the first session.


You can also apply for scholarships before December 12th, 2016. ISAE-SUPAERO and his partners offered financial aid.


For more information: