How to apply ?

Admission requirement:

You must hold at least a Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS) in one of the following fields :
Agronomy / Agricultural Sciences

Plant Sciences & technologies

Food Sciences & technologies
… and in closely related fields

Exceptions: Bachelor graduates with other Bachelor degrees can exceptionally be admitted.  In that case, candidates are advised to follow an internship or work in a vineyard prior to applying, and to obtain some training in a few of the scientific fields which will be studied.

It is possible to enter directly in the second year (M2) if you have a high level qualification (the first year of a master especially in one of the Vinifera partner universities) in vine and wine sciences ; 5 places are offered for M2.  If you are interested please contact our secretary by email.

PLEASE NOTE : Candidates still completing their degree
Applicants expecting to finish their Bachelor Degree can obtain a conditional admission. They must have a stamped and signed provisional attestation, delivered by the Registrar of the institution/university.
On successfully completing their degree, candidates must send the results/transcript of marks to the Vinifera Secretariat by June, for final admission, and provide a copy of the original Diploma/BSc or Master on arrival.


Minimum level : B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
IELTS certificate: selected candidates are required to pass this language test (minimum 6 points) and send a copy to Vinifera Secretariat by June for final admission.
Other recognised tests:
TOEFL (550 points)
TOEFL iBT (72 points)
TOEFL ITP (543 points)
Cambridge First Certificates (FCE Grade B (B2).
TOEIC (785 points).

The application follows 3 stages

Create your personal account

Follow the link  Apply online on the website to request a password

You are registered for application

You will receive a password by e-mail

Documents to prepare beforehand in pdf format:


motivation letter (one/two pages)

transcript of degree marks in English, officially produced by your university

scan of degree (BSc) or Master Diploma (original and English translation – with translator’s signature)

mark from IELTS or TOEFL or other accepted test

If you don’t have a recent English test, please upload your last certificate or attach  a letter telling us that you are booking a test.  The mark must be a B2 level and you can send the result by email after submitting, but by the beginning of July.  Places that are offered are conditional on reaching this level.

If you have not graduated yet, please add (in the place of the diploma) an official letter from your university stating that you are expected to graduate this year, and the date.  If this is not possible, please attach a letter from yourself indicating the date.  We must receive confirmation of your passing before the summer (July).

NOTE:  Diplomas or transcripts in Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese do not need to be translated.  The CV and letter, and references MUST be in English

Fill out your application online

Each applicant has to login, using his/her identification (e-mail address) and password received
Successive logins allow you to complete the entire procedure. You should save the form each time.

Attention! The online application procedure takes some time. With your login and password, you can return at any moment to add/modify information as long as you have not fully submitted it.  Please do not press SUBMIT until you have added all the information.

Designation of two referees: applicants give their referees’ e-mail addresses on the application form.

Applicants obtain references themselves and upload them on the platform.

These recommendations have to be submitted before the deadline.  They must be in English.

Important for visa application: in parallel do not forget to apply on the Campus France platform to begin the process for visa application for M1 in Montpellier if this applies to you:

Submit your application online

Once the application form is completely filled out,
pay the admin fee (30 €)

submit the application form electronically before the deadline

Note: when your form has been submitted, the system does not allow you to make any changes

After checking of the application, candidates may be contacted with queries during this pre-selection phase.

How is your application evaluated ?

Completed applications are submitted by the secretariat to the Admissions Board. The Board produces a list of candidates to interview.

The Admissions Board carries out skype interviews with each shortlisted applicant. Some interviews are held in person in the USA and in China.

The Admissions Board establishes a ranking, both for admission and scholarships/grants.

E-mails are sent to applicants accordingly.

A panel of professors evaluates each application according to several criteria:
Degree marks and university of origin

Motivation, professional and personal career objectives

Experience in the vine and/or wine sector

Academic and/or professional referees

At least two professors (one in viticulture and one in Enology) evaluate each application. A global score out of 300 is awarded.

All the applicants with a score > 200 are invited to an interview by Skype or face to face (for USA and China).
During the interview (15 minutes maximum), a panel of at least two members of the EMaVE consortium evaluates the English level, the motivation, knowledge and communication skills of each selected applicant.
Then candidates are requested to confirm their acceptance and pay a deposit of part of the fees.