European School of Management
FACT SHEET FOR VISITING STUDENTS 2008-2009
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: email@example.com
Phone : +33 1 49 23 20 00
Outgoing Students Coordinator
Fax : +33 1 49 23 21 00 Phone: + 33 1 49 23 20 21
http://www.escp-eap.eu/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator visiting seminars
Phone: +33 1 49 23 22 30
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: email@example.com
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Advising on housing and personal issues
• Assistance with administrative formalities
• Organisation of social activities
• 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
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,
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 : email@example.com
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
http://www.escp-eap.eu/escp-eap/about-escp-eap/rankings/ 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
• 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
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
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.
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.
* 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.
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
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)
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
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%
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 (http://www.imagine-r.com) 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 www.ratp.fr.
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: