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H2O'Lyon Certificate // Master Degree


A certification to boost your career and develop your network

The H2O’Lyon certification will help you to develop your thinking on the major issues related to water and promotes your professional integration via:
  • an opening to research, to international and interdisciplinary activities
  • an incentive to develop links with socio-economic partners
  • participation in H2O'Lyon programs

Learn about the testimony of Okba Mostefaoui, PhD student at LMFA, INSA Lyon (VF) :

The H2O’Lyon certification in practice

  • One or more courses (6 ECTS) outside the student's original training programme, from a selection offered by the graduate school H2O'Lyon
  • Attending training course such as conference or summer school
  • Support for international mobility of 3 to 6 months
  • Participating in H2O’Lyon events, exchange with PhD students from different disciplines and developing your network

For whom the H2O’Lyon certification is intended?

The H2O’Lyon certification is open to H2O'Lyon Masters and Engineering School students:

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Any student enrolled in a Master's degree (M1 or M2) or an engineering school course (4th or 5th year) of the EUR H2O'Lyon can apply for the H2O'Lyon certification.

A file outlining the candidate's motivation and the way in which he/she believes he/she meets the conditions for obtaining the label (see below) must be completed and sent to

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Selection is based on the match between the student's profile, their training project and the objectives of the certification.

H2O'Lyon Certification Program Application form


Once the above application has been accepted the student has two years to complete the following requirements:
  • Have completed 6 ECTS H2O'Lyon courses apart from your original course of study
  • In agreement with the heads of the Masters courses concerned
  • Have attended a training course such as summer school, conference, suggested or approved by H2O’Lyon
  • Have completed an international mobility of 3 to 6 months
  • This mobility can be split up or have taken place prior to the realisation of the certification
  • Have participated in a project involving an interdisciplinary aspect and/or with non-academic partners.
  • It may have been carried out during the international mobility.
  • Have produced a work in English : Thesis/Publication/Communication /Poster/ or other production (video for example)
  • Demonstrating a good level of English (B2 minimum)

All these elements must have been carried out in the context of water projects.

In order to obtain the certification, it is necessary to complete the following file:

H2O'Lyon Certificate Validation Application form

Overview of H2O'Lyon Certification Process


The graduate school can provide financial support, based on the application, to students enrolled in the H2O'Lyon Certificate Program, to fund :
  • Registration for summer schools,
  • Traineeships in the context of international mobility,
  • Registration for the language examination of English or French.