Grande Ecole Programme

Start of academic year 2020

Essential information for the start of the new academic year at EM Normandie Business School, including registration, calendar, accommodation advice, campus access and more

Welcome to EM Normandie Business School. You are now part of our great EM Normandie community, and we look forward to welcoming you at the School soon! This page lists all of the essential information you’ll need for the new 2020 academic year, including dates, settling in, accommodation advice and campus access.

The information below is intended exclusively for new students. If you were already an EM Normandie student in 2019-2020, please contact the Hub with any queries.

On this page

Covid-19 health and safety measures

Start of year 2020 Calendar

Campus Access

Accommodation

Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19: health and safety on campus is our priority!

To ensure the health and safety of everybody on campus at the start of the 2020 academic year, EM Normandie Business School has put a system in place to prevent the spread of the virus, in accordance with the recommendations of government bodies. Measures are likely to change as official guidelines are updated.
The school requests that all members adhere strictly to the guidance, social distancing rules and barrier measures.
The school's 5 campuses will be open to staff and students from 16 August 2020. Anyone wishing to enter a campus will need to wear a mask that meets AFNOR standards.

A specific teaching system

In accordance with the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) health guidelines, EM Normandie Business School is implementing its protocol for the new academic year.

Multimodal teaching
In order to comply with social distancing rules, EM Normandie Business School will be putting in place a multimodal teaching system from the start of the new academic year, which will allow all students to attend the same lessons at the same time, either on site or remotely, with a teacher physically present in the room.

To implement this twinning “delivery model”, the school has transformed its training rooms into “Flex Rooms” on its 5 campuses. These rooms are equipped with all the latest teaching technology, and can therefore be used for every possible scenario (face-to-face, remote or twinning). Students and professors can continue to have discussions and interact with each other, and benefit from the full teaching and learning experience.

Specific measures for international students
The school is aware of the fact that international students may be unable to attend campuses in September, and is therefore implementing various measures to meet their needs on a case-by-case basis. Prior to joining the school up to 15 October, they will be able to follow lessons remotely, simultaneously or in their own time depending on the time difference, in the same way as students already on site.

Life on campus
  • Wearing a mask complying with AFNOR standards is mandatory throughout your presence on campus
  • Floor markings indicating one-way systems
  • Health guidance displayed on site
  • Compliance with distancing rules in reception and waiting areas
  • Self-service antibacterial hand gel dispensers
  • Paper towels instead of automatic hand dryers in toilets 
  • Water fountains may no longer be used
  • Shared facilities (printers, microwaves, vending machines for drinks and snacks) must be cleaned by users after each use. Cleaning kits will be provided for this.
  • Work and living areas shall be disinfected daily
  • Premises shall be ventilated regularly 
  • Limited numbers of people in lifts depending on size 
  • Classrooms and workspaces shall be set up in accordance with social distancing guidelines 
  • Gatherings and demonstrations of more than 100 people shall not be permitted on site
  • Meetings shall take place remotely where possible
Complying with barrier measures

We must all comply with health guidance to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. This involves taking simple action, which includes:

  • Washing your hands very regularly or using hand sanitiser
  • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow or into a tissue
  • Using tissues once and then throwing them away in the bins provided
  • Greeting others without shaking hands, avoiding hugs and kisses
  • Keeping a distance of at least 1 metre from other people
  • Wearing a mask whenever you are in close proximity to others and on public transport
Keeping abreast of developments
What should I do if I am ill?

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature or feeling feverish, cough, breathing difficulties):

  • Call your GP or a doctor for a teleconsultation
  • Self-isolate at home
  • If symptoms get worse and you start to experience breathing difficulties, call 15

If you are a confirmed case of COVID-19:

  • Self-isolate at home
  • Obtain a sick note from your GP
  • Send evidence of this to your course leader
  • If you have difficulty breathing, call 15

Start of Year 2020 Calendar

Settling in and official start to the academic year

Caen, Le Havre and Paris campuses:

  • Friday 28/08 to Wednesday 02/09/2020: Orientation Days for international students, these days are dedicated to settling in activities and finalising administration
  • Thursday 03/09/2020 from 9:00 am: Official ceremony marking the start of the academic year. In order to ensure everyone's health and safety,

In order to ensure everyone's health and safety you will be welcomed in small groupes every hour between 9am and 1pm on both Caen and Le Havre campuses and between 9am and 2pm on the Paris campus. You will be guided throught different areas of the campus in order to introduce you to the School's tools and services, and to allow you to complete your registration. 

  • Thursday 03/09/2020 pm and Friday 04/09/2020: language tests
  • Monday 07/09 to Thursday 10/09/2020: Welcome Week. To welcome you to EM Normandie, our student associations are organising an induction week. On the agenda: sporting events and fun challenges, concerts, after-work events and celebration evenings. A detailed programme will be provided at the official ceremony marking the start of the academic year

Oxford campus: 

  • From Saturday 15 August at 4.00am (5.00am Paris time), all travellers from France are required to stay in isolation in a self-containment facility in the UK for 14 days. Therefore, we ask all students to make arrangements to arrive in Oxford 15 days before the start of the school year so that this restriction can be respected.
  • Friday 11/09/2020:  Orientation Days for international students
  • Monday 14/09/2020 from 09:00: start of the academic year

In order to ensure the health safety of all, you will be welcomed in waves at 9am (U1), between 10am and 11am (U2), between 12pm and 1pm (U3) and between 2pm and 3pm (M1). Additional information will be sent to you by e-mail at the beginning of September.

  • Tuesday 15/09 to Friday 18/09/2020: introduction to services, language tests, settling in seminar and Welcome Week

Dublin campus : 

  • The Irish government has drawn up a list of countries that are exempt from the fourteen. As France is not on this list, anyone arriving in Ireland from France must self-isolate for 14 days. We have therefore asked all students to make arrangements to arrive in Dublin 15 days before the start of the school year so that this restriction can be respected. 
  • Monday 07/09/2020: start of the academic year
  • For your information, you will be asked to complete a Passenger Form Locator upon arrival in Ireland, on which you will be asked to indicate the address where you will be staying during your period of self-isolation. We also invite you to consult the HSE website regularly.
  • You will be given details of the organisation of the new school year and the health protocol in the week before the start of the new school year. To answer any questions you may have, Cécilie LAMANT, Campus Programme Assistant, will be available until 7 August by e-mail or by telephone: +353 (0)1 901 1175.

Start dates of the courses

Bachelor International Management
Programme Campus Orientation Days
for international students
Course start date
Bachelor International Management - Year 1 French-speaking section Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 2:00 p.m.
Bachelor International Management - Year 1 English-speaking section Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 15 September at 10:00 a.m.
Bachelor International Management - Year 3 International Business option Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 4 September at 8:30 a.m.
Bachelor International Management - Year 3 International Commerce and Logistics option Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 4 September at 10:30 a.m.
Bachelor International Management - Year 3 work-study option Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 9:30 a.m.
Bachelor International Management - Year 3 work-study option Paris 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 3 September at 9:30 a.m.
Master in Management
Programme Campus Orientation Days
for international students
Course start dates
Master in Management - U1 Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September
Master in Management - U1 Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 14 September
Master in Management - U1 Oxford 11 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 8:30 a.m.
Master in Management - U2 Oxford 11 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Master in Management - U3 Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 8:00 a.m.
Master in Management - U3 French-speaking section Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 10:00 a.m.
Master in Management - U3 English-speaking section Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 11:00 a.m.
Master in Management - U3 Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 14 September
Master in Management - U3 100% english Oxford 11 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 11:30 a.m.
Master in Management - M1 Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 9:15 a.m.
Master in Management - M1 - Expertise Track Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 9:00 a.m.
Master in Management - M1 - Global Track Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 12:00 a.m.
Master in Management - M1 - International Track Le Havre   January 2021
Master in Management - M1 Oxford 11 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September
Master in Management - M1 work-study Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 5 October at 9:00 a.m.
Master in Management - M1 work-study Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 5 October at 9:00 a.m.
Master in Management - M1 work-study Paris 28 août à 10h00 5 October at 9:00 a.m.
M2 Supply Chain Logistic and Innovation Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 2:00 p.m.
M2 Supply Chain Management Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 3:00 p.m.
M2 Supply Chain Management - Work-study Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 International Logistics and Port Management Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 3:00 p.m.
M2 International Logistics and Port Management - Work-study Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 Marketing Strategy and Business Development Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 8:30 a.m.
M2 Marketing Strategy and Business Development - Work-study Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 8:00 a.m.
M2 Audit and Corporate Finance Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 11:00 a.m.
M2 Audit and Corporate Finance - Work-study Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 21 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 International Business Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 15 September at 2:00 p.m.
M2 Marketing, Communication & Agrifood Engineering Rouen 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 21 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 Territorial Developement Str@tegy Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 31 August at 9:00 a.m.
M2 Information Systems Management Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 31 August
M2 Financial Data Management Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 9:00 a.m.
M2 International Marketing and Business Development Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 Digital Entrepreneurship Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 9:00 a.m.
M2 Banking, Finance and FinTech Oxford 11 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 Digital Strategy and Innovation Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 31 August at 9:30 a.m.
M2 International Events Management Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 1 September at 9:30 a.m.
M2 Human Ressources Management Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 31 August at 9:30 a.m.
M2 Marketing and Digital in Luxury and Lifestyle Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 10:00 a.m.
M2 Track Strategy and Consulting Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 14 September
M2 IA for Marketing Strategy Paris   January 2021
MS, MSc, 3ème cycle
Programme Campus Orientation Days
for international students
Course start dates
MSc Supply Chain Management Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 3:00 p.m.
MSc International Logistics and Port Management Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 3:00 p.m.
MSc Supply Chain Logistique et Innovations Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 2:00 p.m.
MS Marketing Strategy and Business Development Le Havre 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 8:30 a.m.
MS Marketing, Communication & Agrifood Engineering Rouen 31 August and 1 September at 10:00 a.m. 21 September at 10:00 a.m.
MSc Marketing and digital in Luxury and Lifestyle Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 10:00 a.m.
MSc IA for Marketing Strategy Paris   January 2021
MSc International Events Management Paris 28 August at 10:00 a.m. 1er September at 9:30 a.m.
MSc Banking, Finance and FinTech Oxford 11 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 10:00 a.m.
MS Territorial Development Str@tegy Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 31 August at 9:00 a.m.
MSc International Marketing and Business Development Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 10:00 a.m.
MSc Financial Data Management Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 7 September at 9:00 a.m.
Post-Graduate Degree in Information Systems Management Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 31 August
European Business Programme
Programme Campus Orientation Days
for international students
Course start dates
European Business Programme Caen 1 and 2 September at 10:00 a.m. 14 September at 2:00 p.m.

Accommodation and funding your course 

The Studapart platform 

Find your accommodation match with Studapart! Whether you’re based in France or on an overseas campus, the EM Normandie-endorsed student accommodation platform will help you to: 

  • Find rented accommodation 
  • Find or set up a house or flatshare 
  • Find  a sub-let 
  • Find a temporary room 

Are you looking for a house/flatshare? 

Join the Facebook accommodation group for your campus to find other students to share with: 

Find out more

How can I pay for my course? 

There are a number of funding solutions to help business school students with modest incomes. Find out more about Grand Ecole access schemes, from State grants to alternative routes. 

Find out more

How do I get to the campus?

Airport pick-up

If you are an international student, register with the International Affairs department to qualify for an airport pick-up! EM Normandie will arrange a driver to meet you at the airport and take you to your campus (Le Havre, Caen, Oxford).

Campus Access

Join the Facebook group for your campus, to talk to other students and find out what activities are happening there. Caen CampusLe Havre CampusParis CampusOxford CampusDublin Campus.

EM Normandie Contacts

Do you have a question? Our departments are here to help and provide answers!

You can also contact us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online registration
I have not received my login details

Check the spam folder in your mailbox. You should have received a message from lehub@em-normandie.fr. If you cannot find it, please contact the HUB.

I have lost my login details or forgotten my password

Your username is in the format: firstname.lastname+date of birth (ex: alexandre.enocq07).

If you have lost your password, enter your username and click on "Forgotten password". A new password will be sent to your personal mailbox.

My username and password do not work

If you have just been admitted to EM Normandie via the SESAME or “Passerelle Bachelor” routes, contact the admissions department either by phone on +33 (0)7 63 59 79 06 or by e-mail at admissions@em-normandie.fr.

In all other cases, connect to apps.em-normandie.fr and to the HUB back office to reset your login details.

Should we send paper documents?

No, you must submit all documents to the online portal, under "Documents". The documents marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

What is civil liability?

Civil liability is insurance cover which will almost always be included in you comprehensive accommodation policy.

Please contact your insurer to obtain your certificate.

My portal is not 100% complete

For your portal to be 100% complete, you must:

  • Upload an ID photo 
  • Complete your title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss etc.) 
  • Complete all mandatory fields, marked with a red asterisk (*
  • Submit all documents with a red asterisk (*
  • Inform the financial sponsor(s)
How do I choose my body for student social security membership?

Membership is no longer provided by higher education institutions.

What is CVEC?

The CVEC (Contribution to Student and Campus Life) is a tax implemented by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation). The purpose of this contribution is to promote activities for new students, and to provide social, health and cultural support for students together with sporting activities. 

All students* (including those in an apprenticeship) must pay the CVEC before they register. The CVEC is set at €92 for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

The CVEC is collected by the CROUS (regional student assistance office) online, at https://www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr/envole/ 

During the registration process you must provide the certificate of payment of or exemption from the CVEC, which can be downloaded once the tax has been paid. 

* NB 1: CROUS scholarship students and exchange students do not pay the CVEC, but must go to the website to obtain an exemption certificate. 
* NB 2: students on professional training (“professionnalisation”) and continuous training contracts do not pay the CVEC, and do not need an exemption certificate.

Invoicing and payment methods
What payment methods does EM Normandie offer for paying tuition fees?

You can pay: 

  • In a single instalment by 31 October of the current year 
  • In a single instalment by cheque or bank transfer, to be paid no later than 31 October 
  • In 10 instalments at no charge by direct debit on the final day of each month The first direct debit will be taken on 31 October 2020 and the last on 31 July 2021 
If I opt to pay in 10 instalments, will there be an additional fee?

No, this service is free. The payment is made in 10 instalments with no additional fee.

Who should I make my cheque payable to?

The cheque must be made payable to "EM Normandie", and should be sent to the following address: 

École de Management de Normandie  
Caen Campus 
9, rue Claude Bloch 
14052 Caen Cedex 4, France

Can I pay part of my tuition fees in a single instalment, while my financial sponsor pays in 10 instalments by direct debit?

Yes. If you plan to do this, please specify in the financial section of the registration portal. Each tuition fee payer may specify their own payment method.

Can payment in 10 instalments be made by bank transfer or cheque?

No, payment in 10 instalments is only possible by direct debit (for European countries).

Is it possible for the direct debit to be taken on a different day rather than on the final day of the month?

No. All direct debits are taken on the final day of the month.

Can I pay an invoice in cash or by bank card?

Yes, you can pay an invoice in cash. The maximum amount is €1,000 if you pay tax in France, or €15,000 if you pay tax abroad.

Yes, you can pay an invoice by bank card by going in person to the financial department on the Caen or Le Havre campuses.

I am in the process of finalising the registration process, and I do not understand the "percentage" box in the "financial information" section?

The % box is used when the fee amount is shared between two financial sponsors. It indicates the % of the invoiced amount paid by each sponsor. The total must add up to 100%.

If there is only one financial sponsor, please put 100% as the default option.

When do I have to make the second down payment covering 40% of the tuition fees (for MS/MSc students only)?

You must pay your second down payment before the start of the academic year.

I thought there was a 40% reduction if I am repeating a module/modules? However, the full fee is shown.

There is indeed a 40% discount if part of the year is repeated.This discount will be applied when checking the file, after it has been validated by the student.

Subscription fees
What is the €575 to the Normandie Alumni Association for?

It is a lifetime fee which gives you access to all of the benefits of our graduate network. For further information, please send a message to contact@alumni.emnormandie.com.

What is the €75 association fee for?

This is an annual subscription which enables our student associations and societies (the BDE, BDS, BDC, BDA and BDI) to organise events which will keep you entertained throughout your course.

Only students of the Bachelor’s in International Management and MS/MSc programmes are required to pay this fee.

Documents
I have validated my registration file online, but I have not yet received the request to sign the tuition contract.

The signature is generated and sent manually, and may take a little time. If you haven't received anything a week after completing and validating your online registration portal, please contact: finance@em-normandie.fr.

How do I obtain a student certificate?

As soon as your online registration file is complete and the HUB has validated it, go to your student platform. You will find the document to download there.

I need a certificate of payment or certificate of tuition fees (attestation de règlement ou de droit de scolarité). How do I obtain this?

Go to your student platform, where you can download this certificate.