MSc in Management - Applying with an International Degree



Application fees and tuition

ESSEC MSc in Management - fees

Application fees: €95
This fee is waived for holders of a CROUS scholarship, ESSEC Global BBA students or for students from ESSEC partnerships schools: AgroParisTech, ESTP & EISTI.

Deposit: €4,000
This is non-refundable and is to be paid upon registration. The amount is then deducted from your tuition fees.

Total tuition fees for the entire program if you start in France or Singapore in 2018 currently stand at:

  • €33,000 for European Union nationals*
  • €40,000 for non-EU nationals*

Tuition can be paid each year in August.

*Kindly note that the fees indicated are for the 2018-2019 academic year and may be subject to change the next academic years.

Living Cost

Approximately €900 -1,000/month, covering housing, food and others

Additional Costs

Alumni association life-long membership (1600€ distributed in annual installments over the program duration) 
Student sports and leisure


EIFFEL Excellence Scholarships

Description: This scholarship programme is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Eligibility: Reserved for candidates of non-French nationality, double nationality included, no older than 30 years old at the time the selection committee will meet (around mid March).

Amount: In 2015, this included a monthly allowance of €1,181 and covered costs of one international return journey and social security cover.

Deadline: beginning of the year - Date to be confirmed

Procedure: Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by ESSEC on your behalf. Given the time restrictions, to be considered your application should be complete and submitted therefore in the first round of applications.

More details: CampusFrance - Eiffel Scholarship

ESSEC Academic Excellence Scholarships

Description: To sustain the academic excellence of the MSc in Management - Grande Ecole programme, ESSEC Business School offers scholarships to the most outstanding international candidates.

Eligibility: Open to all applicants and awarded on the basis of the overall quality of their application i.e. academic excellence demonstrated in the file and in the selection interview.

Amount: Can cover up to 75% of total tuition fees.

Deadline: Applications are studied for each round of admissions.

Procedure: Scholarship decisions are made during the application procedure. There is no additional application to fill out or request to make. Selected students will be notified upon being offered a place on the programme. 

CROUS Scholarships

Description: The French State grants higher education scholarships to help make it possible for students to finance their studies. These are awarded on a financial need basis.

Eligibility: Reserved for French citizens and international students residing permanently in France and enrolled in the programme. You must provide French income tax statements for the two years prior to admission at ESSEC.

Amount: This is determined by the parent’s combined income.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted between 15th January and 30th April for the following academic year.

Procedure: Submit an online application together with the necessary documentation. To find out more about how and when to submit your application:

Serge Bellanger

Description: The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) Foundation provides aspiring young business leaders with invaluable learning opportunities that will help expand their career opportunities, promote cross-cultural dialogue and improve foreign language skills.

Eligibility: Reserved for American students coming to ESSEC and French students attending an American programme.

Amount:  Each scholarship is worth $10,000.

Deadline: 15th April 2017.

For more information and the application form: Serge Bellanger Scholarship

Philippe Mathe Scholarships

Description: the “ESSEC USA Alumni International Leadership Award-Philippe Mathe Fellowship”, granted by the USA ESSEC Alumni Association is a Merit Scholarship designed to offer qualified candidates the opportunity to supplement their North American undergraduate experience with higher education at ESSEC in France. The Programme consists of two Merit Scholarships awarded annually. The ESSEC USA Scholarship is not mutually exclusive of any other scholarship obtained by the candidate.

Eligibility: Be enrolled or have graduated from a US, Canadian or Mexican University and/or have significant and successful work experience in the United States, Canada or Mexico. You must also meet the regular standards for admission in the ESSEC MSc in Management.

Amount:  The amount of the ESSEC USA Scholarship is € 5,000.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted before June 10, 2018

Procedure: you can find the details of how to apply for this scholarship here 

Bank Loans

As an ESSEC student, you can take out a preferential rate bank loan with the Cergy branch of LCL (Le crédit lyonnais), which covers full tuition and is repaid starting at the end of your first year of work.

Loan applicants are required to have a guarantor living in France. According to the banks, the guarantor must earn enough to cover the monthly loan payments but also either be a French citizen, a close family member and/or both. Additional fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

Student jobs

ESSEC employs its’ students in a wide variety of functions which can help towards everyday living costs. These are part time short-term contracts in for example assisting teachers, carrying out market research, helping out at conferences and events, contributing to social media, etc.


An apprenticeship is a special track within the program for students, where you alternate study at ESSEC and work at a company at the same time. Different 'rhythms' of alternating are possible Some students do it on a weekly basis: they work for 3 days and study at ESSEC for 2 days per week. Others have a quarterly basis where they work for 3 months, followed by 3 months of studying etc.

A big advantage of the apprenticeship over the internship is that you really are considered as a member of the company, in a real job with real responsibilities. And if financing your studies is somewhat difficult for you, then it is good to know that the company you work for pays your tuition fee. The company also pays you a salary each month, irrespective of if you are at ESSEC or at the company. The apprenticeship is open under the French law to all nationalities, provided you hold a carte de séjour. It is not open to Non-European students that start their program in Singapore.

If you would like to read up on apprenticeships and student experiences, please visit the MSc in Management blog.

The flexibility of the ESSEC MSc in Management makes the job search a lot easier as we can search for jobs throughout the year. The option to do an apprenticeship is the best way to not just finance the studies but also to complement the studies with valuable work experience.

Nimalan Chandranesan, current student MiM

Nimalan Chandranesan
Current MSc in Management student


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