Admissions

Admissions to the MAS are rolling. This means that they are offered on a first come, first served basis and spaces are limited in the programme. We therefore recommend to submit applications as early as possible.

How and when to apply?

We operate as rolling admissions, on a first come, first served basis. This means that spaces are limited in the programme. We therefore recommend to submit applications at the following time:

  • International Applicant Priority deadline & Scholarship deadline: March 31 2023
  • Final deadline for International (non- EU) applicants: May 1 2023

Applicants will receive a decision within two months after their application.

Why apply early?

With admissions decisions being made on a rolling basis, you may apply anytime throughout the year leading up to the chosen intake. This also means that decisions are made on a first come first served basis. As a competitive programme, we require a deposit (which is in fact a deductible from the 1st required instalment). This deposit is required to secure your spot and kickstart the next steps in assisting you plan your arrival.

Admitted participants to the priority international applicant deadline of March 31 2023 benefit from a smoother visa application process and greater access to accommodation.

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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 Management and Technology
    • Where and in which sector of activity do you intend to work after obtaining your AISTS MAS in Sport Management and Technology program? Make a note of any sports organisations/companies that you are in close contact with / are planning to work with. 
    • What do you consider to be the key problems facing sport today? 
    • What are your motivations for applying to the AISTS MAS in Sport Management and Technology
    • Where and in which sector of activity do you intend to work after obtaining your AISTS MAS in Sport Management and Technology program? Make a note of any sports organisations/companies that you are in close contact with / are planning to work with. 
    • 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 proficiency score
    For non-native English speakers, either a TOEFL, an IELTS or a Duolingo English Test score is required. Please note that completing studies at a University taught solely in English is not sufficient to meet the criteria of minimum level of English. The selection committee requires the submission of an up to date English test result with the minimum scores as listed below:
    • TOEFL min scores: 550 paper, 213 Computer, 85 Internet (min. 20 for each section) 
    • IELTS min score: 6.0 (with no section score under 5.5) 
    • Duolingo English Test min score: 110 

ONLINE 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 you would like to amend your data after validating or if you have any issues using the online application form, please send an email to admissions@aists.org

 

 

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Apply for 2023/2024 Programme

Enrolment for the 2023/2024 class are open until March 31 2023.

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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)

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

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)

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.

Am I eligible?

If you are uncertain about you eligibility for the AISTS MAS programme, fill out the ‘Contact us‘ form.

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