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The vast majority of candidates finance their MBA with a bank loan secured in their home country. International students are not allowed to apply for a bank loan in France without a French guarantor under French banking law. There are a range of other external scholarships and sources of financial aid for which Global MBA candidates may be eligible. These include scholarships available within your home country or via the French embassy.
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The French government has a number of different scholarships available for high-quality participants from all over the world, to be able to profit from the renowned education system in France. For more information contact the cultural service of the French Embassy in your country at
The EIFFEL Scholarship Programme offers financial support to high-achieving international candidates. This scholarship programme which many EDHEC Global MBA participants have benefited from is run by EGIDE and forms part of the French government's international cooperation initiatives.
There are a range of country-based scholarships and loan programmes which Global MBA participants may be eligible for depending on their nationality.
A search engine of scholarships available per country has also been created by Campus France at www.campusfrance.org
GMAC has also compiled a list of scholarships reserved for candidates of diverse backgrounds at
Candidates of all nationalities who have been living in France and working for the same company for more than two years are eligible for the FONGECIF (Fonds de Gestion des Congés Individuels de Formation). This allows candidates to maintain around 70% of their salary, have a large proportion of their tuition fees waived and the guarantee that their job will be held until the end of their MBA programme. Check more about FONGECIF at
While French banking laws do not allow international students to take out a bank loan, the majority of EDHEC MBA participants fund their MBA studies through a mixture of personal savings and bank loans from their home country. North American candidates will be pleased to know that EDHEC Business School is FAFSA-approved.