Master’s scholarships


Every year since 2012, the Bézout Labex offers mobility scholarships for outstanding students who wish to study at the master’s level in University Paris-Est in an integrated program combining mathematics and computer science: the “Bézout excellence program.”  In 2022 and 2023, thanks to the SFRI Program GP-DS, we were able to expand the program. In 2024, the program will be open again thanks to the SFRI Program GP-DS.

The Bézout excellence program combines courses, given either in English or in French, from two existing master’s programs in mathematics (see the leaflet in english here) and computer science (second year, a.k.a. “M2”). Each admitted student is enrolled in one track of one of these master’s programs; interdisciplinarity is ensured by the fact that each student has to succeed in one course from the other master. This offers the opportunity to acquire sought-after skills in both mathematics and computer science, which can be used in academia or industry.

In particular, a mathematics and computer science track, common to both master’s programs, is specifically devoted to the interfaces between mathematics and computer science; all courses of this track are taught in English. The other tracks of the mathematics and computer science master’s programs are also open to the Bézout scholars.

In the French academic system, the M2 year is the last year of tuition.  The first two weeks are devoted to an intensive set of French classes, for the non-French-speaking students.  Then, most of the year is devoted to courses at the research level. Finally, an initiation to research (3 to 4 months in a research laboratory) is proposed, which constitutes an introduction to doctoral work before starting a thesis.  Under normal circumstances, each Bézout scholar will do his/her initiation to research in one of the laboratories of the Bézout Labex.

Intended audience and practicalities

This one-year program of mobility scholarships is open to incoming students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or computer science and have passed the first year of a master’s or PhD program.  Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Each scholar will receive around 1300 €/month during 11 months (this support cannot be combined with any other financial help).  The Students will have to pay the university registration fee (approx 250€) to be enrolled in this scholarship program, and a mandatory yearly fee 100 € (approx.) for CVEC (contribution for student life in the campus).

See also the practical informations on the academic environment.

How to apply

You will have to post on a dedicated webpage your CV (containing your grades of this year and the ones of the two previous years) and indicate the name of one or two referent professors. The application’s webpage is available here: and will be open until the 20th of May 2024 at midnight.

The examination committee is the Executive Committee of the Bézout Labex. The results will be sent to you by email on June 7.

After this program

The best students at the end of the program will be invited to start a PhD in the Bézout Labex; we have a number of possibilities for support. A joint supervision with the student’s national doctoral framework, leading to both PhD grades, is possible.