KEDGE Business School: How to apply?

What are the prerequisites to enrol in one of our programmes at KEDGE as an international student? Here you will find information on different courses, eligibility, admissions, and how to get help.

As an undergraduate student, you have 2 options:

IBBA (International Bachelor in Business Administration)

A 4-year bachelor’s degree offering students a minimum of 2 years spent abroad and a year of professional experience.

Eligibility

  1. Entry in year 1 after your final year studying for a High School Certificate.
  2. Entry in year 3 after completion of 2 years of higher education.

The ideal candidate would have a vocation for international business, a good level of English and a 2nd foreign language.

How to apply?

Apply online at join.kedge.edu

Master in Management Grande Ecole

A 2-year Master’s degree designed around three key components of KEDGE’s key strategy: entrepreneurship, tech management and common good.

Eligibility

You can integrate the course after a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of higher studies spent out of France.

How to apply?

Apply online at join.kedge.edu

As a Postgraduate student, you have the following options:

Master of Science (MSc)

Our specialised postgraduate Master of Science programmes are courses fully taught in English and open to international students.

Eligibility

Short Track: If you hold a 4-year Bachelor’s degree (Bac+4 - equivalent to 240 ECTS credits), you can apply for the short track MSc.

Long Track: If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (Bac+3 – equivalent to 180 ECTS credits), you can apply for the long track MSc.

Level of English required for admission to the specialisation course: TOEIC 785 / IELTS 6 / IBT 79 / Cambridge First (B2) / Cambridge Advanced (C1) / TOEFL Home Edition (candidates with at least 1 year of studies or professional experience in an English-speaking country are exempted).

How to apply?

  1. Complete the online application form starting by creating an account. You will be prompted to pay a non-refundable 120€ registration fee.
  2. Submit your application form.
  3. Await our response. It will be reviewed by the KEDGE admission team within 10 days.
  4. Pay the application fee.

PhD programme

KEDGE PhD Programme (Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration) offers scholars the opportunity to become future faculty members in leading international business schools and universities. During their study, PhD students undertake research projects leading to academic publications. The course normally lasts three to four years of full-time study and consists of two phases: time dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies and time dedicated to providing teaching and research support.

Eligibility

A Master’s degree is expected in order to apply as well as full English proficiency. In addition, candidates will be selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interviews with their potential supervisor.

How to apply?

Please submit the following documents to ralf.barkemeyer@kedgebs.com:

  1. Application form.
  2. Statement of purpose (Cover letter).
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Proposal of a potential thesis topic related to research of the centre of Excellence targeted (the candidate should in particular identify - but not contact yet - a potential advisor among the professors from the Centres of Excellence).
  5. Grade reports of your MA and BA degrees.
  6. A pdf copy of your MA thesis or other research-oriented output (e.g. BA thesis, seminar papers, etc.). This work must be single authored.
  7. At least one reference letter 

Send your completed application (please do not use the KEDGE application platform).

In the header of your email, please clearly state your surname and the centre of Excellence you are applying.

If you wish to be considered for two centres, please send two emails.

Short-Term programmes

KEDGE offers several short-term programmes in specific fields:

  • Summer schools (June - July): You have the choice between the Digital Summer School offering flexible programmes that allows you to follow different thematic packages and the International KEDGE Summer School in the campuses of Bordeaux, Paris or Marseille offering you the opportunity to build your own programme according to your interests, needs, timing and budget.
  • Winter school (January): An immersive programme dedicated to Technologies, Management and Innovation over the course of a 2-week period. You can take 1 course or both as part of the package. This is an online led class divided between asynchronous and synchronous sessions.
  • Faculty-led international programmes: KEDGE is available to offer a tailor-made programme specifically designed to meet the needs of your institution/university/college. We are here to make your international programme a reality.

Eligibility

 Highly motivated and open-minded Bachelor or Master level students in good academic standing with a sufficient level of English.

How to apply?

Applications can be done from our dedicated platform.

You can also download our questionnaire or email us for more details, questions or support at: short-terms@kedgebs.com or short-terms-bordeaux@kedgebs.com.

Exchange programmes

KEDGE Business School is pleased to welcome more than 1000 international students every year. We welcome both Bachelor and Master students into different programmes.

Eligibility

The partner institutions can nominate their students on our nomination website.

How to apply?

Once nominated by your home institution, you can apply via our online application form and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Any questions about your application,  please contact us by email incoming@kedgebs.com or by phone on +33 5 56 84 63 17 for the Bordeaux campus and +33 4 91 82 779 78 for the Marseille Campus.

Selection period will run from October to July.

Required documents and prerequisites:

  • Copy of passport (for non-European students) or a national identity card (EU students only) valid for the whole length of their stay.
  • Official university transcripts in French and English (document provided by KEDGE and filled in by the Home Institution).
  • There is a minimum English language requirement for admission. The level for each of the tests accepted are 785 for TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), 6 for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and 79 for the TOEFL IBT (The Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language). Other certificates also accepted are Cambridge First (B2), Cambridge Advanced (C1) and TOEFLHome Edition.
  • For students willing to take courses taught in French, a proof of their French level is required (document provided by KEDGE and filled in by the Home institution).
  • there is no visa required for European students.
  • Non-European students from the following countries must apply for a French student visa at campus France: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Republic of the Democratic Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam.
  • Non-European students from other countries need to contact their closest French Consulate or Embassy to find out their own specific requirements.

It is strongly recommended you book accommodation before arrival. You can use our dedicated housing platform to help you in your search. 

To get guidance in your application process, download our 2022 application guidebook:

Download files

Application Guide 2022 (PDF - 579 kB) Orientation Scheme 2023 (PDF - 235 kB)
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