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NEOMA Business School

The university:

NEOMA Business School (formerly: École Superérieure de Commerce de Reims) has existed since 1928 and is one of France's few Grande École, the most prestigious group of French universities. Approximately 3,000 students from 30 different nations study at the Reims Management School. The university is located about 10 minutes from the city centre. During the annual "Semaine Enterprises", there are many opportunities to make contacts with the business world.

The city:

Reims is located in the north-east of France and has more than 200,000 inhabitants. Paris is only 130 km away and can be reached in 45 minutes by TGV. In addition to the production of champagne, the textile manufacturers and the aerospace industry are also to be found in the city.

Detailed information about the campus in Reims can be found here.

Application and Requirements

Students apply for the double degree program at the Department Viadrina International Affairs. For more detailed information on the application procedure and the application deadlines, please refer to the application form.

Requirements:

  • At the time of departure for Reims, you must have studied at the EUV for at least one year.
  • You can study in English and/ or in French. Courses can be taken in both or exclusively in one language.
  • You must have sufficient language skills.
Language skills

In order to take part in the program you need to have sufficient English skills and/ or French skills if you decide to study in French. The NEOMA Business School requires proof of language skills before you begin your stay abroad.

  • Englisch: B2 or TOEFL 85, IELTS 6.0, CAE min B
  • Französisch: B2 or TCF 400, TEF 500, DELF B2
Semester times

Winter semester: beginning of September – mid/end of December
Summer semester: beginning of January – end of May.

Please refer to the current Fact Sheet of the NEOMA Business School for the exact semester times.

The double degree programme starts exclusively in the winter semester.

Choice of course / Teaching method

Choice of course: At NEOMA Business School, a total of 60 ECTS points must be earned. There are three focus areas with different tracks: "Marketing", "Finance & Accounting" and "Business and Management". The courses of each track are predefined and the selection of a track is binding, i.e. the courses contained therein are then obligatory.

You can find more information here.

Teaching method: The courses usually consist of about 25 students and are completed after three weeks with presentations, assignments and final exams.

Internship: In addition to the university education, students can also complete an internship (stage). NEOMA Business School supports students in their search for an internship.

Recognition of certificates and examinations

General information on the recognition procedure can be found on the pages of the Department of International Affairs in the section Recognition.

In order to obtain a degree at the EUV, the specified modules in your degree programme must be completed in full. For this purpose, you will be able to receive credit for the courses from abroad that you have taken as part of the double degree programme. In order to ensure that the courses can be recognised at the Viadrina, the choice of courses should be discussed with Torsten Glase before your departure.

For the French degree, you must send a transcript with all your achievements (overview of achievements from the Hisportal in English) to the NEOMA Business School after graduating at the EUV. They will then issue you a Master's Degree certificate.

Master Thesis

The Master's thesis is written within the framework of the study regulations of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Viadrina.

Useful Information: insurance, accommodation, travel etc.
Semester off: Please note that it is not possible for you to take a semester off during your second semester in France as the dissertation is written during this period. You can apply for a semester off for the first semester abroad. However, in this case, you cannot receive acceptance for foreign certificates or examinations.

Insurance: If you have compulsory German health insurance and possess a European Health Insurance Card you are entitled to basic coverage in other European countries. If you do not have a European Health Insurance Card, you should apply for at your insurance company. Furthermore, we recommend that you take out additional insurance for the length of your stay abroad.

Accommodation: NEOMA Business School has student residences. However, students are free to find their own private accommodation.

Housing benefit: As an exchange student in France, you are entitled to a housing grant, which you can apply for at the Caisses d’Allocations Familiales (CAF).

The journey: Is possible by air and bus via Paris.

Living costs: 600€ - 1000€

Visa: Not necessary for EU citizens with a valid passport or identity card. If you are not a EU citizen you should refer to the visa regulations on the website of the French Embassy.

You can find more useful information here.

Student reports
You can find the most up-to-date student reports under the keyword "France" on our website.