At BSB, we are a small, close-knit community which means that we're able to give each individual student extra attention and support. Unlike at large universities with tens of thousands of students, at BSB, you are not just a number - you are unique!
To make your arrival as smooth as possible, we’ve organised a series of activities including services such as:
Watch our video to see what else happens during BSB's Welcome Days!
The main mission of Melting Potes is to welcome and support international students arriving at BSB in order to create a truly multicultural community. They run an ongoing Buddy Programme, connecting current and new international students to foster a welcoming atmosphere, start conversations, strengthen ties, and promote open-mindedness.
In 2019, BSB was among the first 15 schools to receive the label Bienvenue en France (Welcome to France) by Campus France, and one of the only management schools to receive this distinction. It has been granted for four years by Campus France and validated by an independent commission which looks specifically at the needs of international students.
As a hallmark of quality, the label is an important measure of the internationalisation and attractiveness of French higher education. The criteria assessed include: the quality and accessibility of information, welcome services, the reception facilities, the supply of information, housing, campus life, and the quality of post-graduation follow-up.
With the Bienvenue en France scheme, international students are guaranteed services to the highest national standard.
A dedicated welcome and support centre, The Hub provides all student support services.
We strongly believe that students thrive in an academic environment which is focused on personalised learning and customised support. From your very first days in France, we want you to feel comfortable in this new living, learning and working environment.
At BSB, we offer psychological support to help you manage stress, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and overcome difficulties such as addictions or diseases.
We also give you the opportunity to reinforce your soft skills and express your personality by:
Your tuition fees include:
At BSB, we offer the coaching and support you need to help find your purpose and fulfil your role in society, in your community and in a company or organisation.
Throughout your time at BSB, we help you to:
CAMPUS RESOURCES & SUPPORT WE OFFER TO ALL OUR STUDENTS
One of BSB's priorities is to promote and facilitate higher education for students with disabilities in accordance with our aim to train responsible entrepreneurs with strong ethics as outlined in the agreement with the Caisse d’Epargne Bourgogne Franche-Comte.
The BSB Handicap Mission in the Department of Personal Development and Support assists students with disabilities in our school and organises awareness-raising activities.
Download the free app TalkToo and you can contact any BSB student wishing to either practice a foreign language or help you improve your French.
Burgundy School of Business also offers you exclusive access to learn up to 22 languages via the Altissia app and e-learning platform.
Your tuition fees include:
We run an English for Academic Purposes support programme during term time, so you can improve your English while you study for your degree. The courses are free to all BSB students and cover topics such as:
If you are taking our Bachelor in Management degree programme, we offer a four-week intensive English course in Ireland or Canada during your first year. If travel restrictions are in place for students starting in September 2021, the course will be offered online (as it was in 2020).
English language entry requirements
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:
We offer a range of French courses for international students entering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes interested in improving or consolidating their French language skills. Depending on your study programme, you can have tutoring sessions for two to five hours a week, including evening classes.
With 66 nationalities represented on campus, you're sure to find a variety of languages spoken at BSB. Nearly 40% of our professors come from beyond France, and most of our International Relations team does too! Below is just a sample of some of the languages spoken in our department.
Our highly recognised Career Services are free to all BSB students and recent graduates.
To ensure you have a precise and operational career plan at every step of your journey, this department regularly runs outstanding events such as career fairs, workshops, one-on-one career advising sessions, webinars, drop-in days with employers, and industry presentations.
You will also have exclusive access to the Career Booster database, which contains salary guides and advertises the latest graduate vacancies, placements and internships offered by top employers worldwide. BSB will guide your career trajectory towards success at every stage of your education with us.
Individual coaches will help you enhance your employability and put you in contact with employers via dedicated company meetings and recruitment forums.
We also run thematic workshops to help you:
Through business meetings, courses, trainings or mentoring sessions, BSB graduates regularly come to campus to meet you, share their professional experiences, and invite you for internships or company immersion days.
Self-development is the key to a fulfilling academic and professional career. BSB brings in experts and professionals from the business world to support you throughout your studies, helping you identify your talents, find a career path that suits your personality, and build upon your unique strengths.
Thanks to our close ties with the business world, BSB allows you to deepen your knowledge of how certain sectors or business models work, and to develop your personal strengths even further.
Meet an inspiring leader such as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur every month. These game changers share their experiences and nurture your professional ambition.
With just a few clicks, you have access to all the internships, work placements or job offers of our partner companies. This tool is also a source of information and advice on how to be at the peak of your performance on the day of your interview. You can make an appointment with one of our BSB coaches to work together to help you achieve your professional goals.
To help your internship research, BSB organises a dedicated recruitment day in October. Multi-sector companies come to meet you to showcase their business and present their internship opportunities to you.
To support you in your search for an internship, BSB helps you organise meetings with companies that are ready to recruit you. Offers of internships, student jobs, preparation workshops - everything is done to boost your employability and put you in touch with recruiters.
What could be more effective than an immersion in a company to learn about a sector or a business? BSB organises Discovery Days during the year within the headquarters of our major business partners.
You’ll join our community of more than 16,000 graduates worldwide, which gives you support, knowledge-sharing and partnership opportunities throughout your career.
In France, registration for social security is free and mandatory for all students except those who have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You must register on the French Health insurance website.
In order to increase the amount of reimbursement of your health expenses, you can sign up for a supplementary health or mutual insurance policy ("mutuelle"). We also strongly advise you to subscribe to private insurance covering you for repatriation during your whole stay in France.
Via our Health Services Department and the Department of Personal Development and Support (DAP - Developpement et Accompagnements Personnels), we offer psychological support to help you manage stress, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and overcome difficulties such as addictions or diseases. Licenced psychologists or psychotherapists are always available on campus for students experiencing difficulties.
BSB also provides workshops on well-being and nutrition, and many of our student clubs are focused on sports which can help you keep fit, stay active, make new friends, and relieve stress. Other student associations encourage you to express yourself through art, culture, hobbies, or volunteering in civic engagement by acting on a personal mission or set of values.
Burgundy School of Business is extremely proud that Covid cases have been under control across our campuses due to the strong respect of the safety measures put in place for students and staff. Since 2020, there were only seven students who tested positive and immediately went into isolation, thereby protecting our community.
BSB has proactively adapted to government measures in order to continue teaching activities, adhere to guidelines, and enable students to have a productive, enjoyable experience at our institution. BSB's Dijon campus is currently open and following government safety measures.
You will be able to find a place to live before you arrive via our accommodation platform Studapart. There’s plenty of options to choose from such as apartments, studios, single rooms, shared flats, or a student residence. You can even choose to live with a local family or elderly person who will offer you a discounted rate in exchange for helping them with household chores or food shopping.
In France, you need to have a guarantor residing in France to book your accommodation. A guarantor adds a layer of financial security and vouches for your credibility. If you don’t have one, Studapart can act as your guarantor thanks to the BSB Studapart Guarantee. Alternatively, you can use VISALE, a free deposit guarantee designed specifically for international students 18-30 years old, or GarantMe can act as your guarantor.
When you’re ready to start looking for your accommodation, you can search and book through the Studapart platform.
Keep in mind that you can only finalise your booking once we have received your letter of acceptance.
Visit the website, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using your school’s login credentials or your personal email address.
Estimated living expenses in Dijon
With so much variety in France, your accommodation costs can range from €200 to €750 per month depending on your criteria (location, size, quality, furnished, etc.).
On average, you can expect to pay €400 in monthly rent, and between €40 to €100 per month on utilities (gas, electricity, internet, etc.).
In France, it is compulsory to have home insurance and civil liability insurance when renting. Some residences integrate this insurance fee into the rental cost. Otherwise, you can get it as soon as you arrive, either from a bank or an insurance company. Our team will guide you through this process during the Welcome Days.
Many international students also receive financial support to pay their rent. This housing subsidy can be up to €200 per month!
The CAF (Caisse d’Allocations Familiales) can pay you housing assistance in the form of an APL (Aide Personnalisée au Logement) or an ALS (Allocation de Logement à caractère Social). If you came to France on a visa, you must have a VLS-TS to benefit from the CAF housing aid. You may be eligible for housing benefits if:
The amount of housing benefit awarded depends on three things: