Admission process

The admission procedure for international students concerns:

  • Students of a nationality other than French
  • French students abroad (French nationality living outside of mainland France)

Do you want to join EDC Paris Business School but are unable to travel to France?
Please find all the details regarding the admission procedures.

Programme in French or in English (English Track)

Tests:

  • Motivation interview (Skype)

Documents to provide:

  • Transcripts of records of the last two years in high school
  • Results of the last two years in high school translated into French by a certified translator
  • Certificate of school attendance
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • 1 cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your passport
  • For English: B1 level (French track) or B2 level (English Track)
  • For French: B2 level

The admission procedure for international students concerns:

  • Students of a nationality other than French
  • French students abroad (French nationality living outside of mainland France)

Do you want to join EDC Paris Business School but are unable to travel to France?
Please find all the details regarding the admission procedures.

Programme in French or in English (English Track)

Tests:

  • Motivation interview (Skype)

Documents to provide:

  • Transcripts of records of the last two years in high school
  • Results of the last two years in high school translated into French by a certified translator
  • 60 ECTS credits or equivalent
  • Certificate of school attendance
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • 1 cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your passport
  • For English: B1 level (French track) or B2 level (English Track)
  • For French: B2 level

The admission procedure for international students concerns:

  • Students of a nationality other than French
  • French students abroad (French nationality living outside of mainland France)

Do you want to join EDC Paris Business School but are unable to travel to France?
Please find all the details regarding the admission procedures.

Programme in English (English Track)

Tests:

  • Motivation interview (Skype)

Documents to provide:

  • Transcripts of records of last two years in high school translated into French by a certified translator
  • 120 ECTS credits or equivalent
  • Certificate of school attendance
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors or other academic authorities
  • 1 cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your passport
  • For English: B1 level (French track) or B2 level (English Track)
  • For French: B2 level

The admission procedure for international students concerns:

  • Students of a nationality other than French
  • French students abroad (French nationality living outside of mainland France)

Do you want to join EDC Paris Business School but are unable to travel to France?
Please find all the details regarding the admission procedures.

Programme in French or in English (English Track)

Tests:

  • Motivation interview (Skype)

Documents to provide:

  • Transcripts of records of the last three years of study translated into French by a certified translator
  • 180 ECTS credits or equivalent
  • Certificate of school attendance
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • 1 cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your passport
  • For English: B1 level (French track) or B2 level (English Track)
  • For French: B2 level

For French-speaking students: possible only as part of inter-university agreements for obtaining a degree.

Students may follow the 240 ECTS credits programme but without obtaining the degree.

 

  • 1st year: Post-baccalaureate admission on application and motivational interview

Profile of candidates: holders of a French baccalaureate or foreign equivalent

  • 2nd year: admission on application and motivational interview

Profile of candidates: They must have a baccalaureate and have validated a first year of higher education (60 ECTS credits)

  • 1st year: Post-baccalaureate admission on application and motivational interview

Profile of candidates: holders of a French baccalaureate or foreign equivalent

  • 2nd year: admission on application and motivational interview

Profile of candidates: They must have a baccalaureate and have validated a first year of higher education (60 ECTS credits)

  • 3rd year: admission on application and motivational interview

Profile of candidates: They must have a baccalaureate and have validated a first year of higher education (120 ECTS credits)

  • Master of Science M.Sc In 1: for holders of a Bac +3 (Bachelor) minimum, and professionals wishing to take on key responsibilities in a short-term project.
  • Master of Science M.Sc In 2: for holders of a Bac +4 minimum, and professionals wishing to take on key responsibilities in a short-term project.

Admission on application and motivational interview.

  • Bac+4 in any field / RNCP degree, level 2 minimum / M1
  • Professionals with 3 years’ full-time experience, with a bachelor degree (Bac+3)
  • English skills: Results of an English test (TOEFL  /IELTS / TOEIC) C1 level, compulsory for all non-native applicants, or those who obtained their higher education qualification in English (1 year minimum).

GMAT, GRE, TAGE MAGE not required

  • At minima a validated M1. A B+3 level may be considered but dependant on a relevant managerial experience
  • Between 5 and 10 years of confirmed professional experience.
  • Recommended level of English: B2
  • Ability to present a professional project
  • Good resistance to work and stress

Beginning of courses

GRAND ECOLE PROGRAM

  • 1st​ year: 14th september 2020
  • 2nd year: 15th september 2020
  • 3rd year: 15th september 2020
  • 4th year: 
    • 17th september 2020 for work-study students
    • 5th october 2020 for students in full-time ourses
  • 5th year:
    • 7th september 2020
    • 1st september 2020 for Digital Marketing / Management Marketing
    • 21 september 2020 for E-Business and Digital Transformation

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc In)

  • 1st year: 21th september 2020
  • 2nd year: 28th september 2020

 

BACHELOR

  • 1st​ year: 14th september 2020
  • 2nd year: 6th october 2020

MBA

  • Executive MBA: 19th october 2020
  • International MBA: 19th october 2020

FAQS Admissions

All your questions related to EDC Paris Business School and its programs.

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY TO EDC PARIS BUSINESS SCHOOL

Q.  What should I do if I haven't received my codes? 
R. Sometimes your email may have arrived in your spam or junk mailbox. You just have to write "ade-pge" on your search bar to find your email.

Q. Where can I find the back to school dates?
R. The start dates are indicated on our website, under the Admissions tab or on the pages of our different programs:

Q. I have changed my phone number or address, what should I do?
R. Once your registration has been validated, you can no longer change your information. In this case, you can send an email to the following address: ade-pge@edcparis.edu in order to update your personal information.

Q. What should I do if I don't have access to the school's gni? 
R. You can send us an email with your request. We will reply as soon as possible.

Q. I have downloaded all the requested documents but I have not received my Intranet and Career center codes. 
R. Once your registration has been validated, you will receive your codes a few days after finalizing your registration.

Q. Where can I find my CVEC number and certificate? 
R. Find all your information on the website: https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/.

Q. The school informs me that some items are missing on my baccalaureate. How can I modify or add the requested information?
R. You will not be able to modify your information once your registration has been validated. But you can send us an email so that we can modify or add this information.

Q. I only have the CVEC to do, can I have EDC Paris Business School IDs?
R. You must first finalize your registration before you can receive your codes to access the intranet.

Q. On the group's platform I have to choose a means of payment but I'm on a work-study basis?
R. You have to choose the payment method that best suits you, whether you are on a work-study or not. If you're on a work-study program, you don't pay tuition fees. However, if you do not find a work-study program, you will have to choose the payment method you prefer.

Q. I am applying for a student loan and the bank is asking me for a certificate
R. You can contact your admissions advisor to obtain the necessary document for your loan application.

Bachelor

Q. Does the Bachelor's degree alternate?

R. No

Q. Can I go directly into the 2nd or 3rd year?

R. Yes

Q. Is there an age limit to enter the Bachelor's degree?

R. Yes, 21 years old in the first year.

Q. What type of Baccalaureate is accepted?

R. General or technological baccalaureate, whatever the stream, can be accepted. Bac pro exceptionally for very good records.

Q. Do I have to take a test to get into the bachelor's program?

R. No, admissions are based exclusively on application and motivational interview, throughout the year.

Q. Can I enter the Bachelor's degree without the baccalaureate?

R. No

Q. What is the application deadline?

R. Registrations are possible as long as places are available. For international students who require a visa, the deadline is 6 weeks before the start of the school year at the latest.

Q. Do I have to do anything on Parcoursup?

R. No

Q. Is the Bachelor's degree recognized by the State?

R. The Bachelor's degree leads to a Level II RNCP title, recognised by the Ministry of Labour.

Master of Science (M.Sc In)

Q. What is the recognition of the M.Sc In?

R. The M.Sc In leads to a Level I NCCP designation, recognized by the Ministry of Labour.

Q. Can my business creation project replace the internship?

R. This can be the case, but only for projects that are already well advanced (Kbis extract, minimum activity launched). The validity of the project will be evaluated by the pedagogical service at the beginning of the school year, and the decision will be taken at that time.

