If the commission board finds that your background is strong but not complete enough in some required aspects, we may ask you to complete the program in 2 years (M1+M2) instead in order to build up your strengths and ensure your success.
The application portal is currently open. Application deadlines for the 2023 intake are as follows:
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE
ADMISSION RESULTS NO LATER THAN
October 18, 2022 12 PM Paris Time (Noon)
November 25, 2022
January 11, 2023 12 PM Paris Time (Noon)
February 20, 2023
March 8, 2023 12 PM Paris Time (Noon)
April 14, 2023
April 26, 2023 12 PM Paris Time (Noon)
June 5, 2023
STEP 1: Anticipate, prepare and take the tests
You will need to provide: - 1 Management test score - mandatory - 1 English test score - mandatory. The English test is not required if the applicant has spent at least 3 years in a higher education program completely taught in English.
* The tests must not be older than the years mentioned above at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in).
It can take several months to prepare and register for an exam slot for these tests. Keep this in mind before starting your application as without these test scores uploaded in your application file, it will be incomplete.
You can only apply once per program each academic year.
STEP 3: Upload your supporting documents
A complete application file includes the following items. Incomplete application will not be processed.
Authenticated copies of accredited degrees since high school (school leaving). While applying, if you do not have your final diploma that makes you eligible for the program, you can apply with an Enrolment Certificate, with an expected graduation date. Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of your diploma (or a certificate of completion).
Official or authenticated transcript copies of all academic terms attended since high school, including exchange programs (simple copies will not be accepted). Grading Scale details must be provided.
2 x References
One academic and one professional reference is highly recommended. It is the applicant's responsibility to enter details of both the referees as soon as possible to allow them to send the online recommendation on time. Once you enter their details and save, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the recommendation online.
All documents must be provided in English or French (except the CV). Official translations must be provided for documents in other languages by a certified translator.
STEP 4: Submit your application
Once you have completed your online application and have attached all the supporting documents, the final step is to submit your online application. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot make changes to your application.
Please keep in mind that there are several rounds of admissions. The deadlines to submit your application are listed in the table above.
STEP 5: Get your results
Your application will be assessed by the Academic Directors and an admissions committee. You will be notified about the results by email (refer to the above mentioned calendar).
If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by the Admissions Office to inform you how to confirm your place in the program.
If you applied for one-year program, please note that if the commission board finds that your experience or background is strong but not complete enough in some required aspects, you may be asked to join the two-year program instead in order to build up your strength and ensure your success.
STEP 6: Secure your seat
Following your admission, make sure to secure your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks.