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 International students

International students

SCBS – South Champagne Business School is a student-friendly and community-focused institution of higher learning. Institutions are defined by their people, and one could say the people here were born to challenge “business as usual.”

The serene, intimate campus is situated in the city of Troyes, at a reasonable distance from Paris. With 1 900 students studying management, design and tourism, we’ve learned that we’re better together. We do more when we work across backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We believe success can only happen when we expand opportunity and demand excellence. We believe innovation comes from the meeting of diverse viewpoints.

SCBS aspires to be a vital community of students, academics, researchers, staff and alumni working together in a spirit of innovation and enterprise for a better world.”

Dounya Gharbage, Head Of International Affairs

Why study at SCBS?

A human-size school: 1,000 students and 300 international students

International students can take French language classes

Programs 100% in English

Spend one semester or do a dual degree in one of our partner universities

A student association that welcomes you and puts on events for the community of international students: ESN Troyes (Erasmus Student Network).

ESN Troyes (Erasmus Student Network)


Association whose mission is to welcome all international students to SCBS! Member of the ESN network, ensuring students settle in well.

On the Troyes campus, we organise a number of events to make sure all visiting students have great memories of France.

Partner universities forum: international students introduce others to their university and their country through their culinary and cultural specialities.


Chinese New Year


International students start of term


Preparing for your stay

Preparing for your arrival

Before arrival 

  • Admission Process
  • Assistance in search of accommodation (Studapart / Feel Français)
  • Support for Visa application with Campus France/ French Embassy (Freemovers non-exchange students)

On arrival days 

  • Pick-up service
  • Lift to accommodation
  • Welcome packages offered

After arrival

  • SCBS Administrative enrollment
  • information meetings on: Bank account, Insurance, Accommodation, Health insurance, Housing Benefits…
  • For non-European students: help to complete Visa process (OFII).
  • Cultural exchange with Troyes Families

All year around 

  • Individual coaching by the International Students Affairs Department


Housing platform 

To help you find your future accommodation, we invite you to use the following link: https://yschools.studapart.com/en/

The platform centralizes the ads close to our campus: landlords, real estate agencies, halls of residence, single or shared apartments. An administrative help space is also available to help you through procedures.


  • Studapart: Students willing to choose a private flat will be asked by Studapart to either have a French guarantor, or to register to the “Guarantee of Confidence” with a fee.
  • VISALE: free service to get a guarantor. Only for EU students and non-EU students holding a ‘Visa Etudiant CESEDA R311-3 6°’

More information about VISALE


Home Insurance

It will be required to enter your flat, it is mandatory in France. You will be contacted by E-mail to register for a student offer before your arrival (approx. 60 € per student per year or semester).

Housing benefit (CAF)

For European students, and non-European students holding ‘Visa Etudiant CESEDA R311-3 6°’. Information for application to CAF can be found at http://www.caf.fr/

Applications must be made once in France, with the help of French buddies, at ‘Maison des Etudiants’, and taken directly to CAF by students.

NB: Local tax (approx. one-month rent) will be required by French authorities at the end of the civil year (whatever the length of your stay)

more info on accommodation in Troyes and housing assistance


  • International mobility assistance for students (Grand Est Region)
  • Erasmus + Allowance
  • Additional Erasmus + allowance for people with disabilities
  • UFA Grant, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • FINS student loans
    For students coming from the EU (including UK and Switzerland), for Bachelor and Master studies.
    Up to 25,000 EUR
    For more information: https://hellofins.com/


All Non-European students need a visa to come and study in France.

BEFORE coming to France Compulsory application for a visa, either on Campus France website (if your country is part of the Campus France/Etudes en France procedure) or directly at the nearest French Consulate (please check on Campus France website). For students who do not live in their home country, visa applications have to be submitted at the French consulate of the country of residence.

ONCE in France, and depending on the visa you received

–   Visa ‘Etudiant’ ‘CESEDA R311-3 6°’ also called VLS-TS (valid 3 months before extension): this type of visa is given to students who come for an academic year, and sometimes for a semester: compulsory procedures once in France to get an extension (with help of International Office): payment of official tax (60 € in 2019/20) and interview with OFII, French Immigration Bureau, in Troyes. With this type of visa, you may apply to CAF housing benefit and work in France (60% of legal working hours).

–   Visa ‘Long séjour temporaire’ ‘Dispense temporaire de carte de séjour’ also called VLS-T: this type of visa is generally given to students who come and stay for one semester. There is no special procedure to go through once in France, but students are not entitled to apply for CAF housing benefit, and are not allowed to work.


CVEC (Student and Campus Life Contribution)

Compulsory 91€ tax for all freemover students per year. Exchange students are exempted. https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/


Health insurance

Exchange students 

  • EU students must bring the European Health Card (EHIC). They can also ask in their country of residence for the “S1” document and make the procedures upon arrival with the CPAM to be covered by the French social security.
  • Non-EU students must take out a private insurance policy before departure. Those holding a VLS TS visa will have access to Sécurité sociale, free of charge.

