ESSEC Global BBA - Applying with an International High School Diploma



Do I have the profile that fits?

  • Have you graduated or will you graduate shortly from high school with good grades?
  • Are you high-achiever planning to pursue an international career?

The application deadlines

The online application portal is now available for the 2023 intake of the ESSEC Global BBA (applying with an international diploma). The application deadlines are as follows (all campuses: Cergy, Singapore and Morocco): 

           FINAL ADMISSION RESULTS                                     (at the latest)
Round 1 Tuesday, November 1st 2022
(23h59 Paris time)
      Tuesday, December 13th 2022
Round 2 Friday, January 20th  2023
(23h59 Paris time)
Wednesday, March 1st 2023
Round 3 Wednesday, March 8th 2023
(23h59 Paris time)
Friday, April 21st 2023
Round 4 Wednesday, May 3rd 2023
(23h59 Paris time)
Friday, June 16th 2023

  COVID-19: Adapted Admission Procedure for candidates

Please note that the following conditions are subject to change based on the evolving global situation. Kindly check this page regularly for updates.

English Tests: TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge

Given that English test centers are currently closed in some countries, candidates who have not already taken the test are allowed to apply to all rounds by submitting the TOEFL ITP (for candidates based in Mainland China) or the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition 

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: 

Academic transcripts

 Of the last 3 years of high school


An enrollment certificate 


Stating your expected graduation date + the diploma you will graduate with 


High School Diploma

 If already graduated





An English test score

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

    • TOEIC (listening and reading): 850 (online version is accepted)
    • TOEFL ITP and iBT: 90 (Special Home Edition is accepted) 
    • IELTS (Academic): 6.5
    • Cambridge (FCE minimum, Advanced and Proficiency are of course accepted): 175

The English test is not required if you are a native speaker or if the last 2 years of your academic curriculum are taught entirely in English.

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


Your CV

One page


Your passport or ID card (in English)

2 academic reference 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 reference letter on time. Once you enter their details and save, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the letter online



You may include any other supporting documents (SAT, language scores...)


Application fees:

  • Cergy Campus: €100 non-refundable fee
  • Singapore Campus: SGD100 non-refundable fee
  • Morocco Campus: €50 non-refundable fee 

Applications fees must be paid on the online application portal (for all campuses). 



All documents must be provided in English or French - If you are applying to start in Singapore, please, make sure to provide documents in English- Official translations must also have to be provided for documents in other languages.

Please note that each section of the online application must be filled in 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.

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 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.

Please be aware that no interview will be scheduled out of the announced dates. 

Step 6: Get your results

Results will be published online in your application summary.

If you have been successful, you will be notified by email. 

Step 7: Secure your seat!

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 program. This will include paying a non-refundable deposit of €5,500 (France Campus), SGD 4,000 (Singapore Campus) or 25,000 MAD (Morocco Campus) which will then be deducted from your tuition fees. 

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