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INSEAD Summer School

INSEAD Summer School

INSEAD Summer School

Transform your future in one summer. Whether you're thinking of pursuing a Master’s degree or kickstarting a rewarding international career, the INSEAD Summer School will get the very most of whatever you choose to do next.

At a Glance
Two Immersive Weeks
One Intake
28 July to 10 August 2024
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Arriving and departing

When should students arrive?

Students are expected to arrive the day before classes start. Should you choose to stay in the INSEAD residences, the rooms will be available from 3:00pm on the arrival date. All participants should be checked in the INSEAD residences by 5:00pm. The Summer School team will address all participants at 6:00pm. It is compulsory for students to attend this session at 6:00pm. On arrival, members of the Summer School team will be there to help students settle into their room, and meet other students.

Will INSEAD assist with airport/train transfers?

We can arrange airport/train transfers by taxi for an additional fee.

When should students leave at the end of the course?

After the closing ceremony and a cocktail reception, the summer programme will come to an end. Students should vacate their room by 9:00am, but are welcome to stay until midday, when all students must have left the campus.

Useful information

Closing Ceremony seats

We extend a warm invitation to family members to attend the Closing Ceremony. To accommodate them, students should make advance seat reservations.

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Do students need a visa?

Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a visa to enter France. We recommend checking with your local embassy for specific requirements. If a visa is required, it is advisable to apply as early as possible to prevent any potential delays.

Upon acceptance into the programme, the INSEAD Admissions office will furnish you with the Visa Letter and Accommodation Certificate*, essential documents for your visa application.

*INSEAD will provide the Accommodation Certificate only if you are staying at the INSEAD residences. We will not provide accommodation certificate if you are staying somewhere else.

What kind of insurance do I need?

The INSEAD Summer School fee includes medical and legal insurance, however students are responsible for gaining their own travel insurance. Students form the EU or the European Economic area should bring a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

What language is the Summer School taught in?

The INSEAD Summer School is an intensive two-week course taught entirely in English. All participants are expected to be proficient in English as you will be working and socializing with an international cohort.

Who can apply to the INSEAD Summer School?

INSEAD Summer School must be 18 years old or over, and embraces a wide range of participant backgrounds, welcoming university students, recent graduates, and young professionals eager to explore new horizons. Our diverse cohort comprises both undergraduate and master's level students, along with early-career professionals, creating a vibrant learning community with representation from different nationalities.

Payments and Refunds

What does the fee include?

The INSEAD Summer School fee includes all tuition and instruction, lunch and dinner daily, all books and materials, medical and civil liability insurance, guest presentations, field trips, and all cultural and social activities - including sports, excursions, museum and gallery admissions etc. It does not include airfare, visa, travel insurance, airport transfers, accommodation as well as personal expenditures - such as snacks, souvenirs, and so on.

How to pay the required fee for the programme?

Once students are admitted to the programme, they will receive a link to Eventbrite to pay the tuition fee and accommodation costs.


What is the schedule for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are usually served on the campus restaurant at the times below:

Breakfast: 7:45 – 8:30am; Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30pm; Dinner: 7:30 8:30pm

Where will students stay?

Students enrolled in the INSEAD Summer School get a special rate when staying at the Ermitage Residence. Located in a quiet corner of the INSEAD Europe Campus, the INSEAD residences offer guests a delightful stay on the very edge of the Fontainebleau forest. Bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, a large study area with a direct line telephone and Internet connection to the INSEAD network. Spacious en suite-bathrooms are fully equipped with hairdryer, bath and shower. A private safe, mini fridge and flat-screen satellite television are also provided in all rooms.

Can INSEAD accommodate any special dietary requirements?

Breakfast is primarily continental-style with choices such as cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, coffee, and tea. Several options are always available at lunch and dinner, including meat, fish, a vegetarian dish and a salad bar. On campus: If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know before the summer school begins so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Is there security in the residence?

Our campus is situated in a safe neighbourhood, with controlled access and 24-hour on campus security. The residences also have a service help desk open 24/7. Students are also issued with room keys upon checking in.


Will students be graded on their work?

No. Students will not be graded on their work. Upon completion of the programme, each student will receive a certificate of completion during the closing ceremony.

Will students be given school credits for this programme?

Yes. The Summer School leads to the award of 5 ECTS credits over a two-week period. Students are required to attend all classes and participate in groupwork to earn credits. For eligible credit transfer, students should verify with their home institution that any credits earned will be applicable.

What should students anticipate regarding pre-course assignments and post-class responsibilities?

Students will be expected to work in teams for one to two hours per day on average. Prior to the programme, students may have to read some case studies and prepare a short presentation about themselves. Further information about pre-Summer School assignments will be sent at a later stage.