Admissions Pathways

Build Your Programme to Suit Your Needs

Audencia offers a full range of programme options of varying lengths and specialties to suit your needs. Our world reknown two-year Master in Management (Grande Ecole) programme offers students the opportunity to develop their management experience while specialising in their sector of choice.

We also offer 20 two-year MSc programmes and a one-year MSc programmes (available for 4 MSc programmes in 2023 and available for 20 MSc programmes starting in 2024).

3-Year Degree Holder

Do you hold a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree in any field?

If you have completed a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution, you may be eligible to apply for one of the following 2 programmes:

Do you have a strong interest in a specific field of study but would like to explore next steps for your career? Would you prefer to take a little more time digging into your options, building qualifications and making the most of your experience in France?

  • Earn 1 degree of your choice from the specialised masters at Audencia
  • Select from 20 different MSc programmes
  • Enjoy a guaranteed place in your chosen specialisation on acceptance
  • Choose from a summer internship in France or a tuition-free summer study abroad trip
  • Complete a 4 month internship at the end of your programme
  • Tuition: €25,000

Do you want to explore a variety of fields within business and management while building diverse experience? Do you want the flexibility to adapt your programme to your interests as you progress?

  • Earn a Master in Management (Grande Ecole), and
  • Earn a second degree in a specialised masters at Audencia or a double degree with an international partner (tuition-free if attending an EU partner institution)
  • Complete a 4 month internship at the end of your programme
  • Tuition: €33,000

4-Year Degree Holder

Do you hold a 4-year undergraduate degree in any business, science or engineering?

If you have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree in business, science or engineering from a recognised institution, you may be eligible to apply for for the programmes listed above, as well as the 1-year MSc programme. Exceptionally, a 4-year degree in another field with business experience or academic honours may be accepted.

Do you have a strong interest in a specific field of study, have clear career goals and aim to complete your degree in one year?

  • Earn 1 degree of your choice from the specialised masters at Audencia
  • Enjoy a guaranteed place in your chosen specialisation on acceptance
  • Complete a 4 month internship at the end of your programme
  • Tuition: €18,000 - €20,000 (varies by programme)

Choose from one of the following MSc Programmes:

  • MSc Data Management for Finance
  • MSc Responsible Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Management & Business
  • MSc Food & Agribusiness Management

Do you want to further develop your management and business experience alongside your specialisation? Do you have a limited management background and want to gain more experience in your preferred area of study? Select from one of the 2-year programmes:

  • 2-Year MSc Programme
  • 2-Year Master in Management Programme

For more information, please see the programme details outlined above.

Admissions & Finance

Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you’ll need to make it smoothly through the application process. The Master in Management programme and MSc programmes (1 and 2 year) have one intake in September each year.

Admissions Deadlines:

  • June 30th for international students
  • August 30th for European students

Due to a limited number of seats, we recommend that future students apply as early as possible. Contact us with any questions.

If you have a degree from a French institution, visit the Grande Ecole French site.

Eligibility for the Master in Management and MSc programmes vary by length of programme:

Eligibility requirements for the 1-year MSc Programmes:

Proficiency in English, as demonstrated by one of:

  • TOEFL iBT 84, TOEIC 650, IELTS 6.5 or Dualingo 100 tests
  • English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree
  • Native speaker

4-year degree in business or engineering, or exceptionally, a 4-year degree in another field with business experience or academic honours

The 2-year MSc or Master in Management programme is strongly recommended for applicants without a degree in business.

Eligibility requirements for the 2-Year MSc Programmes or Master in Management:

Proficiency in English, as demonstrated by one of:

  • TOEFL iBT 84, TOEIC 650, IELTS 6.5 or Dualingo 100 tests
  • English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree
  • Native speaker

3-year or 4-year degree in any field

Note that you can apply during the last year of your bachelor’s studies.

Admissions are open until June 30 for September intake, or until the programme is full; we strongly recommend applying as soon as possible, as there are a limited number of seats available. To apply, you have two options (choose only one):

  1. Apply directly through Audencia and complete your online application at apply.audencia.com. For more information, see Documents and Procedure below.

    or

  2. Apply to five French business schools through Join a School in France. You select your top choice if admitted to more than one school. Visit the Join a School in France website for more information.

In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV and cover letter in English
  • Copies of diplomas and academic transcripts
  • English test score (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Duolingo)*
  • Copy of identity document (e.g., passport)
  • Photo (jpeg, 346 x 366 pixels)
  • Online interview (scheduled shortly after submitting the online application if you qualify)

*English test scores are not required for native speakers or applicants who have completed their undergraduate degrees in English. Contact us if you have a different English test score or are planning to take a test later in the year.

Note that this page describes the documents needed to apply directly to Audencia. If you choose to apply through Join a School in France, please see the Join a School in France website.

  1. Submitting your application
    Complete the online application. Upon completion, you’ll pay the €100 application fee using any major credit card. If you cannot use a credit card, you may contact us for alternatives.

    Your application will be evaluated within seven days. If you qualify, step two will also occur within seven days of your application.

  2. Admission interview
    At a prearranged time, you will have a 15 - 20-minute interview with an admissions counsellor to assess your level of English and make sure that you are a good fit for the programme.

  3. Admission decision
    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You should have an admissions decision within 2 weeks of your interview. Please do expect some delay during holidays.

  4. Acceptance
    Congratulations! If admitted, you’re invited to officially join the programme. You’ll sign a contract and pay the first instalment of the tuition fees- €3,000- which is non-refundable.

    We’re happy to help you! Please contact us with any further questions: international@audencia.com 



Note that this page describes the process to apply directly to Audencia. If you choose to apply through Join a School in France, please see the Join a School in France website website.

Tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year

2-Year Master in Management: €33,000

2-Year Master in Science: €25,000

1-Year Master in Science: €18,000 - €20,000 (varies by programme)

Other costs linked to academic fees:

  • Application fee: €100
  • Costs such as visa fees, CVEC, complementary health insurance, transportation, accommodation and meals are to be paid directly by the student. Visit Student Life to learn more.

Optional in-company year

€1,950 fee, with possibility of paid internship, depending on destination

 

Optional study abroad

Additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours you take. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions. Contact us with questions.

We award €500,000+ in scholarships per year, giving high-performing students around the world the chance to study in a world-class environment. In light of the global crisis, Audencia is investing unprecedented funds in scholarships to help you to pursue your goals. This is a reflection of our commitment to global responsibility – and our belief in you as the next generation of leaders.

ScholarshipAmountProgrammeSelection Criteria
Early Application€ 1,500All programmesApply before Jan 31st 2023

Solidarity Scholarship
Up to 20%All MSc programmes

Based on academic merit and financial need.

Apply before March 30, 2023

Up to 30%Master in Management (Grande Ecole)
Project-Based ScholarshipsUp to 50%MSc Food & Agribusiness Management

Project-based scholarship  for innovation in food and agribusiness

See the guidelines to apply for this scholarship here.

Excellence ScholarshipUp to 50%All postgraduate programmes

Merit-based scholarship, selection based on academic excellence, test scores and other criteria.

Apply before May 1st 2023

*Audencia scholarships are for international applicants only, and are subject to availability of funds and final decision from Audencia’s scholarship committee. Applicants are limited to one scholarship in addition to Early Application. The scholarships are awarded in the form of a partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted to the Fall intake but who have not yet started the programme. Quality applications are given priority.

For more information on scholarships, please see: Scholarships & Funding

In addition to an Audencia scholarship, you may be eligible for funding by other public or private bodies. You will find some examples here