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BSB's application process

  • Before you apply, make sure you fulfil BSB's academic and language requirements.
  • Next, review our video tutorial or the handy checklist below showing you how to apply.
  • Finally, know what to expect after you apply.
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Good news! BSB has a rolling admissions policy, which means you can apply any time between November and June for a September start date.

However, it's better to apply as soon as possible because spaces on our programmes are limited in order to ensure small class sizes and individual attention.

Watch our quick How to Apply tutorial

Application steps

Watch our short video as International Admissions Managers Isabelle and Gwenaelle take you through the application process and share some helpful tips along the way.

Academic requirements

Undergraduate

International students can join the Bachelor in Management in Year 1 (for a 3-year course) or directly in Year 3 (for a 1-year course).

  • First year entry requirement: a non-French secondary school diploma.
  • Third year entry requirement: a non-French degree from a management programme equivalent to two years of higher education (120 credits based on ECTS).

Postgraduate

International students can join our Master's programmes with the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree of three years or four years in any field.
  • Three years of higher education validated by a diploma or an equivalent of 240 credits based on ECTS.

Language requirements

BSB's requirements for programmes in English

English language entry requirements for studying in France

If your first language is not English, then you must demonstrate that you have an appropriate level of English fluency to be eligible to study one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses. The level of English required depends on the course you are applying for.

If you studied for at least three years in an English-speaking institution, then you are exempt from the language exam requirement. You will be asked to provide a diploma or certificate confirming that you have been studying full-time in English for the past three years, including the country in which you studied, the programme details and length of time.

We accept the following English language qualifications for entry to our courses:

Programme

IELTS

TOEIC

DUOLINGO

TOEFL IBT

CES

Bachelor’s Degree
6.0
750
95
74-79
B2
Master’s in Management
6.0
750
95
74-79
B2
MSc Programmes
6.0
750
95
74-79
B2
MBA W&SB
6.5
785
110
82-89
B2
BSB's English Language requirements

Students from English-speaking countries

Applicants from most English-speaking countries will normally not need to provide further evidence of English language proficiency.

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Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
New Zealand
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
United States of America

BSB's requirements for programmes in French

French language entry requirements

As a truly international university, the majority of our programmes are offered in English; however, we also run several courses in French.

Even though these programmes listed below are taught in French, BSB expects you to have good English verbal and written communication skills, which will be tested during the oral motivation interview. Specifically, we are looking for the following English level equivalencies:

  • IELTS: 5
  • TOEIC: 700
  • TOEFL IBT: 54-60
  • Duolingo: 70

We accept the following French language qualifications for entry to these courses:

Programme

TCF/TEF

DELF/DALF

Bachelor’s Degree
B2
B2
Master’s in Management
B2
B2
MS CIVS – International Trade in Wine & Spirits
C1
C1
MS MECIC in Paris
C1
C1
BSB's French Language requirements

How to apply

Step 1
Fill in the online application form
Important tips

You can find the online application form via each individual programme page.

Required documents for application:

  • Your photo ID
  • Passport copy or identity card
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement for your studies at BSB (What are your motivations? What is your career plan?)
  • Copy of the last degree obtained or current enrolment certificate if still pending
  • Transcripts of official academic records for the past two years
  • Language test scores or proof of fluency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Any other diplomas, certificates or documents depending on the programme
Step 2
Pay the application fee

After attaching all the documents, you will be asked to review and validate your application and pay the €100 non-refundable registration fee.

The application fee must be paid online by credit card when you submit your application.

Please note that your application will not be complete until we receive payment of the application fee.

Step 3
Keep an eye on your emails!
Important tips

  • From the day you are sent a link for your video interview, you will only have three days to record your answers. After three days, the link will expire.
  • You will be able to test the video software before the interview begins, and we strongly encourage you to do so.
  • Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection and headphones for maximum sound quality.
  • This is not a two-way dialogue. You will be given a list of questions and you will record your answers to each question.
  • Once you start the recording, you cannot re-record your answers again - you will have only one attempt.
  • When the interview begins, read the questions carefully. Use the 30 seconds to prepare your answers and 1-2 minutes to record the answer.
  • Please also have your passport on hand because you will have to hold it up to the screen for proof of identity.
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Getting ready for your video interview
You will be sent a link to schedule your online admission interview as part of your application to our programme.

