MSc in Sustainability Transformation (ST)



Do I have the profile that fits?

  • Have you obtained or are currently pursuing a 4-year Bachelor’s degree at the minimum, or a Master degree in any field of study (engineering, science, mathematics, business, law, humanities & social sciences, economics, etc.)?

  • Are you a high-potential candidate looking to develop your career in sustainability?

  • Are you engaged in social responsibility, invested in making an impact, internationally oriented and have leadership potential?

Application deadlines

The application portal is currently open.
Application deadlines for the 2022 intake are as follows:


No later than

No later than


No later than

Round 1

4 January 2022
23h59 Paris Time

28 January 2022

4, 10, and 11
February 2022

18 February 2022

Round 2

1 March 2022
23h59 Paris Time

25 March 2022

4-6 April 2022

15 April 2022

Round 3

19 April 2022
23h59 Paris Time

13 May 2022

23-25 May 2022

3 June 2022

Round 4

31 May 2022
23h59 Paris Time

17 June 2022

23, 28, and 29 June 2022

5 July 2022

Admission process

STEP 1: Anticipate, prepare, and take the tests

You will need to provide:
- 1 English test score - mandatory. Exempted if the candidate has completed at least 3 years in a higher education program in English at a 100% English-speaking institution.





2 years

Minimum score 90
Institution Code: 0520
TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition is accepted

IELTS (Academic)

Minimum score 6.5

Cambridge (Minimum FCE)

Minimum score 175

TOEIC (Listening and Reading)

Minimum score 850

It can take several months to prepare and register for an exam slot for the test.
Keep this in mind before starting your application as without this test score uploaded in your application file, it will be incomplete.

For students applying to the majors taught in French, please keep in mind that a minimum level of French equivalent to the DELF B2 is necessary.
This test is not mandatory for your application, and eligible candidates will have their level of French assessed during the interview.

STEP 2: Start your online application

Please fill in an online application. Create your account and you will receive an e-mail with your login and pin number. These are required each time you sign in, so keep them safe! You can fill in the application form at our own pace and come back to it at any point.

STEP 3: Upload your supporting documents

A complete application file includes the following items. Incomplete application will not be processed. 



Curriculum Vitae (CV)

In English

Degree(s) obtained

Authenticated copies of accredited degrees since high school (school leaving)

While applying, if you do not have your final diploma that makes you eligible for the program, you can apply with an Enrolment Certificate

Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of your diploma (or a certificate of completion / attendance)

Transcripts / Grade Sheets

Official or authenticated copies from all colleges and universities attended since high school, including exchange programs

Grading Scale details must be provided

2 References

One academic and one professional reference

It is the applicant's responsibility to enter details of the referee as soon as possible to allow them to send the online recommendation on time. Once you enter their details and click save, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the recommendation online.

Applications with only one reference will also be considered.

1 English Test

Copy of official score

1 Identity Card

Passport or National Identity Card

1 Photograph

A recent ID photo

Application Fee

Non-refundable fee of €100
Click here to see if you are exempted

All documents must be provided in English or French except the Curriculum Vitae (CV), which should be in English.
Official translations must be provided for documents in other languages by a certified translator.

STEP 4: Submit your application

Once you have completed your online application and have attached all the supporting documents, the final step is to submit your online application.

Please keep in mind that there are several rounds of admissions. The deadlines to submit your application are listed in the table at the top of this page.

STEP 5: Get your shortlisted results

You will be notified via email by the dates indicated in the table above.

STEP 6: Sit your interview

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an individual interview via videoconference.

Objective of this 45-minute interview:
- To understand you better: your personality and your values
- To evaluate your professional and personal project and its coherence with the program

STEP 7: Get your admission results

You will be notified by email by the dates indicated in the table above.

STEP 8: Secure your seat

Following your admission, make sure to secure your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks. 

This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee.

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