EDHEC Business School Nice and Lille

EDHEC (Écoles des hautes études commerciales du nord) is a French “grande école” specialising in business and management, founded in 1906. EDHEC Business School offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education on its campuses in Lille, Nice, Paris, London, and Singapore. Regent's students can choose from the Lille or Nice campus for their SPA.

The goal of EDHEC Business School is to "train current and future executives via teaching and research programmes geared to the needs of the economy and businesses. This objective is enshrined in the 'EDHEC for Business' strategy".

• Small private university on the Cote d'Azur in a sunny location (Nice)
• Consistently ranked in the Top 5 French Business Schools
• Students enjoy the facilities and classes

EDHEC Business School consistently ranks among the top 3 business schools in France, with an excellent reputation in the area of finance research.

EDHEC Business School holds triple crown accreditation. It is EQUIS accredited by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Education), and AMBA accredited for the EDHEC MBA and Part-Time Executive MBAs programmes. It is also accredited by the AACSB and the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

Campus facilities

EDHEC offers cutting-edge technological facilities, including a  digitally networked library open to all students and a trading room, a key training facility in finance. Lille campus also accommodates a sizeable
entrepreneurial hub, comprising the André Mulliez Centre, the EDHEC Young  Entrepreneurs incubator and the Réseau Entreprendre headquarters.


The library offers you access to a wide range of electronic and print resources. Computers are available for research purposes only and the tables are equipped with sockets for portable computer connection.  The library also offers WiFi access.

Other (Gym, Sports, Club)

EDHEC is proud of the numerous student associations it offers and the students are proud of their association's success. This is the occasion for students to mix hard work with pleasure in the development of a project linked to a field of interest.

Some of the EDHEC student associations have become annual events such as the televised week-long regatta involving more than 200 crew from all over the world The Course Croisiere EDHEC , the glamorous Young Designers international fashion show, held this year in the famous Palais des Festivals in Cannes and the challenging Raid EDHEC, involving 5 days of extreme mountain biking, canyoning and rafting in the back lands of Nice.

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Academic calendar

Induction week:

Presence to the Induction Seminar is mandatory.

Semester Dates:

Autumn semester: Beg September - End January
Spring semester: Beg February - End June

There is no Pre Semester language course. If you want to brush up your French before the semester, you can take a course at the Alliance Française; contact Madame Michel on:
Telephone: +33 4 93 62 67 66.

Semester dates can vary according to your choice of courses.

Academic life

The teaching method in France is predominantly done through lectures. However at private universities teaching methods also include smaller groups such as seminars.

In general the academic year runs from September to June.

The Grading System in France ranges from 0 to 20 with 0 being the lowest and 20 being the highest. 10 - 12 is considered to be a pass mark with further details outlined below:

10-12 Passable, 12-14 Assez-Bien, 14-16 Bien, 16-20 Très Bien. Highest : 20, Pass : 10, Lowest : 0.


Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details

Passing requirements

Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at ESPEME Nice or Lille for students who have disabilities.


Living in Nice

Nice is a very nice city located in southern France.

Local food culture, which includes pissaladière, a pie with onions and anchovies sauce; socca, a type of pancake made from chickpea flour; bouillabaisse and various fish soups; "Stockfish" (traditionally pronounced as "Stoquefiche" (French spelling) with special emphasis on the first "e"), farcis niçois, vegetables stuffed with breadcrumbs; and salade niçoise, a tomato salad with green peppers of the "Corne" breed, baked eggs, tuna or anchovies and olives.

In the past Nice welcomed many immigrants from Italy (who continue to make a large proportion of the population), as well as Spanish and Portuguese immigrants. However, in the past few decades immigration has been opened to include immigrants from all over the world particularly immigrants from other parts of the world, mainly former Northern and Western African colonies, as well as southeastern Asia. Traditions are still alive, especially in the folk music and the dances.

Living in Lille
A vibrant city on all fronts, Lille is very popular with students. It is the main city of France's fourth largest metropolitan area (consisting of Lille, Roubaix, Tourcoing and their suburbs). It is located to the country's north, on the Deûle River. It is the capital of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais région. It is also the préfecture (capital) of the Nord département. It lies near the border with Belgium.
With over 144 000 students, the metropolitan area of Lille is one of the first student cities in France. The Catholic University was founded in 1875. Today it has law, economics, medicine, physics faculties and schools. Among the most famous is EDHEC Business School (ESPEME) founded in 1906. In 2006, the EDHEC Grande Ecole Programme ranked 7th in the Financial Times ranking of European Masters in Management. It was previously 12th in 2005 for the same ranking.

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To get help finding accommodation you can ring the CROUS (00 33 4 92 15 50 50). You will also find information on accommodation in the information pack sent to you by ESPEME. Please visit ESPEME's website (click on Vie Campus) for more information.

Espeme Nice provides students with a list of private landlords (updated once a week) before their arrival.
There are also a few places in a hall of residence (priority is given to students staying in Nice for the whole year).

The Van Gogh residence accommodates EDHEC Business School students.
The residence comprises 100 apartments just five minutes walk from EDHEC at 11 rue Auguste Pégurier.
Each apartment is furnished and equipped with a kitchenette, shower room, and telephone and television sockets. 
Leases run for one year, but time-shares may be arranged between two students for different periods of the year.
The apartments are eligible for the APL housing allowance. Resident's tax is payable by the student.
For all information on this residence please contact:

Tel. +33 (0)
Fax. +33 (0)
You can also contact:
Nice CROUS - http://www.crous-nice.fr/%20
218 avenue des Fleurs
06050 Nice Cedex 1
Tél. +33 (0)


To get help finding accommodation, please contact the Association Campus Edhec:Tel. 00 33 3 20 15 45 97 or the CROUS: http://www.crous-lille.fr.

The student residence located in the heart of the Campus has 297 rooms. Two types of accommodation are available: 15 communal eight-room apartments and 177 individual 18m² studios.

Applications should be returned directly to SERGIC, along with supporting documents, by e-mail to campusedhec@sergic.com or by fax to +33 (0)

You will be notified of the success of your application no later than a week after receipt of all the requisite items. No incomplete applications will be examined.

You can also contact the CROUS Logement en ville (City Accommodation) service for information on the residences and financial assistance for which you can apply.

CROUS Service du Logement en Ville www.crous-lille.fr
74 rue de Cambrai 59000 Lille France

Cost of living

ESPEME suggest following: (prices in euros)

Private student residence: From 320 per month

Private room in a flat: From 300 to 450 per month

Private flat: From 400 to 460 per month

House insurance: 40 or 60 including theft insurance per year

Electricity: 45 per month

Fixed telephone line subscription: 12-14 per month or 24 every two months

Water: 8-10 per month

Local residence tax: Usually corresponds to one month rent per year, required in October 2007 for a stay on January 1st 2007

Lunch meal in the campus cafeteria: 4 per meal

Food budget will be somewhere between 125 and 250 per month

Books: 100

Local transportation (bus, metro) single ticket: 1.30 per ticket

Local transportation (bus, metro) weekly subscription: 15 per week

A flight Paris-Nice (single ticket), full rate: 292

Return train ticket Paris-Nice, full rate: 171


Students who have been nominated to study at ESPEME Nice will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  

You must provide evidence of having an appropriate, comprehensive health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.


Visa requirements

Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) do not require a visa to study in France. All other nationalities need a visa and should contract the French consulate, 21 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2EN, Tel: 020 7073 1200, Fax: 020 7073 1201, Website: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org%20

More information on Immigration Formalities




Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: France
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

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