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                                                      European School of Management


ESCP-EAP                                               International office
Service des Relations Internationales                  Nathalie Royer
79, avenue de la République                            Incoming Students Coordinator & Erasmus coordinator
                                                              Phone: +33 1 49 23 20 20
75543 Paris cedex 11                                          Email:
                                                       Corinne François
Phone : +33 1 49 23 20 00
                                                       Outgoing Students Coordinator
Fax : +33 1 49 23 21 00                                       Phone: + 33 1 49 23 20 21                                       Email:

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

                                                       Béatrice Batrin
                                                               Phone : +33 1 49 23 20 19

                                                       Prof. Dr. Henri Jolles
                                                       Director of International Development
                                                               Phone : +33 1 49 23 22 56
Services to Exchange students                                  Email:

• Orientation programme/Welcome information            Annie Casal
                                                       Assistant of the director Prof Dr. Henri Jolles
• Assistance on course choices, organization of the            Phone: + 33 1 49 23 22 57
  students timetable and academic issues                       Email:
• 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                  • 6 degree programmes:
    achieved international recognition and has ranked in the          • Master Grande Ecole (Master in
    top 4 European Masters in Management ever since the                 Management)
    Financial Times started this ranking in 2005.                     • Specialized Masters
    Students earn up to three diplomas with state recognition           (15 full-time programmes)
    in France (“Diplôme Grande Ecole”), in Germany (“Diplom-
                                                                      • Master in European Business
    Kaufmann”), in the UK (“MSc in Management” validated
    by City University, London), in Spain (“Master Europeo en
    Administracion y Direccion de Empresas” validated by              • MBA programmes (European
    Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) and in Italy (“Laurea               Executive MBA, Central European
    Magistrale in Economics” validated by Universita degli studi        MBA)
    di Torino).                                                       • Executive Specialized Masters
                                                                        (7 part-time programmes)
    • 5 fully integrated campuses in Europe:                          • Ph.D. programme
      Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Torino                             (Paris, Berlin, Torino)

    Please note that exchange students study on the                • Executive Education portfolio
    Paris campus and will attend the graduate courses of              • 35 custom programmes
    the Master in Management. The Paris campus is located             • 30 open programmes (STEGE)
    in the centre of Paris, in the 11th “arrondissement”.
                                                                   ESCP-EAP has a “Grande Ecole” status
    Exchange students could also be accepted on the                in France. The French “Grandes Ecoles”
    London campus and on the Madrid campus (Spanish                system is based on a network of
    speakers only), only if mentioned in the agreement between     reputable engineering, business and
    ESCP-EAP and the partner institution.                          general studies schools which date
                                                                   back to the 19th century. More than
    • 60 academic alliances in 33 countries worldwide              two-thirds of the managers of the top
    • 3,500 students in degree programmes representing             100 French companies are alumni of
      90 nationalities.                                            the “Grandes Ecoles”. The “Grandes
    • 3,000 high-level managers and executives in training         Ecoles” system and prestige are
      across 5 campuses.                                           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 Gran-
de 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 du-
ring the second or third (and final) year of the Grande Ecole.
At the end of the third and final year of the Grande Ecole,
                                                                  Selection of
degree students obtain the Master’s in Management de-
gree.                                                             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, Nationality.

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

ESCP-EAP is consistently ranked by business publications          Nathalie Royer
as the one of the top business administration “Grandes            Service des Relations Internationales -
Ecoles” in France.                                                ESCP-EAP
                                                                  79, avenue de la République
In 2007, The Financial Times has ranked ESCP-EAP                  75543 Paris cedex 11 - France
Master’s in Management 4th out of the top 35 European
Master in Management programmes. In 2007, the Financial
                                                                  Once the students are enrolled at
Times has ranked ESCP-EAP 6th out of the top 50
                                                                  ESCP-EAP, they will receive an automatic
European Business school.
                                                                  email with a login and password to
                                                                  access the school intranet.
 Nomination deadlines                           Student applications deadlines

 Fall semester         22 March 2008            Fall semester        29 March 2008

 Spring semester       20 September 2008        Spring semester      18 October 2008

 Summer semester       5 January 2009           Summer semester      2 February 2009
    Required application

    • Application form                                                  2.2. “visa de long séjour temporaire pour
    • Curriculum Vitae (in French or in English)                        études” (long stay temporary study visa)
    • Cover letter, stating the motivation for studying at              - valid for 91 to 180 days. This visa is
      ESCP-EAP (in French or in English)                                the one you need if you will be in France
    • Transcripts or grade sheets of previous years at the university   for one semester. It entitles you to enter
    • Proof of good level of French, if student wishes to take          and to stay up to 180 days without a
      management courses in French.                                     residence permit. It cannot be extended.

                                                                        2.3. “visa de long séjour pour études”
                                                                        (long stay study visa) - valid for 181 days
    Admission requirements                                              and more. This visa is the one you need
                                                                        if you will be in France for one academic
    Age                                                                 year. It entitles you to enter - but not to
    As the exchange students will integrate our Master in               stay. Upon arrival, you need to apply for a
    Management programme, they will be studying with French             “carte de séjour” (residence permit). This
    and International students aged from 21 to 24 years old. We         procedure takes up to 2 months. This
    would advise you to nominate students that are not older than       type of stay can be extended.
    28 years old.
                                                                        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
    We require the exchange students to speak fluent English
                                                                        Etudes en France) is in force, you need
    or fluent French in order to have no difficulties to follow the
                                                                        to go through the CEF procedure, also
    management courses taught in French and in English.
                                                                        known as Pastel. Students going on an
                                                                        exchange can normally get a waiver (50%
                                                                        or 100%) of the CEF fee. They can also
    Visa requirement and residence                                      ask for a waiver of the interview. After
    permit                                                              your CEF procedure is completed, your
                                                                        visa is issued by the French Consulate
    The information below should be checked for updates                 (a visa fee applies).
    with the French consulate of your residence at least 3 months
    before departure.                                                   Among ESCP-EAP partner university
                                                                        countries, those with a CEF prodedure
    1. Students from the European Union and the European                at this time (February 2008) are Brazil,
    Economic Area do not need a visa.                                   Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia,
                                                                        South Korea, the USA, and Vietnam. In
                                                                        these countries, you should apply online
    2. Students who need a visa can apply for one of three kinds
                                                                        on the CampusFrance website specific
    of visas:
                                                                        to your country.

    2.1. “visa de court séjour pour études” (short stay study visa) -
                                                                        3.2. If your country does not have a CEF
    valid for only 90 days. It applies to you only if you come to
                                                                        procedure, or if you are applying for a
    ESCP-EAP for the summer semester. Other semesters
                                                                        short stay study visa, please apply to the
    are longer than 90 days. This visa entitles you to enter and to
                                                                        French consulate of your residence.
    stay for up to 90 days without a residence permit. It cannot
    be extended.

3.3. In all cases, you should insist on getting a long   3.4. There is positively no possibility of extention for
stay temporary study visa if you will be staying         a tourist visa or for a type 1 and type 2 visa above.
under 181 days, even though this type of visa may not    Exchange students should not enter France on
be clearly offered on the documentation provided.        a tourist visa.
It will make your stay simpler as you will not have to
apply for a residence permit.

Insurance requirement

Medical coverage is mandatory in France.                 - they are over 28 years old. They cannot register for
All students are required to provide ESCP-EAP            French Student medical coverage. They must show
with proof of their medical coverage.                    proof of medical coverage from their country.
All students have to register with the French
Student social security (195 euros*), except if:         French student medical coverage covers sickness,
- they are EU nationals : they can benefit from the      hospital and accident costs. It reimburses 70% of
French Social Security by providing their European       expenses (however, dental and optical care are
Health coverage card, which they must obtain             minimally covered).
from their Social Security before leaving their home
country. They will be required to show a copy of         Students will be asked to show proof of an
this form upon arrival.                                  insurance, covering them for the risks of civil
- they have a scholarship such as a bourse Eiffel or     liability, repatriation and individual accident.
Bourse CROUS
* Price is subject to change

  Fall semester                             15 September 2008 - 19 December 2008 (exams included)
                                            8 September 2008 - 12 September 2008 (orientation week)

  Holidays                                  27 October 2008 - 2 November 2008
                                            22 December 2008 - 4 January 2009

  Spring semester                           19 January 2009 - 8 May 2009 (exams included)
                                            12 January 2009 - 16 January 2009 (orientation week)

  Holidays                                  23 February 2009 - 1 March 2009
                                            -20 April 2009 - 26 April 2009

  Summer semester                           1 June 2009 -10 July 2009

Dates are subject to change. Exchange students           Orientation week
are encouraged to arrive earlier to arrange their        All exchange students are required to attend
accommodation prior to the start of the programme.       an orientation week, and attend an integration
Students should arrive no later than the day before      seminar on Business in a European context. It is
the orientation (we recommend an arrival                 entitled “Management and European Integration”.
on a weekday rather than on a Saturday or on             This seminar is credited (2.5 credits) and lasts one
a Sunday). Students are expected to stay in              week prior to the beginning of classes.
France until the last day of the semester.
     Courses registration

     Fall semester               April 2008

     Spring semester             end of October 2008

     Summer semester February 2009

    Exchange students must register                 Please note that visiting students can choose specializa-
    for their courses online (through the           tions taught on other European campuses (such as the
    school intranet). Detailed dates for            Finance specialization in London) only upon prior approval.
    online registration will be informed as
    soon as available.                              Language classes
                                                    Exchange students may enrol in a weekly French class upon
    One month after the online registration,        arrival at ESCP-EAP, at no additional cost. In this case,
    students can check on the Intranet              they must take a French level test on the welcome day to
    which courses they’ve been enrolled             evaluate their level in French. Course duration is 2 hours
    in. Please note that some courses               per week, and is credited (2,5 credits). French classes for
    can be cancelled because of a low               beginners are also offered.
    demand. Upon their arrival at ESCP-EAP,         A tutor for other languages is also at their disposal for
    students have one week to request               private, half-hour lessons. Students can register for these
    course changes.                                 one to one lessons for half an hour per week.

    Courses offered to                              Language
    Exchange students                               of instruction
                                                    French or English
    Elective courses
    There are two types of elective
                                                    The normal workload for a degree student is 25 ECTS per
    • Advanced management electives
                                                    semester. The maximum workload authorized is 180 hours
      which enable students to broaden
                                                    (=30 ECTS) per semester, which is a maximum of 6 courses
      their knowledge of a specific
                                                    x 30 hours (excluding language classes).
    • Introductory management electives
      which      explore   sector-specific,
      geopolitical, and cultural issues, as          PER SEMESTER                           ECTS
      well as issues related to a specific
      business function.                             1 advanced management elective
                                                     course of 30 hours (10 weeks)          5 ECTS

                                                     1 introductory management elective
    Specializations                                  course of 15 hours (5 weeks)
                                                                                            2.5 ECTS
    A specialization is a block of 4 or 5 courses
    in the same field. Specializations are           Specialization of 120 to 150 contact
                                                                                            20 ECTS or 25 ECTS
    offered in French and in English.

Learning expectations                                               water and heating. Students need to buy
Attendance to each class is compulsory. Students should             their own dishes and linen.
not miss more than 2 classes (per course and per term).             For Indian students, ESCP-EAP has also
More than 2 missing classes will be considered as a                 an agreement with the House of India.
“Fail”(with no resit possibility).                                  Some rooms are booked for exchange
Even though students timetable may show that a course ends          students from September to December
before the official ending of the term, they are required to        and from January to June.
stay at ESCP-EAP until the official ending of the term.             Rent is about 315 euros per person for
Indeed, exams take place during the last week of the term.          a double occupancy room rented for
                                                                    one semester and 450 euros for a single
ESCP-EAP does not organise distance exams,                          occupancy room rented for one year.
students are expected to be present on the Paris                    Rooms are around 12 m2, with 2 single beds,
campus on the exam date. Missing exams with no                      a washbasin, a desk, a cupboard, a fridge, a
valid excuse will result in a “Fail” grade.                         phone line and a wireless connection.
                                                                    Toilets, showers, kitchen are common
Transcripts and certificates                                        facilities situated on the same floor.
Grades are published around 1 month and a half after the
                                                                    Students can also apply for accommoda-
end of the term. The incoming students coordinator will send
                                                                    tion at the Cite Universitaire Internationale :
to the partner institutions all the official transcripts of their
exchange students.
                                                                    They can also choose to look for a pri-
Attestations can be provided, on request, to certify that
                                                                    vate flat. However they should be aware
exchanged students successfully followed a specialization.
                                                                    that it is very difficult to find a flat in Paris
 ECTS Grading system                                                for a short term rental.
 (European Credit Transfer System)                                  Students can regularly check for accom-
                                                                    modation ads published on the school
 ECTS grade                 A       B       C       D       E       intranet.
 Grade distribution (EU   10%     25%     30%     25%     10%
 recommendation)                                                    Transport
                                                                    Public transportation in Paris is very
Please note that the ECTS grades depend on the results              convenient and covers the whole city.
of the whole class through our 5 campuses on each speci-            Tickets are purchased in the metro sta-
fic course. For example, for one specific course, the grade         tions or from bus conductors. Tickets
shows the student’s performance as compared with the ave-           cost €1,60 per unit but are cheaper when
rage grade of the class, the average grade of the students on       bought by 10 (€11.40). A single ticket is
the Paris campus and the average grade of the students on           required for any distance (unlimited
all the ESCP-EAP campuses.                                          transfers within the bus or the metro
                                                                    system). Transfers from bus to metro or
                                                                    vice versa require a new ticket.
LIVING AND                                                          Imagin’R ( is a
STUDYING IN PARIS                                                   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).
Accomodation                                                        Students may also go to the suburbs
ESCP-EAP has no accommodation on-campus. However, the               (outside of Paris) on the weekends.
school has an agreement with a student residence called “Le         If students only stay for a few months,
Vivaldi”. The Residence is about 35 minutes away by metro and       a monthly “Carte Orange” or Pass
there is a direct bus from the residence to the school which ta-    Navigo is available for €55.10. With it,
kes about 25 minutes. Rent is about 700 euros for a 20 sq meter     they can travel all over Paris as much
studio and 590 euros for a 19 sq meter studette (all equipped       as they like. Details of travel passes
with a bathroom and a small kitchen). Rent includes electricity,    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)
    Accomodation : Between 600 € and 1000 € per month
                       (depending on the choice of accommodation
                       for a single occupancy)                       Students will need to present to the
    Food             : around 300 € (Meals at the school canteen     company “a convention de stage”
                       cost around 70 € per month)                   (internship contract), which is a legal
    Mobile phone     : 40 € for a monthly contract                   3-party agreement between the
                                                                     company, the school and the student.
    Tandem Programme/Buddy                                           The school will not approve a student’s
    system (Linda Cohen and Jane Cassis,                             request for a residence permit extension
    LCI department)                                                  or renewal for the purpose of taking
    The language department organizes a tandem programme.            an internship (unless the internship is a
    Tandem learning involves two people with different mother        compulsory part of the exchange
    tongues working together to improve their foreign language       programme, as described in the
    skills and intercultural awareness. The approach is based on     agreement between ESCP-EAP and
    autonomous learning.                                             his/her home university.
    In the context of ESCP-EAP, an additional objective is           Therefore students should engage only
    to enhance socialization processes and to facilitate             in internships due to end before their
    integration of different student populations on the Paris        residence permit expires.
    Campus. Thus, tandems provide a framework for using
    language in an authentic context and help stimulate empathy      Facilities on campus
    among students from various backgrounds.                         • Sport facilities • Nursery • Bookshop
    Each tandem will be monitored by a member of the faculty in      • Library • Computer rooms • Student
    the language department.                                         clubs and Student Union • Canteen
                                                                     and Cafeteria • Mailboxes • Alumni
    Career services                                                  association • Printing facilities, scanners,
    (Company relations office)                                       photocopy machines • Language
                                                                     department • Audiovisual department
    Students have access to information on internships and
    may participate in recruitment fairs. Students can look for
    internship offers on the school intranet.                        Students services
    ESCP-EAP allows them to do an internship after their exchange    • Sport office (Thierry Simon and
    programme under the condition that the internship ends             David Laroque)
    before the end of the academic year they are enrolled in.        The sport office offers a variety of sports.
    If students plan to do an internship, they need to ask for       Exchange students need to provide
    the precise rules applying to their case. If they have entered   a medical certificate and to pay a
    France on a visa allowing them to stay for a non-extendable      subscription fee of 60 € for the year and
    period, their internship should not go beyond that period.       can practice any sport they like.

    Before applying for internships, students need to show to the    • Student clubs
    International office:                                            There is a lot of students association
    - proof of payment of medical coverage (Sécurité sociale         that exchange students can join. Two
      étudiante)                                                     associations “Comité International” and
    - proof of payment of individual insurance (covering for civil   “Club international des jeunes à Paris”
      liability and repatriation)                                    suggest a lot of activities for international
    - the authorization of the partner institution – allowing them   students. A list of student clubs can be
      to stay to do an internship.                                   found on this website:
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