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Incoming students

EDC Paris Business School welcomes talent from all over the world to its campus, the resulting sharing and exchange enriching everyone’s experience and distinctive features. Welcome to France!

Exchange students are those whose home university has signed a partnership agreement with EDC Paris Business School (see list of partners).

For all necessary information about application conditions, application dates, the academic calendar, the application process using Mobility Online, please download our candidates’ guide.

Application deadlines:

  • For September 2021: June 2021
  • For January 2022: november 2022
  • For March 2022: January 2022

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Our strengths

A dynamic, pioneering business school, EDC Paris Business School is delighted to welcome foreign students from all over the world.

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Bac+5 and Master grade certification for our Grande Ecole Program (Ministry for Higher Education and Research)

Bac+3 certification for our Bachelor (Ministry for Higher Education and Research)

70 years’ experience for our graduates and companies in France and abroad

5 types of complete programs in English, at Bachelor, MSc (M.Sc In) and MBA levels

Member of the Conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGE), the Union of Independent Grandes Ecoles (UGEI), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the AACSB

EPAS international accreditation

Entrepreneurial leadership at the core of our ambitions: 20% of business creators in each intake, 80% of managers developing new activities (Intrapreneurship)

An influential network of 18,500 graduates of whom 5,000 are company bosses spread across 77 countries, helping students to find jobs quickly: Force EDC

Located at La Défense, Europe’s biggest business district

Grande Ecole Program

The EDC Paris Business School’s Grande Ecole Program aims to train tomorrow’s inspiring manager-leaders capable of managing innovative projects. The Grande École program is resolutely international in scope and includes a compulsory one-semester academic exchange abroad during the course of study and a 100% English-speaking curriculum from the first year. Want to go even further? You can take a double degree program and benefit from one of the courses offered by our partner universities, some of which are among the best in the world (UCLA, Mc Gill, Berkeley, etc.).

Bachelor in Management

Our Bachelor in Managementprofessional training program allows you to acquire solid knowledge in management but also to open up to the international scene. The curriculum includes the possibility of following a course in English from the first year, the opportunity to go on an academic exchange abroad and the possibility of obtaining a double degree in addition to your Bachelor in Management. Seize the opportunity to become an expert manager in just three years!

Other Programs

The Master of Science programs offered by EDC Paris Business School combine technical skills with a practical approach. These high-level courses allow you to acquire advanced technical knowledge in the business specialization of your choice. They can be taken in French or entirely in English and are accessible to bilingual students or those with a good level of English.

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Erasmus +

EDC Paris Business School has signed an extended Erasmus+ Charter accorded by the European Union and has drawn up a Declaration of European Strategy.

Its participation in the European mobility program allow its students to obtain a grant when they carry out a semester-long exchange in a European university that has also signed the Charter.

Certified EPAS by the EFMD,EDC Paris Business School is also a member ofCampus France and of theAACSB.

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Pratical Information

Information about EDC Paris Business School

For all the necessary practical information about EDC Paris Business School (the school rules, visa procedures, accommodation and insurance, financial matters, transport and daily life in Paris)

International students

The answers to your questions

What is the cost of living in Paris?

Paris is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. You should have at least1000€/month to cover all your expenses.

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

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

Since the entry into force of the law of 7 March 2016 on the rights of foreigners in France, foreign students who are newcomers* are no longer eligible for work-study programmes. To be eligible for this program, you must complete your first year of study in France in initial training. This means that the tuition fees are your responsibility.

Please note: the internship does not fall under these conditions. You can therefore do a sandwich course during your first year of study in initial training.

* Première année d’obtention du visa

What do I do if I am denied a visa?

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

Am I accompanied in the visa process?

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.

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Information about courses – LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

oreign students can attend courses taught in French on condition that they meet language requirements (see below). The Bachelor program and the following three Master programs are entirely taught in English: Marketing Management, International Business and International Entrepreneurship. The Finance, Control and Audit program is taught partly in English.

Please note that it is not possible to choose courses from different years of programs or from different main subjects.

