PSB Paris School of Business is a European elitist grande école management school which combines academic rigour, international exposure and professional experience. PSB falls under Groupe ESG.
PSB specialises in courses in management, marketing and finance. PSB is one of the top european business schools and welcomes exchange students from all over the world.
Different degrees offered by PSB Paris School of Business are accredited by the French Government and the French Ministry of Education. They are also AACSB and IACBE accredited.
You will be studying at Olympiades Cluster Campus or Saint Ambroise campus depending on the courses you choose.
PSB Paris School of Business facilities and equipment are adapted to provide innovative education to combine success in education and quality of life:
Classrooms equipped with audio-visual (TV, projector or video projector)
Amphitheatres 70 to 250 people
Open access to multimedia rooms
Hall of financial markets entitled "Point Award"
Cafeteria offering hot drinks and candy dishes at low prices
Gym, room for gymnastics and dance
A documentation center can be found at the St Ambroise campus, where you can order books for consultation upon presentation of your Groupe ESG ISIC student card (or letter of acceptance). The library at St Ambroise is open during business hours. Borrowing books is free of charge; you can use the books in the library but cannot take them out.
All schools of the group also subscribe to various French and English newspapers that you can pick up in the hallway or in the corridor every day.
For further studies and researche, we recommend students to go to public or university libraries. The most important one is the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, which is the new National Library of France. It has impressive reading rooms and is mainly used for research.
The school has a partnership with one of the most famous online libraries: Cyberlibris. Cyberlibris‘s database contains over 6,000 management e-books in both French and English, in every major field of interest.
Wi-Fi is available on all campuses. Registration is necessary before using it. You will use the login details for the pole-esg.net extranet that will be provided to you upon registration. You will then be able to connect to the wireless networks of all campuses.
Pole-esg.net is the extranet platform where you will find information on the courses you are enrolled in, your grades, academic information, other student life information, internship offers, etc. Your login and password will be sent to you by email at your registration.
Other (Gym, clubs and societies)
There is a range of student clubs and associations for students to become members of: Theater/Arts, Junior Consulting, The Golf Association, Junior Bank Center, The Event Launcher Association, Humanitarian Association, The Website Association, PGSM Communication, The PGSM Newsletter. For more information visit: http://www.pole-esg.fr/ecoles-commerce-associations.html
The Buddy network organises various events and parties that exchange students are invited to.
Autumn Semester: September - January (exams included)
Spring Semester: Early January - Early July (exams included)
See the school's academic calendar for more details.
At the beginning of each semester, an orientation session take splace where you will meet the international office, as well as the other international exchange students and the members of the Buddy Network. After the meeting there will be a Welcome Party.
All students are required to attend this orientation session.
Important Note: Attendance is mandatory, more than 3 absences per course per semester leads to an F (fail grade).
The minimum language requirement to study at PSB in French is B2.
The teaching method in France is predominantly done through lectures. 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.
Solid, Above expectations
Passing grade – Very average, barely satisfactory
Lacks basic knowledge
Little, if any knowledge
You will be studying at Olympiades Cluster Campus or Saint Ambroise campus depending on the courses you choose. Students must take courses in one campus in order to avoid timetable clashes.
FRENCH SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take a minimum of 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by your Academic Advisor or Head of Programme, although you may want to register for more if you wish.
ENGLISH SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the courses approved by your Head of Programme although you may register for more if you wish.
Please note the following when selecting your modules:
French Language Courses
French language courses are available for exchange students (3 levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced).
Academic Progression following the study abroad period
Number of credits you will accumulate on the degree:
How your marks from the study abroad are used to calculate your final degree classification:
What happens if you fail credit whilst on the study period abroad?:
In cases where there is significant non-engagement with the year abroad, students could be exited from the programme.
Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at PSB Paris School of Business.
Living in Paris
Paris has an estimated population of more than 2,200,000 people. It is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. Paris is well known for its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts. Paris also hosts many international organizations such as UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
The cost of living in Paris
The metro is one of the least expensive in the world. A book of 10 tickets will cost you approximately €10.
