Admissions – Application Process – Copy
Autumn 2023 entry
Applications are open!
Start of classes – 16th October 2023
At postgraduate, Masters’ level, two entries per year, in Spring and Autumn (next one being Autumn 2023)
At undergraduate, Bachelor level, one entry per year, in Autumn.
UNDERGRADUATE - BACHELOR LEVEL
PROFICIENCY in French required
Our Applied Bachelor classes are conducted in French to start (1st year), and will progressively switch to English. A good command and profiency of the French language is therefore required. DSTI is in charge of raising the English profiency of its Bachelor’s students.
If you’re not a native French speaker, it is not necessary to include proof of language proficiency with your application. However, your level of French will be assessed at the admission interview to ensure that you are able to understand and follow the desired programmes.
For more details, visit the Applied Bachelors page.
POSTGRADUATE - MASTERS' LEVEL
PROFICIENCY in English required
Eligibility for Applied MSc
To be considered for the DSTI’s Masters programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. High School Mathematics
Candidates must have studied Mathematics in high school or an equivalent qualification.
2. 3/4-year Bachelor’s degree
Candidates must have completed a 3 or 4-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university.
3. Academic Records
DSTI offers three options to prove prospective students their academic qualifications. Submitting proofs of more than one qualification mentioned below will boost the chances of admission.
Option 1: Transcripts + Bachelor’s Degree
The candidate must have at least the following grade or equivalent grade to be considered for the Applied MSc programme.
2:2 (2nd Class Lower div)
Upper second class
Applicants from other countries can submit their transcripts and DSTI can determine the degree and grade equivalency. Also, students with transcripts in languages other than French or English must translate them into French or English through official translation services in their countries. We recommend translation services by Alliance Française and British Council.
- Those students who have lower grades than those mentioned in the table must qualify for one of the standard admission tests or the DSTI online entrance exam.
- Those students who may have an academic break of more than 8 years and have not worked in the tech sector are encouraged to take one of the standard admission tests or the DSTI online entrance exam. You should connect with our representatives to understand these qualifications in detail.
- After submitting your transcripts, DSTI may ask students from countries where it is difficult to measure the equivalency of the grades to qualify for one of the standard admission tests or the DSTI online entrance exam.
Option 2: Standardised admission test + Bachelor’s Degree
To ensure quality applications, we value test scores from standardised tests. Submitting these scores will enhance your profile and chances of admission.
The minimum score in Quantitative
Average Overall Score
Although there are other components to GRE and GMAT, we value the quantitative component and overall scores.
Option 3: Online DSTI Entry Exam + Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
If you cannot satisfy the two criteria mentioned above, you may consider an online DSTI Entry Exam. You may appear for it from your home. All you need is a computer and a stable internet connection. The DSTI Entry exam has two sections: Mathematics and IT.
Each section will have 30 questions. A correct answer earns a +1 mark, but an incorrect answer earns a -1 mark. If you are unsure of the answer, select the ‘I don’t know’ answer choice, which will allot 0 marks and save you from the negative marking.
In the Mathematics section, students are tested on Applied Mathematics, Probabilities, and Statistics. In the IT section, students are tested on Algorithmics, Software Engineering and Architecture, Operating Systems & Networking.
Note: In case you are still pursuing Bachelor’s or expecting it soon, you must submit it before joining classes.
4. Proficiency in English
Since all courses are taught in English, students must have a C1 level of proficiency in English. DSTI will assess English proficiency during the Admission Interview.
To boost an application, students may submit their IELTS or TOEFL scores.
The admission process of the Data ScienceTech Institute (DSTI) is a comprehensive exercise that offers an opportunity to all deserving candidates.
Step 1: Research
To begin the application process, explore our different Applied Bachelor and Applied MSc programmes to find the one that best suits your needs. You can book an online information meeting with our team here to assist with your decision and verify tuitions fees for each programme.
Also, visit our page dedicated to international students.
Step 2: Application
The application process is online, and we will evaluate the acceptability of your application. You will need to upload the usual registration documents: Identity documents, a CV, and a cover letter.
For Applied MSc, Engineers who have graduated from Arts et Métiers are eligible to a fast-track and preferential admission process.
Step 3: Profile Evaluation (For Applied MSc only)
After evaluating the initial application, DSTI will invite an applicant for further process. Applicants will be requested to submit the documents mentioned in one of the first two options. In their absence, applicants may opt for the third option.
Option 1: Transcripts and Degree Certificate
Option 2: Standardised Test Scores and Degree Certificate
Option 3: DSTI Online Entrance Exam and Degree Certificate
Step 4: Admission interview
If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an admission interview which will last approximately 20 minutes. During the interview, you will be asked questions to confirm your interest, course suitability and English proficiency.
Step 5: Official Admission Decision
If you are admitted, you will receive an official admission decision. There could be three possible outcomes:
Unconditional admission is reserved for students who have satisfied all admission criteria without any issue.
Conditional admission is reserved for students who may not have performed satisfactorily on one of the admission criteria, but the institution is willing to give some time to the student to improve a skill or produce certain documentary proof.
DSTI reserves the right to decline a student's application based on internal admission criteria for the cohort and this decision is not influenced by any personal bias. Students who are unsuccessful in their application are encouraged to reapply once they have significantly enhanced their profiles.
The steps after the official admission decision may vary depending on whether you need a visa to study in France or not. If you are unsure whether you need a visa or not, you may refer to this link: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/student.
For further steps, refer to the Tuition Fees section.
IT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
DSTI students are required to have a Windows Intel PC (ARM PC and Apple Mac Silicon are not an option) laptop with the following minimum specifications:
- CPU: Intel Core i5 minimum (or AMD equivalent).
- RAM: 16GB minimum.
- Storage: 512GB minimum, 1TB strongly recommended. SSD disks only.
- Graphic Card (GPU): an NVIDA GPU is a plus, but it’s not a mandatory requirement.
- Operating System: any edition of Microsoft Windows, as DSTI will provide a Windows 10/11 Professional level licence key at the beginning of your programme.
- Do not buy a MS Office 365, DSTI will also provide a licence.
Without complying to these requirements, DSTI will not be able to provide its IT support.