MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

At a Glance

This new double degree is specifically designed to combine financial expertise with a sound understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy transition will require the development of a wide range of new financial instruments and innovations. This massive change will have profound implications for markets, companies, intermediaries, and investors. Our program taught entirely in English, will prepare the next generation of financial professionals for this energy transition, giving them the right skill set to ensure that the financial industry can provide long-term support to environmental needs.

By choosing our MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance, you will become part of an elite group of financial professionals equipped with the skills and passion to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors in the financial decision-making process. You will be awarded an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC and a specialised diploma in Finance and Climate Change from MINES ParisTech. 

Language: English

Location: Nice Campus from September to May

Program length: Sept-May: on-campus academic courses* / June onwards: work experience

Deadline to apply: 16-Jun-23

*Based on applicants’ background, some remote and self-paced courses may be required from July-August before starting the program

EDHEC partners with CA CIB for the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance.



EDHEC partners with Amundi Asset Management for the MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.



EDHEC partners with Crédit Agricole Nord de France for the MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.



EDHEC partners with MINES Paris for the MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.



Completion of the MSc will provide you with the valuable competencies:

  • To help companies reinvent their businesses in a sustainable way
  • To assess the consequences of financial decisions in the light of climate-change
  • To address the challenges of the financial industry's adaptation to climate change


Sept-May: on-campus academic courses* / June onwards: work experience

*Based on applicants’ background, some remote and self-paced courses may be required from July-August before starting the program



♦ 18-month full-time programme: 1-year academic & 4-6-month internship/work placement
♦ Taught entirely in English 
♦ A mix of foundation courses & core courses 
♦ Career Booster
♦ Master Project



The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and long-lasting. Expanding your global contact network is no different. During your internships abroad you will develop valuable business relationships which will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.


The Master Project allows you to put acquired knowledge and skills into practice. If you prove your ability to perform high-quality research, EDHEC faculty or members of its research centres may working under their supervision, offer you the opportunity to deliver your Master Project in the form of applied research.



120 ECTS.




Average Age
Continents Represented
Age Range


Main Previous Academic Discipline



Professional focus areas include: 

  • ESG analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Energy policy analyst
  • Energy project manager
  • Commodity broker/trader
  • Legal and compliance officer
  • Sustainability business consultant
  • Sustainable investment portfolio manager
  • Risk manager
  • Sustainability expert



“In 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)* warned that we only have twelve years in which to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. This is a truly frightening statement and I believe that institutions need financial experts able to manage climate change financing with a comprehensive view of what is at stake. Embarking on a Master’s programme which provides a truly interdisciplinary perspective; that is financial, managerial and scientific, is key to driving positive change.”

Laurent DEVILLE, Director, Finance Track 

*2018 special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C



Associate Professor

CALVET Laurent, PhD


CROUX Christophe, PhD

Professor, Head of Faculty (Data Science, Economics and Finance)
Data Science

DAVY Dennis

Associate Professor


Associate Professor


Professor, Head of Faculty (Management and Humanities)
Business ethics, Political Philosophy

DEVILLE Laurent, PhD

Associate Professor, Director Financial Economics Track


Associate Professor, Scientific Director of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute

GIANFRATE Gianfranco, PhD

Associate Professor

HAGUET Daniel, PhD

Associate Professor


Associate Professor

LIOUI Abraham, PHD

Professor, Co-Director of the Scientific Beta Advanced Factor & ESG Investing Research Chair


Assistant Professor

Lionel martellini - Portrait


Professor, Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute



PARISE Gianpaolo, PhD

Associate Professor



PELGRIN Florian, PhD


REBONATO Riccardo, PhD

Professor, Researcher at EDHEC-Risk Institute


Associate Professor

SCHROTH Enrique, PhD

Corporate Finance


Associate Professor


Associate Professor, Deputy Head (Accounting & Law EDHEC BBA)
Accounting, Management Control


Professor, Director of the PhD in Finance, Director of the MSc Risk & Finance

UPPAL Raman, PhD



Associate Professor


Professor, International Academic Affairs & Standards and Policies

You will take three foundation courses in online format over the July/August period. The selection of courses, done by the selection committee, will depend on your choice of specialisation and background.

