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Master in Public Evaluation and Decision

This degree is open to students who have already completed the first year of the Master’s program or equivalent level of studies (Bac+4). Transfer student admission procedures are staggered between April and the end of May.

INSEE civil servant statisticians can also undertake this program as continuous diploma-awarding training (after two years of initial education) or postpone it for a later date (up to the five first years of professional life as an INSEE civil servant).

Enrollment takes place online from April 1st to May 31st, 2020.

MSc in Statistics for Smart Data

The Master in Statistics for Smart Data is open to students of all nationalities. Candidates with professional experience are welcome.

All applicants must have a minimum of 4 years of higher education equivalent to 240 ECTS credits (at least a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or the first year of a Master’s degree). A strong statistical, mathematical, and computer science background is required. Successful candidates are selected based on degrees, academic results, and skills. More detailed information about specific scientific prerequisite knowledge is listed on the Smart Data Prerequisites page

Candidates with degrees from non-EU countries must provide GRE revised General Test results ( or equivalent such as GMAT, TAGE MAGE, etc.

This Program is taught entirely in English. Non-native English speakers must provide proof of a minimum B2 level (CEFR scale) in English by providing valid results from a recognized language certification such as the TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CLES, etc. 

Application Period and Procedures

All applications for the Master of Science in Statistics for Smart Data at ENSAI in France for the 2020-2021 academic year must be completed and submitted online between: 

1st wave: December 10, 2019 and February 11, 2020
2nd wave: February 12, 2020 and April 3, 2020
3rd wave: April 4, 2020 and May 26, 2020

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply during the first round of admissions, given the limited number of places, the highly selective admissions criteria, and the time constraints to obtain a visa for non-European candidates. All application materials and documents must be submitted electronically during this time period. No paper applications will be accepted.

The application process is two-fold, and both parts must be completed before the deadline. Candidates should use Google Chrome as their preferred browser throughout the application process and follow the on-screen instructions once they begin.

The application process includes the successful submission of:

The Official Online Application Form 

An Archive file of Mandatory Application Documents 

ENSAI’s budget office requires candidates to complete bank transfers for application fees. Applicants must cover any and all costs associated with transfers. The payment calendar and wire transfer information is available at the following link:

Smart Data Application Fee Payment


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