ESA Business School mobilizes to support its students

For almost a year, Lebanon has been facing an unprecedented political, economic and social crisis, to which is now added the dollarization of the country and more specifically of university fees. A situation that has a big impact on students and pushes some to consider changing schools. In this extraordinary context, ESA has decided to mobilize for the benefit of the most modest students by offering them a comprehensive scholarship system. “40% of the fees on average will remain denominated in local currency in the next academic year, in addition to the two main types of scholarships we have just introduced: the solidarity grant and the specific financial assistance programs,” explains Grégoire Catry, deputy. Development Director at ESA. “The Solidarity Scholarship offered to the most modest students will enable them to free themselves from the constraints of their social situation, while benefiting from the excellent diplomas offered in partnership with the largest international schools. And this without leaving Lebanon, “continues the Deputy Director of Development.” Achieving this scholarship based on social criteria for students in all programs requires the creation of a file to be proposed and studied by a committee. After consideration, the latter will be able to award scholarships covering up to 80% of the tuition fees in “fresh money” as well as in local currency “, he further clarifies. Grégoire Catry emphasizes that this additional support is only intended for hospital staff registered for the Master’s Program in Health Management (MEMS), entrepreneurs enrolled in the Master’s Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MENT) and the Lebanese military under an agreement between ESA and the Lebanese army.

Assistance related to specific specializations

How are these specific financial aids distributed? The grant for hospital staff automatically covers for nurses, doctors, administrative staff in hospitals enrolled in the master’s program in health management 10% in “fresh money” of tuition fees. This assistance is cumulative with the other solidarity grants. The student entrepreneurship scholarship covers up to 20% of the tuition fees in “fresh money”. It is awarded to students enrolled in the Master’s Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MENT) in partnership with HEC Paris, provided, however, that “that these students already have an entrepreneurial project and are able to submit a file with a business plan for a jury, ”says Grégoire Catry.

In addition, ESA has decided to provide Lebanese Army soldiers, pensioners, their husbands and / or wives, and their children with extraordinary reductions in tuition fees, which vary according to the programs. : 25% will be granted to them to obtain a license or a master’s degree and 20% to obtain an MBA, EMBA or DBA. “Thanks to this complete and unique scholarship system, the education of certain students will be almost completely covered,” notes the Deputy Director of Development, who insists that ESA Business School, despite the context in which the country lives, intends to maintain a level of expertise and quality. “It is impossible to lower the level of our educations. That’s what drives Maxence Duault, ESA’s Director General, and the teams every day. Furthermore, we have not experienced any teacher departures, “he insists, concluding:” We are well aware that by offering high-quality education, such as the best French bachelor’s education offered in collaboration with Essec or the global EMBA with ESCP, we rank 6 In the world of the Financial Times, we provide an international passport to many Lebanese and continue to train Lebanon’s elite by providing them with the necessary tools that will enable them to stand out and create added value in their business. »

For almost a year, Lebanon has been facing an unprecedented political, economic and social crisis, to which is now added the dollarization of the country and more specifically of university fees. A situation that has a big impact on students and pushes some to consider changing schools. In this extraordinary context, ESA has decided to …

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