"A gradual and partial lifting" of the restrictions that were set to slow the spread of coronavirus will start from june 15, 2020
France followed recommendations from the European Commission. Last Friday, a press release from minister of home affairs Christophe Castaner and minister of foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed the easing of the ban. Non-essential crossing of the borders will be eased for travellers from outside the Schengen area, gradually restoring free travel from july 1st, 2020. « This re-opening will vary according to the health situation in each country, and accordingly with the arrangements agreed at European level by then », the ministers said.
International students visas and residence permits processed in priority
« Exceptions to remaining restrictions will apply to students, as well as highly-skilled non-EU workers » the ministers said. Hence, international students will be able to come to France, regardless of their country of origin, and the arrangements for them will be facilitated. Their applications for visas and residence permits will be processed with priority.
Gradual re-opening of KEDGE french campuses
All the programmes on french campuses have an intake in october. In the meantime, for students to be able to participate in as many classes on campus as possible, KEDGE is already taking all measures to keep them safe from COVID-19 spread, and will comply with all rules laid down by health authorities.
If by then, you are not able to be on campus, you will be able to attend all classes online and won’t miss any course. Indeed, distant learning was implemented for KEDGE students since the beginning of confinement. It has proven to be effective with a high rate of satisfaction. Teachers were able to maintain high quality standards as well as the obtention of credits by setting up online exams.
To date, the implementation of the new school year 2020-21 is planned with distance and face-to-face teaching depending on the evolution of the situation. Among the main principles leading to the preparation of the new school year are the following:
- Optimized face-to-face teaching in respect of barrier gestures
- Scalability in both directions
- Staggered intake for some programmes
- Delayed intake for international students
All the information related to COVID will be updated as soon as we receive it on the Welcome Kedge website. This website also guides you in your first steps in KEDGE community, registration information, housing tips, campus tour, formalities, etc. Feel free to contact the dedicated service through the contact page for any further information. The student office is available as well for any further request.