Covid-19: Information

Covid-19: Information

[August 2021]

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the safety of the members of the ESSEC community has been our first priority. Despite the unprecedented nature of the situation, we have ensured the continuity of our activities. ESSEC continues to constantly adapt its response to the Covid-19 epidemic, in accordance with the recommendations of authorities.  

As a reminder, wearing a mask is mandatory on all of our campuses.

  • On our campuses in France:

For the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, classes resume in a 100% face-to-face format. The ESSEC teams are fully mobilized to assure this new school year, while respecting the current health recommendations.

Given the current situation in France and in Europe, and the resulting potential difficulties of international travel at the beginning of the academic year, we provide additional flexibility to organize travels to France. For international students from outside the European Union in any of ESSEC's pre-experience programs (Global BBA, Master in Management, specialized Master program), we provide online access to Cergy-based courses until their arrival on the Cergy campus for in-class teaching, at the very latest by the beginning of the next term (January 2021 for most programs). Any international student outside the European Union who would like to make use of this option should contact the registrar as soon as possible but at least 72 hours before the beginning of the academic year.

To facilitate vaccination against COVID-19 for international students, ESSEC opened a vaccination centre on August 23rd on the Cergy campus. This allows students to easily access vaccination in the event that they have not received both doses of the vaccine when they arrive in France. ESSEC is one of the first private higher education institutions to offer this service, in partnership with the ARS of Val d’Oise and International SOS. More information here.

A permanent testing center is again open from August 23rd on the Cergy campus for all members of the ESSEC community. The tests will remain free of charge, subject to decisions by the authorities to make them payable in certain cases. The tests are performed by a partner laboratory and the results are transmitted confidentially within 24 hours.

  • On our ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus in Singapore:

For the Academic Year 2021-2022, all classes are to be held on campus, where possible. Remote access to online learning continues to be provided to students who are unable to attend classes in person. All students in Singapore are now able to receive the vaccination for free at any Vaccination Centre, polyclinic or participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics to get their first dose without the need for an appointment. The locations can be found at

  • On our ESSEC Africa campus in Rabat, Morocco:

Following a decision by the Ministry of Education to postpone the start of the school year in face-to-face format to October 1st, we have switched to distance learning for all students. We recommend that all students who have to join the ESSEC Africa Campus from a country other than Morocco check the conditions of access to Morocco from their country of origin.

- General rules - Hygiene measures and health protocol:

  • Voluntary temperature checks at the entrance of the campus

  • Surgical masks or UNS 1/category 1 barrier masks must be worn by everyone in all areas of the campus (corridors, classrooms, cafeteria, etc.) 

  • Use hand sanitizer, which is provided free of charge throughout the campus (especially before using the coffee machine, before and after opening a door, etc.)

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap

  • Avoid touching your face

  • Do not kiss or shake hands

  • Cover your nose/mouth when sneezing

  • Open the windows of all classrooms and offices at least 10 minutes per hour

  • Limit contact with others

  • Avoid gathering in groups

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