Non-exchange students (fee paying students) EU and Non-EU students after applying to the CVEC will receive a NIR number necessary to register to free French Health Insurance “Sécurité Sociale Française” upon arrival on the following link: https://etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr/#/ .Students must bring a birth certificate and translation into French for “Sécurité Sociale” subscription.

We advise all students to come with a health insurance from their country, as application to Sécurité sociale can take some time.


Feel Français

Our partner, is a premium concierge service specialized in assisting foreign students in preparing their arrival in France.

Before your arrival in Troyes:

– Find accommodation
– Understand how to process your visa application if you need one.
– Open a French bank account (you need it for CAF aid)
– Subscribe to a mobile phone plan
– Subscribe a housing insurance (mandatory in France

Once you set foot in Troyes:

– Enroll in la CAF (housing allowance from the French state)
– Visa validation (only for non EU)
– Public transportation card subscription
– Subscribe to electricity for your accommodation
– Subscribe a health insurance plan (only for non EU)



Feel Français 35 € to pay once
CVEC (Student and Campus Life Contribution) 91€/ year (2020-21)
Compulsory residence permit (for non-European students holding ‘Visa Etudiant CESEDA R311-3 6) 60€ to pay once at your arrival
Home Insurance 60€ / year or semester
Lunch ticket at school 3,95€
Food approx. 250 €/ month
Public transport approx. 35 €/ month
Flat rent approx. 325€ / month

Campus France

Campus France is an operator of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research.

It is the French Agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. Campus France assists students who wish to pursue academic projects at an institution of higher education in France. The Campus France online application process is the first and mandatory step in applying to study in France. Campus France mission is to assist all. https://www.campusfrance.org/fr


  • GBM1 Baccalaureate or equivalent
  • GBM2 Baccalaureate or equivalent + 60 ECTS
  • GBM3 Baccalaureate + 2 years or 120 ECTS
  • BBA1 Baccalaureate or equivalent
  • BBA2 Baccalaureate or equivalent + 60 ECTS
  • BBA3 Baccalaureate + 2 years or 120 ECTS
  • PGE1 2 year degree or 120 ECTS or validated L2
  • PGE2 3 year degree or 180 ECTS or validated Bachelor’s degree
  • PGE3 60 ECTS of a M1 national higher education degree
  • MSc ICE 4 year degree or 240 ECTS or validated M1

Tuition fees

Global Bachelor in Management (3-year degree)

European students:

GBM 1, 2 and 3 : 7 300€ / year

Non-EU international students:

GBM 1, 2 and 3 : 8 300€ /year

International Bachelor in Business Administration (4-year degree)

European students:

BBA1 : 8 000€ /an

BBA 2, 3 and 4 : 8 500€ /year

Non-EU international students:

BBA1 : 9 000€ /an

BBA 2, 3 and 4 : 9 500€ /year

Grande Ecole Program (postgraduate – master in management)

European students:

PGE1 : 8 500€ /year

PGE2 and 3 : 8 950€ /year

Non-EU international students:

PGE1 : 9 500€ /year

PGE2 and 3 : 10 500€ /year

The French Grandes Ecoles system


France: an attractive country

Quality higher education

  • Degrees recognised and certified by the State
  • Internationally recognised certifications and accreditations
  • Financial assistance

The crossroads of Europe 

  • 8 border countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Andorra
  • TGV (high speed train) network to the main French and European cities
  • 2 large Parisian airports (Roissy-Charles De Gaulle and Orly) flying all over the world

Economic influence 

  • Leading global tourist destination (85 million visitors per year)
  • World leader in the luxury sector (Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2019 – Deloitte rating)
  •  2nd in worldwide ranking for mass retail (22nd edition of the annual list drawn up by Deloitte)
  • The most attractive country in Europe for foreign investors
  • 7th largest global economic power.
  • Number one agricultural producer in the European Union
  • Number one global producer of wines and spirits.
  • 6th global exporter of goods and 4th global exporter of services (OMC, 2013)

Globally recognised companies with worldwide influence: Agribusiness (Danone), Fashion, Luxury and Cosmetics (LVMH, Chanel, L’Oréal, etc.), Automotive (PSA, Renault), Tyres, (Michelin), Electronics (Thalès, Thomson), Aeronautics (Airbus, Dassault), Telecommunications (Orange, Bouygues), Mass Retail (Groupe Carrefour, Auchan).


French way of life

  • Incomparable fine food, on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010
  • A multitude of leisure activities and variety of landscapes: seaside, countryside, mountains, cities
  • Café terraces, eating cheese, drinking champagne as an aperitif (yes, it’s possible in Troyes!), Sunday rest, baguettes and croissants, the art of conversation, etc.

French Touch

  • Expertise recognised beyond its borders: fashion and clothes, craftsmanship, culture, wines and spirits, gastronomy, medical and pharmaceutical, aeronautics, etc.
  • And more specifically French culture: music, cinema, architecture, festivals, contemporary art, etc.
  • 5th most spoken language in the world, official language of 29 States on 5 continent