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EMLYON Business School Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline

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Ranked 4 on the list of French universities for Business and Management in the QS Business Masters 2022 report, Emlyon Business School is among the oldest B-schools in France. Certified by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the institution is also considered one of the top management education institutions in France with triple accreditation. Currently offering BBA, MBA, EMBA, and specialised MSc graduate degree programmes alongside a PhD specialisation, Emlyon focuses on providing education through a hands-on, practical learning pedagogy. At the same time, its state-of-the-art infrastructure creates a rich academic experience for students across five sister campuses globally to help them prepare for the challenges ahead. The school has 160 permanent professors, of which 88% are PhD holders and 46% are international faculty members from 35 different nations. Emlyon has chosen globalization as a key development growth and opened campuses in Africa and Asia as well as set up specific programs in each geographical area. It has 200 international academic partnerships in 50 countries including the already established institutions in Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Paris, Casablanca, Shanghai and Bhubaneswar.

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

Emlyon Business School offers over 23 academic programmes across undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels of study. The college offers three General Management, seven specialised courses, 12 MSc degrees, and International MBA programmes to interested students. Additionally, Emlyon also offers short-term courses according to the following structure:

  • 5 courses under MBA Diplomas (Duration: 1 to 3 months)
  • 20 certification courses (Duration: 24 hours and 2 weeks)
  • 13 short courses

Popular subjects taught at Emlyon include Supply Chain Management, Digital Marketing, Cybersecurity & Defence Management, Global Innovation & Management, and Finance & Marketing.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

International undergraduate aspirants need to fulfil the following requirements for the Global BBA programme at Emlyon:

  • Admission to the first year: Students in the final year of their high school certificate studying for IB or ‘National Baccalauréat’ or any other equivalent certificate will be considered.
  • Admission to second year: Students currently completing their first year of university (to be validated by 60 ECTS credits) or a diploma signifying one year of completed higher education may qualify for this course. The diploma should be issued by an official higher education institution.
  • Admission to third year: Students currently completing their 2nd year of university (to be validated by 120 ECTS credits) or a diploma signifying two years of successful completion of higher education may qualify for this course. The diploma should be issued by an official higher education institution.

For postgraduate programmes, a validated master or bachelor’s degree equivalent in any stream - Engineering, Social Sciences, Arts, and Management is required or a Licence 3 Diploma or equivalent with (180 European credits or ECTS) a strong profile. Students should not be more than 30 years of age and a minimum of three years of work experience may be required as per course.


English Language Proficiency

International UG students can submit any one of these exam scores as proof of English proficiency:

Type of Examination

Minimum UG Requirement


85 (no section less than 20)


6.5 (no section less than 6.0)

No specific minimum score requirements for English proficiency is mentioned for postgraduate programmes. Candidates looking to enrol in postgraduate studies at Emlyon need to submit their TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge CPE scores to be considered eligible. The school will contact students directly if the scores are less and a re-test is required.

What all documents are needed for application?

Apart from academic transcripts, here are some other application documents required for admission:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The application fee set by the B-school for the 2021 intake was EUR 120. It must be noted that any change in the application fee depends entirely on the school. Thus, it is highly likely that rates may change for the 2022-23 session and students are advised to regularly check the Emlyon website for updates.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The tuition fee for the International MBA programme at Emlyon is EUR 38,500, while the MS programme costs around EUR 17,500. For those interested in pursuing BBA from Emlyon, the tuition fee is as follows:

  • First-year admission: EUR 11,500 per year
  • Second-year admission: EUR 12,500 per year
  • Third-year admission: EUR 13,000 per year

The minimum tuition fee for the PG programme–EUR 17,500–is for the MSc in Management–Grande Ecole Programme, while the maximum amount–EUR 38,500–is for the International MBA programme.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Yes, there are over 50 scholarships offered to students across different programmes at Emlyon Business School. Given below is a list of a few scholarships at the UG and PG levels:

  • EIFFEL Scholarship:  This scholarship aims to award international students whose outstanding ability has been recognised by French higher education institutions.  Applicable only to PhD and master’s students, the institution must apply on behalf of a student. The amount awarded to master’s students is EUR 1,181 and to PhD students is EUR 1,400.
  • Excellence Scholarship: A scholarship offered only to international students, it provides a 20% waiver on the tuition fee to students who become the first participants from each nationality. It is provided to promote a diverse learning environment.
  • First Nationality Scholarship: Among the unique scholarships offered to foreign students, this one provides a 20% waiver on the tuition fee to students who are first participants from each nationality. It is provided to ensure a diverse learning environment.
  • Executive Woman Scholarship: In a bid to encourage more female-led participation in its master’s programmes in Business and Management Sciences, Emlyon offers a 20% scholarship to female candidates applying to its International MBA programme.
  • Early Bird Scholarship: The Early Bird scholarship offers a 20% scholarship to each student enrolling before December-end for the next intake.
  • Erasmus+ Mobility Scholarship: This is a European Union-focused program that supports the world’s best students during their education in France for a period of 1 or 2 years. The monthly scholarship amount depends on the country of mobility.

Considering most masters-level programmes at Emlyon offer different scholarships to students, it is advisable to go through the scholarships listed under the ‘Financing’ section for each programme. Students can also check the ‘Campus France’ website for more information. 

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

You can enrol in the Global BBA programme at Emlyon in any one of these sister campuses: Casablanca campus, Shanghai campus, or the Saint-Etienne campus. Admissions sessions are organized from mid-December to August. Given below are the application deadlines to apply to the Global BBA programme at Emlyon:

Intakes (as of 2020)

Primary Deadline

Secondary Deadline


Early September

Late December


Late January



PG Deadlines

The deadline for admission to a PG programme varies as per course. Hence, it is advisable for students to check the deadlines for each course offered by Emlyon separately. Given below are the deadlines to enrol in Emlyon’s MSc in Management programmes:

Admission Rounds


Round 1


Round 2


Round 3

Early March

Round 4


Round 5


What is the application process?

International applicants can apply to the university directly via the online application form present on course pages. Each programme and course has a different application form which can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button on the respective course pages.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

While no specific dates are given by the university, the review cycle depends on the course you have opted for, and it can take several days or weeks to receive confirmation. Students will receive an update via email regarding their application status. If a student’s candidature is rejected, the application fee will not be refunded.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

Emlyon Business School has an acceptance rate of 40% making it a selective b-school. As per the MBA programme brochure, a digital test will be conducted along with an interview to ascertain a student’s candidature. Selection for the Global BBA programme is also competitive. Applicants are first evaluated on the content and quality of their high school course work, grades, and English proficiency. After successfully submitting the online application, students need to take the online admission test. This last examination is made of tests and a setting of fictitious situations to evaluate a candidate’s organizational, strategic and relational skills. All these tests aim at evaluating a candidate’s potential as a manager.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

The school hosts 8,900 students representing 121 nationalities across UG and PG levels. Additionally, it has 6,900 participants enrolled in its Executive Education programs. Due to its outstanding record and campus diversity, Emlyon also attracts 190 academic partners and has 35,700 students from 130 countries.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Yes, Emlyon Business School offers students opportunities to work through its work-study programmes and part-time work opportunities. As of now, three programmes offer specific part-time work opportunities, which are:

  • The final year of Global BBA (one-year apprenticeship contract)
  • The final year of M.Sc in Management – Grande Ecole Programme (one-year apprenticeship contract)
  • Specialised Programme in International Corporate Law (one-year apprenticeship contract)

The college also offers other employment and internship opportunities via the Career Center portal. Students can create an account on this portal to receive updates on relevant job opportunities available at the university.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

Situated in a six-hectare property just 25 minutes away from Lyon’s city center, the main campus of Emlyon Business School covers an area of 30,000m². The school has a total of seven campuses across continents, including the main campus at Lyon and a new campus that will open in Mumbai, India in 2021. With this expansion in Mumbai, the school will become the first French business school in India's economic capital. It school also plans to expand in Latin America in the coming years.

Is on-campus housing available?

While Emlyon does not specify if accommodation is provided to students, it does have tie-ups with many online platforms to help students find accommodation. Its housing partner StudApart can help them do so via its dedicated digital platform. Students may check the university website to get accommodation options at the best prices. The living expenses for two popular programmes (International MBA and MSc. in Management) at Emlyon have been given below:

For International MBA Students

Cost (in EUR)


400-600 per month


50-100 per month


40-50 per week

Metro Card

30-60 per month

Extra Activities

100-200 per month


For MSc Management Students

Cost (in EUR)


600 (approximately)


32.50 (at student price)



Books, Photocopies, etc.




Mobile Phone (Prepaid phone cards)

Start at 5*



(*) -These rates are subject to change and can vary depending on an individual’s lifestyle.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

For queries, students can contact the school: 

Address: 23 Av. Guy de Collongue, 69130 Écully, France

Telephone: +33-4-78-33-78-00

E-mail: contact@em-lyon.com

Website: www.em-lyon.com

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Tips: You need to learn French. That is essential to live and then get a job in France. I got a scholarship for educational merit. There are various scholarships for women, people from different countries etc. The course was good with a large variety of subjects. Of course, much to improve.
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