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Do you offer any scholarships or financial aid?

Unfortunately, the school does not offer any scholarships. According to your country of residence and your particular situation, different possibilities of financing your studies in France may be available: government grants, funding granted by international organizations and NGOs, private fellowships...

For information regarding grants and scholarships, we recommend you contact the French embassy in your country, your local CampusFrance agency, or "CampusBourse", the CampusFrance grant search engine: see the CampusFrance website for more information.

How do I apply?

All applications must be done online, via our website
For exchange students (eg, Erasmus), see the pages dedicated to foreign exchanges.

I am currently in my last year of Bachelor’s studies: can I apply to the master’s programs before I actually receive my degree?

YES. Your registration in our school will become official once you finish your undergraduate studies or obtain your BA.

I have a high school diploma (A-levels) or am graduating from high school this year; can I apply?

If you speak French (B2 level requested at the DELF test), you can apply to our Foundation Studies, the first year of the 5-year program that leads to the MDes (all the courses in the first 3 years are in French) or to the first year of DN MADE (National Diploma in Fine Arts, Crafts and Design) organized in three years.
If your level of French is not efficient enough you can apply to our Arts, Design & Media: preparatory program, to then pursue in first year of undergraduate studies (minimum B1 level requested at the DELF test to apply for the preparatory program)

I have a question concerning exchange programs (eg, Erasmus): who should I contact?

Our international relations office: exchanges@lecolededesign.com

 

If I study in the 3rd year of DN MADE / International Class, can I continue my studies at the master’s level?

YES, The DN MADE, National Diploma in Fine Arts, Crafts and Design confers a state recognized undergraduate degree. After the 3rd year of DN MADE it is possible to enter the world of work or to continue your studies in one of our MDes programs (choose a master program depending on your profile).

Is the admission process different for foreign students ?

Foreign student who did not complete their high school diploma in a French high school have to apply on our website online.
The admission process to apply in 1st year of undergraduate studies is different for international students enrolled in a French high school. They have to apply on Parcoursup (French-state application website for the post-high school programs)
Please note that the interview can be done via videoconference for foreign students residing abroad.
All the administrative documents, the portfolio and the personal creation must be completed online.

I’m interested in applying and have some specific questions: whom should I contact?

Our student recruitment office: admissions@lecolededesign.com

Alternatively, you can Skype us at admissions_lecolededesign.com or call us (+33) 251 135 070.

Do your students quickly find a job by the end of their studies ?

Find all the answers in the item "Key figures"

 

How to join in the school as an exchange student?

Only students from our partner schools are allowed to apply for an exchange program.

Undergraduate level : International Class / 3rd year of DN MADE
Students must have completed at least two years of studies in either product, spatial, product or UI/UX design to join the International Class.
Exchange students can enroll in the International Class / 3rd year of DN MADE and choose one of the following programs, depending on their profile : DN MADE Digital Media Design, DN MADE Industrial Products and DN MADE Retail & lnterior Design.
Exchange students enrolled in one of the four programs follow compulsory courses and have to choose elective courses to obtain 30 ECTS.

Postgraduate level: Master programs (MDes) International Design Strategy / Le Studio France
Exchange students may enroll in the MDes program Le Studio France and join the second semester (February to June) of the 1st year of postgraduate studies. To join Le Studio France as an exchange student, candidates must have completed a bachelor (three or four years) in either product design, space design, graphic design or interaction design.

For more information, please contact our International Coordinator Zoe Lacey at z.lacey@lecoledededesign.com

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