According to the European Credit Transfer System, the normal workload for a full-time student is 30 ECTS. ChaqEach lecture course is equivalent to 36 hours, with 30 hours of face-to-face teaching, complemented by 6 hours of on-line tuition using the Blackboard digital platform.

In registering, students must provide a provisional study contract with the list of courses that they wish to take. These courses must receive prior approval from their home university. The study contract will become definitive after the opening seminar.

Exchange students can only choose courses from the Grande Ecole Program, available in both French and English:

A 5 year program

  • Grande Ecole Program 1st year
  • Grande Ecole program 2nd year
  • Grande Ecole program 3rd year

→ Specialisations on work-study courses (French or bilingual) – apprenticeship contract

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • E-business and Digital Transformation (double degree)
  • Audit and Control
  • Finance d’entreprise
  • Digital Marketing
  • Commercial management and business development
  • Data Science and Business Analysis
  • Full-time Specialisations (100% English)

    → International Business

    • Brand and Product Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Language requirements

    Foreign students must have a good level of English (and if possible of French) – at a minimum equivalent to level B2 – in order to be sure of being able to follow lectures under optimum conditions. They are not expected to take a language test (TOEFL/IELTS), but may have to do so if the language results on their mark sheets prove to be inadequate.

    Students applying for a double degree must obtain a minimum of 85 points on the TOEFL, or a minimum of 6.5 points on the IELTS.

    International Admissions

    The admission procedure for international students involves:

    International students (students with French nationality living outside mainland France)

    Degree-seeking students (students of non-French nationality)

    You wish to join EDC Paris Business School but you cannot travel to France?

    Please find opposite full details of admissions procedures.

    1st year

    Programme in French or English Track

    Tests:

    Skype interview

    Required documents:

    Transcripts of records of the last two years in high school

    Results of the French Baccalaureate or equivalent translated into French by a sworn translator

    Certificate of school attendance

    1 letter of recommendation

    1 cover letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    Copy of passport

    For English: B1 level (French track) B2 level (English Track)

    For French: B2 level

    2ème année

    Programme in French or English Track

    Tests:

    Skype interview

    Required documents:

    Transcripts of records of the last two years in high school

    Results of the French Baccalaureate or equivalent translated into French by a sworn translator

    60 ECTS credits or equivalent

    Certificate of school attendance

    1 letter of recommendation

    1 cover letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    Copy of passport

    For English: B1 level (French track) B2 level (English Track)

    For French: B2 level

    3rd year

    Cursus en français ou Anglophone – English Track

    Tests:

    Skype interview

    Required documents:

    Transcripts of records of the last 2 years of study translated into French by a sworn translator

    120 ECTS credits or equivalent

    1 letter of recommendation

    1 cover letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    For English: B1 level (French track) B2 level (English Track)

    For French: B2 level
    Dossier entretien (stage possible) | Cursus Francophone

    4th year (1st year of specialization)

    Programme in French or English Track

    Tests:

    Skype interview

    Required documents:

    Transcripts of records of the last 3 years of study translated into French by a sworn translator

    180 ECTS credits or equivalent

    1 letter of recommendation

    1 cover letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    For English: B1 level (French track) B2 level (English Track)

    For French: B2 level

    5th year (2nd year of specialization)

    For French-speaking students, it is possible only within the framework of interuniversity agreements for the purpose of obtaining a degree. It is also possible to follow the curriculum with 240 ECTS credits, but without obtaining a degree.

    International relations department

    The International Relations Department manages the development of partnerships and all aspects of international mobility.

    Its staff provide support in all aspects of the students’ academic and personal lives. The international student association Open UP organises a mentoring system and makes sure that foreign students are well integrated.

    • Partnership development
    • Development of double degrees and joint programmes
    • Creation and management of short programmes
    • Management of incoming and outgoing faculty mobility

    Email: cchiaramonti@edcparis.edu

    Coordination of incoming students and international students

    • Organisation and monitoring of incoming students
    • Monitoring of international student admissions
    • Management of the assistance platform for incoming students – Mobility Online
    • Monitoring of visa procedures and interface with the “Study in France” platform

    Email: gzircon@edcparis.edu

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