FAQ: Consult the frequently asked questions

I am encountering an unexpected constraint (failure to obtain my Visa, accident, illness, etc.) that provides me from starting classes at the September intake of my admission school, can I request a deferral entry by a year?

Pass-world offers you the possibility to defer your integration at your school by a year. All deferrals requests need to be sent to the following email address info@pass-world.com before September 30th of the year of sitting the entrance exam and upon submission of official proof. 

The final decision of accepting or refusing the deferral request is taken by the school Director.

For your information, a deferral request has no impact on the admission procedure you go through. For instance, it doesn’t exempt you from proceeding to the tuition fees down payment within the 6 calendar weeks after receipt of the email confirmation of admission nor proving your diploma obtainance by November 30th of the year of the exam – if required.

If you are denied again a Visa the following year, the tuition fees down payment is reimbursed according to the procedure explained on the article IV.04 of the 2018-2019 Regulations.

 

I have been denied a Visa by Campus France, can I ask for the down payment tuition fees reimbursement?

The Pass-world administration team reimburses the entire down payment pertaining to the net fees received in the following instances:  

  • Failure to secure a Student Visa subject to confirmation no later than November 30th of the year of sitting the entrance exam and upon submission of official proof.
  • Failure to obtain the degree required to complete the application no later than November 30th of the year of sitting the entrance exam and upon submission of official proof.
  • Withdrawal in the 14 days following receipt of the full amount of money, as per the validation date registered on the applicant’s account.

All reimbursement requests need to be sent to the following email address info@pass-world.com.

When will my post-admission documents be sent to me?

Upon receipt of the tuition fees down payment, the Pass-world administration team sends you all the official documents, namely:

  • School acceptance letter,
  • School accommodation certificate,
  • Tuition fee down payment receipt,


The above documents enable you to go through the necessary Student Visa application procedure with Campus France.

These 3 official documents are sent as soon as possible either to your agent/coach (if you have one) or to your own residence address (if you don’t have an agent/coach). All of them can also be downloaded from your log-in zone.

Do I need a Visa?

Every non-European student who is planning to stay more than 6 months in France has to apply for a Student Visa to their local Campus France. The procedure for the Student Visa can be very different depending on the country you apply from so we advise you to start it as soon as you can and provide Pass-world and your school with your Campus France ID.

I have obtained disqualifying grades to the Pass-world entrance exam but I’d like to take it again this academic year, am I allowed to?

If you have obtained one of the 3 disqualifying grades indicated in the article IV.01 of the 2018-2019 Regulations, you are disqualified.

However, Pass-world gives you the possibility to take the entrance exam up to twice during the same academic year, if you pay again the corresponding registration fees.

We advise you to focus on your preparation to the exam and we remind you that you can use freely the online training platform V-Test.  

How can I know my grades to the Pass-world entrance exam?

If you have been admitted to one of our schools, Pass-world shares with you the 3 grades you obtained after you have confirmed your admission by submitting the required down payment within 6 calendar weeks after receipt of the email confirmation of admission at the latest.  You also have access to your 3 grades certificates in the « results » section of your log-in zone, you are free to either consult them or download them for your reference.

If you are eliminated, Pass-world also shares with you the 3 grades you obtained enabling you to improve your preparation for a second entrance exam sitting (see the next question for complementary information).

I already have equivalent scores of English and Logics, do I still need to take the interview test?

The entrance exam comprises 3 tests : a written logic test, a written English test and an interview.

For both written tests, Pass-world accepts international equivalences which are detailed in the article III.01 of the 2018-2019 Regulations.

However, bear in mind that you still have to take the interview.

If the Pass-world team goes to your country :

  • You have to register to the next exam session in your country via your log-in zone in order to take the interview test with the Pass-world jury.

If the Pass-world team doesn’t go to your country :

  • You can still take the interview test remotely by requesting it at the following email address info@pass-world.com.
I can’t find any exam session in my residence country, how can I take the exam?

Pass-world provides all the students/candidates with the 2018-2019 exam sessions calendar across the world. However, if your country is not covered, Pass-world does its utmost to schedule a customized exam session for you as soon as possible with our local Campus France partners. To enable us to do so, please write to the Pass-world administration team at the following email address info@pass-world.com

Can I change my choice of schools order of preference anytime in my log-in zone?

You can edit your choice of schools order of preference until the payment of the registration fees. After that step, your choice of schools is locked and can’t be edited any more.

I am in the process of obtaining my diploma at the end of this academic year, can I apply to Pass-world for the September intake?

Sure, but you will have to prove your diploma obtainance from your current school by November 30th of the year of the exam at the latest.

Do I need to register next year if I want to take the Pass-world entrance exam again?

Pass-world doesn’t keep the students applications from year-to-year. You must create a new candidate account if you wish to take again the Pass-world entrance exam.

How much are the registration fees for the Pass-world entrance exam?

The registration fees for the Master Pass-world entrance exam are €170 (€300 with the TAGE MAGE test).
The registration fees for the 1st year or 3rd year Bachelor Pass-world entrance exam are €120.
You are considered as being enrolled for one of the entrance exams upon full payment of the relevant registration fees.  

