I visited Madrid during my exchange in Spain. It is a great city with a rich history and vibrant culture. I went to the Royal Palace and was amazed by its grandeur.Sara Križaj, TBS Barcelona
As you know Lille is close to Belgium, Netherlands and other neighboring countries so I was travelling a lot.Leon Trost, EDHEC Business school
If some of the universities have deadlines before February 28 or September 26, the International Office will nominate the students who have applied before the deadlines.
International Office can receive applications after these deadlines, but students applying before the first call will have a better chance to enroll in the university of their preference.
Students search the web pages of the partner universities for the courses that they offer. If they are not available online, they ask the person in charge in the international office of the host university. It is important to ask about the language of instruction since not all courses are always offered in the English language.
Note that some courses are offered only during the fall, others only during the fall and other ones in both semesters.
All the courses with a passing grade, could be recognized at ZSEM after the student finishes the period of study abroad. Some of them are recognized as core courses and others as elective ones. Only those ones which are 70% similar to the ones which are compulsory at ZSEM, can be recognized as core courses. The rest are recognized as electives or if the number of electives has been covered, the name of the course will be stated in the diploma supplement.
Students in the undergraduate program do the selection of courses together with the coordinator of the respective year and fill the so-called
Instructions on how to fill the Learning Agreement: How to fill the Learning Agreement
Students in the first year who are thinking of going abroad in the second year should contact the coordinator of the second year.
Students in the MBA program, complete the learning agreement in coordination with the secretary in charge of the specific MBA program. The learning agreement must be signed by the student, the MBA coordinator and then by the International Office.
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The International Office of ZSEM will contact the partner university and will nominate the registered candidates. After it, students will fill all application forms online and/or paper. These forms vary from university to university.
It is the responsibility of the student to complete them on time. Universities don’t accept partial documentation, but only complete set.
When the host university has confirmed that the student fulfills all requirements, they will send a letter of acceptance and a welcome package with more information.
This is the moment to go to the corresponding embassy to start the visa process (if visa is required). This can take from one day to three months, depending of the country.
Please be sure that you have submitted the following documents :
Students can make changes to their learning agreements according to the rules of the host university.
If there are changes, they must be communicated to the ZSEM International office and the coordinator of the year (or the MBA coordinator).