ESCEM Business School

ESCEM Business School

11, rue de l'ancienne comedie, poitiers, Cedex 86000 France

ESCEM is one of Europe's leading higher education institutions for business and management training. The campus is located in the very heart of the city, and is making the best possible use of the 18th century buildings.

ESCEM bases its teaching on implementing formative and stimulating projects which encourage integration of research and pedagogic dynamism, and has accreditation from both EQUIS and AASCB.

Poitiers is located in the Poitou-Charentes region of France, nestled between the châteaux and the castles of the Loire Valley and the Bordeaux vineyards. The climate of the Poitou-Charentes region is pleasant and mild, and the city’s large student population making a Poitiers a lively and vibrant city.

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Cost: Low
External Funding Available: Yes
Availability: 2
Academic Dates:

Fall term:  September - December

Winter term: January - May

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Program Type: Exchange
Language: English , French
Available Subjects: business and entrepreneurship
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External funding may be available:

  • The NB Provincial Governement has a limited number of $1,500/term scholarships available to NB students who study at ESCEM through La Vienne Partnership. Students who are accepted to attend ESCEM on exchange are automatically considered for this scholarship - there is no additional application form.
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in a program focused on international business, finance, economics, or a combination of business with environmental/sustainability studies -  EDC scholarships
  • French Embassy– AUCC Travel Grant valued at $1500 CAD.
  • Scholarships France-Acadie cover round trip airfare to France, tuition in France, French student social security, stipend for living expenses and books, deadline May 18. Must be Canadian citizen or permament resident residing in NB, PEI, NFL, NS for a minimum of 5 years. Must have completed 3 years of university studies at the time of departure.
  • Francophone students in a minority setting (any location):
    • Note:Must already have an undergraduate degree.



"The best thing about being abroad was the life enhancing opportunities I experienced. Being able to travel freely around Europe, learning new cultures, new languages, making friends from all around the globe, and seeing famous sites was so amazing. I came back with a whole new outlook on life. Don’t be scared of anything, because no matter what, you'll have the time of your life. Don't let this opportunity pass you by, do it while you can!"

Brooke McAloney, BBA, studied at ESCEM in Fall 2010 and Winter 2011