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L’Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) is one of the leading state accredited business schools in France offerings programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It's main campus is located in Angers, France; however, it also has campuses in Paris, Shanghai and Budapest. ESSCA Budapest is situated in the heart of the city of Budapest, close to the metro, tramway, buses, shopping, restaurants, and cafes. ESSCA occupies a floor in a building near to Corvinus University of Budapest. While the ESSCA program in Budapest is relatively small and intimate, students are close to a larger campus community and students from other campuses. The ESSCA program consists of degree-seeking ESSCA students, many of whom are French, and exchange students from all over the world. ESSCA Budapest offers courses in the fall and spring (GV's winter) semesters, as well as a summer program. Students can take courses in cross-cultural management, business in Hungary, Central and East European economics and politics, Hungarian language and culture, consumer behavior, principles of auditing, and information systems in finance. See the ESSCA website for updated offerings.
This program requires students to exercise a high degree of independence, self-reliance, and flexibility. While there are basic support services available through this program, participants should not expect to receive the same level and types of support they are accustomed to at GVSU.
Estimated Program Dates: August 2020 - December 2020
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020 (Closed)
Estimated Program Dates: January 2021 - May 2021
Application Deadline: September 10, 2020
Estimated Program Dates: August 2021 - December 2021
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
ESSCA-Budapest offers academic tracks for Undergraduate and Graduate students. Courses are conducted in English.
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Winter Course Options Use this button to search all available winter courses.
Pre-Approved Courses Note: This course list indicates courses that have been previously approved. It is not a list of available courses on this program.
Course Approval Process Students registering for courses that have not been pre-approved will need to follow the course approval instructions.
Students interested in satisfying general education courses abroad can find more information on our General Education page.
Students cannot mix courses offered at the undergraduate level and the graduate level. Students will select one of these programs and select courses only from that program. Students in their final year (4th year) of undergraduate study at GVSU may be eligible to apply for the graduate level courses (subject to approval by ESSCA).
Note: ESSCA uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). In general, 2 ECTS credits is equivalent to 1 US credit.
ESSCA provides information to international students to assist them in finding appropriate living accommodations. Students often stay in a local hostel during the first week while they conduct an apartment search. Students will find comfortable and affordable apartments in the center of the city, within walking distance from ESSCA. Most students finalize their housing selection within the first day or two after arrival. Additional information is available in the ESSCA Budapest Practical Guide.
Tuition & Registration (paid to GVSU): $7,086
Other expenses (estimate): $6,068 - $7,040
Total Estimated Cost (per semester): $13,154 - $14,126
International Exchange Grant ($1,000): Students are automatically considered when they apply to the program. Decisions will be made following the deadline for application. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-331-3898
Paul and Sue Spindler Accounting Study Abroad Scholarship (Deadline: March 1) APPLY NOW
Padnos Scholarship: (Up to $15,000): The Barbara H. Padnos International Scholars program provides scholarships for year long study abroad programs (Students must study abroad for 2 semesters or more). The average scholarship ranges from $5,000-$15,000. APPLY NOW
Open to all majors. 2.5 GPA required.
US citizens studying in Hungary for more than 90 days must apply for a visa prior to entering Hungary. For additional information, please reference our student visa guide. Please note that the appropriate consulate or embassy must be consulted for the most up-to-date visa information.
Students typically fly into Stuttgart. There is a subway terminal at the airport which will take you to the Stuttgart Central Station. From there you can take a train to Schwäbisch Gmünd which takes about 1 hour 25 minutes. From the Schwäbisch Gmünd station, students can either take a bus or a taxi to the University. The bus is about a 10 minute journey. PHSG will supply additional details in the Study Guide they will send you. Students are advised not to arrive on a weekend or a bank holiday.
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Fall: August - December, 16 weeks
Winter (ESSCA's Spring): January - May, 15 -18 weeks, depending on the program
Summer: June - July
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