Financing Your Studies

Financial Aid


ESSEC is committed to providing a quality business education to talented students at a cost that is within their reach. Scholarships, apprenticeships, company partnerships and agreements with financial institutions make this goal possible by supporting both academically gifted students as well as students with demonstrated financial need.

Financial Aid


Apprenticeship is one way some students choose to finance their studies at ESSEC.

The work study program allows students to alternate course work with real-world professional experience.  The company with which a student signs an apprenticeship agreement covers the tuition fees and pays the student a salary during the entire term of the contract.

Apprenticeships are available to students in the MSc in Management and certain Advanced Master’s programs under the age of 26 who have a certain level of proficiency in French. 

Bank Loans

Banks in Cergy offer ESSEC students loans at preferential rates, which can be paid back following graduation.

ESSEC has also established a partnership with the bank Le Crédit Lyonnais in Cergy to offer financing that covers full tuition fees for any of the academic programs.

Loan applicants are required to have a guarantor who is a French citizen, living in France, who earns enough to cover the monthly loan payments. Additional fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

Loan Amount: Variable

Duration: can last approximately eight years including deferred payment


  • 1000Mercis
  • Accenture
  • Accor
  • Air France
  • Alstom
  • Areva
  • Arkema
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Auchan
  • Bain
  • BNP Paribas
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Bouygues Immobilier
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Buffalo Grill
  • Caisse des dépôts et Consignations
  • Cap Gemini
  • Carrefour
  • Celine
  • Chanel
  • Christian Dior
  • Compass Group
  • CSC
  • Daher
  • Deloitte & Touch
  • Disneyland Resort Paris
  • EADS
  • EDF
  • Editions Nathan
  • Eramet
  • Ernst & Young
  • Etam
  • Fnac
  • France Télécom
  • GDF Suez
  • Givenchy
  • Guerlain
  • Havas
  • Henkel
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Janssen Cilag
  • KPMG 
  • Kurt Salmon
  • La Poste
  • L’Oréal
  • LVMH
  • Mac Kinsey
  • Mapa
  • Marionnaud
  • Mazars
  • Michelin
  • Natixis
  • Nestlé
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Peugeot- Citroen
  • Pfizer
  • Philips
  • Pierres et vacances
  • Plastic Omnium
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Printemps
  • Renault
  • Réunion des Musées Nationaux
  • Rhodia
  • Roland Berger
  • Samsung
  • Sanofi aventis
  • Schneider Electric
  • SFR
  • SNCF
  • Sodexo
  • Société Générale
  • Thales
  • Total
  • Volvo
  • Wrigley
  • Zara