FACILITIES

+ 1800

graduates

91%

of graduates in employment

twelve months after graduation

93%

student satisfaction

2021

2024

AN INNOVATIVE CAMPUS

WITH OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

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ISART will welcome students to its new Nice campus, currently under construction, in September 2024.

Until then and as of September, ISART Nice is hosted in the Premium Building, 63 avenue Simone Veil, 06200 Nice.

Students have free access to the sports facilities of the Université Côte d’Azur in Nice throughout their studies, in addition to those on the ISART campus.


www.sport.univ-cotedazur.fr/en

ISART

AN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS CLOSE TO IT ALL!

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From September 2024, the ISART Nice campus will include a large swimming pool, multi-sport halls, and fitness rooms. Students are steps away from beach volleyball, a sailing club and other water activities.

Students may choose housing options in the city as well as directly on campus.

PREPARE YOUR DEPARTURE

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BUDGET

Preparing your budget is the first step to studying in the French Riviera. At a minimum, plan a monthly budget of 900€.

For additional income, you can apply for student jobs. Please note, French law authorizes international students to work a maximum of 21 hours per week.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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HOUSING

The Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF) offers financial support for people living in France, if they meet the eligibility requirements. It is important to complete the application early as the granting process might take a while.

www.adele.org



SCHOLARSHIPS

Different scholarships are available. Find out more on the French Government website:

www.etudiant.gouv.fr


VISA

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A visa is not necessarily required. Nationals of the European Union, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, Switzerland, San Marino and Liechtenstein are exempt from the long-stay visa.

The most common visas are short-stay (≤ 90 days in France) and long-stay student visas (> 90 days). Long-stay student visas are called VLS-TS (visa long séjour valant titre de séjour mention étudiant) and function as a student residence permit.

Two months before leaving their home country, all foreign nationals wishing to study in France must obtain a VLS-TS from the French consular services in their country of residence.

The long-stay visa acts as a residence permit and allows students to study in France for a period of four months to one year. When it expires, you must apply for a residence permit to stay in France.

You must validate your VLS-TS visa no later than 3 months after your arrival in France through the official website of the Ministère de l’Intérieur. The process is entirely remote and digital.

Students with a long-stay visa are also required to register with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII). This must be completed no more than 3 months after arrival in France. The procedure fees are to be added to the visa fees.

www.ofii.fr

VISA RENEWAL

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If you wish to pursue your studies in Nice and your visa validity is coming to an end, you must contact the Prefecture des Alpes Maritimes to renew it. This must be done at least two months before it expires. You can apply for a temporary student residence permit (valid 1 year) or a multi-year student residence permit (valid 2-4 years), depending on your interests and finances. The procedure is as follows:

HOW TO ENROLL

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Complete the registration for enrollment online at: my.isart.com


ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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The academic year at ISART Digital Business School consists of two semesters: Fall and Spring.

Fall semester runs from September to December and spring semester from January/February to May.

REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING

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Students at ISART Digital Business School must complete all required work (homework, presentations, reports, examinations) successfully by the stated deadlines. Failure to complete any work required by your professor could ultimately affect the chances of obtaining full credit for your semester. Attendance is mandatory.

A full-time ISART student must complete 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits per semester or 60 ECTS credits for the whole academic year.

All courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 20. The minimum passing mark is 12/20. Students with a mark of 12 or more will receive full credit for a course. If the grade is below 12, students receive no credit for the class.


INTERNSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS

AND DIGITAL COMPANIES & ASSISTANCE

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The ISART Corporate Relations Department assists students in their professional projects. The Corporate Relations Officer’s role is to pass on best practices for success in a company: integration, behavior, interaction within the work environment.

The Corporate Relations Officers teach classes to strengthen students’ knowledge of different professional subjects: business sectors, professions, job market, e-recruitment...

One-on-one meetings are organized with each student in order to make a personalized assessment of their professional objectives and their achievement.

In small groups, the Corporate Relations Officers go into more detail on subjects seen in class like creating a CV, role-playing a recruitment interview or even working abroad.

DEBRIEFING STUDENT’S COMPANY EXPERIENCE

Each company experience is followed up rigorously. Appointments are made with the student’s company mentor to ensure proper integration and the success of the student’s mission and responsibilities. The quality of the student’s professional behavior is evaluated and heavily influences the student’s soft skills grade. This grade counts for continuing on to the next year of studies or for obtaining a diploma.


STUDENT LIFE

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The Maison de l’Étudiant is an information and service center created to support students, researchers and teachers in different facets of their lives.. Located on the Saint-Jean d’Angély campus (Vauban tram stop, line 1), this “maison” fosters expression and creativity for cultural and entrepreneurial projects. Address: 5, Boulevard François Mitterrand, Nice.

mde@ville-nice.fr

HEALTH CARE

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Before your arrival in France, we advise you to obtain health, travel and repatriation insurance.

Citizens of the European Union must request a European Health Insurance Card. This process should be completed before the student’s arrival in France.


THE FRENCH NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

(FRENCH SOCIAL SECURITY)

The Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) is the French organization in charge of covering most medical fees.

Non-European students must register online. This procedure is free and mandatory for students.

BANKING

BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION

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For day-to-day transactions (income, monthly bills, various payments) you will need to have a French bank account. In general, you must reside in France before opening a bank account in the country.

Required documents normally include:

  • Passport and student visa

  • A letter from ISART confirming your enrollment (Certificat de scolarité)

  • If you live in a private home: a housing contract, copy of your landlord’s passport, recent copy of your landlord’s utility bill

  • If you live in a private apartment: your housing contract

  • If you live in a hall of residence: the rental contract from your residence

Once the French bank account is opened, you can obtain a bank card, a checkbook (on request) and a Relevé d’Identité Bancaire (RIB). The RIB contains the bank information to be given to make direct transfers. It is generally easier to pay electricity, internet, and other bills by bank transfer (RIB) than by check.

The banks BRED and Société Générale are partners of ISART and offer loans between 760 and 5,000 EUR with a 0% credit.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT FRENCH BANK ACCOUNTS

Your French debit card is known as a ˝carte bleue˝ or ˝carte bancaire.˝ You will not be charged for withdrawing money from financial institutions. Your debit card works as a VISA or a MasterCard. Your debit card should work throughout Europe.

Depending on the type of account you choose to open, you will be required to pay an annual fee between €20-€60.

Western Union services for transferring and receiving money abroad can be found in post offices in Nice.

www.westernunion.com

HOW TO GET TO CAMPUS

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From Nice Côte d’Azur airport, take a tramway. The city’s tramways provide transport to several areas of the city. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines at each stop and also on the app “Nice Ticket”:

www.lignesdazur.com

ADRESS

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ISART Digital

Business School in Video Games

63 Avenue Simone Veil

06200 NICE

TRANSPORTATION

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TRAIN

The Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer, the national train company known as SNCF, offers a great alternative to traveling by plane and car. www.sncf.com

The “Zou” card created by the Région Sud gives discounts on several train lines, like the Trains Express Régionaux (TER.)

www.ter.sncf.com


SCOOTERS

CITY SCOOTS offers self-service electric scooters, parked in public places and geolocalized on the Cityscoot app . Helmets can also be borrowed.

www.cityscoot.eu

BUS & TRAMWAY

Nice: Ligne d’Azur

www.lignesdazur.com

Antibes and Sophia Antipolis: Envibus

www.envibus.fr

Cannes: Palmbus

www.palmbus.fr