The choice to study abroad is not only an academic decision, but also a financial one. Students need to be aware of the various cost involved in pursuing a Master’s degree at IÉSEG. Unlike some other countries, where international students pay a much higher tuition than domestic students, there is NO difference between tuition for French and international students at IÉSEG. There are a limited number of merit-based scholarships available each year. The French government also offers certain housing related financial help for students. Please check the various information in this section to better prepare you stay in France.

Tuition payment plan

The MSc in Fashion Management is a 3-semester program. The tuition for 2014 intake is 14,000 euros.
The payment can be made in two installments:

  • In order to confirm the acceptance of the offer, the student need to send a deposit of 1000 Euros (subject to change) to IÉSEG
  • After arriving at IÉSEG at the end of August, all international students have the following two options:
    • Pay the balance of the tuition for the entire academic program + additional fees
    • Pay only half of the tuition + additional fees at the beginning of the first semester in September, and pay the other half of the tuition at the beginning of the second semester in January

*Scholarship recipients will also need to make the deposit and the second installment, depending on the amount of the scholarship.

IÉSEG’s International Scholarships

IÉSEG’s International Scholarships are awarded to meritorious international students. The scholarship encompasses a tuition waiver from 10% to 50%.

All MSc in Fashion Management applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship and there are no specific application forms to be filled.
The admission jury will review all the accepted applications and make its decision based on the following, which are part of the application package :

  • Academic performance
  • Relevant working experience
  • English proficiency test

Selected recipients will be notified by email along with admission decisions.

Other Scholarships

The French government awards a certain amount of money every year to fund foreign students studying in France. Most of these scholarships (or in French, bourses) are given based on the recipient’s program of study (the degree he or she will earn from a higher education institution), or the recipient’s research projects. The duration of the scholarship depends on the program of study or the work involved. That being said, your results while in France, such as exams and research, can affect how much money you are awarded.
The following websites contain information on scholarships for international students who want to study in France:

All international students are encouraged to check with their own government to see if there are any scholarships available.

Working part-time

If you are an EU citizen…there are NO restrictions on your ability to work in France.

If you are a non-EU citizen…French law says that you have the right to work during your studies AS LONG AS you are enrolled in an academic institution that is open to the Student Social Security system. This means that, to work part time while in France, you must have in your possession proper identification or un titre de sejour that is also valid during the duration of employment. French legislation now authorizes foreign students to work a maximum of 964 hours per year.

With a carte de séjour, you prove that your right to study and work in France has been validated by OFII and Direction Départmentale du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionelle (DDTEFP).
Can a foreign student be paid for part-time work? There is a minimum salary law in France known as le SMIC (Salaire Minimum Interprofessionnel de Croissance), which is € 8.71 gross per hour (before the average 20% deduction for social security contributions).

Important: It is NO LONGER NECESSARY to obtain an APT (Autorisation Provisoire de Travail) to work during your studies (with the exception of Algerian students, for whom the APT statut actually rests, as defined by the Fraco-Algerien Accord of December 27, 1968).

Important: Keep in mind that working half-time in France will not allow you to cover all your expenses – it can only provide extra income.

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