Are you in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the chemistry field ?

Do you wish to expand your knowledge in Management and Chemistry (in the Organic, Polymer, and Aroma-Perfume-Cosmetics fields) ?

Apply to XL-Chem’s Master program !

  • October to December: CampusFrance application for foreign students outside France and Europe
  • September to March: submission of application forms for pre-selection (all nationalities)
  • January to March: pre-selection of potential candidates
  • April to May: final application (see below according to profile)
  • May to July: recruitment process (application, interview)
  • July/August: Training of the student/mentor pairs – validation of the University of registration according to the chosen mentoring subject

Curriculum Vitae

Motivation letter

Official records transcript(s)

Certified copy of diploma

Linguistic competencies

Letter of reference

How to submit your application ?


Send us now the following application form at, so that we can study your application as part of the preselection, which will take place from January to March 2023.


For French and European students or students from countries not covered by the “Etudes en France” procedure: eCandidat

The student must create an account on e-Candidat in all the 3 Norman universities * : Caen, Rouen and Le Havre.

*It is essential to create an eCandidat account in each of these 3 universities because the final registration institution will depend on the mentoring subject chosen by the student, at the end of the selection stages.

The opening dates of the eCandidat platform for the year 2023 are not yet known. They will be updated as soon as possible below.

Registration (eCandidat)

MASTER 1 – April / May 2023

MASTER 2 – May / June 2023

UCN eCanddat platform

Registration (eCandidat)

MASTER 1 – April / May 2023

MASTER 2 – March / April 2023

ULHN eCandidat platform

Registration (eCandidat)

MASTER 1 – April / May 2023

MASTER 2 – March / April 2023

URN eCandidat platform

For international students, if your application is accepted, you will receive a document confirming your admission. As soon as you receive this document, you can begin the process of obtaining a visa from the French Consulate in your country of residence.

For students residing in a country covered by the “Etudes en France” procedure:

The “Etudes en France” procedure only concerns students residing in one of the following 65 countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Vietnam.


Students wishing to apply to the XL-Chem Master program must register on the platform and follow the “Etudes en France” procedure until they obtain a student visa:


  • Registration opens October 1, 2022
  • Registration closes Decembre 15, 2022
  • Campus France interviews and transmission of notices and applications to institutions until March 1, 2023
  • Response from universities and acceptance proposals: before March 15, 2023
  • Student’s response: before May 31, 2023


If you have received several acceptance proposals, you must make a choice.

Please note that if you do not respond before May 31, the absence of a response will be considered a refusal.

The “Etudes en France” platform is entirely paperless and allows you to manage all the steps involved in registering in a higher education institution until you apply for a visa. All you have to do is create a personal electronic file and let yourself be guided.

You will be able to submit your applications, communicate with the Campus France office in your country and contact the institutions in which you wish to enroll.

You will be asked to pay a fee to use this service.

If necessary, contact the Espace Campus France in your country of residence to obtain additional information.

If you have any question, feel free to email us at:


Consult our thesis offers available here and get in contact with the thesis directors or the XL-Chem team!


Selection based on the student report by the Doctoral School and on audition by the thesis directors


Validation of the application by the Doctoral School after the audition


After the first steps and until October: supplying of documents in order to elaborate the doctoral contract


Starting from October : start of the thesis within the home institution laboratory, in France of abroad