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.
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).
International students can join our Master's programmes with the following requirements:
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:
Applicants from most English-speaking countries will normally not need to provide further evidence of English language proficiency.
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:
We accept the following French language qualifications for entry to these courses:
You can find the online application form via each individual programme page.
Required documents for application:
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.
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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.
The French consulate will most likely ask you to provide them with the following:
* 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.
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 fees are guaranteed for the entire duration of your programme.
If you are admitted to our Master in Management programme for the September 2024 intake, your payments will be as follows:
For the first year of studies:
For the second year of studies:
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.
Beyond your tuition fees, there are a few other expenses you should be prepared for when studying in France.
CVEC: Contribution à la Vie Etudiante et de Campus
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.
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 2024 intake, we are offering the following financial aid to our international applicants:
Early Bird of 10% discount applies to all BSB programmes except the MBA SWSB.
To qualify for the "early bird" discount, students must complete the following steps:
*Early Bird discount applies to the first year tuition only.
For the 2024 intake, BSB is offering up to 100 merit-based scholarships covering up to 50% of the tuition fees on the 1st year of study for talented international students holding an international diploma.
All students holding an international diploma/degree admitted to one of BSB’s programmes are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
To apply, the student must complete a scholarship application form and write a short letter describing their motivations. They should outline why they feel they should be awarded a merit-based scholarship.
Criteria to select outstanding students are:
Students who are awarded the grants must accept within 3 weeks by paying the deposit. If the deposit is not paid within this timeframe, the scholarship will be withdrawn. The merit-based grant will be deducted from the tuition fee instalments and do not affect the deposit amount.
* Please note that scholarships and early bird discounts are non-cumulative. Only one of these discounts can be awarded per student and the highest discount will be deducted from first year tuition fees only.
The sooner you apply, the greater your chances.
Merit – based scholarships will be awarded monthly from the 15th of December 2023 to the 15th of June 2024 by the Scholarship committee.
Deadlines for scholarship applications are:
Decisions on scholarships should be announced within 10 days of the deadline dates listed above.
We are happy to inform you about our partnership with Prodigy Finance to help our international students find flexible student loans. The loans can cover up to 100% of your tuition fees, depending on your individual eligibility.
Courses supported by Prodigy Finance:
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.
BSB’s Foundation is a fundraising initiative that supports the following activities:
*Please note, the BSB foundation is allocated on a case by case basis; applications will only be considered after students have fully enrolled at BSB. The grant cannot be used to assist with deposit or course fees during the application process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must validate your visa within 3 months of arriving in France.
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: