Answers to most frequently asked questions

If admitted to the Licence in London programme - am I considered to be a Université Paris-Dauphine student just like the Paris campus students?

YES: All London students are considered full-fledged Université Paris-Dauphine students. They are treated equally and have access to the same services and resources as Paris campus students: on-line digital and library resources, student card, etc…

What exactly is the undergraduate London programme and how is it different from the Paris campus programs?

The London programme is similar to the Paris Bachelor's programme except that it is set in an Anglo-Saxon environment and taught in English. Curriculum covers the same subjects as years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor's in Economics and Management taught at the Paris campus. Some electives however, are different. The London program also places more emphasis on language proficiency than does Paris and the programme takes into account the specificities of its British environment. Since 2017, students have the opportunity to complete their 3rd year in London.

Are all electives available to Paris students also available in London?

No:  elective courses are different in London. GBD London students take English language courses and a second language (Mandarin, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Dutch or French – for non native speakers only) at UCL. Courses are divided into up to 7 different levels of proficiency and teaching includes on-campus classes, language labs and on-line self-evaluation exercises.
The CEJ – Certificate in Law, mandatory for students who wish to go on to an L3 in Law at Dauphine Paris, is not available in London; however, our students have the opportunity to follow online Law courses (equivalent to the CEJ).

 Who teaches the London classes? In what language?

Classes are taught in English by professors from British universities and international schools, who are either native English speakers or bi-lingual. Professors work closely with an official Paris campus correspondent for their discipline in order to ensure that course content is consistent with that taught at the Paris campus – however, GBD London curriculum and content is also adapted to the British and International environment.

Where are classes held?

Classes are held at our new campus (December 2018), on Pentonville Road, a few minutes walk from Angel Tube station.

Does the London campus have any partnerships with British universities?

Yes: Thanks to our partnership with UCL - University College London, London students take their language classes at UCL and can participate in numerous UCL events, activities, sports and student association initiatives. The UCL partnership is an important step forward for Dauphine and underlines our focus on providing London students with an immersive British academic and social experience. 

Is there a Université Paris-Dauphine administrative staff on-site in London?

Yes, the Administrative team is made up of 2 Administrators, Julie Bailly-Maitre and Rachel Mc Kinney, and 1 Administrative Assistant, Julija Jeremic.

What happens after I finish my two first years of Licence/Bachelors in London?

Once you have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of your Bachelor's degree at Paris-Dauphine, London Campus, you have several options – depending of your Year 3 Major choice :

  • Complete year 3 of your Bachelor's degree at Université Paris-Dauphine's London Campus (Management Major only)
  • Complete year 3 of your Bachelor's degree at Université Paris-Dauphine's Paris campus (Management, Economics or Social Sciences Major)
  • Leave on a one or two-semester international exchange
  • Apply to a double degree program for Bachelor's year 3
  • Transfer to another university in Europe or elsewhere using the 120 ECTS credits you have logged from years 1 and 2 of your Bachelor's degree via the GBD London program.

How much is tuition fees? What does it cover?

Tuition for year one of the GBD London programme is  £9 400 (all included) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Fees will remain £9.400 in 2020-21 for year 2 students. Tuition covers academics and access to university resources; it does not cover room and board.

What kind of housing is available to GBD London students?

Students and their families are responsible for finding housing accommodations. The London administrative team is there to inform and assist them. Various options are available: student housing, individual rentals, flat-shares….

Is there any financial aid available for the GBD London programme?

The CROUS offers need-based financial aid, particularly for scholarship beneficiaries.
Students can also finance their tuition and/or living expenses via government-guaranteed, low-interest student loans, available through most major French banks. More over, Paris Dauphine International, the UK Charity that runs the Paris-Dauphine activities in London, allocates a substantial part of its income to Student Scholarships. In 2016-2017,Paris Dauphine International provided financial aid in the form of individual grants of between £2,000 and £7,000, based on need and academic merit.

What can you tell me about the GBD Class in general ?

GBD London students hail from Lycées français de l’étranger (LFE) in Asia, Europe, South Africa, the USA ... and from international or Anglophone sections of French high schools. Some of our students also come from traditional French schools, provided that they have the high level of written and spoken English proficiency required.

What do I commit to when enrolling in the GBD London programme?

Students who are admitted to GBD London are automatically withdrawn from the Dauphine Paris campus enrolment process. Once enrolled in the GBD London program, students commit to completing the first two years of their Bachelor's degree in London. No transfers from GBD London to Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris are permitted during those first two years.

Which minimum English level is required to apply to the Dauphine London Global Bachelor programme? 

The minimum required level is B2 according to the Common European framework of reference for languages.