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Program Location Paris, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20157
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

NOVACIA building


  • one of 250 Grandes Écoles, which are French institutions of higher education specializing in one or two fields of study
  • offers programs in sales, marketing and negotiation
  • highly selective and small student body, approximately 1,250 students
  • strong links with industry
  • significant research and development activitie

NOVANCIA is located in Montparnasse, situated near public transportation, shops and restaurants.  NOVANCIA is equipped with computer and language laboratories, a research documentation center, cafeteria and athletic center.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Imagine a semester in the City of Lights

Applicants must be at the junior or senior level within a four-year Management degree program and have completed introductory courses in finance, management and marketing before the start of the program.  This program is not approprioate for economics majors unless they have completed MGMT 306 and MGMT 324. 

Classes are taught in English but applicants are encouraged to have completed some beginning French.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Krannert School of Management]
Specifically from: Management majors only

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

NOTE: The English-language program at Novancia is only available in the Spring semester. 

During the Spring semester, students take classes taught in English in the Bachelor of Marketing and International Affairs program.

Novancia integrates international students with degree-seeking students. These "global classrooms" allow local and international students to study together in English. Students with a good command of French may have the option of taking some classes in French.

Novancia draws from French and US-style higher education and Purdue students will not likely find the course structure all that different from what they are used to. 



Novancia can offer housing suggestions to students but ultimately students are responsible for finding their own lodging in Paris. Students are also responsible for their own meals. Novancia does have a very good (and subsidized) cafeteria where most students have lunch, which, in France, is usually the main meal of the day. Suggestions of housing options within easy subway access to the school are available on the Novancia webpage.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Local Transportation$300.00
Books and Supplies$500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,000.00 -$5,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin