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    MathTech gap years

    The FMJH subsidizes gap years(*) to the tune of 1,300 euros per candidate to follow the program « Digital Tech Year » (registration fee of 1,750 euros).

    This program is aimed at students enrolled in the Master's degree in Mathematics and Applications co-accredited by Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, or in the École Doctorale Mathématique Hadamard (EDMH), who have so far studied more fundamental aspects of mathematics and wish to complement this initial training with a new experience that will enable them to understand and appreciate the application of mathematics to the socio-economic world, particularly through the many applications of Artificial Intelligence, during a gap year, this initial training with a new experience enabling them to understand and appreciate the application of mathematics to the socio-economic world, particularly through the many applications of Artificial Intelligence.

    The "Digital Tech Year" program offers a semester's practical training in three concrete applications proposed by industrial companies, followed by a 6-month paid work placement in a start-up or major corporation in France or abroad.

    A jury selects candidates on the basis of their training project (being a doctoral student or intending to pursue a doctorate is an important criterion), motivation and academic results. 

    The "Digital Tech Year" program

    A first semester of prototyping consisting of 3 projects (Minimum Viable Product): each student, in a team of 3-4 students coached by a professional (Data Scientist, Software Engineer...) imagines and develops in 7 weeks a solution for a partner company.

    By the end of the semester, each student will have contributed to three projects in three different ecosystems, enabling them to :

    •     The acquisition of hard skills (technologies)
    •     Acquisition of soft skills (listening, reformulating, popularizing, managing a project, pitching a project, etc.)
    •     Acculturation to the job market (exposure to the job market, partner companies' professions, their internal processes, etc.).

    Technology, Innovation, Use Cases, Agile Methodology, Sprint, Pivot, Deliverables, Pitch... are the key words of this first semester, which significantly helps students to be directly operational for the rest of their adventures.

    A second semester internship/job as a Software Engineer - Fullstack Developer - Data Scientist in France or abroad.

    This second part enables our students to:

    •     complete the MVP approach of the first semester, by actively participating in the development of solutions and products for the host company
    •     gain exposure to other cultures when the opportunity takes place abroad

     

    Programme DTY

    To apply in  2024

    • If you are in Master 1 :

    • Call launch ---> Monday, February 05, 2024

    • Closing ---> Friday, March 15, 2024

    • Publication of results ---> Tuesday May 21, 2024

    Call closed for the Master 1

     

    • If you are a PhD student (Applications to be submitted throughout the year):

    Submission PhD students

     

    (*) The gap year allows a student to temporarily suspend a course of study in higher education, while remaining administratively registered at his or her home institution and retaining student status.

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    For any questions, please contact us. 

     

    Still thinking about it ?

     

    Watch our Digital Tech Year testimonials

    with our MathTech program winners

    Louise Allain - Gap Year MathTech 2022 Laureate

    Louise, student in M1 Mathématique de l'Intelligence Articificielle, explains his background, the DTY training, his impressions as well as his advice and future projects.

    Alizée Geffroy - Gap Year MathTech 2022 Laureate

    Alizée, student in M1 Mathématique de l'Intelligence Articificielle, explains his background, the DTY training, his impressions as well as his advice and future projects.

    Achraff Adjileye - Gap Year MathTech 2022 Laureate

    Achraff, student M1 Mathématiques Appliquées, explains his background, the DTY training, his impressions as well as his future projects.

    Théo Denorme - Gap Year MathTech 2021 Laureate

    Théo, student M1 Mathématique de l'Intelligence Artificielle, explains his background, the DTY training, his impressions as well as his advice and future projects.

    Nicolas Béreux - Gap Year MathTech 2021 Laureate

    Nicolas, student M1 Mathématiques Appliquées, explains his background, the DTY training, his impressions as well as his future projects.

    Abiola Trésor Djigui - Gap Year MathTech 2020 Laureate

    Abiola Trésor, student Mathématiques Appliquées, explains his background, the DTY training, and his impressions. You can also find his complete written testimony in "all our other testimonials".

    What happened to them ?


    Théo Denorme, 2021 winner, explains how far he has come since taking part in the "Digital Tech Year" program.


    After my gap year at DTY, I continued my studies with a Master 2 in Mathematics, Vision and Learning. This experience at DTY was particularly beneficial, as it gave me in-depth knowledge of programming and enabled me to publish a scientific article. The latter greatly strengthened my admission file and helped me to pass my master's with flying colors.

    My internship abroad in Montreal, Canada, as part of the DTY program, was a revelation for me. I fell in love with this country and chose to do my end-of-master's internship there at Polytechnique Montréal, in the field of derivative-free optimization. Today, I'm pursuing my doctoral research on the same subject in Montreal, and I'm passionate about my work.


    The MathTech program gave me the opportunity to acquire a wealth of knowledge, both academic and human. I was able to deepen my understanding of the theory and practice of artificial intelligence, which facilitated my access to my Master's degree. What's more, this experience enabled me to meet inspiring people, discover a new country and find my way.

    I can only highly recommend this enriching program and encourage students to seize this unique opportunity.

     

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    MathTech  gap year

     

     

    Promotion 2023

    2023

    To our 2 winners of the MathTech 2023 program for their inclusion in the Digital Tech Year program.

     

     

     

    Promotion 2022

    2022

    To our 4 winners of the MathTech 2022 program for their inclusion in the Digital Tech Year program.

    Promotion 2021

    2021

    To our 7 winners of the MathTech 2021 program for their inclusion in the Digital Tech Year program.