I have made a mistake during my registration, what should I do?

It’s not necessary to create a second account on application.pass-world.com. The Pass-world administration team will edit your profile if you request it at the following email address info@pass-world.com.

I need help to go through all the steps of my online registration.

From the beginning of your registration, Pass-world provides you with a Tutorial (PDF document) which can be downloaded anytime from your log-in zone. Moreover, you can address any administrative request or questions related to your registration to the following email address info@pass-world.com.

Which documents do I need to upload in order to finalize my registration?

The Pass-world administration team needs to check out your eligibility, this is why you need to upload official documents in order to complete your registration :

  • Your ID or passport
  • Your resume
  • Your latest diploma copy, or if required, a studies certificate provided by your current school proving that you are in the process of obtaining your diploma
  • Your transcripts of the last 2 years (translated in French or English if necessary)

You can also upload a letter of reference if you wish to add information to your profile (this is not mandatory).  

In order to help you throughtout your registration steps, Pass-world provides the candidates with a Tutorial (PDF document) which can be downloaded anytime from your log-in zone.

How can I register for the Pass-world entrance exam?

First of all, you should have a clear studies project in mind as this will be the first things asked when beginning your registration : your lastest diploma, the language you wish to study in, and of course your choice of schools in order of preference by selecting at least 4 member schools for the Master entrance exam and 3 member schools for the 1st or 3rd-year Bachelor entrance exam. 

The program offers and the corresponding tuition fees are indicated in each schools page : Burgundy School of Business, EM Normandie, EM Strasbourg Business School, ESC Pau Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School.

The Pass-world team is also available to help you refine your project so please get in touch with us so we can help you further.

Once your project is ready, you shall access the online registration platform application.pass-world.com and register. The platform is opened from September 1st to May 31st of the following year.  

Am I eligible to register for the Pass-world entrance exam?

For the 1st year Bachelor admission:

  • 18 years of age on December 31st of the school entry year
  • Have completed 2 years of studies outside of France
  • Hold or are in the process of obtaining (all academic subjects included):
    • Either a non-French baccalaureate;
    • Or a French baccalaureate but do not have French nationality.

For the 3rd year Bachelor admission:

  • Have completed 2 years of studies outside of France
  • Hold or are in the process of obtaining (all academic subjects included):
    • Either a non-French BTS (advanced vocational certificate), DUT (2-year technical college degree), or 120 ECTS;
    • Or a French BTS (advanced vocational certificate), DUT (2-year technical college degree), or 120 ECTS but do not have French nationality.

For the 1st year Master admission:

  • Have completed 2 years of studies outside of France
  • Hold or are in the process of obtaining (all academic subjects included):
    • Either a non-French Bachelor degree or 180 ECTS;
    • Or a French Bachelor degree/180 ECTS but do not have French nationality.
Can I still change my mind after paying the down payment to my admission school?

According to the French Law, you have 14 days following receipt of the full amount of money, as per the validation date registered on the applicant’s account, in which to withdraw and subsequently obtain reimbursement of the fees received by the school.

I have done the down payment of the tuition fees in order to confirm the admission to my school ; when will I need to pay the remaining fees?

Each school has its own agenda and tuition fees payment procedure, please refer to your admission school so they can tell you how much time you have to pay the remaining fees.

Can I fully study in English in the Pass-world schools?

Sure! For both programs – Bachelor in Business and Master in Management (Grande Ecole Program) – leaving in France while studying in English is possible. The student is the one chosing his/her studies language.

Depending on your choice of studies language during your registration, the tests you take with Pass-world are either in French or in English (i.e. if you choose French as your studies language on the registration platform then the logic and the interview tests will be in French on the exam day – the English test is still English of course).

How much are the tuition fees of the 6 schools? Do they offer financial assistance?

The tuition fees are unique to each school. Overall, you should plan between €6,500 to €7,500 per study year for the Bachelor in Business program, and between €7,890 to €13,700 for the Master in Management (Programme Grande Ecole) program. You can refer to our following schools pages to find out their tuition fees and the financial support they may offer to their students: Burgundy School of Business, EM Normandie, EM Strasbourg Business School, ESC Pau Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Upon some conditions, international students can benefit from scolarships.  You can also refer to Campus France or to your admission school in France for further information.

Is there an intake date in January?

The intake in our schools is only in September every academic year.

Do the Pass-world member schools offer apprenticeship for their students?

For the Bachelor in Business program, only Burgundy School of Business is offering a full apprenticeship course during the 3 years. For the 3rd year admission, the 3 schools offer apprenticeship upon the specialization you choose. You can refer to our following schools pages: Burgundy School of Business, EM Normandie, EM Strasbourg Business School.

For the Master in Management program, the 6 schools offer apprenticeship courses upon the specialization you choose. You can refer to our following schools pages: Burgundy School of Business, EM Normandie, EM Strasbourg Business School, ESC Pau Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School.

 


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