EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
University of Strasbourg is the second largest university in France with a population of 48,000 students and foreign students representing about twenty percent of the student body.
Originally founded in 1631, the University of Strasbourg is now amongst Europe’s best in the League of European Research Universities. The EM Strasbourg Business School alone hosts around 400 foreign students every year.
Students can focus their studies in banking, finance, entrepreneurship, organizational management, accounting, supply chain management, management information systems, and marketing. Being on the French-German border, the University of Strasbourg is one of the most important links unifying the Franco-German culture creating a unique academic atmosphere.
Strasbourg is the capital of its region, Alsace, in eastern France along the border with Germany. Instead of French, the historically spoken language in Strasbourg is actually Germany. Strasbourg is characterized by its medieval past and a progressive future having the second-largest student population in France.
The city itself boasts rich architectural heritage, museums, and many sights to see! This was especially reflected when the entire city center was deemed a World Heritage site, the first time that has ever happened to an entire city center. Additionally, Strasbourg is the official home of the European Parliament making it a center for politics in the region.
It is only 2 hours from Paris, 3 hours from Brussels, or 4 hours from London! The installation of the TGV train has bought Strasbourg even closer to the top European cities on anyone’s bucket list.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
- Have a classification of Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Proficiency in English or French
- Must obtain a student visa
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
The EM Strasbourg Business School offers approximately 90-100 courses taught in English with a much wider range of courses taught in French.
- Fall Semester (September to December; arrival by early September, late August)
- Spring Semester (January to April; arrival by early January, late December)
- Academic year (September to April)
The Business School is on the ECTS credit system
. On this system, 30 ECTS credits equals a full semester course load.
The International Association or BDI (Bureau de I’International) is dedicated to welcoming the 400 plus student every year coming to EM Strasbourg Business School.
They are ready and willing to help the international students assimilate into the school and culture of Strasbourg. Orientation week for incoming reciprocal exchange students will be held the week before the beginning of courses.
University housing applications open before the start of each semester. Rooms are grants on a first-come first-serve basis.
A notification will be sent to you after the end of the application period of whether or not you receive university housing. Also, beware that there are some administrative procedures
students must follow through with including health insurance and visas.
EM Strasbourg estimates 160-500 Euros per month for housing. Additionally, electricity and telephone/internet are not included in that monthly price. Estimates for these are 30/40 Euros for both of those individually. The mains power voltage is 22V, be sure to bring a converter and/adapter for power outlets.
EM Strasbourg is not involved in or responsible for housing arrangements made outside of the university dorms
. However, they do provide easier access to private housing information outside the university setting once admitted as an exchange student. This includes options of private residences, a list of French students willing to share rooms/apartments with international students, and access to a Facebook group dedicated to the search of an apartment in Strasbourg. This link
will take you to an off campus housing provider but beware the website is only in French.
|Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
|A&M Tuition and Fees
|REEP Administrative Fee
|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to EM Strasbourg
||$1,500 (depends on room type)
|Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc.
|Total Estimated Cost
|Texas A&M Semester Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student