About France

France is a country located in Western Europe, with several overseas islands and territories located on other continents.Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as L’Hexagone ("The Hexagon") because of the geometric shape of its territory. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its main ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.France is the largest country in the European Union by area and the second largest in Europe behind Ukraine.



The French educational system is highly centralized, organized, and ramified. It is divided into three different stages: primary education, secondary education, higher education.The Programme for International Student Assessment, coordinated by the OECD, currently ranks France's education as one of the best in the world, being neither significantly higher nor lower than the OECD average.

Higher education in France is divided between mostly-private grandes écoles and public universities. Grandes écoles are considered more prestigious than universities (tellingly, the term literally means "great schools", "elite schools"), and they are generally much more selective than other higher education institutions. Universities considered as Grand_Établissement are also very well recognized. They belong to the public system, and carry out a large part of French academic research.

Universities that we represent


Management education

The leading Schools of Management in France are called Grandes Ecoles and they are an integral part of the French higher education system. Their degrees are fully recognised by the French Ministry of Education.

The alumni hold key positions throughout businesses and industry both in France and abroad. The elite Grandes Ecoles of Management owe their prestige and global reputation to the following key factors:

  • rigorous and competitive selection on entry at a national and international level
  • high quality education blending theory and practice
  • relevant, up-to-date curriculum
  • personalised attention to students’ learning and progress
  • outstanding faculty with academic and professional backgrounds
  • commitment to advancing management research
  • close contacts to the business world through internships and consultancy projects
  • extensive international networks and study abroad opportunities
  • long tradition of welcoming international students
  • management programmes taught in English and French
  • integrated foreign language teaching
  • effective career guidance and placement
  •  well-established alumni associations
  • international quality recognition through accreditation: AACSB, EFMD (EQUIS/EPAS),AMBA.

Admission Process

    Application procedure – 3 steps

    1. A written test

    The GMAT test is for candidates who have chosen an English route to the Business School.
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    The deadline for submitting the above test results is 30th April 2010.

    2. A completed Application form

    3. An interview in French or English in the applicants home country or closest centre

    The Admissions tutor will inform all candidates of their result. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. Only one interview will be necessary to apply to all schools.

    Assignment process – 4 steps

    1. The Board of Admissions will then review the candidate’s application form, written and oral results. Results will be sent to applicants’ e-mail. Applicants who have satisfied the entry requirements will be informed of the schools in which their application has been successful.

    2. Candidates will then be required to rank the schools according to their preference (putting their first choice first).

    3. The applicants will be assigned a place depending on:
    The grade obtained by the candidate in each school
    The rank the candidate has assigned to the chosen schools

    4. The applicant will then be assigned to a school. Once places have been assigned no changes will be permitted.