International students wishing to apply for a scholarship before studying at ESSEC,

please consult the following website ;

and click on the country you come from:

Excellence scholarships are intended to help the best foreign students of French-language high schools abroad to pursue high-level studies in French higher education

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The Excellence scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic criteria. 

The award value is determined and calculated by Campus France.

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded for a maximum of 5 years up to the Master 2 or equivalent level.

  • For ESSEC Grande Ecole, the CAMPUS FRANCE Excellence grant covers a maximum of 3 years :

    1. Pre-Master (after preparatory classes)

    2. Master's first year

    3. Master's second year

  • For the BBA, the French State scholarship covers the 4 years of schooling, as defined in the pedagogical regulations.

The Excellence-Major scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence to foreign bachelors who previously studied in a French secondary school abroad.

No age criteria, but an obligation to be enrolled in the final year of high school to submit an application. 

Deadline for applications at Campus France: Deadlines differs depending on the country, see on the differents website


The CEF procedure begins with the creation of a personal electronic application file, a process you can complete at your own pace. An application fee is charged.

If you live in one of the 36 following countries, you must use the online CEF procedure.

The CEF mechanism offers prospective students the benefit of guidance and support at every step in the admission process, from application to enrollment. It even allows applicants to apply for their visa online and to track the progress of their electronic application. 

           Applicants open a personal account on the Web site of the Campus France office in their country of residence. From there they follow a paperless procedure that enables them to submit applications for admission and to dialog with the staff of the Campus France office in their country and with representatives of the institutions from which they hope to receive an offer of admission (whether under the DAP program or not).

Click on the country you come from and follow the process: