Franco-Singaporean cooperation in higher education [fr]

Every year, about 500 students in Singapore are pursuing their academic studies in France. The establishment of French campuses in Singapore (INSEAD, ESSEC, EDHEC, courses of Sorbonne-Assas International Law School and Grenoble Management School) and the development of institutional agreements between educational establishments create a favourable setting for these exchanges.

The increase of academic exchanges at primary and high school level, to create a "desire for France" for young students is also a strong factor for attractivity.

The number of local youths learning French, as well as the multitude of students who go to France each year and the ‘french alumni’, are also natural factors to induce students to pursue their studies in France.

French Schools in Singapore

ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus

Founded in 1907 in Paris, ESSEC Business School is one of the leading business schools in Europe. ESSEC strategically chose to extend its international presence and establish its Asia-Pacific campus in Singapore in 2005. The economic dynamism of the city-state and its position at a multicultural and educational crossroads allows ESSEC to respond to the increasing demand for management education in Asia. ESSEC Asia-Pacific has welcomed over 5,000 students and managers. In January 2015, ESSEC moved into its new campus at Nepal Hill @ One-North. In 2016, ESSEC is ranked for the second year 3rd in the Financial Times world’s ranking for the masters in Management.

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EDHEC Business School

Following an international tender procedure, EDHEC was invited by the Singaporean authorities to participate in a cluster of excellence aimed at developing education and finance in Singapore.

As in London, EDHEC’s third executive education campus offers students part-time programs (PhD in Finance, MSc in Risk and Investment Management) organised on an alternating work/study basis in conjunction with local businesses.

The Singapore Campus also houses EDHEC-Risk Institute’s Asian headquarters. The Institute is already developing research programs in Asia with Deutsche Bank, Amundi ETF, Axa Investment Managers, Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, Eurex and CME Group. In 2016, EDHEC is placed 15th in Financial Times world’s ranking for the masters in Management.

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INSEAD Business School

INSEAD, whose European campus is based in Fontainebleau, has established a campus in Singapore : a place for the melding of French and local cultures, and the generation of international and intercultural ideas.

Its Asian campus is located in the city-state with infrastructure that is as up-to-date as its European counterpart. Its teaching is internationally recognised to be of the highest standards.

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Grenoble Graduate School of Business

The Grenoble Graduate School of Business (Curriculum for higher education in Grenoble School of Management) offers a Masters in International Business (MIB) and a MSc Finance in Singapore. All administrative matters are handled by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). In 2014, Grenoble Graduate School of Business is placed 13th in Financial Times world’s ranking for the masters in Management.

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Sorbonne Assas International Law School

The Sorbonne-Assas International Law School specializes in International and European Law. It is one of the multiple campuses of the “Sorbonne University” Foundation (France).

The goal of the Sorbonne-Assas International Law School is to promote best practices in the field of international business law.

Its objective is to compete with major European and International Law schools by giving access to a joint training programme in law and management, taught by professors from Sorbonne–Assas University in Paris.

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Strate School of Design

Founded in 1993, out of the vision that a designer will be a strategic player for the development of organisations, Strate School of Design is the French leading private design school and one of the major European and international design schools (ranked in the World top 60 design schools by Business Week). Learning in a design school is to learn by doing. From the first year to the last, our 600+ students imagine, create and share over 1,000 projects, every so often in collaboration with an industrial partner.

• 4 Curricula: Design (5 years, Master Degree), Physical and Digital Modelling (3-year Bachelor), Innovation & Design (1 year post-graduate) and Masters in partnership with major French schools and universities: Master of Research with Arts et Metiers ParisTech, ESTACA, Institut d’Optique Graduate School).

And two double-degrees with:
• SciencesPo Paris
• Grenoble School of Management (EM Grenoble)

In Singapore, Strate School of Design, located within the National Design Centre, offers a Master in Design for Smart Cities, in both full-time and part-time formats, together with an array of programmes from lifelong courses to a-la-carte modules. The Master in Design will train and prepare hands-on and highly employable graduates in designing full-fledged experiences for Smart Cities’ citizens and visitors.

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French-Singaporean agreements

- Master – school agreements

Double Degree Programme (DDP) between NUS and Sciences Po

NUS and Sciences Po have partnered up to offer an undergraduate Double Degree Programme (DDP), starting from academic year 2016/17. The programme allows students to obtain, in four years a Bachelor of Arts/Social Sciences (Honours), conferred by NUS, Singapore, and a Bachelor of Arts, conferred by Sciences Po, France.

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French double degree program with NUS

NUS has a double degree partnership with seven prestigious engineering schools in France : Polytechnique, Centrale Paris, Mines ParisTech, Supélec, Télécom ParisTech, Ponts ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech.

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Double degree between NTU and ESIEE

ESIEE is a French engineering school of electronics and electrotechnics, having set up a double degree with NTU. The diploma deliver by both parts is called « Master of Science in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Engineering (MEMS) ».

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- At MBA level


Some exchanges between those prestigious schools have been done since 1998, but in 2009 they sign an agreement and create an International management MBA. The students spend six month in France and then six others month in Singapore in order to obtain an HEC-NUS diploma.


There is a double MBA degree between NTU and ESSEC. Students spend a semester at NTU followed by ESSEC for a year. They are able to choose between a general MBA or an MBA specialised in marketing.


INSEAD provides a full-time MBA or part-time "executive MBAs", alternating between France and Singapore.

Campus France Singapore

Campus France Singapore is a service provided by the French Embassy in Singapore to promote French higher education system to students and education stakeholders. It works in close collaboration with Singaporean high schools and universities and French higher education institutions. These collaborations enable us to provide up-to-date information about studying in France and to serve as a bridge between Singaporean and French universities.

Personalized information and advice

The Campus France office in Singapore assists foreigner students in Singapore who wish to pursue academic projects at an institution of higher education in France for over a 3-month period.
Please book a free face-to-face appointment with our the guidance counsellor by answering this form.

Contact :
Facebook page : Study in France - Singapore office

Campus France Singapore also manages the digital platform France Alumni Singapore, Launched in January 2016, this social network is dedicated to former foreigner students who studied or did an intership in France. Foreign alumni can stay in touch with France. They can exchange information, access to job offers and stay informed of French cultural and scientific events in Singapore.

Register for free on the France Alumni Singapore website :

Dernière modification : 30/01/2019

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