KEDGE INTERNATIONAL POLICY
KEDGE’s international and European strategy is defined as follow:
“Strengthen our internationalisation within our fields of research and expertise as well as the establishment of local roots.”
KEDGE is aiming for global recognition, offering distinctive management training, innovative conceptual research and direct links to the world of business. The actions undertaken in this respect are aimed at rolling out the internationalisation of our activities in-situ and overseas, and increasing co-operation with areas and partners presenting special interest in the employability of our students.
KEDGEs' international development is a central subject that needs to:
- Drive the internationalisation of the students, teachers and administrative staffs
- Contribute to the quality of programmes, research, teaching as well as the life of regular and exchange students
- Show a point of difference compared to the French market and other international business schools
- Boost the international visibility of KEDGE BS and its campuses
- Build on the bridgeheads of our international campuses (Dakar, Shanghai and Suzhou).
This policy is set by the KEDGE Board of Directors, Senior Management, and the Head of International Development (member of the Executive Committee). The policy is applied by the various departments involved in international activities.
It is coordinated by a quarterly International Management Committee, chaired by the Head of Development, and attended by representatives from each Department collectively deciding upon transversal practices.
Regarding the choice of partners, the action plan is qualitative, transversal and proactive. It entails the following:
- Creating genuine connections that make sense with our strategic orientations, not simply having a vast number of partners.
- Finding partners commensurate with our status and selection criteria, not simply taking any opportunities that arise. Special attention is paid to the quality of university partners, including Erasmus Charter, accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA), ranking, research activity, English taught classes, prestige as a management education provider, and complementarity in fields of expertise.
Regarding geographical regions:
KEDGE’s partnerships cover more than 61 countries and there are no geographical limitations.
The school has nonetheless defined priority action areas:
- emerging countries (Latin America, Far East, Africa and the Middle East).
- Northern and Eastern Europe, Canada.
These areas strongly reflect KEDGE’s CSR positioning and embody its internationalisation strategy; they have universities and business schools that are recognised worldwide for their academic prestige, providing courses in English and offering added value to the employment market. These are often universities with which KEDGE and its campuses have a connection.
The strategy of developing inter-institutional agreements follows a philosophy embracing quality and academic standards:
Erasmus Charter, ranking, international accreditation, English taught classes, prestige.
If the partner institution meets these criteria, approval is determined by the head of international development. It involves an on-site visit (in 80% of cases), a written report, a “new partner” proposal, and validation by Management. Operational monitoring is provided by the International Office. The European specialist is responsible for the coordination with the partner institution and students (learning agreements, course managers, transcripts, intelligence and traffic monitoring).
For corporate mobility, internship agreements are established after validation of the objectives by a professor, who may also be responsible for supervising the Master’s thesis for the “Grande Ecole” programme.
Financial assistance for your trip abroad
The Erasmus+ scheme enables students to receive financial assistance for periods of study and internship based in Europe, more specifically in the following countries:
- Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom*, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany*, Greece*, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain*, Turkey, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia.
* Some partner universities, while having an Erasmus+ charter, are not eligible. List available upon request.
Financial assistance regardless of income
You can benefit from this financial assistance regardless of income. Grants are indexed to the cost of living in the country you are visiting.
- GROUP 1 :
- Destination: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
- GROUP 2 :
- Destination: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal
- GROUP 3 :
- Destination: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey
Conditions of eligibility
- Be a KEDGE student, either on an academic exchange with a European university that has signed an Erasmus+ charter with our school, or undertaking an internship in a European Union country;
- Go on an exchange visit lasting a minimum of three months or on an internship lasting at least two months;
- Apprentices are eligible for this help.
KEDGE has an Erasmus+ budget set annually by the European Commission. Grants are awarded according to the amount available. KEDGE reserves the right to partially finance the mobility of its students.
Eligible students must, in addition to their online application (form to be filled in depending on the home campus, see information on virtual campus), return documents specific to the fund which will be provided to them later on.
The online application forms, contacts and steps to follow are on your virtual campus in the ERASMUS scholarship section.
For any further information, you can contact:
Erasmus+ Disability Support
The Erasmus programme may allocate additional funding to help support students with a disability who wish to take part in an ERASMUS+ exchange. If you do have specific needs, please do share a full account of your individual circumstance.