France - Bordeaux - BBA-INSEEC - Ecole de Commerce Européenne

France - Bordeaux - BBA-INSEEC - Ecole de Commerce Européenne


The following steps are necessary for an application at the BBA INSEEC Bordeaux:

  1. The student will be nominated by Hochschule Bremerhaven for an exchange at the partner university.
  2. The student fills in the online application form.
  3. The student sends the required documents to the Internatinal Office of the BBA INSEEC Bordeaux. The following documents are necessary:
    - current Transcript of Records
    - Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    - Letter of Motivation
    - Passport copy
    - Copy of the European Health Insurance Card

The admission process beginns when all relevant documents are submitted.
The admission letters will be send within four weeks after the application deadline via e-mail. Non-EU citizens additionally receive the admission letter via mail.
In addition, students will receive a separate information package, which contains a welcome letter, a city map, possibilties for accommodation and other helpful documents.

Required Language Skills:
For courses taught in English, language skills with at least a level of B2 l or a TOEFL score of 71-80 is required.
For courses taught in French, the university recommeds a language knowledge on a B2-C1 level.


Semester Dates

Winter term: Beginning of September – End of December

Summer term: Mid February – End of May

The exact semester dates will be stated in the admission letter.


Orientation week: The orientation week is compulsory for all international students and is held in the first week of lectures. The program as well as the timetable will be send to the students via e-mail.



BBA INSEEC Bordeaux offers different courses taught in English. Please find a description of the respective courses here.

Courses can be chosen in English or French language.

Attendance is mandatory for all courses and it counts towards the final grade.

The main selection of the courses should be undertaken directly after admission. The final selection will be conducted in the first two weeks of the semester because there can be changes in the meantime.
Usually, exchange students take courses with a total of 30 ECTS.

Besides the subject specific courses, French language courses are offered for exchange students which are free of charge. 

Grading: Besides the final exams, there are smaller test performances during the semester such as participation, presentations, project work, group work, that will influence the final grade.
All courses are graded on a scale from 0-20, whereby one needs 10 points to pass a course.


Further Information

Genauere Informationen über diesen Ablauf erhalten die Studierenden zusammen mit dem temporären Visum in ihrem Heimatland.

Visa: The costs for a French student visa as well as the required documents for application may differ from country to country. Therefore, the BBA INSEEC Bordeaux recommends to students who need such a visa, to contact the French embassy that is responsible for such matters in order to make an appointment.
For students from one of the countries mentioned here (Colombia, the Comoros, Republic of the Kongo, Gabon, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Japan, the Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America, Vietnam)  it is mandatory to participate in the online programme CEF of the Center for Studies in France which guides through the application process and allows the student to apply for the visa online.
Students who received a visa of the type "Visa Long Séjour" and whose visa includes the note "CESEDA R311-3 6°" need to registrate this visa at the OFII (Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration). The whole registration process will take approximately one month. Students are encouraged to stay within France during that process. More information on the concrete procedure will be given by the French embassy together with the temporary visa. 

Health Insurance: During their stay in France, students require a valid health insurance. In this context, one needs to divide between three different options:
- The 'European Health Insurance Policy' applies to EU-citizens.
- Non-EU-citizens that are younger than 28 and stay in France for more than 90 days, need to register for the national French health insurance system. This is possible at the International Office of the BBA INSEEC Bordeaux and it costs around 218€.
- Non-EU-citizens, who stay in France for less than 90 days, need a proof of a private health insurance.

In addition, it's necessary to take out insurance for your accomodation in France which costs around 30-80€.

Accommodation: The institutions of the INSEEC group do not have their own student dormitories. However, they help international students with finding a suitable accommodation by offering access to the Internet platform Studyapart on which students and alumni are able to offerrent, inter rent or sublease.
Students will receive more information on accommodation posibilities together with the admission.

Cost of living: In Bordeaux, one can expect the following expenses:
- Accommodation: 400-550€
- Food: 250-350€
- Transport: 30€
- Extra expenses: 200-300€

Offers on Campus: The BBA INSEEC offers far-reaching Wi-FI access, intranet, online time tables, computer labs and working spaces.
The members of the Career Service provide students with information on internship opportunities, they prepare students for jobs interviews and offer the chance of an individual consultation.
At the Buddy programme, students get a personal contact person throughout the whole semester.
During the semester different activities take place such as bicycle tours, Erasmus parties, sport activites or company visits.

You can reach the BBA INSEEC Bordeaux via the following e-mail address: