FAQ: JOIN A SCHOOL IN FRANCE (SAI)

 

1. General application rules 

Business:  

To what program do I apply through Join a School in France ?
Join a School in France is a selection process that allows you to apply to our 5 member schools (Audencia Business School, emlyon business school, ESCP Europe, HEC Paris, SKEMA Business School) for the Master's in Management program only.

Do I need to apply for each school separately? 
No, you apply for the 5 schools at once. 

Engineering:   

To what programs of ESIEE Paris can I apply through Join a School in France?
Join a School in France is a selection process for the following programs:
  • M.Sc.(Master of science) of Management of Technologies - Information Systems
  • International Master of Computer Science for Intelligent Systems
  • International Master of Electronics - Wireless Communications
  • International Master of Electronics - Micro-Nano-Technologies
  • International Master of Electronics - Networks and Internet-of-Things (IoT)

Fashion

To what programs do I apply through Join a School in France?
Join a School in France is a selection process for 3 fashion schools and their following programs:
  • Institut Français de la Mode

    • Programme Postgraduate de Management Mode, Design et Luxe (taught in French)
    • M.Sc (Master of science) International Luxury Management (taught in English) 
  • La Fabrique

    • Manageur-Développeur produit de la mode et de l’habillement (taught in French)
  • Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne

    • Designeur-Concepteur de mode Master 1(taught in French)
 
2. Application requirements 
 
I will graduate next year in July, can I apply? 
Yes you can. Applicants may fill an application in the same year they obtain their degree. 

I will be more than 30 when I take the selection tests, can I apply? 
No you cannot. You must be 30 years maximum during the year you apply to Join a School in France

 
I have a non-French Bachelor but I was not outside France during all three years, can I participate in Join a School in France?
Your application will be submitted to Join a School in France member schools who will decide if you can apply to their Master in Management. You can be accepted by a school but not necessarily all 5 of them.
 
Should I have studied particular courses to be able to participate in Join a School in France?
No, the selection is opened to all applicants whatever their degree as long as they meet the application requirements.



 
APPLY FOR THE MASTER IN MANAGEMENT

 
1. Applying online 

Can I apply to several sessions? 
Application to several sessions is not allowed. You can apply to only one session per year. However, you may ask to transfer to another session. In order to do that you have to send an e-mail to Join a School in France with your full name, your application number and the session for which you wish a transfer.

What happens if I do not pay Join a School in France application fees?
Your application will not be considered complete and thus you will not be considered as an applicant to the Join a School in France member schools.

I chose to take the TAGE MAGE test, do I also have to pay the fees to the FNEGE if I already pay Join a School in France application fees?
Yes, as Join a School in France does not organize the TAGE MAGE test. This test is organized by the FNEGE.

Can I pay my application fees in foreign currency?
No, the payment must be done in Euros only. You can proceed to the payment by following this
link.


 
2. Standardized written tests 

How can I send my TAGE MAGE score to Join a School in France?
Please upload your score in your online application.
 
How can I send my GRE score to Join a School in France?
You must ask for your official score report to be sent to at least one of Join a School in France member schools  www.ets.org/gre/

 
  • School Code :
    • Audencia Business School : 5489
    • emlyon business school : 0761
    • ESCP Europe : 1387
    • HEC Paris : 3623
    • SKEMA Business School : 834
 
How can I send my GMAT score to Join a School in France?
Visit the following page and select the program “Service des Admissions Internationales”.


Do you accept the GMAT "test taker copy"? 
No, the schools will only accept the "school copy". However, we encourage you to upload your test taker copy as soon as you have it. We will replace it by the school copy as soon as we received it.

What GMAT score will be take into account if I have several scores? 
We will take into account your best GMAT score, as long as it is received before the application deadline.

What happens if Join a School in France does not receive my written test score before the application deadline? 
You will be declared absent to the written test and thus your application will not be considered for eligibility.

Are there minimum scores required for the written tests? 
There are no required minimum scores.


 
3. English tests 

Do I have to send an English test score to Join a School in France?
If you are not a native English speaker, you will have to send us an English test score before the deadline indicated in the selection rules.
If you have studied 3 years or more in English, you do not need to take an English test. However, you will need to send us an evidence that all your courses were taught in English. 
 
What are the English level tests accepted by Join a School in France?
You can take either the TOEFL (IBT or PBT), the TOEIC (Listening and Reading, or Speaking and Writing), the IETLS or Cambridge.
 
What happens if Join a School in France does not receive my English test score before the deadline indicated in the selection rules?
The English test is part of Join a School in France member schools’ evaluation of your application. If this information is missing we cannot send your application to the member schools.


