Exchange students

EDHEC is pleased to welcome exchange students on its undergraduate level programme, taught in either French or English.

The school is affiliated with the Catholic University in Lille. Its two main campuses (Lille and Nice), and three executive campuses (Paris, London and Singapore), have over 6 200 full-time students enrolled and are offering highly competitive business degrees at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Since its creation in 1988, EDHEC International BBA’s mission has been to train aspiring young managers. Our goal is to reveal our students’ innovative and ambitious talents to lead projects and people in today’s global economy. Performance, reactivity, flexibility, originality and diversity are the dominant features of our learning project where the student is placed firmly at the centre of our attention.

Main contact

Manager, International Relations EDHEC BBA
Tel : +33 4 93 18 78 13
[email protected]


Academic issues for Incoming and outgoing students - Lille campus & Nice campus

Anne-Charlotte BERNARD
Tel : +33 3 20 15 48 55
[email protected]


Practical issues for Incoming students - Lille campus

Céline MARSY
[email protected]

Practical issues for Incoming students - Nice campus

[email protected]

Practical issues for outgoing students - Lille campus

[email protected]

Practical issues for outgoing students - Nice campus

[email protected]

The programme is divided into two 2-year cycles, over a four-year period. The first period focuses on adaptability and includes courses on general culture, company practices and learning about business basics. The second period concentrates on training the students to rapidly become operational managers. Concentrations in the third and fourth years explore five basic business sectors in-depth: Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and Audit.


Partner institutions will be asked to register the nominated students online. Each institution will receive an e-mail from EDHEC International BBA with the necessary information (URL, username, password etc). A confirmation e-mail will then be sent to each institution.

After nomination by the home institution, students will be asked to follow an online application procedure. Information on how to register will be sent directly to students via email. Exchange students must fill out their details online and upload the following documents:

  • EDHEC International BBA course choice form duly signed and stamped by home university (PDF)
  • 1 identity picture (headshot, jpeg format)
  • Copy of official transcript(s) of grades (PDF)
  • Copy of passport or national identity card for European students (PDF)

EDHEC International BBA offers French language courses to visiting students free of charge available on both on the Lille and Nice campuses during the fall and spring semesters. Several levels will be offered (beginner, intermediate, advanced-Business French) according to the chosen study programme.

Please check the International Student Office’s website:

Lille campus

On-campus: accommodation is offered to nominated students at the EDHEC residence. There are 2 options in the residence:

- Kots: Apartments shared by 8 students with private bedroom and bathroom for each student.

- Private studios: Individual apartments with private bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. These options are on a first come, first served basis so it is best to reserve early as student housing is on high demand.


Off-campus: the possibility of off-campus accommodation depends on the availability.


Nice campus

Off-campus accommodation available: The International Students Office will contact all exchange students to offer a range of housing options.

Visa: Prior to departure, students should check on the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to see if they are required to apply for a visa or not: Students who are not a European Union nor a European Economic Area citizen, must have a visa to study in France (even if they currently hold a residence permit for another European Union country). Exchange students are requested to provide the International Relations Office with all official mandatory documents on the day of the Welcome Session. Students who do not provide these documents cannot be accepted.

Visiting students coming from EEC countries must submit their European medical card.

Citizens from Quebec must submit the SE-Q-106 form.

Other students:

  • Staying as a fall semester student: Students must take out a special personal health insurance policy valid in France and for the period of their stay in France. Proof of their health insurance will be asked upon arrival.
  • Staying as a full year or spring semester student: Students must take out the French national health insurance scheme (sécurité sociale, cost +/- e220). It is mandatory (even if you have your own personal insurance in your country).


Visiting students older than 28, regardless of their nationality or duration of their stay, will be required to take out an international medical plan. Proof of their health insurance will be asked upon arrival.