FAQs on the EnvIM Program


The EnvIM option Asia in partnership with Tsinghua University allows students to follow a general training in China and France and is open to students with various backgrounds (ScPo, Business school, MSc, Engineer…), its particularity is to be a general training, considering that gaining a large overview of the various environmental challenges and tools for decision makers is necessary for future manager.

The EnvIM World option is shorter, on 12 months, and has been created to the request of international, European or French applicants and young professionals wishing to learn through the mean of an innovative pegagogy, based on team projects, and acquire knowledges on the Europeans best practices in term of Environmental management.

EnvIM Europe propose 3 pathways in Europe, each partner offering different specific topics, some of them being more specialized, at the edge of engineering and management for future decision makers in environment. Having a scientific or engineering background is preferred to fully take advantage of these pathways.

In the EnvIM core program, common part of 4 months for these three options, projects include the study of some developing countries, large infrastructure developments, some complex international supply chain, or trans boundaries issues. The purpose of EnvIM program is to learn, explore and question the various solutions to face environmental challenges and discuss ways for a fair transition. To do that we will consider large scale, international and transboundary issues, and focus locally on some territories mainly outside Europe.

What is the difference between the 3 pathways of EnvIM Europe?

The EnvIM Europe pathways offer programs aiming to gain deep knowledges in environmental engineering and management, in partnership with 3 European universities: Pathway Greece, Italy, or Romania. Each student in option Europe will stay for a semester by one of these university and will follow lectures on specific topics.

When do I chose my option and/or pathway?

Applicants choose one preferred option in the application form but are invited to mention their wishes in the motivation letter if a second choice attracts them. They will have the opportunity to discuss with the jury during interview to convince them of his.her preferences, according to their professional project. A wish list of options and/or pathways will be validated, in function of availabilities.

When is the first date of the program?

For EnvIM Asia and EnvIM Europe, the first week is scheduled early September, in Paris, to prepare the departure to China the following week for option Asia, and to INSA Lyon for EnvIM Europe, to prepare their stay in our European partner university. For EnvIM World the first day is scheduled in early January.

When are the application deadlines?

Applications are open from December 20 until April for options Asia and May for option Europe. Note that no applications will be accepted after the last session. For EnvIM Option World, the applications are open until October being the deadline to send your application file. Due to the sanitary crisis, some pathways (semester in a partner univ.) in Asia or Europe might be adapted to distant learning, or to particular condition to be allowed to join the program. In all case EnvIM World will welcome students, semester in France will be provided by INSA Lyon and MINES ParisTech.

When should I apply?

Places are limited so please apply early to increase your chances of success. Candidates applying are strongly advised to submit applications as early as possible.

How do I know if I am eligible?

Complete and send us your application files, we check eligibility on the basis of the whole file, this step needs two to three weeks after the reception of your materials.

How long is the admission process?

Each year applications are open in January and several sessions are organized, depending on the options. Refer to the webpage for these agendas. Upon reception, the application files are studied for eligibility by Mines ParisTech and INSA Lyon professors. Two to three weeks after the session deadline if your files are accepted interviews and tests are organized. Considering the results of the test and interview, less than a month is needed to finalize admissions for Mines ParisTech and INSA Lyon. Finally a final acceptance is required by our partner universities.

What is the admission test about?

The admission process consists of the study of the application file, and if eligible, a written test (2 hours) and an interview in English. There is no specific recommendation to prepare these tests, based on no specific knowledge but on personal skills, ability to analyze, reflect and synthesize on a given subject (ex a case study dossier). Nevertheless, we recommend applicants to prepare the interview reflecting on their personal motivations and professional project.

I am eligible, can interviews be conducted remotely?

Yes, we organize remote written tests and interviews with students out of France.

I am still in my last year of Master, can I apply without having the degree yet?

Many applicants are unable to provide their Master's degree diploma during the applications period. In that case provide a certificate or a copy of your latest diplomas and transcripts, current year included. Upon admission, a copy of the diploma is mandatory to register to this program.

I would like to apply but I hold a Bachelor's degree?

These programs require a Master Degree level (Master 2, or 5 years of study after French “baccalaureat” or equivalence), but in some cases exemptions are accepted, for students having a bachelor if they have enough and coherent experiences (internships of period of work) and a sound personal motivation.

I am a young professional with several years of experience, are these training programs designed for me ?

Indeed you are welcome to apply to this program, especially option World is well designed for professionals, option Asia and Europe welcome young professionals as well, but contact us for personal advice.

What english level is required?

EnvIM is exclusively in English. It is therefore essential to have a good English level. You need to be able to follow the lectures, write and speak international English properly for the various projects and thesis writing and defense. We expect a good score from an English test chosen by applicants. If you are coming from an English-speaking University or if English is your native language, you do not have to provide a certification. Written tests and interviews are conducted in English.
Ex : test such as TOEFL (iBT, PBT ou CBT), TOEIC (Bridge, or Listening and Reading, or Speaking and Writing), IELTS or Cambridge (CAE Certificate in Advanced English or CPE Proficiency in English) or equivalent are accepted.

What is the process for recommendation form?

Have them sent by email to the address indicated on the recommendation letter form. We prefer the letters being sent directly to us by the person recommending you. We expect 3 recommendation letters, forms can be downloaded here.

How to finance the program?

Most students finance the program costs with their own funds or student loans. However, French banks generally require a guarantor located in France. In all cases, the 6-month period in a company or internship, is usually paid and provides students with extra financial resources
This program does not offer any possibility to apply for a scholarship directly, (except for the particular case of some Tsinghua Chinese students) and students have to contact “Campus France” in their country. For further information, see the webpages and scholarships fitting nationality and background.

For any  further question or particular case, please contact us
email : info@isige.mines-paristech.fr
phone : +33 1 64 69 48 78