Laboratoire d'Excellence

Master’s scholarships in mathematics and/or computer science

Archimede LabEx offers one-year scholarships for talented students enrolling for a research master’s degree (M2) in mathematics or computer science in one of the following academic programs.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The stipend is 1,000 euros per month, up to 10,000 euros per year. Archimede LabEx can cover travel expenses for foreign students (one one-way ticket, economy class, from the home country, up to 1,000 euros).

Research masters fields (M2) 

Mathematics (more informations here)

  • Mathématiques et applications (MAAP) :
    • Mathématiques fondamentales
    • Informatique et Mathématiques Discrètes
    • Mathématiques appliquées CEPS
    • Didactique des mathématiques
  • Mathématiques Appliquées, Statistiques (MAS) :
    • Mathématiques Appliquées et Sciences Sociales - Analyse des populations (MASS POP)
    • Ingénierie Mathématique et Sciences Actuarielles (IMSA)
    • Data Science (DS)
    • Computational and Mathematical Biology (CMB)

Computer science (more informations here)

  • Informatique fondamentale
  • Sciences de l’information et des systèmes
  • Fiabilité, sécurité et intégration logicielle
  • Génie logiciel
  • Informatique décisionnelle
  • Recherche d’information multi-media
  • Systèmes d’informations répartis
  • Master images et systèmes

Most courses are taught in French.

Students will prepare their master’s thesis in one of the following research units:

  • Center for Theoretical Physics (CPT)
  • Marseilles Institute of Mathematics (I2M)
  • Marseilles Laboratory for Fundamental Computer Science (LIF)
  • Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (LSIS)


The scholarships are open to all students who have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or computer science and who will have completed the first year of a master’s degree or PhD program (or its equivalent) during the academic year 2017-2018. The selection process will be based on the academic record.

Following a decision of the executive board of Aix-Marseille University in July, 2015, candidates from Aix-Marseille Academy can not apply for this grant.
The students who earn an income are not concerned either by this financial support.

Important information for foreign students

Campus France Application: Students from the following countries applying for scholarships must fill in an application file on the Campus France website and follow the CEF procedure in order to be able to study in a French university :

List of countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Maurice, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States, Vietnam.

Students from other countries must apply directly to the master’s program.

How to apply ?

Applications must be submitted via the online form.

Requested documents, to download

1. Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages), academic records of the past four years, information about current level of French language skills (to compile in a single document under the following formats : .doc, .pdf or .zip)

2. A covering letter stating in particular:

  • your scientific interests
  • how your academic background and training match and/or meet the requirements of the master’s program you wish to enroll in
  • your projects for the future

+ Two recommendation letters (one from the head of the current year syllabus), which have to be directly send by the authors by mail


Applications must be completed by March 15th, 2018, 23h59 Paris time.


The selected applicants will be contacted from mid-April, 2018.

For further information, please consult the Archimede LabEx procedures guide (updated 13/09/2017)



This work has been carried out thanks to the support of the ARCHIMEDE Labex (ANR-11-LABX- 0033) and the A*MIDEX project (ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02) funded by the "Investissements d’Avenir" French government program managed by the ANR.