On each ESCP campus, you'll find a team able to help and guide you for your visas and residence permits, your accommodation, your health and personal insurance coverage, your scholarships, your student cards, your health, your career-related projects, but also for sports activities and more.
A VISA is what allows you to enter the country where you will be studying. It is recommended that you begin the visa process two to three months before your date of departure. You can begin the process by going directly to the relevant Embassy in your home country or your place of residence.
A RESIDENCE PERMIT is what allows you to stay in the country after your arrival. You must apply for your residence permit upon your arrival to the country. The UK is the only exception to this rule as residence permits do not exist. ESCP will help you through the process of securing your residence permit.
Visas and Residence Permits
If you are staying in Germany for longer than 90 days, and do not already have a visa or residence permit from another EU Schengen member state, you need to apply for a visa two months before your departure by contacting your nearest German Embassy.
If you already have a valid visa or residence permit from another EU Schengen member state or if you enter Germany without a visa (Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea or the USA), you must apply for a German residence permit within the 90 days following your arrival.
You may consult the Federal Foreign Office website. for further information.
Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area who are starting their studies before 1st January 2021 do not need a visa. Negotiations between the UK Government at the European Union are still ongoing for 2021 and we will provide more information as soon as these are complete.
Students from outside the European Union and European Economic Area do need a visa to study at ESCP London Campus.
Short-Term Study Visa
This visa is relevant for studies within the UK which last six months maximum (e.g. MSc programmes or MBA in International Management) and excludes any professional internships or other working conditions. Official information about the short-term study visa is available here.
Tier 4 General Visa
This visa is relevant for studies of six months and more (e.g. Master in Management, Bachelor in Management). It allows internships if the internship is included in the academic path. In order to obtain this visa, students must apply to the UK Visas & Immigration office. More information can be found here and via the UK Government website.
The documentation required to travel to Spain varies according to the country of origin.
- If you are a citizen of an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you will need a valid passport or ID card.
- If you come from another country, you are required to have a valid current visa in order to enter Spain. Please consult the information updated on the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Please contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your residence country at least three months before your departure to get all the information about the visa process (deadlines, supporting documents to provide etc.).
If you plan on staying in Spain for longer than six months, you need to apply within 30 days after your arrival on Madrid Campus for a Tarjeta de estudiante extranjero (Foreign Student Card).
Visas and Residence Permits
There are different kinds of visas available in France. The procedure for getting a residence permit varies based on what kind of visa you obtain.
Please contact the French Consulate or Campus France in your residence country at least three months before your departure to get all the information about the visa process (deadlines, supporting documents to provide etc.).
Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area do not need a visa.
Non-European students must apply to:
Long-Term Study Visa ( Visa de long séjour pour études – VLS-TS)
This visa is the one you need if you will be in France, on the Paris Campus of ESCP for one semester, or one academic year.
In some particular cases, a long-term study temporary visa can be issued. It will last up to six months and is non-renewable.
Once you have obtained your relevant visa, you must apply for your French Residence Permit (Carte de Séjour), within two months following your arrival at the Paris Campus. The Student Affairs Office on the Paris campus will help you with that OFII process once you are in Paris.
Specific Visa for Pre-Master Non-EU Students
Visa “Entry Exam” (or “étudiant-concours”)
You have applied for this visa if you took our admission exam in France.
With this specific visa, you will be able to apply for a renewable one-year resident permit without coming back in your home country.
All students coming from Non-EU countries must request a student visa. To obtain this visa, you have to contact the Italian Consulate in your residence country.
If you are a Non-EU citizen, you must apply for a student residence permit (“Permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio”). The residence permit is issued by the local Police Department (“Questura - Ufficio Stranieri”) of the student’s living town in Italy. Student affairs office will support you during the whole procedure
Financing Your Studies
Evaluate the total costs of your studies
Please take into account the cost of living on different campuses. Costs will vary depending upon the type of accommodation and lifestyle.
- ESCP scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit or financial need, and your course of study at ESCP.
- ESCP Scholarships cover only tuition fees; scholarship award amounts are deducted from the tuition fee bill.
- ESCP Scholarships may not, in any way, constitute living expenses.
For more information on the scholarship process and deadlines, please see your programme’s webpage.
If you are in the Master in Management programme and studying on the Paris campus, it is possible to acquire a one or two-year apprenticeship. In order to apply, students must be fluent in French and no older than 30 years old at the time the apprenticeship contract is signed.
If you are offered an apprenticeship, in addition to your salary, your company will also pay your tuition.
Working part-time may sound overwhelming when adding it to a full study load, but it does not have to be. You can find something you are good at or have a curiosity about and use that interest to make the time you spend earning, enriching as well. For example, you may know how to play a musical instrument but never find the time to practice or to play a few tunes. Why not begin giving private music lessons to share your knowledge with someone else while getting paid for your practice time? This is just one of the numerous part-time work possibilities you can begin to explore.
Here are a few of the most popular paths to supplement your income, to get your thoughts flowing:
- waiting tables/bartending
- deliveries (Deliveroo, Ubereats)
- driver (Uber, Kaptain)
- pet care
You can always contact the staff on campus for more information and advice.
ESCP Europe has partnerships and is working with banks to help students when arriving at one of our campuses.
Attention! Bank loans are only given to residents of the bank’s country!
In order to have more information, contact your campus’ Student Affairs office.
Are you looking for accommodation?
Every ESCP student receives -when admitted to the school- a Welcome Pack with a lot of practical information in it, including a full Housing Guide describing all the possibilities, offers and services on each ESCP campus.
Also, note that ESCP students have preferential access to housing platforms with offers displayed for them.
You can always contact your campus Student Affairs team for more information about your campus' accommodation possibilities.
Arranging a Disability Access Plan at ESCP
Upon your admission and as soon as possible, contact the Disability Contact Officer who can discuss your needs and best meet your requirements. An adjustment of studies will make it possible to provide alternative arrangements to compensate for a disability or illness. This adjustment must be reasonable based on your specific circumstances and compatible with the means available within the School. The medical centre services are confidential.
Four Step to Follow:
- Appointment with the Disability Officer
Students must bring medical documents specifying disability and/or health concerns for the long or short term. These documents must be recent, and ideally less than one-year-old*.
- Meeting with the School doctor and/or psychiatrist
The student and doctor will assess together the need for adjustments and the needs of the student.
- The suggestion of adjustments by the Disability Officer to the Programme Office
The Programme Office and the Disability Officer agree on the arrangements suggested by the School doctor and/or psychiatrist.
- Agreement with the Programme Office
A final agreement is signed between the Disability Officer and the Programme Director. This official document is valid for one year from the date of signature.
* All medical data remains confidential.
Examples of special arrangements for exams:
- Extra time
- Use of the School's computers
- Use of a personal computer after being checked by staff to ensure that they are free from any material giving an unfair advantage in the examination
- Assistive technology, or use of specialist software or equipment
WARNING! The tuition arrangement is valid for one academic year only, except for special cases*. The information is communicated to the student as soon as it is put in place. The arrangement is renewable each academic year after a review by the medical centre; however, this renewal is not automatic and must be requested each year by the student.
The careers service
Focused on your career
The ESCP Careers Service helps you to identify your professional objectives to ensure your career prospects. Located on each of the six ESCP campuses, the Careers service provides you with the advice, data and tools to connect you to companies.
Acquire new skills and attributes
Through the Careers Service, you will benefit from :
Connecting Businesses & Students
Linking talent European Career Accelerator helps students to succeed in their career and extends the corporate network. As a platform for job and career information, it aggregates together students, companies and alumni.
Linking Talent - European Career Accelerator is the ESP Europe entity which creates value by connecting stakeholders :
- Companies and institutions
- Young graduates and Alumni
- Professors and colleagues
European Career Team
The European Career Team consists of career experts, who have knowledge of local labour market and country specifics. They provide students with directed, relevant and targeted advice on specific industries and countries.