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  • Locations: Lille, France; Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Fordham University applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Major City Academic Setting: Direct Enroll at a University
Housing: Apartment, Dorm Foreign Language Competency: None
Language of Instruction: English Field of Study: Accounting, Business, French Studies, Management
Program Details:


Depending on your areas of concentration and interests, you will enroll in either EDHEC Lille campus for courses in Business Management or in EDHEC Nice campus for courses in Finance.

Lille, the largest city in northern France, has a rich history with Flemish roots. The once industrial city now boasts many cultural attractions such as museums, restaurants, and shopping, as well as its own metro system.

Nice, France's fifth largest city, is located on the French Riviera and features beaches, art museums and fine dining. The city traces its history back to the Roman Empire and ruins of the ancient city of Cemenelum still remain.


The fall semester begins in late August and ends in December; the spring semester begins in January and ends in May.  EDHEC will host an orientation for exchange students prior to the start of each semester.  This orientation is mandatory, and late arrivals will not be permitted.


EDHEC School of Business is amongst the leading business schools in Europe, internationally recognized for its academic and research impact as well as its unique synergies with the business world. Internationalization and relevance to business fuel its ambition to be recognized for its excellence and global mindset. EDHEC differentiates itself by offering innovation in business education and greater dynamism in connecting students and graduates with the business world.  In addition to business courses, exchange students will also have the option to take French language courses.

EDHEC uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which will be converted to Fordham credits on a 2:1 ratio. At EDHEC, 6 ECTS credit points will be converted to 3 credits at Fordham. You must enroll in 30-36 credit points per semester.

View Courses Previously Approved for Fordham Credit Transfer

For a list of courses, please review the following two PDF documents:
EDHEC Courses - Business Management Track - Lille

EDHEC Courses - Finance & Economics Track - Nice


At the Lille campus, students may apply to live on campus. Student residences are either single suites, which include a kitchenette and bathroom, or an eight bedroom apartments, known as "kots," featuring a bathroom and common living room.  At the Nice campus, students live in the apartment style Van Gogh Residence. Each apartment comes with a kitchenette, a bathroom, TV, and telephone connection. This residence hall is a five-minute walk from campus.  Those who do not wish to live on campus may rent off campus apartments, studios, or houses.

Space in the residences are available on a first come, first serve basis, so once you are accepted by EDHEC and receive your login credentials, you should apply for housing through the EDHEC Blackboard.  If the residence halls are full, you will need to secure housing off campus.  If you plan to live off-campus, please review EDHEC's Accommodations page.


You must be enrolled in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in order to apply to this Exchange Program. All Fordham Study Abroad Application requirements must be satisfied, including the Language Evaluation Form.

You must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 08/30/2018 12/22/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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