Frequently Asked Questions  

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# Scholarships

Q: Do I need to submit additional / separate application to be considered for scholarships?

A: No. Your online application to LIVE degrees will be used to award scholarships managed by the Consortium as well (Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarships, Consortium scholarships), and, if you’re selected, to national scholarships programmes during the period of study. Scholarships attribution will be communicated at the same time as the outcome of the selection. Time will be given to applicants to confirm / choose between degrees in the light of the scholarship award (if you can only join one of our Programme with substantial financial support for instance).

However, there is a number of scholarships programmes (bilateral, multilateral) you may be eligible for. We encourage you to look for such opportunities, that can complement the financial support you may receive from us. We’ll provide any needed supporting documentation but application to such programmes are your own responsibility. Application process and supporting documentation differs between programmes.

# Financial Means

Q: I wish to enroll your Programme but I don’t have the financial ability to finance this period of study. What are my options?

A: Applying to LIVE Master’s Degrees will means applying to scholarships managed by the Consortium as well. Erasmus+ EMJMD is a very generous scholarship that can virtually finance any expenses (including costs of living and travel expenses) during your 2-years Master’s Degree enrollment. Other programmes are available to scientific students with outstanding academic background. Please do apply; you’ll be informed of scholarship award at the same time as the selection outcome and given time to decide if you wish to enroll given the level of financial support we offer. 

Q: With the banks from my country, we cannot access money in our local account outside the country. What bank account will receive the European scholarship (payment for installation, travel and subsistence costs)?

A: The secretariat opens a French bank account for all students at very attractive terms to solve all the problems for your payment. We are not allowed to transfer funds before presentation and registration at the university of Lyon, France. The French bank will provide you a credit card and the corresponding bank account welcome your money for installation (student from Partner countries, only), for travel (1st year) and your first monthly allowance, in September.

# Application

Q: What happens if I can't provide the necessary application documents?

A: All admission conditions have to be met before the start of the academic year. Should you fail to provide the necessary documents, your admission to the programme is void and you are not allowed to participate.

Q: I cannot provide the IELTS or TOEFL English qualification before the deadline, can I provide alternative English qualification now and IELTS or TOEFL result later?

A: If you are a native English speaker: tick the box available on MyLIVE application.

  • If you have obtained a diploma in English: please upload your certificate of studies performed in English, established by the university that has delivered the related diploma.
  • If you have passed the IELTS (academic test) or TOEFL English qualification: please upload your certificate with results.
  • If you have passed an English test different from IELTS or TOEFL and equivalence between your English qualification test and IELTS/TOEFL test is available on an independent web source, the LIVE admission team will directly take into account your English language qualification. If applicable, please indicate inside the document you upload the web link where the equivalence between your test and IELTS/TOEFL test can be checked.
  • If you do not belong to the previous groups and cannot provide the IELTS or TOEFL English qualification before the deadline: waiting for your English proficiency, your ability to write in English and to understand written English are evaluated at the step of pre-selection through the statement and the prerequisite test (Multiple Answer Survey), respectively. Then, if pre-selected, your English oral skills will be evaluated during your interview. Please upload at the place of your English proficiency your available English qualification and explanation why you do not provide the required IELTS/TOEFL document with the commitment to do so. The minimum level described at the LIVE website in the menu “Applicants / Who can apply?” is required for final admission. If you are selected to participate in the LIVE programme without valid English proficiency, you will be first offered conditional admission. Conditional admission is valid until the end of July, thus the missing degree certificate (English proficiency) must be sent (possibly by email on and you will have to provide original documents for enrolment) by next July 15 of the present academic year at latest (but as soon as you receive it). If you expect to graduate later, you cannot be admitted to the programme this year but are welcome to apply for the next year.

Q: Do I have to provide original documents for the application?

A: No. The application is completely on-line. As such only electronic copies must be provided. After you have been accepted the staff may, at their discretion, ask you to provide originals copies of all electronic documents used in your application.

Q: I cannot accept my place this year. Can the offer be deferred?

A: In accordance with the official regulations stipulated by the European Commission, an offer or acceptance into the EMLE programme cannot be deferred to the following academic year. As a result, the underlying applicant would have to re-submit his/her application during the following application cycle. Please note that such applicant, who has previously been accepted, is very welcome to refer to such previous offer in the course of his new application.

Q: What is the reserve list?

A: All students who fulfil the academic requirements of the LIVE but have not been ranked high enough to obtain one of the limited places in the programme are placed on the reserve list. If higher-ranked applicants decide not to accept the offered place, applicants on the reserve list will be contacted in order of their ranking. Typically, such offers are made between the end of April and the end of July.

Q: I have not been accepted. Can I re-apply next year?

A: Both applicants who cannot accept our offer this year (see above) and declined applicants are most welcome to re-apply for the next academic year. Please note that a transfer of this year's results and/or information to the next year is not possible. The application form and the exact requirements normally change between years. For this reason, any re-application has to be started fresh (i.e. the application form has to be filled in again and the required documents have to be uploaded).

Q: Why was my application denied?

A: Due to the large number of applications, the staff cannot provide individualized feedback on your application. Please refer to the application documents page to check what the relevant rating criteria are.

Updated 2016/07/09