Tuition Fees & Scholarships

An MBA is a big investment in time and money. Therefore it’s important to make sure that you have all the financial support you need before you start the MBA. At ESSEC Business School, we offer a range of scholarships to support you in your MBA journey.

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Tuition and Application Fees

Application fee for the Global MBA for the 2021-2022 academic year is 130€ for all majors.

Tuition for the ESSEC Global MBA is dependent on your major of choice.

Major of ChoiceTuition Fees
Luxury Brand Management major €46,000 for AY2021-2022
Strategy & Digital Leadership major €46,000 - Paris Campus and SGD75,400 -Singapore campus (Inclusive of GST) for AY2021-2022

The tuition fee covers all academic courses, seminars, and business trips.

Items not included in the tuition fees are:

  • Living Costs (Covering housing, food, and others)
    • France: Approximately €900 - 1,000/month
    • Singapore: Approximately S$1000 - 2500/month
  • Additional Costs:
    • Alumni association life-long membership (€1,600 distributed in annual installments over the program duration)
    • Textbooks and course materials;
    • Compulsory health and liability insurance as required by law (certificate to be provided upon arrival);
    • Sports and leisure


Bank Loans

As an ESSEC participant, you may be eligible for a preferential rate bank loan with the Cergy branch of LCL, which covers full tuition and is repaid starting at the end of your first year of work. Please be advised that loan applicants are strictly 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 participant.

Prodigy Finance

Participants from 150 different nationalities looking to apply to the Global MBA program may apply to Prodigy Finance loans. Contrary to the banks in France, Prodigy does not require a collateral or co-signer. These loans are granted on the participant's future earning potential and do not take into account credit history. Interested candidates may apply online on the Prodigy website. There is no hidden fee or early repayment fee. Interest rates may vary depending on individual profiles. Funds are directly dispersed to the school in euro (€), thus no exchange rates are borne by the participant. The sooner you apply, the better. We advise you to carefully go through the Prodigy website to check on your eligibility before applying.

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For more information concerning the 2021 intake, contact our team.

Candidates can apply for only 1 out of the 4 scholarships marked with an asterisk (*). Scholarship decisions for ESSEC Scholarships will be communicated in tandem with admissions results.

ESSEC Scholarships

Early Bird

Scholarship Amount:€4,000

Eligibility: The Early Action Scholarships will be awarded to enrolled candidates who submit their applications in the corresponding Admissions Rounds.

Entrepreneurship Scolarship

This scholarship is awarded to candidates who have been involved in an entrepreneurial project/start-up or plan to create one   

Criteria: The candidate's ability to demonstrate the potential of developing a successful business  or have the willingness to   start a business.

Future Women Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship  is awarded to women who are driven to pursue positions of leadership in the future .

Criteria:The  leadership potential of the candidate will be assessed through her responsibilities, her involvement in clubs and organizations, her general visibility and  her career progression.

High Potential Scholarship

This scholarship rewards a candidatewho has demonstrated exceptional career advancement, in any function or sector.

Criteria: the ability of a candidate to demonstrate success in his/her career  and who shows potential to evolve rapidly in a company or public organization.

Emerging markets scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to candidates from an emerging or developing country,who is able to demonstrate his/her positive impact on the local economy of that country.

Criteria: the nationality and for French candidates, the country of residence.

Diversity & International Experience Scholarship

This scholarship rewards candidates who have worked in an international environment, in several countries, havea deep understanding of intercultural business environments and can speak several foreign languages.

Criteria: the ability of a candidate to understand international  challenges, the nature and number of projects led abroad, the number of languages mastered   and the ability to demonstrate how these have uplifted their career.

New Business Trends Scholarship

Description and criteria: This scholarship is awarded to candidates who have shown their contribution in the below listed sectors aligned with ESSEC’s values and strategic challenges;

  • Digital Transformation
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship

Partner Scholarships

The Firmenich Scholarship (Luxury Brand Management major only)


As a leading player on the global market of perfume-flavour creation, Firmenich is happy to contribute to first-class academic initiatives. Managing a luxury brand also requires a good knowledge of up-stream activities like design, communication, manufacturing… and why not perfume creation! Firmenich will thus award a scholarship to a dynamic, highly motivated applicant with an international profile.

This scholarship is offered to candidates interested in pursuing the Global MBA Luxury Brand Management Major only. The candidate must demonstrate financial need.

More information

Deadline: Closed for 2020 intake / Contact us for more information if you wish to apply to the 2021 intake.

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