On each ESCP campus, you'll find a team able to help and guide you for your visas and residence permits, your accommodation, your health and personal insurance coverage, your scholarships, your student cards, your health, your career-related projects, but also for sports activities and more.
A VISA is what allows you to enter the country where you will be studying. It is recommended that you begin the visa process two to three months before your date of departure. You can begin the process by going directly to the relevant Embassy in your home country or your place of residence.
A RESIDENCE PERMIT is what allows you to stay in the country after your arrival. You must apply for your residence permit upon your arrival to the country. The UK is the only exception to this rule as residence permits do not exist. ESCP will help you through the process of securing your residence permit.
Visas and Residence Permits
If you are staying in Germany for longer than 90 days, and do not already have a visa or residence permit from another EU Schengen member state, you need to apply for a visa two months before your departure by contacting your nearest German Embassy.
If you already have a valid visa or residence permit from another EU Schengen member state or if you enter Germany without a visa (Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea or the USA), you must apply for a German residence permit within the 90 days following your arrival.
You may consult the Federal Foreign Office website. for further information.
Important information for EU and Swiss nationals.
The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, and from 1 January 2021 the UK will implement a points-based immigration system (PBS).
This means from 1 January 2021, if you wish to study more than six months at a degree level (e.g. Bachelor and Master in Management programmes) and do not already live in the UK or have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, you will need to meet specific requirements and apply through the PBS (Student Visa Point-Based System) to do so. You will also need to pass relevant checks, including UK criminal record checks.
You can continue to visit the UK for up to six months without applying for a visa, and may participate in a wide range of activities including tourism, visiting family and friends, and short-term study (e.g. MBA in International Management and MSc programmes). You can enter the UK with an ID card until 30 September 2021 (for visits of less than six months).
Irish citizens’ status will continue to be protected as part of Common Travel Area arrangements and therefore will not require permission to come to the UK except in a very limited number of circumstances, and Irish citizens will not be required to apply under the new points-based immigration system.
For more information on the points-based immigration system, EU students can download this guide.
General information on obtaining a Student Visa for Non UK/EU students can be found here.
General information on obtaining a Standard Visitor Visa for Non UK/EU students coming to London for one semester can be found here.
I am currently in London and I have a visa which will soon expire. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, I am not able to leave the UK and return to my home country. What can I do?
If you intend to leave the UK to return to a country or territory currently listed amber or red but have not been able to do so and you have a visa that expires before 30 September 2021 you may request additional time to stay, known as ‘exceptional assurance’.
There may also be exceptional cases where you may be unable to return to a country or territory listed as green where that nation has closed their borders or where quarantine facilities are temporarily over-subscribed in which cases you may also request ‘exceptional assurance’.
This is applicable for holders of Tier 4 or Student visas, Standard Visitor visas, and Short-Term Student visas. Please submit requests online and follow the guidance here.
Can EU students coming to study in London for one semester use the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) in the UK?
Students coming to the UK from an EU country to study for one semester who fall ill or have a medical emergency during a temporary stay in England can use a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by their home country to access healthcare. Planned treatment is not covered by the EHIC.
Students coming to study for more than six months, including EU residents, will need to apply for a Student visa. As a part of the application, they will pay an Immigration Healthcare Surcharge and have access to NHS services during their stay.
The documentation required to travel to Spain varies according to the country of origin.
- If you are a citizen of an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you will need a valid passport or ID card.
- If you come from another country, you are required to have a valid current visa in order to enter Spain. Please consult the information updated on the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Please contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your residence country at least three months before your departure to get all the information about the visa process (deadlines, supporting documents to provide etc.).
If you plan on staying in Spain for longer than six months, you need to apply within 30 days after your arrival on Madrid Campus for a Tarjeta de estudiante extranjero (Foreign Student Card).
Visas and Residence Permits
There are different kinds of visas available in France. The procedure for getting a residence permit varies based on what kind of visa you obtain.
Please contact the French Consulate or Campus France in your residence country at least three months before your departure to get all the information about the visa process (deadlines, supporting documents to provide etc.).
Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area do not need a visa.
Non-European students must apply to:
Long-Term Study Visa ( Visa de long séjour pour études – VLS-TS)
This visa is the one you need if you will be in France, on the Paris Campus of ESCP for one semester, or one academic year.
In some particular cases, a long-term study temporary visa can be issued. It will last up to six months and is non-renewable.
Once you have obtained your relevant visa, you must apply for your French Residence Permit (Carte de Séjour), within two months following your arrival at the Paris Campus. The Student Affairs Office on the Paris campus will help you with that OFII process once you are in Paris.
Specific Visa for Pre-Master Non-EU Students
Visa “Entry Exam” (or “étudiant-concours”)
You have applied for this visa if you took our admission exam in France.
With this specific visa, you will be able to apply for a renewable one-year resident permit without coming back in your home country.
Check here with Ministero degli Esteri if you need a Visa and the documentation required.
Your Visa should be for study purpose (type D).
We recommend that you contact the Consulate closest to your residence three months in advance to ask for a complete list of documents needed.
Usually, these are requested:
- Visa application form
- Passport and copies of your previous visas (your passport must have a least two blank pages)
- Travel medical insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Italy and the entire Schengen area
- Means of subsistence (the financial statement, proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay)
- ESCP Turin Campus Certificate of enrolment (ask for it at email@example.com)
A residence permit (permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio) is mandatory if you are a non-European student staying in Italy longer than 90 days.
The residence permit is issued by the local Police Department (Questura - Ufficio Stranieri) of the student’s living town in Italy.
The Student Experience Office will support you for the entire procedure, they will contact you at the beginning of the academic year with instructions.
Financing Your Studies
Evaluate the total costs of your studies
Please take into account the cost of living on different campuses. Costs will vary depending upon the type of accommodation and lifestyle.
- ESCP scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit or financial need, and your course of study at ESCP.
- ESCP Scholarships cover only tuition fees; scholarship award amounts are deducted from the tuition fee bill.
- ESCP Scholarships may not, in any way, constitute living expenses.
For more information on the scholarship process and deadlines, please see your programme’s webpage.
If you are in the Master in Management programme and studying on the Paris campus, it is possible to acquire a one or two-year apprenticeship. In order to apply, students must be fluent in French and no older than 30 years old at the time the apprenticeship contract is signed.
If you are offered an apprenticeship, in addition to your salary, your company will also pay your tuition.
Working part-time may sound overwhelming when adding it to a full study load, but it does not have to be. You can find something you are good at or have a curiosity about and use that interest to make the time you spend earning, enriching as well. For example, you may know how to play a musical instrument but never find the time to practice or to play a few tunes. Why not begin giving private music lessons to share your knowledge with someone else while getting paid for your practice time? This is just one of the numerous part-time work possibilities you can begin to explore.
Here are a few of the most popular paths to supplement your income, to get your thoughts flowing:
- waiting tables/bartending
- deliveries (Deliveroo, Ubereats)
- driver (Uber, Kaptain)
- pet care
You can always contact the staff on campus for more information and advice.
ESCP Europe has partnerships and is working with banks to help students when arriving at one of our campuses.
Attention! Bank loans are only given to residents of the bank’s country!
In order to have more information, contact your campus’ Student Affairs office.
Are you looking for accommodation?
Every ESCP student receives -when admitted to the school- a Welcome Pack with a lot of practical information in it, including a full Housing Guide describing all the possibilities, offers and services on each ESCP campus.
Also, note that ESCP students have preferential access to housing platforms with offers displayed for them.
You can always contact your campus Student Affairs team for more information about your campus' accommodation possibilities.
Arranging a Disability Access Plan at ESCP
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For 4 years now, it has been the School's policy to enable all persons with disabilities to follow its programmes.
Arranging a disability access plan is possible for all ESCP students, whatever the program, general education (MiM, Bachelor, MS, MBA in MIM, Doctoral Program ...) or continuing education (Executive Education), and whatever the campus (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin, Warsaw)
Upon your admission and as soon as possible, get in touch with the Federal Disability Officer, nurse Justine Malbec.
An adjustment of studies will make it possible to provide alternative arrangements to compensate for a disability or illness. This adjustment must be reasonable, based on your specific circumstances and compatible with the means available within the School. The medical center services are confidential. If needed, the disability access plan may be renewed every academic year.
Four Step to Follow:
- Get in touch with the Federal Disability Officer, Justine Malbec (Medical Center nurse)
- By mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- And/or by Visio
- And/or by physical appointment (Paris République Campus)
- Study of the medical report by the Medical Center doctors (School Doctor and/or the School Psychiatrist) and suggestion of adjustments
- The suggestion of adjustments by the Medical Center to the Director of Studies
- The final confidential agreement signed between the Director of Studies and the Medical Center for one academic year.
Examples of special arrangements for exams:
- Extra time
- Use of the School's computers
- Use of a personal computer after being checked by staff to ensure that they are free from any material giving an unfair advantage in the examination
- Assistive technology, or use of specialist software or equipment
WARNING! The tuition arrangement is valid for one academic year only, except for special cases*. The information is communicated to the student as soon as it is put in place. The arrangement is renewable each academic year after a review by the medical centre; however, this renewal is not automatic and must be requested each year by the student.
Mise en place d’un aménagement de scolarité à ESCP
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Depuis bientôt 4 ans, la politique de ESCP Business School est de permettre l’accès à tous ses programmes d’études à tout étudiant en situation de handicap ou souffrant d’une maladie invalidante.
La mise en place d’un aménagement de scolarité est possible pour tous les étudiants de ESCP Business School, quelque soit son programme, formation initiale ( MiM, Bachelor, MS, MBA in MiM, Doctorat …) ou la formation continue (Executive Education) sur tous les campus de ESCP Business School (Berlin, Londres, Madrid, Parin, Turin, Varsovie).
Dès votre admission, et le plus rapidement possible, vous êtes invités à prendre contact avec la référente handicap de ESCP Business School, Justine Malbec. (infirmière)
Afin de compenser une situation de handicap ou une maladie invalidante, l’aménagement de scolarité permettra à l’étudiant de poursuivre sereinement son cursus académique. L’aménagement doit être raisonnable, pérenne dans le temps et en adéquation avec les modalités de fonctionnement de l’école, afin que l’étudiant ne subisse pas de difficultés supplémentaires. Toutes les données personnelles médicales sont conservées de manière confidentielle. Si nécessaire, l’aménagement de scolarité peut être renouvelé chaque année académique.
Quatre étapes à suivre
- Prendre contact avec la référente handicap fédéral de tous les campus de ESCP Business School, Justine Malbec (Infirmière)
- Par mail email@example.com
- Et/ou Visio
- Et/ou lors d’un entretien personnel (Paris République Campus)
- Étude du dossier médical et de la demande d’aménagement par le médecin scolaire et / ou le psychiatre.
- Suggestions d’aménagement de scolarité transmises par la référente handicap au directeur des études du programme.
- Accord d’aménagement final signé entre le directeur des études du programme et le pôle médical pour une année académique.
Exemples d'aménagements spéciaux pour les examens :
- Temps majoré
- Mise à disposition d’un ordinateur de l’école
- Utilisation de son propre ordinateur, calculatrice après vérification par un chargé de programme ou surveillant
- Utilisation d’un logiciel spécifique à un handicap, agrandissement de la police de caractère
ATTENTION ! L’accord d’aménagement de scolarité est valable une année académique seulement, sauf cas particulier*. Cette information est communiquée à l’étudiant dès réception de son accord d’aménagement et de la mise en place des aménagements. Celui-ci peut être renouvelé chaque année (après étude du dossier médical) si cela est nécessaire, mais le renouvellement n’est pas automatique. Il doit absolument être demandé par l’étudiant lui-même.
The careers service
Focused on your career
The ESCP Careers Service helps you to identify your professional objectives to ensure your career prospects. Located on each of the six ESCP campuses, the Careers service provides you with the advice, data and tools to connect you to companies.
Acquire new skills and attributes
Through the Careers Service, you will benefit from :
Connecting Businesses & Students
Linking talent European Career Accelerator helps students to succeed in their career and extends the corporate network. As a platform for job and career information, it aggregates together students, companies and alumni.
Linking Talent - European Career Accelerator is the ESP Europe entity which creates value by connecting stakeholders :
- Companies and institutions
- Young graduates and Alumni
- Professors and colleagues
European Career Team
The European Career Team consists of career experts, who have knowledge of local labour market and country specifics. They provide students with directed, relevant and targeted advice on specific industries and countries.