We want to learn more about you, your experiences, your interests in BSB, expectations, and your academic ambitions.

The 30-minute interview will take place on the EasyRecrue platform; your answers will be recorded for our admissions team to view later.

After you apply

Step 4
Receive your acceptance

Are you one of the lucky ones? Congratulations!

To secure your place, you will be expected to pay the deposit within 20 days of receiving your Pre-Acceptance Letter. The deposit can only be paid via online bank transaction.

The amount of the deposit will vary according to your chosen programme.

After the payment of your deposit is confirmed, you will receive your Final Acceptance Letter within two business days.

View deposits and payment plans
Step 5
Make two very important appointments
2 Appointments you can't miss

1.  Contact Campus France to validate your application.

2.  Then apply for your visa with the embassy in your (nearest) country of residence.

Preparing for your visa appointments


The French consulate will most likely ask you to provide them with the following:

  • An official acceptance letter into one of BSB's programmes. This should be on officially headed paper, featuring your full details, the details of your programme of study and the start and end dates of study.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for living in France. The current amount required is €615 per month, which can be shown with a bank statement, a guarantor’s letter or a notice of funding from a loan, scholarship or grant.
  • Proof of a return ticket home. Often this is in the form of the actual ticket or reservation showing the date of departure, but it can be a handwritten statement of intent, including your anticipated travel dates.
  • Proof of medical insurance (minimum cover €30,000.
  • Proof of accommodation which can be shown in the form of student housing confirmation, a certificate of board and lodging, or ‘attestation d’accueil’ (if you’re living with friends or relatives).
  • Proof of proficiency in French if you are enrolled in one of BSB's French-taught courses.
Step 6
Prepare for your departure
  • Book your accommodation on our dedicated platform Studapart.
  • Book your flight to France at least two weeks before the start of term to ensure you are on time for Welcome Week and the beginning of the semester.

Programme

Welcome Days

Classes Begin

Bachelor in Management
9-10 Sept
14 Sept
Master in Management
31 Aug - 1 Sept
2 Sept
Most Master programmes
27-28 Sept
4 Oct
MSc Wine Management
16-17 Sept
20 Sept
MBA*
6-24 Sept
27 Sept

* As a BSB student enrolled on the MBA Wine & Spirits Business, you can benefit from an optional French as Foreign Language Intensive Course taking place before the MBA programme begins. For no extra cost, you can receive 45 hours of classes (15 hours per week) from September 6 to 24.

Support at every step

The BSB Team is here for you at every stage of your academic journey. Contact us or book a time in our calendar.

We look forward to helping you!

Tuition and payment plans for studying in France

Tuition fees are guaranteed for the entire duration of your programme.

They include:

  • Courses and lectures
  • Access to our campus facilities and our Learning Centre (open six days a week from 8:30 am to 10 pm on weekdays)
  • And when applicable:
    • Field-trips costs
    • One or two semesters of academic exchange in one of our partner institutions (excluding transport and accommodation)

Tuition fees vary depending on the programme you apply for

Once you are admitted, a deposit is necessary to confirm your application and secure your seat in the classroom. The deposit amount varies depending on the programme and is deducted from the global tuition fee amount.
Explore our programmes

Tuition fees and deposits

Programme

Campus

Annual Fees

Deposit Amount

Bachelor in Management
Dijon
€8,200
€4,000
Bachelor in Management
(3rd year entrance)
Dijon
€9,200
€4,000
Master Grande Ecole/ Master in Management
Dijon
€11,500
€4,000
MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking
Dijon
€14,000
€4,000
MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour
Lyon
€14,000
€4,000
MSc Artificial Intelligence & Digital Technology Management
Lyon
€14,000
€4,000
MSc Luxury Management & Innovation
Dijon
€14,000
€4,000
MSc Arts & Cultural Management
Dijon
€14,000
€4,000
MSc Green Tech & Sustainable Societies
Lyon
€14,000
€4,000
MSc Wine Management
Dijon
€17,000
€5,000
MBA Wine & Spirits Business
Dijon
€29,000
€9,000
MS Commerce International des Vins et Spiritueux
Dijon
€14,500
€4,000
MS Management des Entreprises Culturelles et des Industries Créatives
Paris
€11,000 EU/ €14,000 non EU
€4,000
Tuition fees for BSB programmes 2021

Timeline of payment schedule

The deposit needs to be paid three weeks after you are offered admission to BSB. The rest of the tuition fees are divided into two equal parts, 50% to be paid in September and 50% to be paid in January.

A helpful example

If you are admitted to our Master in Management programme for the September 2022 intake, your payments will be as follows:

For the first year of studies:

  • A €4,000 deposit paid 3 weeks after admission
  • + €3,750 to be paid in September 2022
  • + €3,750 to be paid in January 2023
  • = €11,500

For the second year of studies:

  • €5,750 to be paid in September 2023
  • + €5,750 to be paid in January 2024
  • = €11,500

Questions? 

We understand some students might face unexpected events in the current global environment context. We want to make sure you are able to fulfil your studies in the best condition; therefore, if you are admitted and this payment calendar appears to be challenging to follow, please email us and we will do our best to find a solution for you.

Contact us
Questions about tuitions fees and more

Other expenses for international students

Beyond your tuition fees, there are a few other expenses you should be prepared for when studying in France.

Student and Campus Life

CVEC: Contribution à la Vie Etudiante et de Campus
  • This is the only mandatory additional fee international students need to pay to come to France (in addition to the visa cost and Campus France cost).
  • Since this required for all degree-seeking students, you will need to show proof of payment upon arrival at BSB.
  • It is a one-time fee of €92.
  • It allows international students to access a wide variety of services and resources such as: the national CROUS system (offering affordable housing and student dedicated cafeterias), sports and activities throughout the year, artistic and cultural events (concerts, expositions, workshops), and free reproductive health services.
See the Campus France website to learn more and follow their steps to register for the CVEC.

Living in France as a student

Living expenses in France are quite affordable, with reasonable rent on accommodation, plenty of student discounts and free events to keep you entertained on any budget.

Student Housing

Life in France

Financial aid for international students in France

Burgundy School of Business runs different fundraising projects with profit and non-profit organisations to further support international students in their studies at BSB. For the September 2021 intake, BSB offers over 60 scholarships of either a 50% or 25% reduction in tuition for talented students coming from all around the world.

In order to guarantee a fair allocation, scholarships are assigned based on merit and the geographic area where the candidate has obtained their last degree.

How to apply for a scholarship

Good news! There is no separate scholarship application process. All students admitted to BSB will be considered for a scholarship and if eligible, the amount will automatically be deducted from their tuition. 

When we award merit-based scholarships, we evaluate students based on the following criteria:

  • GPA and transcripts
  • University or high school of origin
  • Quality of the application file, with special attention given to the cover letter and resume
  • Oral motivation interview results
  • Test results for certain programme entry (if applicable)

Scholarship Deadlines

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances.

40% of the scholarships will be assigned to international students who apply by 15 February 2021

50% of the scholarships will be assigned to international students who apply by 30 March 2021

The remaining 10% of the scholarships will be distributed by 31 May or the general application deadline on 1st July

Don't delay -  Apply now!

Accommodation support for BSB students

As a BSB student, you are eligible for a housing subsidy to help with the monthly rent of your accommodation. This financial support can be up to €200 per month! There’s plenty of options to choose from such as apartments, studios, single rooms, shared flats, or a student residence.

Our team in Student Services can help you with any questions, and you can find a place to live before you arrive via our online accommodation platform Studapart.

Learn more about student housing
Life in France

Additional support from BSB Foundation

BSB’s Foundation is a fundraising initiative that supports the following activities:

  • Offers Coup de Pouce grants of up to €2,000 to students who are facing unexpected life events or financial insecurity.
  • Provides funding for BSB students who are also aspiring entrepreneurs to enable them to hire an intern (approximately €500 per month for 6 months).
  • Sponsors a student project with a humanitarian or social objective in France or abroad.

Part-time work rights for international students in France

International students are allowed to work 20 hours per week while studying in France.

BSB's Career Services Department runs a series of events to help you explore various career paths, visit companies and meet inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs. We also have an online platform with the latest internships and job offers, and we'll coach you through the application and interview process.

Learn more about career services

Student discounts across France

Culture

 

France is famous for its culture and as a student here, you will soon find out why! There's something to explore on every corner, from art to theatre to cinemas and heritage sites. There's always an exhibition happening somewhere, and music and dance festivals pop up across towns throughout spring and summer. Many national and state museums are free - as are libraries for BSB students - and you'll benefit from discounts when you show your student card at many venues across the whole of France and even in wider Europe.

Travel

 

With an excellent rail network and the high speed TGV train line, you’ll be zipping around the country in no time! The Carte Jeune grants you discounts if you are under 28 years old, and there’s plenty of options for cheaper or last minute tickets too. Travelling by bus or rental car can often be cheap and convenient , and there’s a variety of low-cost airlines giving you easy access to the rest of Europe. Within many cities such as Dijon, you'll find reliable trams or metro lines and free 30-minute bike rentals.

Food

 

All BSB students have access to the national CROUS system (Centres Régionaux des Ouvres Universitaires et Scolaires), allowing you to have low priced, balanced meals at almost any university in France. Naturally, you'll find a wide variety of cuisines at cafes and restaurants or pop-up food stalls. And for the real French experience, you can't miss our weekly local markets offering fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and pastries, prepared dishes, regional specialties, and more.

Border measures and traveling restrictions:
 
Follow this link for Campus France travelling updates
Vaccination: It is highly recommended by the French authorities to be vaccinated before traveling to France to allow all students to follow their courses in person. For those who were not able to be vaccinated before their arrival in France, the government has allowed all international students to be vaccinated in France.

Getting your student visa for France

Before travelling to France and starting your adventure with us at BSB, it's important to obtain the correct documentation. Below are a few tips to help you apply for a student visa and enable you to travel stress-free.

Do you need a visa?

EU students

If you are from the European Union, European Economic Area, or Switzerland then you are not required to apply for a visa; your national identity card or passport will suffice. Exception being Ukraine, Serbia, Belarus, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia,
United Kingdom

Non-European students


If you stay less than 3 months in France

Depending on your country of residence, you might need a short-stay visa. Check these resources to find out more:

If you stay more than 3 months in France

You will need to obtain a long stay visa called a VLS-TS (visa long séjour valant titre de séjour) before your arrival. Check that your passport will be valid for the entire length of your stay in France and apply for your visa on the Campus France website or at your nearest French consulate or embassy at least 3 months before your departure.

Tip!
You must validate your visa within 3 months of arriving in France.

Students from certain countries

If you come from one of 46 countries, you need to follow the "Etudes en France" visa procedure.

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Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, and Vietnam.
Tips and resources

Our student orientation will also cover all the important administrative steps to help you upon arrival.
Download our free pre-arrival guide

Getting a residence permit in France

Your student visa will be equivalent to a French residence permit if your study programme at BSB is less than one year. For a longer stay, you will need to renew your residence permit before the end of the first year of your studies. You can do this directly via the French Ministry website, or our team in Student Services will be happy to help you with your application. We encourage you to start this process sooner rather than later.

We will also help you at the beginning of the university year to obtain a student residence permit if you fall under one of these specific cases:

  • You are under the age of 18 upon arrival at BSB
  • You have a type-C visa
  • You are a non-European resident in an EU country

Important dates in 2021

Programme

Welcome Days

Classes Begin

Bachelor in Management
9-10 Sept
14 Sept
Master in Management
31 Aug - 1 Sept
2 Sept
Most Master programmes
27-28 Sept
4 Oct
MSc Wine Management
16-17 Sept
20 Sept
MBA*
6-24 Sept
27 Sept
Student Welcomes day in BSB
* As a BSB student enrolled on the MBA Wine & Spirits Business, you can benefit from an optional French as Foreign Language Intensive Course taking place before the MBA programme begins. For no extra cost, you can take advantage of 45 hours of classes (15 hours per week) from September 6 to 24. If you are interested, please contact the MBA Programme Assistant, Ms Florence Saiz at florence.saiz@bsb-education.com.
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