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Important information

Language requirements

A proof of English language proficiency is required from applicants for whom English is not their native language or current language of full instruction. You are asked to submit a test result.

The minimum requirements are either: CCEFR B1 OR TOEFL 80 OR IELTS 6.0

Needed documents

  • Original Registration Certificate from your home university to be entitled to the partner university rate.
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of medical coverage while in France (visits to general practitioners, hospitalisation & repatriation)


€500 per module for students from partner institutions

€750 per module for students from non-partner institution


You are exempted from visa if you are a citizen of a country from the European Economic Area; Switzerland; Andorra; Monaco.

If you are not from the EU, European Economic Area, Switzerland, Andorra or Monaco you might need a visa. For more information about the Schengen Visa please click here, for general information about the Visa application please contact your local French Embassy.

Even though you do not need a visa, the BSB International Relations Office will provide you an acceptance letter.

If you are not required to get a visa, this letter will be requested when crossing French customs. Whether you need this letter or not, please wait to receive it before booking any airline and/or train ticket to France.


You will most probably land at Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. Do not forget to bring your acceptance letter with you.

Once you are at the airport you will need to get to “Paris Gare de Lyon” train station.

We advise you to use the airport bus shuttle service “Le Bus Direct” – cheaper than taxi and faster than the suburban railroad, the “RER”. For more information about Le Bus Direct, click here!

The RER , the suburban railroad is a slightly longer but more economical option. Yo would have to take RER B from the airport to Gare du Nord, then change to RER D to Gare de Lyon. You can see a map of Paris’s metro and RER network here.

From Gare de Lyon, you may take a TGV or TER train to Dijon. If you would like to pre-book a train, click here.


What should I pack?

  • Not too much 🙂
  • Comfortable shoes for walking, a warm coat for Winter School, and a waterproof jacket
  • At least one smart-casual outfit for business visits
  • Casual clothes for classes
  • Your passport and a photocopy of it
  • Power adaptors for the EU, adequate for 220-240 plug sockets

How can I stay in touch with friends and family?

  • You can use your own cellphone in France. to do so, contact your provider to subscribe an international packages. You can also choose a local provider here in France
  • France’s country code for international phone calls is +33 (or 0033)
  • There is free wifi access throughout the campus.

What’s the current exchange rate between Euro and other currencies?

We advise you to stay informed via the XE website, with which you will be able to convert into euros as many currencies as you like. Click here to access the website.