Where are TBS Education’s campuses?
What is the diversity of your international students?
TBS Education has approximately 1,500 international students across its 5 campuses which accounts for 25% of the student body. Our international student body is made up of approximately 80 nationalities.
What international accreditations does TBS Education hold and why are accreditations important for a student?
Is there a TBS Education alumni network?
More than 52,000 graduates are listed on the TBS Education Alumni Directory, from around the world.
The TBS Education Alumni Association’s main aim is to form an active and enthusiastic network willing to help fellow alumni and current students, as well as to defend and develop the School’s interests and those of its graduates. This website will soon be available in English
Which programs are taught in English?
Does TBS Education have international partner universities?
Yes – TBS Education has more than 200 partner universities with which we engage in exchange programs, dual degrees and double degrees, depending on the program taken.
What are the language requirements for a student who is not a native English/French speaker?
For each program there is a minimum TOEFL and/or IELTS score. For international students who would like to study a program taught in French, they must provide a TAGE-MAGE score.
If a candidate has already studied a program in English for at least 2 years prior to their application to join TBS Education, they will be exempt from these language requirements.
Are there any scholarships available for international students?
Some programmes offer merit and/or needs based scholarships (see individual programs for more information).
Campus France provides a good list of national scholarships available for application from international students wishing to study in France.
Can I move between the 5 TBS Education campuses?
Yes – depending on the program (please consult the pages dedicated to your chosen program).
What is the student-professor ratio at TBS Education?
How do I apply to join a program at TBS Education?
Each program has a simple and clear online application process and once our international recruitment coordinators have received your application and all necessary supporting documents, you will receive a response within 2 weeks.
Is there a service which helps international students coming to TBS?
TBS has an International Student Services (ISS) team which helps international students with all practical issues such as: housing, visas, banking, healthcare, French administrative procedures and more. ISS is committed to helping incoming exchange and full-time international students make the most of their stay at TBS and offers support whenever needed.
Students will be contacted by TBS’s International Student Services team before their arrival to advise about the preparations need for their arrival.
The first day of the semester, ISS organises Orientation Days especially for incoming international students. These include presentations from the academic teams about the programme and TBS in general, safety and integration information, and practical issues such as: confirming accommodation, opening a French bank account, visa validation, registering for French classes, getting public transport cards, opening electricity accounts and more…
Local student volunteers – the Welcome Team – work closely with ISS and are on hand to help international students during their arrival and integration, organizing many informative and fun events.
Is there any financial aid available for international students’ living costs?
Yes – students from the EU and those student holding long-term, renewable visas (VLS-TS) are currently eligible to ask for housing benefits (CAF) of up to 25% of their monthly rent. This is a logn administrative process, but TBS’s International Student Services team can help students throughout the process.
International students with a short-term visa which cannot be renewed are not currently eligible for this housing benefit.
Do I need a student visa to study in France? How do I start the process?
Yes – unless you are a citizen from the European Union.
There are two kinds of student visas for France:
- Short-term (3-6 months), one-time vais which cannot be renewed – this type of visa is usually given to students coming to France for a short exchange period
- VLS-TS visa: a long-term (1 year) visa which allows multiple travel into France and other Schenghen countries, can be renewed if the student plans to continue their studies or an internship in France, and allows the student to work part-time – this type of visa is usually given to students coming to studing in France for at least one year
In order to start the process, students must contact their local French consulate or Campus France. The visa process can take up to 3 months in some countries, so students should start the process as soon as they have been accepted by TBS. TBS’s International Student Services assist all students with visa validation and/or renewal.
How can an international student take care of all the administrative process when they don’t speak French?
They don’t need to – TBS’s International Student Services team is here to assist international students with all administrative processes.
Do international students need to register for French national health insurance?
Yes– Registration to the French healthcare system is mandatory and free for all students.
Students from the European Union or the European Economic Area who can show a European Health Insurance Card are exempt from regressing.
International full-time students arriving in France for the first time must go to the following site AFTER they have paid the CVEC (Vie etudiante’ contribution tax to the Crous). To pay the CVEC please follow the link below. For more information please click here. Exchange students are exempt from this tax and can register with the French Social Security once they have received their enrollment confirmation (Attestation de scolarité)
Step 1: Pay the CVEC, “vie étudiante” 90€ subscription fee to the Crous : https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/
Step 2: Buy Civil Responsability Insurance
Step 3: Obtain your certificate of enrollment from TBS
Step 4: Register for free to the French Social Security : https://etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr/#/
What help is given to international students to find accommodation?
For TBS’s Toulouse campuses: In order to help international students, we have put together an Accommodation Guide which provides details of agencies that we recommend and STUDAPART, TBS’ housing platform. By using Studapart students can access a list of residences with which we have agreements and have negotiated special conditions for our international students. Click here to access our Accommodation Guide.
For TBS’s Barcelona campus: download the Barcelona Accommodation Guide here
For TBS’s Paris site: download the Paris site Accommodation Guide here
What is the cost of living in Toulouse?