Q. I already have professional experience, is the internship compulsory?

R. Anyone enrolling in M.Sc In must meet the program requirements to obtain the degree. All courses, group work and internships are mandatory to validate the year.

Q. Can I apply for a VAP or VAE?

R. At this time we do not offer the possibility of a VAP or VAE.

Q. What are the prerequisites for M.Sc In?

R. To enter the 1st year, a student must have a Bac+3 and 180 ECTS credits minimum. The first year covers the fundamentals, so we are open to all types of previous training. Only the Data Science course requires from the first year a strong foundation in quantitative subjects.

To enter the second year, a student must have a Bac+4 and a minimum of 240 ECTS credits. The student must be able to justify the bases in the chosen field (Finance, Marketing, etc.).

Q. I don't speak English, can I do the course?

R. Yes, you should know that the courses are given in French, but the supports can be in French or English. Therefore, minimum basics are necessary. In addition, we provide English language courses to help you improve.

International students

Q. I am an international student, can I do your work-study program?

R. Yes, you can. Newcomer" students can follow the training through a sandwich course only. The tuition fees remain their responsibility

Q. What do I do if I am denied a visa?

R. In the event of a visa refusal, you may request a refund of the advanced fee, subject to submitting the notification of visa refusal.

Q. Am I accompanied in the visa process?

R. Yes, we do our best to accompany you. However, it is the responsibility of each student to obtain a visa and to have proper documentation.

Q. What is the cost of living in Paris?

R. Paris is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. As an example, you should plan for a minimum of 500€ for a shared room in the Paris region. In order to live decently (without making excesses) and cover all your expenses, count on a minimum of 1000€/month.

 

Nb: a student visa commits you to attend classes. Students in France on an EDC student visa who do not come to class will be reported to the prefecture and their student visa will be withdrawn.

Company search

Q. What if I can't find an alternation?

R. The training is planned on a rhythm of 1 week of course and 3 weeks in the company. In addition, you must prove that you have professional experience to validate the year. If you don't find a company at the beginning of the school year, you will have to continue your search until you find a host company.

Q. Am I accompanied in my search for a company?

R. Yes, as soon as your registration is finalised (registration form signed and deposit paid) we provide you with tools such as a search assistance platform and coaching workshops. We do not find the company for you and do not place you in a company. It is the responsibility of the students to find a hosting structure.

Q. Can I ask for a refund of my deposit if I can't find a pro contract?

R. No, paying a deposit commits you personally to take charge of the training. If you cannot/will not cover the costs we recommend that you look for a company first.

En savoir plus

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EDC will process your personal information to contact you and to inform you about the program of your choice for the upcoming two terms. Afterwards, your data will be deleted.

You may exercise the rights of access, deletion, rectification, opposition, limitation and portability, by post to EDC, Post office box 221 of Barcelona, or by email to edc@edc.edu. Likewise, if the interested party considers it appropriate, they can lodge a claim to the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

Moreover, you can contact our Data Protection Manager by email to dpo@planeta.es, or by post to Grupo Planeta, At.: Data Protection Manager, Avda. Diagonal 662-664, 08034 Barcelona.

Deferred admission 2021

Would you like to enroll in a major business school during the year? Have you already started your first year of higher education? EDC Paris Business School offers you the opportunity to join its Grande Ecole program in February 2021 thanks to its deferred admission in February 2021. It allows students to enter the 1st year by following an intensive and adapted program over one semester, according to the following modalities:

  • Courses during school holidays
  • Possibility of courses or exams on Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons.
  • E-learning courses

For more information, please contact the admissions department by phone at +33 1 46 93 02 70 or by email at admissions@edcparis.edu.

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EDC will process your personal information to contact you and to inform you about the program of your choice for the upcoming two terms. Afterwards, your data will be deleted.

You may exercise the rights of access, deletion, rectification, opposition, limitation and portability, by post to EDC, Post office box 221 of Barcelona, or by email to edc@edc.edu. Likewise, if the interested party considers it appropriate, they can lodge a claim to the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

Moreover, you can contact our Data Protection Manager by email to dpo@planeta.es, or by post to Grupo Planeta, At.: Data Protection Manager, Avda. Diagonal 662-664, 08034 Barcelona.