 
4. Interview 
 
There is no interview center in my country, where can I take the interview? 
Under some specific circumstances, Join a School in France can open new interview centres. The applicant must ask for this by email when applying online.


 
5. Other 
 
How can I get detailed information on the Grande Ecole degree course? 
You will find the link of the brochures on the front page of our website. If you need more information, please contact directly the schools.
 
Should I apply to each school directly to show my motivation? 
The result will be the same but you will have to do several applications. Through Join a School in France, you apply once and your file is sent to all 5 schools. At the end, you receive your admission result and you choose which school you want to enroll in. The schools make their admission choices independently. This does not affect your chances of being accepted by all five schools!
 
I have finished my studies; can I upload a professional recommendation letter rather than an academic one? 
Join a School in France member schools strongly prefer to see academic recommendation letters. However, if you cannot provide 2 academic referees, we will accept 1 academic recommendation letter and 1 professional recommendation letter. If you no longer have contact with your professors because it has been a while since you graduated, then we will accept professional recommendations.



APPLY FOR A GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING 

 
1. Eligibility conditions 

I will graduate next year in July, can I apply? 
Yes, you can. Applicants may fill an application in the same year they obtain their degree.
 
I have a non-French Bachelor but I was not outside France during all three years, can I participate in Join a School in France?
As an exception your application will be submitted to Join a School in France member schools. Only the schools will take the final decision regarding the eligibility of your application.


 
2. Step 1: Applying online 
 
What happens if I do not pay Join a School in France application fee?
Your application will not be considered complete and thus you will not be considered as an applicant to the Join a School in France member schools.
 
Can I pay my application fee in foreign currency? 
No, the payment must be done in Euros only.


 
3. Step 2: Standardized written tests 
 
Do I have to send an English test score to Join a School in France?
If you are not a native English speaker, you will have to send an English test score to Join a School in France before the deadline indicated in the selection rules.
 
What are the English level tests accepted by Join a School in France?
You can take either the TOEFL (IBT or PBT), the TOEIC (Listening and Reading, or Speaking and Writing), IETLS or Cambridge.

What happens if Join a School in France does not receive my English test score before the deadline indicated in the selection rules?
The English test is part of Join a School in France member schools’ evaluation of your application. If this information is missing in your application it may affect negatively your evaluation.


 
4. Other 

I have finished mu studies; can i upload a professional recommendation letter rather than an academic one? 
Join a School in France member schools strongly prefer to see academic recommendation letters. However, if you cannot provide 2 academic referees, we will accept 1 academic recommendation letter and 1 professional recommendation letter. If you no longer have contact with your professors because it has been a while since you graduated, then we will accept professional recommendations.
 
Can I get statistics information concerning Join a School in France last and recent applications?
Join a School in France does not communicate on statistics as these remain confidential to the schools.



 
APPLY FOR A FASHION SCHOOL

 
 1. Eligibility conditions 

I will graduate the next year in July can I apply? 
Yes, you can. Applicants may fill an application in the same year they obtain their degree.
 
I have a non-French Bachelor but I was not outside France during all three years, can I participate in Join a School in France
As an exception your application will be submitted to Join a School in France member schools. Only the schools will take the final decision regarding the eligibility of your application.


 
 2. Step 1: Applying online (for students applying for La Fabrique)

What happens if I do not pay Join a School in France application fee?
Your application will not be considered complete and thus you will not be considered as an applicant to the Join a School in France member schools.
 
Can I pay my application fee in foreign currency?
No, the payment must be done in Euros only.


 
 3. Step 2: Standardized written tests 

Do I have to send an English test score to Join a School in France?
If you are not a native English speaker, you will have to send an English test score to Join a School in France before the deadline indicated in the selection rules.
 
What are the English level tests accepted by Join a School in France?
You can take either the TOEFL (IBT or PBT), the TOEIC (Listening and Reading, or Speaking and Writing), IETLS or Cambridge.
 
What happens if Join a School in France does not receive my English test score before the deadline indicated in the selection rules? 
The English test is part of Join a School in France member schools evaluation of your application. If this information is missing in your application it may affect negatively your evaluation.


 
4. Other
 
I have finished my studies; can I upload a professional recommendation letter rather than an academic one? 
Join a School in France member schools strongly prefer to see academic recommendation letters. However, if you cannot provide 2 academic referees, we will accept 1 academic recommendation letter and 1 professional recommendation letter. If you no longer have contact with your professors because it has been a while since you graduated, then we will accept professional recommendations.

Regarding the letters of recommendation, is there any specific format to respect? 
There is no specific format to respect. But these letters should contain your first name and last name as well as contact information of the referent. 




 
 

 

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