If I have a science or technical background can I still apply to programmes in KEDGE Business School?
Absolutely! We look at your academic performance and your motivation and passion for the programme you are applying for. Your science or technical background combined with a business degree from KEDGE will arm you with dual competencies, giving you competitive advantage in the job market.
Does KEDGE have an age limit to apply?
No. There are no age limits to apply for KEDGE. If you are applying for a Masters degree you need to have a bachelors degree and if you apply for the bachelors degree, having a high-school degree is an absolute must.
What are the application deadlines?
Normally, KEDGE courses start in the first week of September. You can apply to these courses up to one year in advance and up till June 30th. As the saying goes, ‘The early bird gets the worm’ if you apply well in advance , before February you can take advantage of the Early Bird Waiver which can give you a 15% reduction on your tuition fees.
Does KEDGE offer scholarships?
KEDGE offers four different scholarships. They are based on the timing of your application, your educational/financial background, or your academic performance during your academic year at KEDGE.
Can I pay the course fees in instalments?
Yes it is possible to pay the course fees in instalments. But after you have been admitted in the programme and before you start classes you have to pay 50% of the course fees to obtain the visa papers. The remaining 50% can be paid in installments only if you have a French Bank account.
How do I apply for a French long-stay visa?
Passport holders of the Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA), Andorra, Monaco and Switzerland do not need to apply for a visa. For everyone else they need to apply for a visa. The visa procedures differ from country to country.
I do not know anything about Marseille or Bordeaux? Will KEDGE provide me pickup assistance from the airport?
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Does KEDGE offer on-campus accommodation?
KEDGE offers rooms in student residences near campus
Do you need to know French in France and KEDGE? Does KEDGE provide classes in French?
It is not compulsory to know French, but it is extremely beneficial. To conduct your day-to-day chores it is imperative that you have an operational level of French. This will also assist your profile when you apply for an internship/job in France. To help you improve your French you can enroll in the French classes taught in KEDGE.
What are the administrative formalities I need to complete after I reach KEDGE?
If you have CESEDA R311-36 written on your visa then you will have to apply for your residence permit at the OFII office within three months of reaching France. If you are below 26 years of age you will have to pay the French Health Insurance fees, approximately 215 euros. This will enable you to get a 70% refund on your expenses in case you fall ill.
How can I open a French bank account?
You have two options :
What kind of weather can I expect while studying in KEDGE?
Marseille is blessed with 300 days of sunshine
Is it possible to work part-time while studying?
Yes, it is possible. By law you are allowed to work 20 hours per week. If you have an operational level of French you can work in restaurants, movie theatres, malls, supermarkets, etc. But we recommend that you come here, attend a few weeks of classes and decide if you can cope up with studies and a part-time job. The reason we are saying this is because KEDGE programs are intensive and will consume more than half of your day. The rest of the day is given for revision and assignment completion.
If I am staying off-campus, how do I travel to and from college?
As well as being in a national park, KEDGE is also well connected to the rest of Marseille. Depending upon where you stay, you can take a bus from arterial hubs in Marseille called Castellane and Metro Dromel. You can reach these areas comfortably from anywhere in the city by taking a tram, metro or bus. Travel to and from Talence campus : either by bus (bus stop “Ecole de Management” right in front of the School), tramway (trom stop “Doyen Brus” 800m from the school) or bike. Talence is very close to Bordeaux and it takes only 25 min by tram or bus to get to the center.
What kind of extra-curricular activities can I enjoy at KEDGE?
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What are the dates for vacations in an academic year?
During an academic year at KEDGE you have two weeks of holidays for Christmas. The dates normally for these holidays are from 18th of December to 3rd January. These dates are tentative, and may change according to the calendar.