ESSEC Global BBA - Applying with an International High School Diploma



Do I have the profile that fits?

Become a Global BBA alumnus

  • have you graduated or will you graduate shortly from high school with good grades?
  • are you a high-achiever planning to pursue an international career?
  • are you younger than 25?

The application deadlines


Online application
closing date

Shortlisted results


Final admission

Round 1

November 5th, 2018

November 26th, 2018

4th to 7th, 2018

December 14th, 2018

Round 2

January 7th, 2019

January 28th, 2019

• Cergy Campus:
February 5th to 8th, 2019
• Singapore Campus:
February 7 & 8th, 11 & 12th, 2019

February 15th, 2019

Round 3

March 4th, 2019

March 25th, 2019

April 2nd to 5th, 2019

April 15th, 2019

Round 4

May 6th, 2019

May 29th, 2019

June 11th to 14th, 2019

June 21st, 2019

Round 5* Singapore 

May 27th, 2019

June 14th, 2019

June 24th to 26th, 2019

July 1st, 2019

* Admission round 5 is only open to candidates who wish to start their studies at the ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus in Singapore.

STEP 1: Start your online application

The application form is to be filled in online. Create your account and you will receive an e-mail with your login and pin number. These are required each time you sign in so don’t lose them! You can fill in the application form at your ease and come back to it at any point.



STEP 2: Upload supporting documents

Together with the online application form, you will need to provide official or authenticated copies (stamped and signed) of the following:

  • your academic transcripts of the last 3 years of high school
  • an enrollment certificate (stating your expected graduation date)
  • your high school diploma (if you’ve already graduated)
  • your CV
  • your passport or ID card
  • a recent ID photo
  • an English test score (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge) - The English test is not required if you are a native English speaker or if the last 2 years of your academic curriculum are taught entirely in English.
  • 2 academic recommendation letters, which are confidential. It is the applicant's responsibility to enter details of both referees as soon as possible to allow them to send the online letter of reccommendation on time. Once you enter their details and save, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the letter online. 
  • optional: you may include any other supporting documents (SAT, language scores...)
  • the applications fees are:
    €100 - non refundable fee -  for the Cergy track
    100 SGD - non refundable fee - for the Singapore track 

All documents must be provided in English or French. Official translations will also have to be provided for documents in other languages.

Please note that each section of the online application must be filled conscientiously. Candidates who fail to upload all the required documents by the stated deadlines will not be considered. Make sure that all your documents are ready before you submit your application.

English Language Requirements

You will need to provide one of the following English proficiency tests as part of your application form:

Minimum Scores


English Track
(France and Singapore)

TOEIC (Listening and reading)


IELTS (Academic)




Cambridge (FCE)


Tests that have been sat more than 2 years ago will not be accepted.  It can take several months to prepare and to register for an exam slot, so keep this in mind before starting your application as without a test score, it will be incomplete.

STEP 3: Submit your online application

Once you have completed your online application and have attached all the supporting documents, the final step is to submit your online application.

STEP 4: Check if you have been shortlisted

Your application will be fully studied by the admission committee. Each part of your application is taken into account. The result will then be published online and you can access this via your application summary.

Shortlisted results will be announced on the dates communicated in the table above.

STEP 5: Sit your interview

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to organise an interview either in person on one of our campuses, at one of our regional offices when possible or via videoconference.

The interview will last 30 minutes in front of two interviewers (a member of the ESSEC Faculty, a manager from the administrative staff at ESSEC or a professional). It is a classic motivational interview. The aim is for you to be able to demonstrate your motivation to join the programme and the school and also get across your personality.

STEP 6: Get your results

The jury will then deliberate on your overall application and decisions will be submitted to the Programme Director and ESSEC Admissions Committee. Results will be published online in your application summary.

If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by a member of the admissions team who will tell you how to go about confirming your place in the programme. Welcome to ESSEC!

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Discuss your professional & individual goals and find out if this program is right for you.

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