Funding your studies
Tuition fees for 2021 intake – Year 1 (*)
- French track: 8,600 € for Year 1, 8,600 € for Year 2, 8,600 € for Year 3
- English track: 11,000 € for Year 1, 11,000 € for Year 2, 11,000 € for Year 3
- Global track: 11,000 € for Year 1, 12,000 € for Year 2, 12,000 € for Year 3
- 2+2 track: 11,000 € for Year 1, 11,000 € for Year 2, 13,000 € for Year 3, 13,000 € for Year 4
- Guraranted rates during all the school curriculum.
- No administrative fees, no additional costs.
- Extended payment options available.
- Individual scholarships may apply (up to 2000 € scholarship according to admission results) :
- The academic year abroad doesn’t require additional fees.
- When choosing the apprenticeship programme, you do not pay tuitions fees.
Funding your studies
The ‘Paras Education Foundation (TPEF)’ is a financial consultancy helping all international students to obtain loans to finance their studies abroad, with an interest rate of around 8.5% per year (according to the Wall Street PLR evaluation) and a repayment period of 20 years. TPEF is present in over 40 countries. For more information, click here.
All foreign students have the right to work while studying in France, once they are enrolled at an institution that entitles them to student Social Security coverage (and they have a residence permit if they are not a citizen of the European Union). Foreign students are authorised to work a maximum of 964 hours per year under current legislation, which is 60% of the standard working time in France. Working part-time does not cover all expenses, it should only be considered a supplementary income. Important to know!
Foreign students also have the possibility of working within public higher education institutions. This involves contractual recruitment to carry out the following activities: welcoming students, assisting and supporting students with disabilities, tutoring, IT support and help with using new technologies, cultural, scientific, sporting and social events organisation, employment assistance and promoting the training on offer.
Scholarships from the French government
The Eiffel excellence scholarship rewards the best students wishing to pursue their studies in France at Master’s level in engineering, economics and law or political science. The scholarship is worth €1,200 per month. For more information, click here.
In addition to merit-based scholarships, the French government offers grants based on social criteria, that is, the resources of the students and their families. For more information, contact the AUF (agence universitaire de francophonie – francophone university agency) office in your country.
The Mediterranean Office for Youth supports the mobility of students and young professionals in 16 Mediterranean countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.
These countries have teamed up to make the Mediterranean a place for the exchange of knowledge and skills, key factors for development.
Scholarships from international organisations
International organisations like the UN, Unesco and the WHO also grant scholarships. Unesco publishes a guide to scholarships called ‘Study Abroad’, available from the website www.unesco.org. See also the special page of the Egide website. For students from the European Union, there are also scholarships awarded by the European Commission. Find out more at www.europa.eu.int.
Eiffel scholarships for international students
The call for applications is open for the Eiffel scholarship program of Campus France for the year 2021-2022.
The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed by the Ministry of Europe and French Affairs.
It is intended for international students aged up to 25 years for the master’s level and up to 30 years for the PhD level.
The Eiffel system makes it possible to finance:
- A Master’s level training
- A ten-month mobility within the framework of a co-supervision of a thesis (preferably in the 2nd or 3rd year of the PhD)
- Deadline for receipt of applications by MBS: 8 January 2021
- Announcement of the results on the Campus France website: week of 22 March 2021
Terms and conditions
- Nationality: this program is reserved for candidates of foreign nationality. Binational candidates who have the French nationality are not eligible.
- Age: Master’s level. The candidates must be no more than 25 years old on the date of the selection committee; that is, born after March 1995.
- At the PhD level, the candidate must be no more than 30 years old on the date of the selection committee; that is, born after March 1990.
- Origin of the applications: only applications sent by French institutions to Campus France are admissible. Applications submitted through other channels are not admissible. In addition, a candidate nominated by more than one institution will be rejected.
To withdraw an application form, contact MBS International Admissions .
Individual scholarships may apply (up to 2000€ scholarship according to admission results)
Terms and conditions of the international scholarship:
International Admission scholarship is awarded on the basis of the admission results obtained on the international entrance exam. This scholarship is deducted from the tuition fees of the first year of the integrated programme.
Scholarships are limited and are assigned according to candidates admissions results order.
Communication methods and validity of the scholarship :
At the end of the entrance exam, admission results are sent to the candidates via email with the information mentioning the award of the scholarship if applicable.
Candidates have to confirm their admission within fifteen days by paying the deposit. After this period, the scholarship is maintained for a period of one month.
Amount of the scholarship :
2000 euros scholarship granted to candidates who obtained an admission result higher than 17/20
1000 euros scholarship granted to candidates who obtained an admission result between 15 and 17/20
Assistance from Montpellier Business School
Specific solutions from Montpellier Business School
Discount: You will get a 3% discount if you pay your tuition fees in full by bank transfer within 15 days of the invoice date.
Cooperative education job: for students with low resources, Montpellier Business School has a specific curriculum, the cooperative education job, with a limited number of places available. This curriculum allows students to combine study with paid work (temporary, part time, fixed term), with three weeks working and one week studying according to a pre-defined schedule. The only requirement is that there is a proven work contract.
Apprenticeship: this formula allows you to follow all or part of the programme with your tuition fees covered by your host company. This contract also allows you to be paid.
Other funding sources: the internship year: students can spend one year working full time in a company during their “sandwich year” (between L2 and L3 for the Bachelor and M1 and M2 for the Master). The salary earned during this year can be a significant source of funding.
Montpellier Business School Foundation
For five years, under the auspices of the Fondation de France, Montpellier Business School Foundation has been leading initiatives for deserving students from France and developing countries and supporting the school’s young graduates in their business start-up projects.
This is done by offering merit-based scholarships, international scholarships and business start-up scholarships.
The Foundation also funds hosting internationally renowned teacher-researchers for conferences and specialised seminars.