Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cergy-Pontoise, France
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
|About the program||Accommodations|
|About the city||Dates and costs|
Converting ESSEC's credits to UR units
ESSEC uses the European Union's ECTS (European Credit Transfer system) for assigning credit to its classes. Most classes there are valued at 6 ECTS credits.
UR's Office of the Registrar uses the following formula to convert from ECTS to UR Units:
Divide ECTS by 7, then round up to nearest tenth of a Unit.
Please see this page on the website of the Office of the Registrar for an explanation of how academic credit earned abroad is transferred to UR.
ESSEC uses the French grading scale of 0 - 20, in which 10 is the minimum passing mark. UR converts ESSEC grades as follows.
ESSEC grade UR equivalent 16 - 20 A+ 14 - 15.99 A 12 - 13.99 B+ 11 - 11.99 B 10 - 10.99 C 7 - 9.99 D (no UR credit) 0 - 7 F (no UR credit)
Residence halls operated by ALEGESSEC, the student housing association, located off-campus, but owned and run by Groupe ESSEC
All halls self-catering (students prepare own meals in shared kitchen facilities); on-campus cafeteria also available
Many restaurants in Cergy-Pontoise, catering to wide range of tastes and budgets
Click here for ESSECs accommodations site
Click here for Dates and Costs for ESSEC.
Click here to read about scholarships for study abroad.
NOTE: Travel allowances, reimbursements, health insurance premiums and other payments above tuition costs paid by Richmond on behalf of its semester and year abroad students are available only to Richmond degree-seeking students accepted to participate on UR-affiliated abroad programs.
Students going to France who are pursuing a major or minor in French (this includes double majors) should consider applying for the French Embassy’s Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant.
Before application, students who are interested in this program should see
• Dr. Tom Cossé in the Robins School regarding classes available, likely transfer credit and their chances of acceptance.
• Chris Klein, the OIE's advisor for France, regarding the application process, housing, costs, immigration requirements, or questions about language proficiency and cultural differences.
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.
Updated 19 Dec 2016