COVID-19 and Brexit
We are monitoring the situation very closely, and this Q&A section is updated regularly. Please do not hesitate to consult the government website for more information:
Given the current COVID-19 situation, what is Dauphine, London Campus doing?
The Task force we set up in April has worked hard, sharing its recommendations with our Academic Board and with our Board of Directors. We are now pleased to share with you the five key principles that will guide our organisation next year:
Following these guiding principles, our 2020-21 studies plan is based on Task force recommendations and best practice. It relies on a combination of in-person and online classes:
If classes are held online from September, are student fees going to be impacted?
The content of classes and all services will be as excellent remotely as they are on campus, and therefore the tuition fees will remain the same in the case of online teaching. However, should we not be able to ensure full pedagogical continuity or to deliver our services to our usual standard, reductions in fees might be offered.
I am worried about COVID-19. Where can I get updates? Who can I talk to?
We will be sending out a newsletter every month, informing our staff, our students, and their parents, guardians and carers about any developments and news, and sharing our Task Force updates. The Bachelor’s administration team is available at email@example.com and will be happy to answer any queries. Furthermore, our enrolled students and their parents, guardians and carers can contact our Education Coach, Mrs Clotilde de Cacqueray, if they need further wellbeing support during this challenging time. Our Student Welfare and Wellbeing policy also provides lots of useful contacts and advice.
Will the campus be open in September?
At this stage and notwithstanding government legislation to the contrary, we intend to start the 2020-21 academic year on campus. We may have to hold a few classes remotely due to social distancing requirements but anticipate most classes will be conducted physically on campus. Given the currently fluid situation, formal communication on final plans is scheduled for the second half of June.
Can we come to the campus?
The campus is not currently open to the public, but is open in a limited capacity to students and staff. Strict social distancing measures are in place. You can inquire about a private campus tour here.
Are there any specific procedures regarding Brexit?
Until at least 31 December 2020, all European citizens can circulate with no restrictions in the UK. The government has not yet released its guidance regarding such matters after 1 January 2021; as soon as they are published, we will comply with them and support our students with any administrative procedure that they might need to follow. Please note that all our 2020-2021 enrolled students who do not have British citizenship will be required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme at their earliest opportunity (after they arrive in London).
How can we find accommodation if we cannot come to London before September?
All admitted students will be provided with a guide with useful websites, addresses and our Student Ambassadors contacts who are always happy to support new students in their search. For any queries, please contact Ms Julie Bailly-Maitre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I be able to travel regularly back home with the COVID-19 situation?
For now, there are agreements with some countries which will allow you to travel freely and without self-isolation. This may change over time. Please make sure to check the government website regularly.
I am having difficulty in collecting and submitting documents for my admission. What can I do?
Given the circumstances, we will be as understanding and flexible as possible, in order to help you to register.
If I am admitted to the Bachelor's in Economics and Management on the London campus, am I considered to be a Université Paris-Dauphine student just like the Paris campus students?
Yes: all London students are considered to be fully-fledged Université Paris-Dauphine students. They are treated equally and have access to the same services and resources as Paris campus students: online digital and library resources, student card, etc.
What exactly is the undergraduate London programme, and how is it different from the Paris campus programmes?
The London programme is the same as the Paris Bachelor's programme except that it is set in an anglophone environment and taught entirely in English. The curriculum covers the same subjects as years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor's in Economics and Management taught on the Paris campus (Licence Sciences des Organisations). Some electives, however, are different. The London programme also places more emphasis on language proficiency, and the programme takes into account the specificities of its British environment. Since 2017, students have had 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. BEM London students take English language courses and a second language (Mandarin, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, Dutch or French – the last for non-native speakers only) at UCL. UCL courses are divided into up to 7 different levels of proficiency, and teaching includes on-campus classes, language labs and online self-evaluation exercises. In Year 2, BEM students can study a third foreign language at UCL if they wish so.
Is it possible to follow the CEJ on the London campus?
The CEJ (Certificate in Law), mandatory for students who wish to go on to an L3 in Law at Dauphine-Paris, is possible. Students will do their first 2 years on the London campus and then an extra year in Paris with only Law classes. This means that the Bachelor’s will be completed in 4 years.
Who teaches the London classes? In what language?
Classes are taught in English by lecturers from the best UK and international universities, who are either native English speakers or bilingual. 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, BEM London curriculum and content is also adapted to the British and International environment.
Where are classes held?
Classes are held on our campus on Pentonville Road, a few minutes’ walk from Angel tube station and a short walk from St Pancras International. Second and third foreign language classes are held at UCL campus (1.2 miles from Dauphine London Campus).
Does the London campus have any partnerships with British universities?
Yes: Thanks to our partnership with 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.
What happens after I finish my two first years of Licence/Bachelor’s in London?
Once you have successfully completed year 1 and year 2 of your Bachelor's degree at Université Paris-Dauphine on the London campus, you have several options – depending on your Year 3 Major choice:
What are the tuition fees? What do they cover?
BEM tuition fees for newly admitted students are £9,600 (everything included) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Tuition covers academic costs and access to university resources and services; it does not cover room and board.
What kind of housing is available to BEM London students?
Students and their families are responsible for finding housing accommodation. The London administrative team is there to inform and assist them. Various options are available, such as student housing, individual rentals and flat-shares.
Is there any financial aid available for the BEM London programme?
The CROUS students and international equivalent benefit from a bursary funding the entirety of their tuition fees. In addition, the CROUS offers needs-based financial aid, particularly for bursary beneficiaries. Students can also finance their tuition and/or living expenses via government-guaranteed, low-interest student loans, available through most major French banks. Moreover, Université Paris Dauphine London Campus (Paris Dauphine International), a charity registered in England and Wales, allocates a substantial part of its income to student scholarships and bursaries. In 2019-2020, Dauphine London Campus provided financial aid in the form of individual grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, based on need and academic merit, sometimes in addition to free tuition (£9,400 in 2019-20).
What can you tell me about the BEM Class in general?
BEM London students predominantly hail from Lycées français de l’étranger (LFE) in Europe, Asia, Africa and 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 BEM London programme?
Once enrolled in the BEM London programme, students commit to completing the first two years of their Bachelor's degree in London. No transfers from BEM London to Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, are permitted during those first two years. Subject to availability, a transfer from London to Madrid (BEM Dauphine Madrid in partnership with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) in year 2 is possible.
What minimum English level is required to apply to the Dauphine London programme?
The minimum required level is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Accepted tests for application are TOEFL, Cambridge and IELTS.