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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Students

Les programmes sont-ils en français ou en anglais?

Ferrières delivers programs in both languages, French and English. There are two tracks for Bachelor: one in English and one in French. MSc program is entirely taught in English.

Combien de spécialisations l’Ecole Ferrières propose-t-elle?

  • 8 Majors in IBBA 4th year
  • 6 majors in Bachelor 3rd year
  • 7 majors in Masters 2nd year

L’école accompagne-t-elle les étudiants dans la recherche de stages ?

Yes, the school assists students in their search for work placements in the first year, offering guidance and advice on how to gain access to the different opportunities on offer, notably jobs advertised by our business partners or industry network.
In the 2nd year of Bachelor, the internship is carried out internationally.

Où s’effectuent les stages durant la scolarité ?

École Ferrières offers paid internships in partner institutions, restaurants, and hotel establishments, in France and abroad. During the Bachelor 2 year, students do their internships abroad. During the Bachelor 2 year, the students do their internships internationally.

Est-il possible d’obtenir des bourses ?

Ferrières’ wish is to allow a large number of people to take advantage of its higher education approach and learning environment thanks to the Ferrières Endowment Fund. It grants partial bursaries to deserving students. Obtaining a bursary is dependent on 3 criteria: However, obtaining the scholarship depends on 3 criteria:

  • Applications sent first are most likely prioritized to receive scholarships
  • The quality of the application is taken into consideration
  • Social criteria such as parents income are constituted one of the 3 criteria

Comment se déroule l’entretien de motivation

The objective of an initial interview:

  • Understand the global personality traits of the applicant
  • Evaluate the applicant’s potential through his experience and his ambition
  • Measure the applicant’s professional or personal motivation

Je n’ai pas la nationalité française, puis-je intégrer votre école et effectuer des périodes de stage ?

Yes, foreign students undertake their internships in France, similarly to French students.

Quelle est la note minimale au baccalauréat général, acceptée pour une inscription en programme Bachelor ?

Minimal grade: 12/20

L’expérience professionnelle est-elle obligatoire avant d’intégrer les programmes ?

.or the Bachelor’s degree and the culinary certification programs, the professional background is not required. For MSc programs, the candidate should have previously undertaken an internship of a minimum of 6 months.

Peut-on intégrer le Bachelor muni d’un bac professionnel ou technologique ?

It is possible to get accepted for Bachelor with a technical or vocational certificate. However, Ferrières is implementing specific selection criteria for these candidates.

Peut-on intégrer le MSc après un parcours différent de l’hôtellerie et de la gastronomie ?

Yes. During the MSc program, refresher courses, as well as Summer Schools for students uninitiated in the hotel business, are scheduled before the start of classes.

Le service logement est-il assuré par l’école ?

We help students find accommodation near the school, subject to the availability of residences and providers who offer these services. It is important that applicants start looking for accommodation as soon as they register, due to the high number of requests for accommodation in the vicinity of the school.

La période d’échange universitaire à l’étranger est-elle obligatoire ?

Yes, the international exchange in the 2nd year is highly recommended for students. It enriches their educational path and enhances their cultural awareness.

Faut-il payer un supplément de scolarité pour les programmes d’échange ?

Yes, some student exchange programs require a supplementary fee, in addition to the tuition fees.

Dois-je avoir mon bac pour accéder au programme des Ateliers Ferrières ?

Yes, it is preferable to hold a professional vocational certificate or CAP technical qualification.

FAQ PARENTS

Où trouver le règlement des études ?

The handbook of policies and regulations is handed to you before the start of the year (if you finance the studies of your child).
You can consult it online at any moment on “Schoolbox” in the section “School documents”, accessible via the black button on the left side of the screen.

Comment se connecter à Schoolbox ?

Schoolbox is the administrative portal of École Ferrières. You can find all the personal information about the student’s academic status. Personal status should be updated regularly by the student (change of home address, phone, PO box, contact details of guardians…).

There can only be one administrator per profile, this is why only one ID is generated, it is sent to the student along with the appropriate link.
The ID is the email entered by the student when he initially logs in to the portal (generally when registering to the chosen program or when first making the request for joining the school).

A temporary password is sent to the student whereby we invite him to create a new personalized one.
We advise our students to share this ID and password with their parents/guardians, and we recommend that parents who finance their child’s studies ask their child to communicate these codes to them.

Où consulter le planning des cours ?

You may consult the timetable on “Schoolbox” in the section “Schedule” accessible via the black button on the left side of the screen. Click on the link “Timetable of classes”.

Comment suivre les notes de mon enfant ?

On « Schoolbox » in the section “Student Affairs” accessible via the black button on the left side of the screen, click on “My transcripts” then “My bulletins” to download the grade and credit bulletins issued at the end of each term.
on the same link click then “My bulletins” to download the grade and credit bulletins issued at the end of each term.

Quelles sont les absences autorisées ?

The study regulations are very precise on this subject:

  • Attendance of classes and of assessment sessions is mandatory.
  • Any absence is considered unjustified unless a shred of medical evidence is provided.
  • Certain cases of ‘force majeure’ will not be considered as “unjustified absence” provided the Director or the Director of the Programme are notified.

The diversification of profiles and the increase of a number of requests for non-attendance pushes us to remind students of the necessity of attending courses.

Apart from the internal functioning of the school, it should also be understood that our partnerships with other prestigious schools require us to have common procedures for managing absenteeism, validating credits and financing studies. The credibility of the institution and the final value of the diploma require this harmonization of procedures.

We understand the importance of family reunions, but we also know that it is above all our duty to prepare our students for their future professional demands. This is also the only way to maintain a framework, a dynamic, a requirement and ultimately a quality of teaching up to our shared ambitions.
Students who nevertheless accumulate unjustified absences cannot contest the educational and disciplinary risks specified in the study regulations.

Quelles sont les opportunités d’expatriations en B2 ?

Bachelor year 2 offers an international exchange programme in semester 4. It is the perfect occasion for our students to experience the benefits of a multicultural immersion and to gain autonomy.
This student exchange can take 3 different forms, with or without additional fee:

  • Academic option: Student spend their 4th semester at one of our host partner universities, currently Skema in China or Bournemouth in the United Kingdom.

Il es Kindly note that the British government imposes an English proficiency level IELTS 6.0 and that Skema spots are limited to 15.
If the student opts for optional courses, additional costs might be required, depending on the institution. Following this semester, students can carry out their internship either abroad or in France (3 to 4 months).
An outline of the student exchange options is handed to the students each year in September along with the additional charges that might be incurred, depending on the chosen option.

  • Linguistic option: Students who are not eligible for a program in English can take intensive English courses OF 10 WEEKS, at one of our partner schools (Bournemouth or Dublin) without additional fees. After this course, students are required to spend their internship abroad (4 o 5 months).
  • Professional option: It is a mandatory international internship (6 to 9 months) combined with a reflective project (professional dissertation)

The expenses deriving from the trip and the accommodation are born by the students: this is the case in all schools practicing international exchanges.
But by way of example, for 2017, accommodation on the Skema campus (accommodation to Western standards) was billed at 270 euros/month + 35 euros for water and electricity… Accommodation with host families in the UK. Uni in half-board (Room + Pdj + Dinner) was billed that same year 1,500 euros for 10 weeks.
We will be communicating about these expatriation options at the start of the school year in September and have our B3 students testify about their return from past experience.

Est-ce aux parents de trouver un stage pour leur enfant ?

No, of course.
however, oppose internships suggested by students or their families provided they are in accordance with the provisions of the internship agreement (in conformity with law n°2014-788 of 10 July 2014).

In year 1, learners benefit from comprehensive training covering the preparation process prior to their first internship. It includes:

  • Individual assessments skills
  • Defining a career project (type of position and type of enterprise)
  • Preparing a CV and a personal statement
  • Getting ready for interviews
  • Internship management

We fully support and accompany our students but we do not help them get « hired », given that the decision is up to the recruiter once the interview is conducted but we promise our students « realistic » opportunities in year 1.

By « realistic» we mean that a first-year student might not secure a managerial position. He should prove himself beforehand and strengthen his managerial skills.
c It is common that a Bachelor student undertakes an operational placement in a discipline other than his area of expertise in year 3 in order to expand his knowledge and his managerial credibility. We do not recommend an internship abroad in the first year of Bachelor, unless the student has the requisite linguistic qualities and is accustomed to overseas experience.

It is a little different in the MSc where the student, looking for managerial experience in the 2nd year, must focus for the first year on an operational internship in an option corresponding to his choice of second-year major.

In the second year of the Bachelor, expatriation requires a candidate wishing to experience management to be perfectly bilingual; otherwise, he will have to think about prioritizing either the position or the linguistic reinforcement.
Finally, in the 3rd year of the Bachelor, it is quite legitimate for the student to consider taking on responsibilities. Internship offers generally offer levels of responsibility that are inversely proportional to the level of the company. The student must prioritize the function or the company here: is it better to be number 3 in a small independent house, number 30 in a chain establishment or number 300 in a luxury hotel? ..

A year 1 student that rejects an internship offer made by the school can undertake himself the search and inform the school of the ongoing process and send his mails to the school for previous validation before the potential recruiter, in order to maintain and respect the standing of the school and preserve his professional image.

In years 2 and 3, students undertake their search for an internship on their own, on the strength of their initial preparation, they are responsible for finding their internship: this is the first experience of job search and a colossal gain in both autonomy and maturity. It is also a source of pride for them which strengthens their confidence in their potential.
All internship offers communicated by our partners can be viewed online by students.

Ferrières does not visit students on internship (except in specific cases) but provides 4 contacts for each internship (1 with the student, 3 with the company).
Each internship is assessed by an examiner according to a detailed chart shared with the student. Following each internship, the student is required to write a detailed report, graded and assessed.

Comment sont réparties les journées de P.A.P ?

PAP (Programme for Accelerated Professionnalisation) allows the student to experience a professional immersion each week in a real-world environment within the Ferrières entities. Unlike the application hotels and restaurants offered by traditional training institutions
The timetable for PAP is shared with students one week before the PAP.
In year 1, all students get to perform rotations in all departments: reception, gastronomy, hotel, regardless of their area of study in year 3.

In case of exceptionally low or busy activity, the schedule can be adjusted to maintain sufficiently dense practical exercise conditions for each student. This does not call into question the principle of fairness of the turnover which will be caught up over a following period.

  • In preparation for the realities of the profession, students should adapt to the working hours of the employees of these entities: PAP days can start sometimes at 7:00 and finish at 00h00.

In year 2 and 3 of Bachelor, students can choose PAP assignments that correspond to their respective areas of interest and have the flexibility to prioritise these missions over less-relevant ones.

PAPs are assessed in a continuous monitoring format and integrated into the average. They, therefore, make it possible to value and reward students who invest with conviction and tenacity.

Extras are offered on a voluntary basis and availability: students wishing to do extras must register on a specific list and have priority over outside extras.
Independent of training, their assignments follow market rules of supply and demand.

Instructions have been passed to the various services providing extras to “run” students as much as possible and not to “favour” one student over another.
However, negative evaluations in PAP can lead a student to be relegated to the secondary list.

Quels sont les atouts des double-diplômes proposés ?

A double degree with UPEM or GEM or a joint diploma with Skema has two main interests:

  • Benefit from the facilities (notably the digital library and physical library) and networks of the partner institutions.
  • Add a complementary field of competences to that of the prepared training.
  • Bring a broader academic approach to students who have a desire to stir their careers towards other realms, in addition to the subjects suggested by Ferrières.

Double degree with UPEM in Bachelor 3:
In addition to the partnerships signed with excellent schools within the framework of expatriation for Bachelors 2, Ferrières also offers students who so wish the following opportunities:

This partnership with the University of Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée allows students who so wish to validate, together with their Ferrières Bachelor, a Professional License * from the University and therefore a National Diploma.

The steps to be taken by the volunteers are reduced to the simplest:

  • Have an average in all the subjects common to the 2 courses (a validation jury in the presence of the academics will meet to validate each semester)
  • Submit an internship report for Bachelor year 2 and dissertation for Bachelor year 3 in front of an examination board composed of university teachers.
  • Obtain a TOEIC score superior to 550 (or equivalent).

These criteria will be explained in length to students at the start of the academic year.
Ferrières bears the expenses of handling the partnerships, jury sessions and joint academic procedures. However, it is stated in the French law** that students should pay a registration fee for each degree-level year, set and paid to the university.

* Professional License CPS-RDC: “Marketing of products and services: Business Development Manager course”
** National university fees set each year by decree


Double degree with GEM and joint degree with Skema:

In addition to the advantages cited above, these two partnerships allow students to benefit from the recognition of two of the best business schools in France
GEM and SKEMA programmes both require that students attend courses on different sites, an opportunity for greater mobility.
However, the rare privilege of being able to join a course registered with the CGE (Conferences of Grandes Ecoles) puts these very minimal efforts into perspective.

Comment communiquer avec l’école ?

By joining Ferrières, your child has embarked on a path of higher and professional education.

These two characteristics mean that he must be able to show autonomy and be worthy of the trust you place in him. We recommend our students to communicate as responsible professionals, and the management of administrative correspondence with the school and its partners is one of the elements of control.

Apart from communications relating to educational investments, Ferrières, like all public or private higher education institutions, therefore only communicates with the registered student. In addition to the empowerment of the student, it is also a guarantee of the efficiency and quality of our communication.

It would indeed be inefficient and counterproductive to distribute the same information to 2 or 3 different contacts and potentially generate as many different responses. In addition, the diversity of family structures specific to each student would quickly become a source of inequity.
Such a system can only help to slow down response times, hinder the responsiveness necessary for making good decisions,and weigh on the proper functioning of the institution.

If you participate in his training investment, it is therefore up to your child to keep you informed of all of his interactions with the school, to forward to you any mail or email received, whether of an academic or school nature. He must also give you his personal access codes to our collaborative platform on which all the information you may deem useful are made available:

– School-Box :
Administrative record of student
Grades
Schedule
Programs…
We will be happy to answer any query you might have at this address : [email protected]
Or phone number:
01 81 16 77 77
We are confident that you will understand the usefulness of this organization in the quality of the preparation of your child for a fulfilling professional future.

Comment suivre les éventuels écarts disciplinaires de mon enfant ?

‘School Regulations’ specify the administrative formalities related to any deviations from the pedagogical and disciplinary rules committed by the students.

The latter are the only ones to receive alerts and reminders of the rules, just as they are the only ones to receive letters summoning the disciplinary council and informing it of the decisions taken at the end of these councils.

It is, therefore, the student’s responsibility to inform his family of the faults of which he has been found guilty and to assume the consequences.
However, the FAP (Reliability Autonomy Professionalism) score constitutes an “index” of overall behavior; this score awarded at the beginning of the year to the tune of 20 points is reduced for each difference by as many points as the seriousness of the fault requires.

Over the past two years, only 6 students have been brought before the disciplinary council; three of them are no longer students of Ferrières.

Quelle est la nétiquette communiquée aux étudiants ?

Below are some regulations that should be followed by our students:
We can only encourage you to ask them to respect the same rules in their communication with you:
“Netiquette” is a code of conduct applied when using the web, email or on discussion forums…
Here are some important rules of netiquette regarding email:

  • CConsult daily your inbox and answer promptly your emails
  • Every email should contain:
    • An object/subject corresponding to the content of the mail
    • A title (« Dear », « Sir », etc.) except when responding to an email
    • A message
    • A closing formula of a mail (« Sincerely yours », « Regards »…)
    • A signature even if the email signature is explicit
  • Use with caution the Reply to all function, which is rarely justified.
  • Avoid the frequent use of “BCC” (blind carbon copy)
  • Avoid systematic “umbrella” copying to cover yourself by sending a copy of your emails to “cookies”.
  • Instead of sending 18 attachments, compress them and do the same with large squeezable files.
  • Avoid capitalising some sentences or words which signifies you are angry or yelling
  • Write one mail per topic. Avoid writing emails including multiple topics/objects
  • Keep sentences short and use proper syntax to be understood.
  • Don’t send confidential information (password, access code)
  • When replying, only cite the important parts of a previous mail
  • Avoid asking for a previously provided answer, it is a proof of your disorganisation
  • Validate the requests of acknowledgment of receipt, it is a mark of respect
  • Don’t click too rapidly on “send”. You might regret it… You may regret it …

Finally, before requesting a contact person, ask yourself if he is not on leave and then ask yourself about the degree of urgency of your request: your request will be all the more treated with kindness if it does not arrive. at the wrong time …