Financing Your Studies


financing your studies

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.





EIFFEL Excellence Scholarships

Description: This scholarship program is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Eligibility: Reserved for candidates of non-French nationality, double nationality included, no older than 30 years old at the time the selection committee will meet (around mid-March).

Amount: In 2015, this included a monthly allowance of €1,181 and covered costs of one international return journey and social security cover.

Procedure: Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by ESSEC on your behalf. Given the time restrictions, to be considered your application should be complete and submitted therefore in the first round of applications.
More details: CampusFrance - Eiffel Scholarship
CROUS Scholarships
Description: The French State grants higher education scholarships to help make it possible for students to finance their studies. These are awarded on a financial need basis.

Eligibility: Reserved for French citizens and international students residing permanently in France and enrolled in the program. You must provide French income tax statements for the two years prior to admission at ESSEC.

Amount: This is determined by the parent’s combined income.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted between 15th January and 30th April for the following academic year.

Procedure: Submit an online application together with the necessary documentation. To find out more about how and when to submit your application:
Serge Bellanger
Description: The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) Foundation provides aspiring young business leaders with invaluable learning opportunities that will help expand their career opportunities, promote cross-cultural dialogue and improve foreign language skills.

Eligibility: Reserved for American students attending an MBA equivalent in France and French students attending an American MBA program.

Amount:  Each scholarship is worth $10,000.

For more information and the application form: Serge Bellanger Scholarship


ESSEC Academic Excellence Scholarships

Description: To sustain the academic excellence of the MSc in Management and MSc in Finance programs, ESSEC Business School offers scholarships to the most outstanding international candidates.

Eligibility: Open to all applicants and awarded on the basis of the overall quality of their application i.e. academic excellence demonstrated in the file and in the selection interview.

Amount: Can cover up to 50% of total tuition fees.

Deadline: Applications are studied for each round of admissions.

Procedure: Scholarship decisions are made during the application procedure. There is no additional application to fill out or request to make. Selected students will be notified upon being offered a place on the program. 
In addition to the Academic Excellence Scholarship, each individual program offers various scholarship and financing options. For more details, visit the program pages below.