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									                                  ESCP-EAP Paris
                   FACT SHEET FOR VISITING STUDENTS 2009-2010


                                 Service des Relations Internationales
                                     79, avenue de la République
                                    75543 Paris cedex 11 - France
                                      Phone : +33 1 49 23 20 00
                                       Fax : +33 1 49 23 21 00

                                         International office

Nathalie Royer                                      Corinne François
Incoming    Students  Coordinator    &   Erasmus    Outgoing Students Coordinator
coordinator                                         Phone: + 33 1 49 23 20 21
Phone: +33 1 49 23 20 20                            Email:

                                         Josiane O’Brien
                                    Coordinator visiting seminars
                                     Phone: +33 1 49 23 22 30

Services to Exchange students
    Orientation programme/Welcome information package
    Assistance on course choices, organization of the students timetable and academic issues
    Advising on housing and personal issues
    Assistance with administrative formalities
    Organisation of social activities

                                            About ESCP-EAP

Key facts

      ESCP-EAP is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited

ESCP-EAP European School of Management has been awarded full AACSB accreditation for its degree
programmes since 2003. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of
achievement for business schools worldwide and is a hallmark of excellence in management education.
ESCP-EAP’s Master in Management programme has achieved international recognition and has ranked in
the top 4 European Masters in Management ever since the Financial Times started this ranking in 2005.
In 2008, it was ranked by the Financial Times 2 nd in the top 35 European Masters in
Management programme.
Students earn up to three diplomas with state recognition in France ("Diplôme Grande Ecole"), in
Germany ("Diplom-Kaufmann"), in the UK ("MSc in Management" validated by City University, London), in
Spain (“Master Europeo en Administracion y Direccion de Empresas” validated by Universidad Carlos III,
Madrid) and in Italy (“Laurea Magistrale in Economics” validated by Universita degli studi di Torino).

      5 fully integrated campuses in Europe: Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Torino

Please note that exchange students study on the Paris campus and will attend the graduate
courses of the Master in Management (Master Grande Ecole). The Paris campus is located in the
centre of Paris, in the 11th “arrondissement”.

Exchange students could also be accepted on the London campus and on the Madrid campus (Spanish
speakers only), only if mentioned in the agreement between ESCP-EAP and the partner institution.

      61 academic alliances in 33 countries worldwide

      3,500 students in degree programmes representing 90 nationalities.

      3,000 high-level managers and executives in training across 5 campuses.

      6 degree programmes:

               Master Grande Ecole (Master in Management)
               Specialized Masters (15 full-time programmes)
               Master in European Business (MEB)
               MBA programmes (European Executive MBA, Central European MBA)
               Executive Specialized Masters (7 part-time programmes)
               Ph.D. programme (Paris, Berlin, Torino)

      Executive Education portfolio

               35 custom programmes
               30 open programmes (STEGE)

ESCP-EAP has a “Grande Ecole” status in France. The French “Grandes Ecoles” system is based on a
network of reputable engineering, business and general studies schools which date back to the 19 th
century. More than two-thirds of the managers of the top 100 French companies are alumni of the
“Grandes Ecoles”. The “Grandes Ecoles” system and prestige are an integral part of French culture. They
are small in size, have solid financial backing, are highly selective and provide high quality education.

They are organized around a 5 year higher education programme. French students attend “preparatory
classes” for two years, after which they are selected to enter a Grande Ecole. Then they follow 3 years of
management training in the Grande Ecole, along with a choice of specializations and 39 weeks of
internships. Exchange students enter during the second or third (and final) year of the Grande Ecole. At
the end of the third year of the Grande Ecole, degree students obtain the Master’s in Management degree.


ESCP-EAP is consistently ranked by business publications as the one of the top business administration
“Grandes Ecoles” in France.

In 2008, The Financial Times has ranked ESCP-EAP Master’s in Management 2nd in the top 35 European
Master in Management programmes. In 2008, the Financial Times has ranked ESCP-EAP 6th out of the top
50 European Business school.


Nomination deadlines                                  Student applications deadlines

Fall semester               23 March 2009             Fall semester               30 March 2009

Spring semester             21 September 2009         Spring semester             28 September 2009

Summer semester             18 January 2010           Summer semester             25 January 2010

                                     Selection of visiting students

A list of nominations must be sent by the partner university directly to the incoming students coordinator,
by email :
This list of nominations must include the following details: First Name, Last Name, Date of birth,

Nominations may be for one semester or one full year. Partner institutions will receive the letters of
acceptance for their students in the month following the application deadline for each semester.
All the students applications should be gathered by the partner institution and be sent to
Nathalie Royer by post at this address:

Nathalie Royer
Service des Relations Internationales - ESCP-EAP
79, avenue de la République
75543 Paris cedex 11 - France

Once the students are enrolled at ESCP-EAP, they will receive an automatic email with a login and
password to access the school intranet.

                                   Required application documents

      Application form
      Curriculum Vitae (in French or in English)
      Cover letter, stating the motivation for studying at ESCP-EAP (in French or in English)
      Transcripts or grade sheets of previous years at the university
      Proof of good level of French, if student wishes to take management courses in French.

                                        Admission requirements

As the exchange students will integrate our Master in Management programme, they will be studying with
French and International students aged from 21 to 24 years old. We would advise you to nominate
students that are not older than 28 years old.

We require the exchange students to speak fluent English or fluent French in order to have no difficulties
to follow the management courses taught in French and in English.

                                Visa requirement and residence permit

The information below should be checked for updates with the French consulate of your residence at least
3 months before departure.

1. Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area do not need a visa.

2. Students who need a visa can apply for one of three kinds of visas:

2.1. "visa de court séjour pour études" (short stay study visa) - valid for only 90 days. It applies to
you only if you come to ESCP-EAP for the summer semester. Other semesters are longer than 90
days. This visa entitles you to enter and to stay for up to 90 days without a residence permit. It cannot be

2.2. "visa de long séjour temporaire pour études" (long stay temporary study visa) - valid for 91 to 180
days. This visa is the one you need if you will be in France for one semester. It entitles you to enter and
to stay up to 180 days without a residence permit. It cannot be extended.

2.3. "visa de long séjour pour études" (long stay study visa) - valid for 181 days and more. This visa is
the one you need if you will be in France for one academic year. It entitles you to enter - but not to stay.
Upon arrival, you need to apply for a "carte de séjour" (residence permit). This procedure takes up to 2
months. This type of stay can be extended.

3.1. To apply for a long stay temporary study visa or long stay study visa in a country where a CEF
(Centre pour les Etudes en France) is in force, you need to go through the CEF procedure, also known as
Pastel. Students going on an exchange can normally get a waiver (50% or 100%) of the CEF fee. They
can also ask for a waiver of the interview. After your CEF procedure is completed, your visa is issued by
the French Consulate (a visa fee applies).

Among ESCP-EAP partner university countries, those with a CEF prodedure (February 2008) are Brazil,
Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, the USA, and Vietnam. In these countries, you should
apply online on the CampusFrance website specific to your country.

3.2. If your country does not have a CEF procedure, or if you are applying for a short stay study visa,
please apply to the French consulate of your residence.

3.3. In all cases, you should insist on getting a long stay temporary study visa if you will be staying under
181 days, even though this type of visa may not be clearly offered on the documentation provided. It will
make your stay simpler as you will not have to apply for a residence permit.

3.4. There is positively no possibility of extention for a tourist visa or for a type 1 and type 2 visa above.
Exchange students should not enter France on a tourist visa.

                                         Insurance requirement

Medical coverage is mandatory in France. All students are required to provide ESCP-EAP with proof of
their medical coverage.
All students have to register with the French Student social security (195 euros*), except if:
- they are EU nationals : they can benefit from the French Social Security by providing their European
Health coverage card, which they must obtain from their Social Security before leaving their home
country. They will be required to show a copy of this form upon arrival.
- they have a French government scholarship, such as a bourse Eiffel or Bourse CROUS
- they are over 28 years old. They cannot register for French Student medical coverage. They must show
proof of medical coverage from their country.

French student medical coverage covers sickness, hospital and accident costs. It reimburses 70% of
expenses (however, dental and optical care are minimally covered).

Students will be asked to show proof of an insurance, covering them for the risks of civil liability,
repatriation and individual accident.
* Price is subject to change

ACADEMIC CALENDAR (Tentative dates)

Fall semester               14 September 2009 – 18 December 2009 (exams included)
                            31 August 2009– 4 September 2009 (Orientation week)

Holidays                    26 October 2009 – 1 November 2009
                            21 December 2009 – 3 January 2010

Spring semester             25 January 2010 – 14 May 2010 (exams included)
                            4 January 2010 – 8 January 2010 (Orientation week)

Holidays                    1 March 2010 – 7 March 2010
                            26 April 2010 – 2 May 2010

Summer semester             31 May 2010 -9 July 2010

Dates are subject to change. Exchange students are encouraged to arrive earlier to arrange their
accommodation prior to the start of the programme. Students should arrive no later than the day before
the orientation (we recommend an arrival on a weekday rather than on a Saturday or on a Sunday).
Students are expected to stay in France until the last day of the semester.
                                             Orientation week

All exchange students are required to attend an orientation week, and attend an integration
seminar on Business in a European context. It is entitled “Management and European Integration”. This
seminar is credited (2.5 credits) and lasts one week prior to the beginning of classes.


                                            Courses registration

Fall semester                April 2009 (April 10th to April 27th)

Spring semester              October 2009

Summer semester              February 2010

Exchange students must register for their courses online (through the school intranet). Detailed dates for
online registration will be informed as soon as available.

One month after the end of the online registration, students can check on the Intranet which courses
they’ve been enrolled in. Please note that some courses can be cancelled because of a low demand. Upon
their arrival at ESCP-EAP, students have one week to request course changes.

                                 Courses offered to Exchange students

Elective courses

There are two types of elective courses:

      Advanced management electives which enable students to broaden their knowledge of a
       specific discipline.

      Introductory management electives which explore sector-specific, geopolitical, and cultural
       issues, as well as issues related to a specific business function.


A specialization is a block of 4 or 5 courses in the same field. Specializations are offered in French and in

                                             Language classes

Exchange students may enrol in a weekly French class upon arrival at ESCP-EAP, at no additional cost. In
this case, they must take a French level test on the welcome day to evaluate their level in French. Course
duration is 2 hours per week, and is credited (2,5 credits). French classes for beginners are also offered.

A tutor for other languages is also at their disposal for private, half-hour lessons. Students can register for
these one to one lessons for half an hour per week.

                                         Language of instruction

French or English


The normal workload for a degree student is 25 ECTS per semester. The maximum workload authorized is
180 hours (=30 ECTS) per semester, which is a maximum of 6 courses x 30 hours (excluding language

PER SEMESTER                                          ECTS
1 advanced management elective course of 30           5 ECTS
hours (10 weeks)
1 introductory management elective course of 15       2.5 ECTS
hours (5 weeks)
Specialization of 120 to 150 contact hours            20 ECTS or 25 ECTS

                                           Learning expectations

Attendance to each class is compulsory. Students should not miss more than 2 classes (per course and
per term). More than 2 missing classes will be considered as a “Fail”(with no resit possibility).

Even though students timetable may show that a course ends before the official ending of the term, they
are required to stay at ESCP-EAP until the official ending of the term. Indeed, exams take place
during the last week of the term.

ESCP-EAP does not organise distance exams, students are expected to be present on the Paris
campus on the exam date. Missing exams with no valid excuse will result in a “Fail” grade.

                                     Transcripts and certificates

Grades are published around 1 month and a half after the end of the term. The incoming students
coordinator will send to the partner institutions all the official transcripts of their exchange students.

Attestations can be provided, on request, to certify that exchanged students successfully followed a

                     ECTS Grading system (European Credit Transfer System)

ECTS grade           A                 B                C                D                E

Grade                10%               25%              30%              25%              10%
distribution (EU

Please note that the ECTS grades depend on the results of the whole class through our 5 campuses on
each specific course. For example, for one specific course, the grade shows the student’s performance as
compared with the average grade of the class, the average grade of the students on the Paris campus and
the average grade of the students on all the ESCP-EAP campuses.



ESCP-EAP has no accommodation on-campus. However, the school has an agreement with a student
residence called “Le Vivaldi”. The Residence is about 35 minutes away by metro and there is a direct bus
from the residence to the school which takes about 25 minutes. Rent is about 700 euros for a 20 sq meter
studio and 600 euros for a 19 sq meter studette (all equipped with a bathroom and a small kitchen). Rent
includes electricity, water and heating. Students need to buy their own dishes and linen.

Students can also apply for accommodation at the Cite Universitaire Internationale :

They can also choose to look for a private flat. However they should be aware that it is very difficult to
find a flat in Paris for a short term rental.

Students can regularly check for accommodation ads published on the school intranet.


Public transportation in Paris is very convenient and covers the whole city. Tickets are purchased in the
metro stations or from bus conductors. Tickets cost €1,60 per unit but are cheaper when bought by 10
(€11.40). A single ticket is required for any distance (unlimited transfers within the bus or the metro
system). Transfers from bus to metro or vice versa require a new ticket.

Imagin'R ( is a student pass valid for one year with which students can travel
all over Paris in the bus, metro and RER (€291.50 for one year). Students may also go to the suburbs
(outside of Paris) on the weekends.

If students only stay for a few months, a monthly "Carte Orange" pass is available for €55.10. Students
will need to request for a Navigo pass. With it, they can travel all over Paris as much as they like. Details
of travel passes available on

                                         Estimated cost of living

Transport                   55.10 € per month (“Navigo pass” for the metro, buses, RER within Paris)
Health insurance            195 € (once per academic year)
Accommodation               Between 600 € and 1000 € per month (depending on the choice of
                            accommodation for a single occupancy)
Food                        around 300 € (Meals at the school canteen cost around 70 € per month)
Mobile phone                around 40 € for a monthly contract

                                 Tandem Programme/Buddy system
                           (Linda Cohen and Jane Cassis, LCI department)

The language department organizes a tandem programme. Tandem learning involves two people with
different mother tongues working together to improve their foreign language skills and intercultural
awareness. The approach is based on autonomous learning.
In the context of ESCP-EAP, an additional objective is to enhance socialization processes and to facilitate
integration of different student populations on the Paris Campus. Thus, tandems provide a framework for
using language in an authentic context and help stimulate empathy among students from various
Each tandem will be monitored by a member of the faculty in the language department.

                                             Career services
                                         (Company relations office)

Students have access to information on internships and may participate in recruitment fairs. Students can
look for internship offers on the school intranet.
ESCP-EAP allows them to do a part time internship under the condition that the internship
takes place while they are enrolled in the school for their exchange programme and before the
end of the academic year.
If students plan to do an internship, they need to ask for the precise rules applying to their case. If they
have entered France on a visa allowing them to stay for a non-extendable period, their internship should
not go beyond that period.

Before   applying for internships, students need to show to the International office:
   -     proof of payment of medical coverage (Sécurité sociale étudiante)
   -     proof of payment of individual insurance (covering for civil liability and repatriation)
   -     the authorization of the partner institution – allowing them to stay to do an internship.

Students will need to present to the company “a convention de stage” (internship contract), which is a
legal 3-party agreement between the company, the school and the student.

The school will not approve a student’s request for a residence permit extension or renewal for the
purpose of taking an internship (unless the internship is a compulsory part of the exchange programme,
as described in the agreement between ESCP-EAP and his/her home university).
Therefore students should engage only in internships due to end before their residence permit expires.

                                            Facilities on campus

        Sport facilities
        Nursery
        Bookshop
        Library
        Computer rooms
        Student clubs and Student Union
        Canteen and Cafeteria
        Mailboxes
        Alumni association
        Printing facilities, scanners, photocopy machines
        Language department
        Audiovisual department

                                              Students services

    Sport office (Thierry Simon and David Laroque)
   The sport office offers a variety of sports. Exchange students need to provide a medical certificate and
   to pay a subscription fee of 60 € for the year and can practice any sport they like.

     Student clubs
There is a lot of students association that exchange students can join. Two associations “Comité
International” and “Club international des jeunes à Paris” suggest a lot of activities for international


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