Technical and Scientific

MSc Scent Design and Creation

Master Degree


  • 3 years

  • venue
    Contract type
  • Internship Contract
  • arrangement
  • Internship
  • cost
  • €10,000/year
    • French level: Level I

    • European level: Level 7


    Application dates

    Start: January 2019
    End: March 30, 2019

    Entry level :


    Admission requirements

    • Bachelor or minimum 2-3 year degree in Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Biochemistry or Mathematics
    • Fluent in English (TOEFL iBT 85)

    How to apply

    • Application form
    • Application Review/Phone/Video Screening with select candidates
    • Olfactive Intelligence Test®, Creative Presentation, Interview with Selection Panel
    • Student Selection and Notification



    The program is built upon the fundamentals of Fine Fragrance creation, and includes comprehensive study and exposure to the world of Consumer Fragrance.
    This new curriculum covers the evolution of the business of perfume and fragranced products in the global marketplace.
    Courses include : history of perfumer, fine fragrance fundamentals, consumer insights, personal development, teamwork, creativity, project leadership, and more.
    Students explore various professional specializations as fine or consumer fragrance perfumers, evaluators or scent design managers, marketing, sales, technologists, etc.
    This program is taught in English, and fluency is required.
    Specialized Internship opportunities apply classroom learning to on-the-job experience.



    A unique 3-year program that immerses students in the foundations and pioneering advances of the world of Fragrance, and prepares students for rewarding careers in the leading positions in this exciting profession. A full-time program with global internship opportunities.

    In partnership with IFF - International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. - , a worldwide leading company in fragrances. IFF has partnered with the world’s premier fragrance school to offer the first and only accredited program of its kind. This partnership combines over 125 years of IFF’s creative legacy with the proven academic excellence that has forged ISIPCA.
    This highly selective Master’s program immerses students in the foundations and pioneering advances of the profession, at a state-of-the-art campus in France, the historic heart of perfumery culture.
    Students who complete the program receive a Master of Science diploma from ISIPCA.



    First year: October 2019 to April 2020 Second year: October 2020 to April 2021 Third year: October 2021 to April 2022
    • Raw materials / lab work
    • Perfumery fundamentals
    • Advanced chemistry
    • History of Perfume
    • Marketing and Business overview
    • Personal and professional development
    • Optional internship:
      May through September
    • Raw materials continued
    • Fine fragrance accords & schemas
    • Business focus and skills
    • Chemistry
    • Exposure to Flavors
    • Personal and Professional development
    • Internship :
    • May through July
    • Introduction to Consumer Fragance
    • Consumer FragrancE accords & schemas
    • Business focus and skills
    • Exposure to Flavors
    • Personal and Professional development
    • Advanced Chemistry
    • Internship : January through Mars
    • Final project


    APPLY FOR 2019/2020

    • Download the registration form by clicking at the bottom of the page
    • Application form should be opened in Adobe Acrobat reader, saved to your computer, completed and submitted online. Further instructions will be found on the application form.



    • €10,000 each year, for 3-year course of study. Deposit of 30% to be paid to the eligibility and the balance before the first day of class. Possibility to pay the balance in 5 installments over the year, resulting in a surcharge of 300 € per school year.
    • €200 for application handling fees (mandatory and non-refundable). Payable online. Click below to submit your payment.

    Process online for application payment



    Further studies


    International Flavors and Fragrances


    Colette CAZIER
    Administrative and teaching assistante
    +33 1 39 23 70 62
    International Academic Manager

    Additional information


    Please check our partners in France if you are in need of local housing accommodation during your studies.

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