Admissions, funding, visas
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• FOR CANDIDATES WITH A 4-YEAR BACHELOR (OR EQUIVALENT):
DURATION: 18 MONTHS including a 4-6 month internship
❱ | 13 900 € for the entire programme
❱ | Extended payment options available
❱ | Individual scholarships may apply
(up to 2000€ scholarship according to admission results)
• FOR CANDIDATES WITH A 3-YEAR BACHELOR (OR EQUIVALENT):
In order to accumulate 250 hours of courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits, candidates will be required to follow courses :
- Online : June – July
- On-campus : August
Upon validation, this will enable them to join one of the 5 MSc of their choice.
DURATION: 3 MONTHS + 18 MONTHS including a 4-6 month internship
❱ | 18 900 € for the entire programme : Pre-MSc + MSc
❱ | Extended payment options available
❱ | Individual scholarships may apply (up to 2000€ scholarship according to admission results)
Please note that our Masters of Science are full-time programmes only (no apprenticeship possible) and are fully taught in English.
HOW TO APPLY?
Application deadline: August 16 (noon – Paris time)
Intake 2021 information :
If the student isn’t able to travel to France to study at MBS for September 2021 intake due to sanitary crisis measures (visa blocked, frontiers closed), MBS is offering as an alternative to follow courses online during the 1st semester.
The student will be able to follow courses online and to join MBS on-site during the 1st semester at their convenience.
Please note that student will have to be on-site to take his 1st semester exams (no online option possible).
We invite you to contact us to know the exams dates applicable in your case.
Apply online (for September 2021 intake)
To complete your application, you will be required to upload the following documents :
❑ Photo (jpeg)
❑ Copies of degrees and academic transcripts of the last three years
❑ Copy of your identification (e.g.passport)
The MSc are open to students with four years of study after high school and do not require prior general or technical knowledge related to the subjects.
❱ | An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
❱ | English test (less than 2 years) :
- Montpellier Business School English test (free)
- or TOEFL (at least 80/120)
- or IELTS (at least 6.0/9)
- or TOEIC (at least 785/990)
English native speaker candidates ONLY will be exempted from the test.
❱ | Interview : The objective of the interview is to identify the candidate’s personal characteristics and its potential as a future manager. The questions asked during the prerecorded interview are intended to have a better knowledge of the candidate and to assess among other aspects, its ability to adapt, anticipate and integrate as well as its inquisitiveness and open-mindedness.
APPLICATION FEE: 90€
FREE TRAINING SESSIONS TO HELP YOU PREPARE THE INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION EXAM
The training sessions for the 2021 intakes are over.
Contact us at the end of the year to learn more about the 2022 intakes.
a. Opportunities for student loans from local banks.
In some countries, local banks can finance your studies in France. Write to our advisers for more information.
You can download the offer from one of our bank partners:
b. Opportunities for student loans from the ‘Paras Education Foundation’
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.
c. Jobs and work: Every foreign student has the right to work
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!
d. Student employment within the universities
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.
I. Scholarships from the French government
a. The Eiffel excellence scholarship
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.
b. Need-based scholarships
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.
c. Mediterranean youth mobility scholarships.
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.
II. 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.
III. Individual scholarships may apply (up to 2000€ scholarship according to admission results)
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.
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.
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
a. 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.
b. 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.
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.
Visas & residence permits
This is a guide to get you started on what you need to know about visas and residence permits.
1. For European citizens, residence permits are not required (nor visas).
2. If you need to get a visa, you should start the application process as soon as you can.
The procedure is the following :
Once you have been accepted by Montpellier Business School, and paid your deposit, you will receive a “lettre d’acceptation” (letter of acceptance) from Montpellier Business School.
Then, you should apply by going to the Campus France website of your country and fill in the on-line form. Campus France will guide you through the rest of the visa application procedure.
Please inform us of your Campus France identification number as soon as you have it.
Check on the link below the CampusFrance offices near you :
If you don’t find you country on the list above, you should contact your nearest French Embassy to apply for a visa once you have received the letter of acceptance from Montpellier Business School.
3. Residence permits
If you need a residence permit, you should apply as soon as you arrive in France. Montpellier Business School will assist you in getting your residence permit.
To obtain a residence permit, you must get together the following documents before your arrival in France, and bring them with you :
- A birth certificate translated into French by a certified translator (you can get this translated once in France- although it may be cheaper to do this in your own country)
- A financial resources certificate from your bank (converted into euros)
- A copy of your vaccination certification
If, during your academic year, you have to do an internship, you can do so without any work permit, you just need an Internship Agreement signed by yourself, the company and Montpellier Business School.
(*) Non contractual document. This document was created for informative purposes. Tracks, prices and conditions may be subject to change.