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2017 : European Fragrance and Cosmetic Master - EFCM : ISIPCA set up a dual major university degree: marketing/international management and science/technology. The courses are taught in English and welcome 40 students each year from all over the world. 

6 months’ job experience in a perfume or cosmetics company.

Testimonies :

The beauty of EFCM is that it provides an inside knowledge of the perfumery and cosmetic sector from a scientific point of view as well as the strategic and managerial aspects of business and marketing in the same areas.

Chun Yee L. (Malaysia)

I am so glad that I came to study EFCM in France. It was one of the best decisions I made.
Christine E. (UK)

I want to thank all the EFCM people for this programme, as I think that it did help me understand my job and the cosmetic business from different points of view, something that I would never have got if I had stayed in Moscow. EFCM is a very good idea and it brings to the students new horizons of appreciation of the business.
Irina B. (Russia)

I really enjoyed the professional and international aspects of the course and I believe it trained me in linking marketing with my scientific background. Both aspects are crucial in such a creative industry. It was a privilege to have trained in the best-known fragrance and cosmetic school, ISIPCA, and to have taken part in the dynamic managerial course at Padua University where the lectures were given by American and Italian professors. Both institutions were welcoming and supportive. On the EFCM course, you think globally – there are students from every continent – but this is undoubtedly the formula for future success. Passionate about perfumes and cosmetics, with a scientific background, the EFCM course provided me with a brilliant global overview and the right set of tools to enter these industries.
Hazel P.M. (UK)


The EFCM  celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017 with its university partners:

The UNIVERSITY of Padua - Italy and the UNIVERSITY of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines - France

2003: ISIPCA supports the European mobility of its students by joining the Leonardo da Vinci programme. 3 and 6 month internships in a European country offered by ISIPCA in connection with international companies. Over a third of ISIPCA-trained students on the programme were subsequently hired by their host company.

2016: Our "Mastère Spécialisé" program, in partnership with Escom and EBI is now completely taught in english. This decision was made to adapt as well as possible the education we give in line with market needs on international safety and regulation for fragrances and cosmetics.

World open minded with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

2015: ISIPCA established a partnership with a giant company in our industry to develop a new program dedicated to fragrances. International Flavors & Fragrances choose ISIPCA as his worldwide scent school. The Master of Science in Scent Design and Creation is now a program unlike any other. This comprehensive 3-year program breaks ground in teaching the foundations and pioneering advances of designing fragrances. Graduates will be extraordinarily well equipped for international careers as fine and consumer fragrance perfumers, scent design managers, technical perfumers and related roles.


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Cultural diversity on the campus:

  • In 2017, our foreign students included people from European Union, Lebanon, Turkey, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Corea, Philippines, Singapore, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Canada, Nigeria...
  • International connections via:
    • Educational trips
    • Alumni Association creating contacts with rest of world all year round.
    • Students' desk
  • ISIPCA is a member of Campus France. "The surest way to make your plan to study in France a success is to let Campus France help you choose your program, look for financial assistance, and prepare for your stay."

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Mise à jour le 03 avril 2019