The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the foundations of financial accounting with a practical focus on financial statement analysis and the valuation of public organisations. Upon completion of the course, you will have the necessary competencies to evaluate a company’s financial performance using the relevant financial statement analytical methods and ratios, perform a basic valuation of public companies, and link a company’s financial performance with its market valuation.

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of finance. You will develop an understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions. This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of key management issues in corporate finance and in the market for financial assets. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to apply major valuation techniques and know-how to maximize the value of a portfolio.

Income and derivative instruments play a key role in transferring risks in the economy and are commonly used in investment and corporate financial management. This course offers a first exploration of the world of derivatives securities such as forwards, futures, swaps, and options. The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamentals for a good understanding of how these instruments trade, how they can be valued, and how they should be used. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to build fixed income and derivatives portfolios fitting specific needs and/or expectations and to price fixed income and derivatives instruments.

This course is run as a combination of two modules: Basics in Statistics and Introduction to Coding with R through EDHEC’s Online Unit. We strongly recommend completing the modules in parallel, one week at a time. This Basics in Statistics module presents the basic principles of statistical data analysis (description, estimation, testing), as well as the most common statistical methods such as linear regression. The Introduction to Coding with R module introduces R, a standard and powerful programming language well suited for data analysis: its objects and its syntax, presents Anaconda and RStudio, two user-friendly working environments for R, and selected built-in functions that perform common tasks. Upon completion of the course, you will understand the basics of good coding practice and habits, be able to create appropriate graphs for statistical analysis, create or calculate and interpret confidence intervals and p-values, run and interpret linear regression models, write and test R code in a Jupyter notebook or R Studio, import and manipulate data from standard formats, use built-in R functions to perform basic statistics.

Two pre-study courses will be offered to students with business or engineering backgrounds to ensure that all participants have mastered the prerequisites needed to follow the core courses.

  • ERI - MOOC 1: Introduction to Portfolio Construction and Analysis with Python

Engineering pre-requisites

  • An introduction to the physics of energy transfer – for those with a business background
  • An introduction to financial markets and institutions – for those with an engineering background

The online course “Introduction to Portfolio Construction and Analysis with Python” by Vijay Vaidyanathan, PhD and Lionel Martellini, PhD, is available on Coursera. The practice of investment management has been transformed in recent years by computational methods This course provides an introduction to the underlying science, with the aim of giving you a thorough understanding of that scientific basis. The course helps you build on that foundation in a practical manner, with emphasis on the hands-on implementation of those ideas in the Python Programming Language.

This course will introduce the fundamentals of the physics laws and phenomenon engaged in the climate change. A presentation of the four fundamental interactions that are ruling the physics and as a consequence the climate change. The course will present the phenomena that rule each system that produce or consume energy, the laws and their equations to show where the difficulties are to achieve a perfect use of energy. The different area of the physics will also be presented and illustrated by practical applications.

The course explains how basic ideas in economics can help answer fundamental questions about the abatement of climate change, such as how to choose between different abatement initiatives, how quickly and extensively we should act, etc. The social discount rate is one of the key conceptual tools introduced in the course and will provide a unifying thread linking different concepts. You will understand how to assess the relative desirability of various abatement options, how to weigh the pros and cons of fast, moderate and slow abatement pace, what the main analytical tools are to answer these questions (the Ramsey Equation, Integrated Assessment Models). You will develop a critical understanding of the strengths and limitations of these analytical tools. You will be exposed to cutting-edge research in the area and take part in live exercises.

The course will introduce the main tools, challenges and opportunities to measure climate-related financial risks. We will focus on climate scenarios and Integrated Assessment Models ; macrofinancial relevant climate financial risks ; the policy and regulatory landscape; taxonomies ; metrics and methods for climate financial risk disclosure and assessment. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to analyse characteristics and limitations (including greenwashing) of methodologies used to assess investors’ exposure to climate risks and have the competences to apply state of the art metrics for climate-financial risk disclosure and assessment in investors’ portfolios.

This seminar aims to develop the cognitive and behavioural abilities to manage and lead effectively across cultures particularly for students pursuing careers in finance. After attending this seminar, you will be able to understand the role of managers and their leadership challenges, you will gain practical experience with diversity by working in international teams effectively and productively and question stereotypes through heightened cultural awareness and the critical analysis of diverse leadership styles.

It must be acknowledged that the expected energy transition will not occur spontaneously and will require active intervention (from stakeholders: governments, companies, etc.). This expresses a mandatory shift from open-loop (past) revolutions to closed-loop energy transition in order to achieve a decarbonization target in time. This course will help you understand the stakes underlying the design of an actual low-carbon transition and the concepts underlying the term of transition in the framework of climate change. You will analyse the historical review of past energy transition/revolution and doing so, understand the mechanisms underlying energy transition in selected exemplary countries. You will learn how to synthetize the keys for drawing up energy transition policies that are compatible with climate issues.

The objective of the course is to provide an overview of climate change context from the perspective of its regulation, including scientific facts on climate change, international political organization, and associated policies. It will help you understand what affects the world around them and what leads to its evolution, in the context of the fight against global warming giving them a solid grounding in the stakes, instruments and tools necessary for decision-makers to take decisions consistent with the future expected net-zero world. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to evaluate a variety of systemic decisions in the context of achieving long-run objectives and synthetise the appropriate elements of the course to develop a relevant analysis of international climate issues.

The objective of this course is to provide an exhaustive point of view of the energy situation on earth. You will learn the basic facts of climate science, introducing the climate dynamics from the physical equations that govern the exchanges on earth regarding the models and the measurements. So you will be able to suggest or assess solutions to fight against global warming we have to be aware of the causes that explain such a reality. As energy is at the origin of all human activities, it is mandatory to tackle the problem to have a perfect knowledge of all the energy fluxes, reserves, resources, potentials and transformations. An exhaustive point of view of the energy situation on earth include also state of the art of production and uses in all sectors of human activities, the notion of energy chains (coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, and others) will be introduce aiming at assessing the possible interactions and substitutions between each other in order to reduce their impacts on the climate change.

The notion of “sustainability” has arisen in the last decades to describe the development that aims to “meet the needs of present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Most experts agree that fulfilling this definition requires respecting three dimensions or pillars, namely environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability. After having defined the notion of externalities of an energy project, we will provide global insights on the available methods and tools to measure the environmental and social sustainability of energy systems, based on the multi-criteria framework of Life Cycle Thinking. Upon completion of the course, you will understand the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment framework and social interactions and externalities principles. You will have the competences apply the LCA to energy generation and analyze environmental impacts of energy systems.

Regarding all the technologies available, it is important to have some tools to assess the CO2 emissions of energy production and uses in a real context for a local scale project. In this course we will learn how to use the Retscreen® expert software to analyse energy efficiency and renewable energy projects feasibility at local scale including the economic aspects. Projects in several domains from renewable production to energy efficiency valuation in industrial or tertiary sector, agricultural or transportation will be proposed. Upon completion of the course, you will a good understanding of the feasibility and performance concepts of local energy system, and be able to utilize appropriate technologies and methodologies to assess environmental impact.

Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources and climate. Facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon economy requires a broad array of new financial instruments and new methods for construction investment portfolios so as to ensure that long-term capital is committed to address long-term environmental needs. Leveraging on the students’ core knowledge in finance and their understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low carbon economy, this course is intended to provide an in-depth introduction to how investment decisions can impact and be impacted by climate risks. The course also involves keynote lectures by seasoned practioners who will be able to provide useful insights in practical implementations of climate-aware investment solutions. Upon completion of the course, you should understand the trade-offs involved in the construction of low carbon investment portfolios and the interactions between financial risks and climate risks. You will be able properly measure carbon risk exposure at the portfolio level and construct efficient portfolios subject to carbon footprint constraints.

The finance industry needs to be at the core of the transition to a low-carbon economy. To make sure it happens, regulators have embarked on a wide range of projects to frame and accelerate the initiatives already taken by the financial industry. This course aims at providing a thorough overview of these various initiatives and discusses their possible impacts. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand the regulations impacting energy transition in the financial industry, analyse and evaluate the impacts of these regulations on the business model and management of financial industry participants.

