Master in Management

Admission Process (Pre-Master Programme): PMAT

Students at ESCP Europe

Each year 90 places on the Pre-Master course are offered to candidates joining the school through the PMAT admissions. The Pre-Master year is currently  offered on the Paris campus in French and English, and on the Turin campus, in English.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of university education outside of France, and also completed their upper-secondary/college education outside of France. Students who have not studied for at least two years outside of France must instead apply via the Classes Préparatoires admission process.

All nationalities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be fluent in either French or English, plus any other languages in which they wish to study; this will be tested during the interview stage.

We recommend candidates not to be older than 26 during the application year.

Where do PMAT admissions take place?

PMAT session takes place on the Turin campus.

Admitted candidates can choose to study at the Turin campus in English or the Paris campus in French or English.

2017/2018 PMAT Calendar

Application deadline2nd round invitationsInterviews/ TestsAdmissions results
18 JanuaryShortly after16 Feb12 April
25 Januarythe 26 February12 April
1 Februaryapplication2 March12 April
8 Februaryis 9 March12 April
15 Februarysubmitted.16 March12 April
22 FebruaryShortly after23 March12 April
28 Februarythe 29 March12 April
1 Marchapplication30 March12 April
8 Marchis 16 April18 June
3 Aprilsubmitted.2 May18 June
5 AprilShortly after7 May18 June
11 Aprilthe 11 May18 June
19 Aprilapplication21 May18 June
26 Aprilis 25 May18 June
2 Maysubmitted.1 June18 June


We strongly suggest candidates apply as early as possible as places are awarded month by month. In the last application rounds there are very few places left and normally many candidates.

Step 1: The Application Form

Candidates apply online.

Please ensure you take plenty of time with the form, and answer all questions therein as fully and thoughtfully as possible. The choice of the first year of study in the application form is final, and changes cannot be made to the application form once submitted.

An application fee of €170* euros must be paid by all candidates. This fee is not refundable and does not guarantee access to sit the test. If in doubt please contact the Admissions Coordinator.

*This fee is subject to change.

Step 2: Supporting Documents

Please ensure that all required supporting documents are included in the application.

Compulsory documents that must be included:

  • Grade transcripts covering all years of university study*
  • Degree certificate/diploma, if available
  • Diploma of higher-secondary education
  • Passport or identity card
  • CV

*We accept transcripts covering all grades to date for candidates currently studying at university. However, an official university document listing all modules being studied in the current year must be included, along with a letter confirming current enrolment at the university.  

Non-compulsory documents you can include:

  • References (academic/professional)
  • GMAT score report
  • Language certificates

Step 3: Academic Background Evaluation

Once we have received your completed application form and supporting documents, we will conduct a profile review to assess your suitability to join the programme.

The grading of the profile review will decide whether you are invited to the final testing stage of the admission process. Your application is reviewed by the admissions coordinator and then scored by the local Director of Studies. This score equals 40% of your final grading for the MIM admissions process, and is based on your former education, the reputation of your university/school, international exposure and extracurricular activities.

Step 4: The Admission Tests

Applicants whose applications are accepted will be invited to sit the on-campus tests and interview.

Please note that the test dates shown in the calendar are the only dates available. We cannot add additional dates.

The tests include:

 All candidates must complete all of the above tests.

Step 5: Admission Results & Accepting Your Place

Consult the calendar above for the admission publication dates.

We are unable to release results earlier than the dates shown, as all candidates' results are subject to an admission jury of Programme and School Directors. All candidates are ranked against each other and only those with the top scores will be offered places on the programme.

Successful candidates will receive an email with the procedure to confirm your enrolment, and to pay an initial deposit of €2,000. The deposit payment, which is non-refundable is deducted from your total tuition fees.