Including rent, food, utilities, transport and other expenses the average cost of living in Toulouse for a student is approximately 1,250 euros per month.
Is there career development support for international students?
TBS’s Career Starter team works with all students – local and international – across all programs, providing individual career development support and ensuring the employability of our students. This service aims to support our students in the devlopment of their academic projects and of their chosen academic path, along with the support of TBS’s diverse selection of business partners.
Career Starter provides assistance with CV writing, speedcoaching, personal development, workshops, business forums and more…
Is it possible to find an internship/job in France if I don’t speak French?
Yes – it is of course easier if you do speak at least a minimum level of French as the choice is will be larger, but each program has a dedicated team to assist and support students’ search for an appropriate internship, either in France or abroad. Assistance is also available through:
- Database containing internship offers, updated daily
- Internship database listing all interships completed by TBS students over the last 4 years, with company contacts
- Company database
- Support and advice in researching internships
- Internship workshops in English and French
Part-time jobs as babysitters or English language teachers are always possible.
Grants available through Toulouse Business School
TBS Offers a selection of scholarships to students of all nationalities, promoting economic and cultural diversity across our student body:
- Merit Scholarship – awarding academic success
- Partner University Scholarship – for students coming from TBS partner universities and/or having spent one semester at TBS as part of an exchange program
- Early Bird Scholarship – for students who complete their full application process and tuition payment 31st December for the following academic year (this scholarship can be added to either of the two above scholarships)
Each of the above scholarships allows for a discount of up to 10% of tuition fees.
TBS will automatically consider students for scholarships once admitted to the School.
Other grant opportunities for international students studying in France
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and PhD courses.
The application process for the Eiffel scholarship is extremely selective. Candidate students must be non-French nationals of less than 30 years old and who can prove excellent academic results. The scholarship can award up to 1000 Euros per month to successful candidates.
Campus France Scholarship Information
International students wishing to study in France can also apply for a choice of national scholarships. For more information contact Campus France.
Research article — When Is CEO Activism Conducive to the Democratic Process?
This article complements the predominantly instrumentally oriented literature on CEO activism and contributes, more broadly, to the literature that explores the normative dimensions of corporate political involvement, as well as to a growing strand of research that draws on philosophical theory to inform business leaders’ ethical decision-making.
Research article — Managing my shame: Investigating the effects of organizational identity threat and public service motivation on exemplification
The present study investigates how public employees make sense of and react to threatening events that may call into question organization's core attributes and status.
Research article — Early-career academic engagement in university–industry collaborative PhDs: Research orientation and project performance
This study sheds light on an understudied area of academic engagement and highlights the significance of considering research orientation and students' taste for science or industry when developing university-industry collaborations. This has implications for PhD supervisors, PhD students, their industrial partners, and policymakers.
Financial Times 2023: TBS Education’s Global Executive MBA ranks 62nd best in the world
The Financial Times has published its annual ranking of the world's top 100 Executive MBAs. This year, TBS Education's Global Executive MBA moved up 12 places, confirming its growth momentum and ranking 62nd.
Research article — The resistance toward COVID-19 contact tracing apps: A study of psychological reactance among young adults in Italy
We investigate how and when threats to freedom posed by government-imposed containment measures to young adults reduce their contact tracing apps (CTAs) adoption intentions.
Research article — Are both generative AI and ChatGPT game changers for 21st-Century operations and supply chain excellence?
Academic ExcellenceFosso Wamba
This study investigates the benefits, challenges, and trends associated with Gen-AI/ChatGPT in O&SCM.
Research article — Entry mode diversity and closing commercial deals with international customers: The moderating role of advanced servitization
As the importance of servitization and service-augmented solution delivery grows into a mainstream phenomenon for manufacturers, offering theoretically founded avenues to solve their specific internationalization challenges is necessary.
Research article — Data-driven market effectiveness: The role of a sustained customer analytics capability in business operations
Academic ExcellenceFosso Wamba
This study's objective is to investigate how a business can achieve data-driven market effectiveness through the sustained application of a customer analytics capability to its operations.
Financial Times 2023 ranking: TBS Education ranks 37th among the world’s business schools
Inspiring EducationMaster In Management
n September 11, 2023, the Financial Times published its international ranking of Masters in Management. TBS Education moves up 13 places to rank among the world's top Management Schools.
Research article — Sustainability and intermodality in humanitarian logistics: A two-stage multi-objective programming formulation: a two-stage multi-objective programming formulation
Intermodality is a valuable approach when infrastructure is damaged, as it allows the use of different delivery modes to reach demand areas. Nevertheless, involving different transportation modes has an impact on the environment.
Research article — Human resource management in the age of generative artificial intelligence: Perspectives and research directions on ChatGPT
Research article — Does Resilience Matter for Supply Chain Performance in Disruptive Crises with Scarce Resources?
Academic ExcellenceFosso Wamba
Research article — Advances in entrepreneurial ecosystem and places: time, space and context
Research article — The Organizational Dynamics of Business Models for Sustainability: Discursive and Cognitive Pathways for Change
See all the news