Climate change is no longer hypothetical. Scientific evidence is clear about the fact that temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate and that it is most likely due to human activity since the mid-20th century. To be able to limit the increase in global average temperature to 2°C above pre-industrial levels at most, all industries will have to make investment decisions that will alter the current path. Delaying emissions reductions will lead to long lasting implications. This course will lay the foundations for the development of solutions in the financial industry. You will learn the design of solutions to finance climate transition and be able to conduct climate stress-testing for financial assets. You will be able to analyse specific climate financial problems and design well-articulated, documented, and persuasive solutions.

Spurred on by the issue of climate and economic globalization, prospective modelling, a tradition neglected over the years, linking digital projection, mathematical economics, public economy, and strategic thinking, is today reinvested considerably in the context of international negotiations around the climate issue. The aim of this course is to present prospective modelling tools, created in the 1960’s from the dialogue between mathematicians and economists and based on a concept of optimality. Through concrete examples, you will learn why these tools, bringing skills in applied mathematics and economic sciences into play, have become the key, essential aid to prospective reflection to assess policies to fight against climate change. This course aims also at tackling mathematical problems from another angle by illustrating the role of mathematic modelling and optimization for issues “in theory” without mathematics; preparing for debates on climate change by giving perspective to available modelling tools and tackling the problems with modelling in a complex dynamic context, that of climate change, where the human factor is central.

The objective of the course is to provide a solid grounding in the principles and practice of long-term modelling applied to energy systems, and to develop the understanding of the tools necessary to make consistent decisions with the energy-climate issues. You will be provided with an overview of decision support tools in the energy/climate field, how they work and how to interpret the results obtained or presented. Upon completion of the course, you will fully understand the prospective approach and models used in the context of energy-climate stakes. You will be able to read, interpret and analyze models’ results and determine relevant scenarios to assess the impacts of energy choices, to apply acquired knowledge to develop a critical analysis of decisions to achieve long-run objectives and combine the appropriate elements of the course to solve specific problems.

Technology is pervasive in our day-to-day life often thanks to companies that were VC-financed start-ups not so long ago. The VC career path is extremely compelling for students who love variety and all-life learning together with the chance to model the future and have impact on the planet (not to mention the financial personal benefit).

The course will strive to be as practical as possible and will benefit from numerous case studies and external speakers. You will learn everything from start-up due to diligence to fund organization via VC as an asset class and impact investing. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to evaluate a team, a market, a business model, value a start-up and scale-up and negotiate a term sheet, understand the particulars of portfolio construction in VCs, the duties and risks associated with being a board member and the need to differentiate oneself when fundraising and evaluate different impact measurement methods.

One of the most important challenge that has to be addressed is the integration of the deployment of all the actuals and futures clean technologies. Upon completion of the course, you will fully understand the specificities of the Clean Technologies in OECD countries. You will be able to utilize the proper technologies for use cases assessment, to analyse the impacts of Clean Technologies on  local and global scales, and evaluate the benefits of Clean Technologies in OECD countries.

From a technological perspective, several individual innovations have been proposed to enable the transition towards more sustainable energy systems. Yet the adoption of these solutions faces several technical and non-technical barriers and one of the most important issues that have to be addressed is how to achieve an effective deployment and integration of all the available clean technologies. This challenge which is a critical element of any energy strategy is country-dependent. The objective of this course is to provide you with the necessary skills to understand the principles, the expected contribution, and the adoption challenges of various clean techs in a developing country context.

This certificate programme is open to students enrolled into the research thesis where they will be supervised in a challenging research undertake. The aim of this course is to support students in conducting rigorous and original empirical research in finance. You will gain the ability to identify research questions that are relevant for the business and public policy, demonstrate a deep understanding of the frontiers of knowledge in a very narrow area, design and implement a sound research project and write a research report and make a presentation of the results that follow the standards of research in the field.

You will gain practical and theoretical project management fundamentals. You will learn to master project management tools such as Project Charter, Project plan, Stakeholder analysis, Schedule… The certificate is based on “best practices” collected from worldwide professionals and documented by Project Management Institute (PMI®) through the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), a worldwide Project Management Standard. This certification is recognised by the French government.

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Career Centre

EDHEC Career Centre helps you to master your career plan.

A dedicated team organises numerous training and recruitment events, on- and off-campus, to prepare you for challenging international recruitment processes and to help you network with potential employers.

Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students define and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals in the context of their professional development and matches them to job-market requirements.

Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.  

Through a four-step programme, which includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and define your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment.

Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals. 

EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.  

  • 60,000 internships  and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
  • 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
  • 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international 
  • 100+ corporate partners   
  • 300+ regular recruiters

List of services Career Centre provides: 

  • Individual career counseling (on campus, via phone, via skype) with internal and external counselors
  • Help to define career goals and search strategy
  • CV and CL correction in English and French
  • Career training and workshops (CV, CL, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
  • Graduate Programmes
  • On-campus events
  • Off-campus events
  • Website with plenty of career resources
  • Placement reports
  • The Teaching Factory concept

Every year EDHEC Career Centre organises a number of events throughout the year to give its students an opportunity to learn about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where they might like to work with.

  • 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
  • 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
  • 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international 
  • 100+ corporate partners   
  • 300+ regular recruiters
  • 120+ career events
  • Finance Career Days
  • International Graduate Programme Day
  • Industry-specific events: luxury, audit, marketing, etc.
  • Dublin, London, Luxembourg & Paris company treks

Learn more about the various events organised by the career centre department. 

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  • FEES*: €29,200

► Please Note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 16th of June 2023.


  • Tuition fees
  • Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and for the duration of your professional life
  • Access, as a matriculating student, to on-campus facilities (incubator, learning centre, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Lifetime access to the EDHEC Alumni community
  • Administrative fees

All of EDHEC's full-time MSc programs are accredited by the CEFDG at the Grade Master level. Enrolled students are eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit (or APS for Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour) at the end of the program.

*Tuition fees are provided for information only and are subject to change.

EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.

♦  3-year bachelor degree minimum.
♦  English proficiency tests with minimum scores of:

  • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
  • TOEIC ≥ 850
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175

► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver

Strong GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT* official test score report (CAT* for Indian students only) or CFA Level II

♦  CV
♦  Letter of motivation
♦  Academic transcripts
♦  2 letters of recommendation
♦  Online interview to complete

EDHEC welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities.

Apply online here.

Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. The Selection Committee takes place on a rolling basis from October to June. It is advised to apply early in order to stand out.

You will be informed by email on the progress of your file including the final decision.

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♦  If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please send an email to: [email protected]
♦  Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

As part of EDHEC's strategic plan "Impact Future Generations", EDHEC has been committed to enabling talented students to pursue their studies through a diverse & transparent scholarship scheme. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships and there are numerous bodies worldwide supporting the study of international students joining a Master's program. Below is a comprehensive view of scholarships, grants and loans available. 

Scholarships and financial aids can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on a Master's program, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible. All admitted candidates are automatically considered for an EDHEC scholarship. Results from the scholarship committee are announced by email at the same time as the admission result. No additional document is required apart from scholarships marked with a *.


EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to 50% reduction on their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, impressive experience and extracurricular activities.


  • June 16th for MSc
  • June 23rd for MiM

A selective range of country and sector specific scholarships are also available, June 16th for MSc and June 23rd for MiM deadlines; full details below:

  • EDHEC Women in Finance and Data Science Scholarship - grants 35% reduction on tuition fees
  • EDHEC Women in Business Scholarship - grants up to 35% reduction on tuition fees
  • EDHEC Cultural Diversity Scholarships - grants up to 40% reduction on tuition fees


  • EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship - EDHEC is proud to welcome refugees or from conflict-affected nations candidates willing to study a Master's program. This is EDHEC's aim to promote peace, diversity and inclusion worldwide. One of the main ways we can help is to provide assistance through a reduction of up to 75% on tuition fees, giving an opportunity to receive quality higher education at EDHEC.
    • Who can apply: during our admissions processes we take into consideration the context in which applicants have achieved their academic qualifications and will notify at the time of admissions if the EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship is granted.
  • EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship* is open to Master in Management and Master of Science applicants and covers 35 % of the tuition fees.
    • How to apply: students who wish to apply for the EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship will need to submit an essay of 1000-1500 words along with their application, detailing their career plan. The essay should describe their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan and, their personal motives for making an impact on UN sustainable development goals throughout their career. 
  • EDHEC High Impact - Future Chinese Alumni Scholarship* is a joint co-sponsored scholarship with the EDHEC China Alumni Club awarding 10 Chinese students who are willing to make an impact on the EDHEC China Alumni community in the future, by granting them 50% reduction on their tuition fees.
    • Who can apply: Chinese students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master's programs with high ranks from our selection committee.
    • How to apply: students who wish to apply for this scholarship should write an essay describing their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan. Applicants to this scheme will be invited to take an online interview.
    • Deadline: May 15th.

EDHEC scholarships are not cumulative.

  • EDHEC French Embassy Co-Financed in Russia is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & the Embassy of France in Russia. This scholarship is offered to the Russian citizens and to Russian students (1 scholarship of 100% for a MSc program) graduated from Russian Universities with an excellent academic background, clear academic vison and career objectives.
    • Who can apply: Russian students who have been accepted with high ranks from our faculty in one of EDHEC’s 1-year MSc programs.
    • How to apply and deadline: Students should complete their application file before 15th May and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 31st May.
    • More information: please contact EDHEC Admissions Representative for Russia, Julia Dubina at [email protected]
  • EDHEC French Embassy Co-Financed in India is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (2 scholarships of 50% for MiM Programs) with an excellent academic background and clear career objectives.
    • Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programs with high ranks from our selection committee.
    • How to apply and deadline: Students should complete their application file before 15th May and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 31st May.
    • More information: please contact EDHEC Country Manager for India, Nilesh Gaikwad at [email protected]

Through established and strong partnerships with local & international bodies, EDHEC has secured a number of grants and financial aids helping talented students join their dream program.


  •  QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship to attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value:  50% reduction of tuition fees.
  • Flywire Charitable Foundation offers 8 scholarships of $5000 USD. Each scholarship will be awarded across the following themes: social justice, global health, global citizenship and environmental sustainability. The foundation aims to improve equality, access and affordability for underrepresented individuals and communities. The scholarships are open to undergraduate students worldwide. Details and deadline:



  • By EDHEC exclusively for students and Master Day participants



  • Colfuturo (Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia)











  • By Fundacion Mexicana Para La Educacion, La Tecnologia y La Cienca (FUNED
  • Bourse Banco de México – by FIDERH (Fondo para el desarrollo de Recursos Humanos)





  • Bourse 'AVENIR' Scholarships by the French Embassy in Spain


The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support to high-achieving international candidates. It awards about €1200 per month. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

  • Who can apply: Any students under 25-year-old with an excellence profile and:
    • GMAT 650 or above (GRE accepted). Please note that it is not mandatory for programmes not requiring this GMAT test. 
    • Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
      • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
      • TOEIC ≥ 850
      • IELTS ≥ 6.5
      • Cambridge Test of English > 175
    • Excellent academic records (GPA)
    • Strong motivation and clear objectives
    • Awards, previous scholarships, achievements etc.
  • Deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December 2022 for a Sept 2023 intake
  • More information:

EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.




  • French Embassies offer a number of scholarships which are available for excellent students from all over the world. 
  • Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. Campus France manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.









































  • Apply to: Deutscher; Akademischer Austauschdienst e. V. (DAAD) Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
  • By BAföG  (for MiM programmes)














































































The International Students Office (ISO) assists students to settle in smoothly in France by organising orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome international students to EDHEC Campuses in Lille and Nice. The team guides students with administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers all questions about French systems (medical and home insurances, banks, resident permits, etc.). 

Discover the International Students Office website


What are the deadlines to apply for the programmes? 

  • 16th June 2023 for MSc
  • 23rd June 2023 for MiM

Do you accept scanned documents?

  • Yes, you can make scanned colour copies of the documents required.

Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written freehand?

  • Template Recommendation
  • Recommendation letters: our templates can be used or written freehand.

Will the International Admissions’ team contact the referees to send the letters of recommendation?

  • No, referees should email their letters of recommendation directly to [email protected] using their professional email. Emails from personal accounts such as yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc. will not be accepted.

Will my referees receive an automatic confirmation when they send the letters by email?

  • No, no automatic email will be sent to your referees. Please inform them that they should expect to receive an email confirmation later from the Admissions’ team.
  • Please note that you will be copied to this email as well to acknowledge the good reception of the letters of recommendation.

Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?

  • There is no direct interview with the Programme Manager for students applying for our MIM or MSc programmes unless the Programme Director thinks it is necessary.

How is the Online interview conducted?

  • Once your online application is complete, the International Admissions Team will send you a link to take your online interview in English. It is a series of 6 questions on your motivation, your interest in the programme, your previous experiences (professional, group work…). There is no right or wrong answer. You will have a practice session before you start the interview. Once the interview is done, it will be sent along with your application file to the Selection Committee.

Can I apply for more than one programme?

  • It is possible to apply for two programmes.  A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.
  • Template Motivation Letter

English proficiency test

What are the expected scores?

  • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92  (/120)
  • TOEIC ≥ 850 (/990)
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5 (/9.0)
  • Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175

What is the EDHEC's institution code for the TOEFL?

  • Code: 0663

Can I apply for a waiver?

  • Waivers apply for native-English speakers and for those who have studied in English.

► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.

Is there any help for students with regard to campus housing? 

  • Once officially enrolled, you will receive help to find suitable accommodation, either in EDHEC residences or in privately owned apartments. EDHEC's International Students Office (ISO) is familiar with the visa formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork for completion. Should you have any concerns about your visa application, you can contact the ISO, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassy. One requirement for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again, the ISO is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing, depending on your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually on our new housing website. The team will do everything it can to make arrangements with the property owner and secure your booking. It can also pick you up from the airport on the day of your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home.

What is EDHEC's code for GMAT?

As a reminder, aptitude tests* are required for some programs and optional for others. Please see “Admission requirements” on your program of interest. (*GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CAT official test score report for Indian students only of CFA level II for Finance programs only

  • MSc & Global MBA Double-Degree: 3QQ-WQ-62
  • MIM Global Economic Transformation & Technology: 3QQ-WQ-06
  • Master in Management, Business Management: 3QQ-WQ-05
  • Master in Management, Finance: 3QQ-WQ-36
  • MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60 
  • MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77 
  • MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
  • MSc in Management & Leadership: 3QQ-WQ-54 
  • MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
  • MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consultancy: 3QQ-WQ-84
  • LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26 
  • MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
  • MSc in International Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
  • MSc in Financial Engineering: 3QQ-WQ-69
  • MSc in Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04

 *(GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CFA level II (for Finance programs only) / CAT official test score report for Indian students only)

Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application file?

  • You will get an unofficial score report immediately after taking your exam. You can send it to the recruitment office as an extra supporting document whilst applying. This document will provisionally be accepted in your application file and the official report will be asked to confirm your seat.


When the tuition fees must be paid?

  • Once the Selection Committee has accepted your application, you will receive an acceptance email including your tuition fee payment schedule. In order to secure your place you have to pay the 1st instalment within 3 weeks.

How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?

  • Financial aid applies to the second and third instalment for the MSc programme and to the second, third and fourth instalment for the MIM programme.


What is the EDHEC Career Centre?

  • The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship.
  • The Centre receives every year over 14 000 job and internship offers.
  • 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year

Complementary courses in French are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced study. The goal is to support your acculturation to French culture and give you the linguistic foundation—grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening—to express yourself in the French language.

  • Class Size: 10 to 25 students per group
  • Contact Hours: 
    • MIM 3h a week (30h/semester +6h group projects)
    • MSc 2h a week (15h/semester)   
  • Qualifications of the instructors: courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution

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