Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the program taught entirely in English?
The program is taught entirely in English. However, if you choose to complete your 4th semester’s internship in France (in French companies), a working knowledge of French is recommended.
- Do I need to speak French to study this course?
No, you will be given beginners French if you do not already speak it, or classes adapted to the level you have. If you are a fluent French speaker, you will study another language instead.
- Do I need a certificate to prove my level of English?
No. Your English will be tested during the application procedure.
- Will I learn Finnish, Japanese, or Cantonese?
Yes, your choice of language will depend on the exchange university to which you are assigned in September.
- What are the grade requirements?
We do not have any specific grade requirements. However, we encourage applicants with strong academic backgrounds to apply.
- Should all my application documents be in French or English?
The application documents you write should preferably be in English. Official documents (certificates, transcripts, etc.) should be translated into either French or English if they are not already in one of these two languages. Translations should be done officially by a sworn / court authorised translator and be certified by that person. You can register at the university with official documents translated into English, but for other administrative formalities in France, it may be advisable to choose French (rather than English) translations at the start, in order to avoid having to get them translated into French at a later date.
- What funding is available?
No grants are available from the university for study on this course. Limited funding is currently available to all students (regardless of nationality) from the Regional Council for study and internships abroad in the second year, though this may evolve from year to year. Erasmus funding for study in Helsinki and internships in the EU is also a possibility. The course is not eligible for Eiffel Scholarships. Candidates from abroad are encouraged to research funding opportunities from their home countries.
- How much does it cost to live and study in Dijon?
Please have a look at the ICA blog for practical information about life in Dijon, including an idea of prices.
- Can I work at the same time as I study?
Your study programme occupies you full time, though it is not uncommon for students to take on small jobs outside class hours to help finance their studies. You should be aware that it is generally necessary to speak good French to find a job in Dijon.
- Who should I contact about my application?
Depending on your profile (see Admission Procedure page), and as a last resort if you cannot find the information you need on this website, you can send an email to the following addresses:
Non-French nationals from a country with a Campus France procedure: contact Campus France, or exceptionally (if you are getting no answer), you may contact the International Office.
Non-French nationals from a country without a Campus France procedure may contact the International Office.
French nationals or Non-French nationals having already validated at least one year of higher education in France may contact the secretary’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org
French nationals applying via the lifelong-learning programme should contact the SEFCA.
- When and where will I hear about the results of my application?
All results will be published on this website, on the dates shown in the admissions calendar.