Here are some average prices for everyday consumer products:
1 full-price museum admission: €7 to €9
1 sandwich: around €5
1 pizza: between €8 and €10
1 small coffee: €1 at the bar, €2 sitting down
1 full meal (starter, main dish, dessert, not including drinks): between €15 and €20 depending on the area.
1 baguette of bread: €0.80
1 beer in a café: €2 to €4
1 seat at the cinema: €9
More than 600 bus lines, metro, 3 tramway lines, RER (Regional Express Network), SNCF (National Railway Network).
Velib (free bicycle) is a public bicycle rental programmed in Paris, France. In order to use the system, users need to take out a subscription, which allows the subscriber an unlimited number of rentals. Subscriptions can be purchased at €1 per day, €5/week or €29/year. With a subscription bike rental is free for the first half hour of every individual trip; an unlimited number of such free trips can be made per day. A trip that lasts longer than 30 minutes incurs a charge of €1 to €4 for each subsequent 30-minute period. The increasing price scale is intended to keep the bikes in circulation.
Paris has an oceanic climate and is affected by the North Atlantic Current, so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures. Paris has warm and pleasant summers with average high temperatures of 25 °C (77 °F) and low of 15 °C (59 °F). Winter is chilly, but temperature is around 3 °C (37 °F) to 8 °C (46 °F), and rarely falls below the freezing point. Rain falls throughout the year, and although Paris is not a very rainy city, it is known for sudden showers.
For more information please view the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.
The housing service provides students offers rooms, studios and apartments near the school. The PSB Paris School of Business may also provide, if needed, rooms on the other network sites.
Check out the CROUS website for other information about the accommodation in Paris.
Have a look at this website and check out the apartment rentals in Paris.
Living in university housing
CROUS - Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Sociales
CROUS provides various housing services for students in private residences
39 Avenue Georges Bernanos
Tel: +33 1 40 51 35 77
Reception: +33 1 40 51 36 00
Housing Department: +33 1 40 51 37 21
The International Student Organization for Housing
27, rue Hénard
Subway Station: Montgallet
Tel: +33 1 53 17 08 10
L'oeil is an organization that helps students find housing in the private sector. Students can consult listings on the site at www.oeil-fr.com, and can contact landlords directly after paying a small subscription fee of EUR 80. Tel: +33 1 53 17 08 10
Living in Someone’s Home
You will find a complete list of apartments for young people, mixed housing and housing provided by religious organizations on the site: www.pariserve.tm.fr
The cost of living in Paris depends a lot on your lifestyle.
PSB Paris School of Business suggests the following:
A cup of coffee: 2 euros
A baguette: 0.80 euros
A sandwich: 4 euros
A meal at the University Restaurant: 2.90 euros
A meal in a fast food: 6 euros
A movie ticket: 7 euros (students)
Entrance to a museum: 7 euros (students)
A pizza: 8 to 10 euros
A taxi ride from CDG: 50 euros
A taxi ride within Paris: 10 to 25 euros
A furnished studio: from 600 euros per month
Internet at home: 40 euros per month
Monthly pass for subway: 56 euros
Cost estimation per month:
Accommodation: 400 – 800 euros
Food: 200 euros
Socializing and excursions: 100 – 120 euros
Transport: 60 euros
Books and academics: 40 euros
TOTAL: between 800 and 1200 euros
Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.
Students who have been nominated to study at PSB Paris School of Business will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.
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.
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/
A resident permit “carte de séjour” is required for anyone planning to stay in France for more than three months. When foreign students (outside the European Economic Area) arrive in France, they must be in possession of a D "Etudiant" visa (extended studies visa) with the written indication "carte de séjour à solliciter dès l'arrivée en France" (residence permit to be requested immediately on arrival in France) which is issued by the French Embassy in their home country. Any other visas (e.g. tourist short stay visa ) do not allow foreigners to stay in France for more than 3 months.
More information on Immigration Formalities.
This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.
International Relations Office
35 av. Philippe Auguste
Department: International Coordinator
Phone: 00 33 1 55 25 69 58
Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange
Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: