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MASTER DEGREE

ADMISSIONS

REQUIREMENTS

There are approximately 35 to 45 participants accepted each year and the application requirements are as follows:

A Master Degree recognised by EPFL (one of the AISTS co-signing universities) and a demonstratable passion for sports

OR

A Bachelor Degree recognised by EPFL (one of the AISTS co-signing universities) with a minimum of five years combined relevant experience in sport (international/national athlete experience)

OR

A Bachelor Degree recognised by EPFL (one of the AISTS co-signing universities)  with a minimum of five year’s work experience in any industry

OR

If your diploma is not recognised by EPFL as equivalent to a Master or Bachelor you will require a minimum eight years of combined relevant experience in sport and a positive evaluation by AISTS that you will have the capacity to successfully follow the course and obtain the diploma.

Additionally to the above, applicants are required to be fluent in English as all lectures are given in English. Applicants must complete the online application form and attach all requested documentation. They must be able to finance both their studies and their cost of living in Lausanne.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • 1 November 2020
  • 1 February 2021
  • 1 June 2021

You will know if you are successful four weeks after the deadline closes.
Applications for Athlete Scholarship and Future Female Leader in Sport Scholarship will be reviewed at the last deadline.

Applications for MAS 2022 edition is now open.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

In order to apply, you must fill out the online application form in which you will be asked to submit the following supporting documents.

  1. One passport-size picture
    Please ensure that your photo respects the following conditions:
    • Ratio 3/4 (width / height, usual passport photos are 3.5 x 4.5 cm)
    • Photo size minimum 240 x 320 pixel
    • Jpeg format
    • Less than 2 MB
    • Clear and spotless photo
    • Face-centred and clearly visible
    • No copy of your passport and no stamps on the photo
    • Neutral background
  2. A scanned copy of your passport
    Please submit a clearly scanned copy of your passport. Your photo must be clearly visible.
  3. A 2-3 page motivation letter
    The Scientific Committee will very carefully consider your motivation letter (2-3 pages). Please include in your letter at least the following points:
    • What do you consider to be the key problems facing sport today?
    • What are your motivations for applying to the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration?
    • Where and in which sector of activity do you intend to work after obtaining your AISTS MAS in Sport Administration degree? Make note of any sports organisations/companies that you are in close contact with / are planning to work.
    • How do you plan to finance your course fees and living costs during the duration of the course (one year)?
  4. Your Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  5. Two letters of recommendation (in English, addressed to the AISTS Selection Committee)
    Please ensure that the following points are covered in your letter of recommendation:
    • Circumstances under which the applicant has been known
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the candidate
    • Accomplishments and personal value
    • Must be signed and on letterhead, with contact details
  6. Certified (signed and stamped by the University) copies of your University degree and grades (transcripts)
    If these documents are not in English or French, a certified translation, in either
    English or French, must be provided along with the aforementioned documents.
  7. An English language test
    For non-native English speakers, either a TOEFL or IELTS language test is required. Please note that completing studies at a University taught solely in English is not sufficient to prove a minimum level of English. The selection committee requires the submission of an up to date English test result. The minimum test scores are listed below:
    • TOEFL min scores: 550 paper, 213 Computer, 85 Internet (min. 20 for each section)
    • IELTS min score: 6.5 (with no section score under 6.0)

ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM

Applications must be submitted via the online application form.

USING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
  • First-time applicants of the new online application form will need to create a “new” login account.
  • Once you have created your login account, you can save and return to your application form as often as you would like.
  • Once you validate your online application, then you will no longer be able to make any changes.
  • If after validating, you would like to amend your data or if you have any issues using the online application form, please send an email to admissions@aists.org or call the AISTS office on +41 (0) 21 692 64 80

For more information, please email admissions@aists.org or find out if you are eligible for the course.

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