ESC Clermont, France

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Location: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Language of Instruction: English
Academic Disciplines: Business
Program Type: Semester or Academic Year
Open to non-KU Students: No
Fulfills KU Core 4.2: No
Fulfills KU Core 5: No

  • Study Business in one of the oldest business schools in France.
  • Undergraduate students may take classes in English and Graduate students may take courses in English or in French.
  • There is no French language prerequisite for students who wish to take classes in English.

ESC Clermont is one of the oldest business schools in France, and is counted among the world’s top 5% AACSB accredited business schools. ESC is located in Clermont-Ferrand, right in the heart of France. It is a very student friendly city, as nearly 42,000 students attend various universities in the area. Clermont-Ferrand is also noted as one of the most affordable areas to live.

This program is open to KU students at the junior and senior undergraduate level, or at the Master’s level. Undergraduate students may only take courses taught in English, while graduate students may take classes in English or French.

For a list of courses open to exchange student, view the course list linked in the ESC Clermont’s website in the Exchange Student section.

Students will stay in student apartments. Accommodations will be arranged with assistance from ESC Clermont. For more information about student housing, see  Accommodation in Clermont-Ferrand.

ESC Clermont is located in the heart of Clermont-Ferrand. Known as a university city with a high quality of life, Clermont-Ferrand. Within view of the dormant volcano Puy de Dome, students will find cultural events throughout the year, several hiking paths, school clubs, and a lower cost of living. Clermont-Ferrand is also the home of Michelin (an ESC Clermont partner), and several others in technology and innovation. Read more about ESC Clermont Student Life and see yourself there.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

This program is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students with a 2.5 GPA, with good academic and disciplinary standing. French Proficiency is not required for students wishing to take English courses. Students who would like to study in French, a TEF, TCF or DELF/DALF score of at least C1 is mandatory.

ESC Clermont Program Cost for Spring Semester

Several scholarships are available for studying abroad. Students in the KU School of Business should apply to the School's Study Abroad Scholarship.