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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Teaching programs supported by SPS and Université Paris-Saclay

What is changing for next academic year?
Formations SPS 2015

Following the creation of the new Université Paris-Saclayat the end of 2014, the masters programs related to SPS are evolving accordingly. Most of the courses provided by LabEx members will be integrated in the training offer of this new university which will soon be internationally renowned. Students will benefit from the resources implemented for training, research and innovation. In order to increase their international prestige, the degrees will be labeled "Université Paris-Saclay” in 2016.

The different teaching programs


The Masters in biology are integrated within two main schools of the Université Paris-Saclay.

  • BMP (Biology – Medicine - Pharmacy) – for the Master Biology & Health
  • BASE(Biology – Agriculture - Alimentation – Society  - Environement) – for the Master Integrative Biology & Physiology

Plant Sciences courses will be provided in the first year (M1) of both Masters and will be gathered in a single Plant Sciences Master program in the second year (M2). The Plant Sciences M2 program includes two teaching tracks: one dedicated to fundamental science and research, the other specific to the development of innovation for plant quality and yield.

The three doctoral schools to which the SPS LabEx members belong

These 3 doctoral schools, affiliated to Université Paris-Saclay, are:

  • ABIES (Agriculture, biology, environnement, health) run by AgroParisTech
  • ScV (Sciences du Végétal) run by Paris-Sud University (UPSud)
  • SDSV(Structure and dynamics of living systems) affiliated to Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University (UVSQ), Paris-Sud University (UPSud) and the University of Evry Val-d’Essonne (UEVE)

The SPS LabEx awards two PhD grants per year, the doctoral candidates then register to one of these doctoral schools.


Applications to the different Masters programs (M1 or M2) have to be uploaded on the Université Paris-Saclay website:

The AgroParisTech engineer programs and in particular the 3rd year specialization tracks like BIOTECH or Production and Innovation in Plant Systems (PIST) are available after selective admission.
For more information, visit the AgroParisTech website:

Visit the Université Paris-Saclay website for Masters programs, scholarships and PhD projects.


Masters or PhD diploma from Université Paris-Saclay will be delivered by the partner institution in which the student was enrolled in.

International scholarships

The FCS Campus Paris-Saclay (Foundation of Scientific Cooperation Campus Paris-Saclay) grants yearly scholarships to foreign students enrolled in master 1 or master 2 programs at Université Paris-Saclay.  Master 1 scholarships are granted for 2 years while master 2 scholarships are granted only for one year. The best applications will be selected by each Paris-Saclay Masters committee and proposed to the Paris-Saclay IDEX scholarship committee that will eventually select the awardees.

More details on the application procedure here:

Université Paris-Saclay supports innovation and start-up initiatives

Université Paris-Saclay fosters innovation and supports student entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship and innovation network of Paris-Saclay (PEIPS) coordinates seminars, workshops, training programs and provides tools to help students in developing their business project. The FCS Campus Paris-Saclay launches every year a specific pre-maturation call dedicated to support innovative student projects.

For more details, visit the SPS teaching webpage.