Excelia Academy is the school of Excelia that offers foundation and preparatory programmes. Its short study courses have been developed as a springboard to other programmes offered by the Group. Courses are aimed at French post-High School students, who wish to change their study orientation, as well as international students who wish to acquire the fundamentals of management and the linguistic skills needed to enrol on bachelor and master level programmes in France. 



A springboard to
further studies

At Excelia Academy, you will acquire a solid foundation in Management, Communications, Tourism, and Modern Languages... preparing you to successfully embark on your future studies.

Programmes and courses designed to help you explore, discover... and ultimately choose the right study path!

Education with the French touch!

France is internationally renowned for the excellence of its higher education system and the quality of its research. Choosing to study in France is also an opportunity to either learn or master the French language, thereby joining the 250 million francophones who already speak French. Excelia Academy offers a range of immersive courses enabling you to learn or improve your language skills whilst experiencing French culture.

Our French Language Institute offers you the opportunity to live experiences that will make all the difference to your professional development.

Fast-track programmes for successful admissions
to a major higher education establishment.

Excelia’s accreditations and certifications

  • The IEF French Language Institute within Excelia has received the FLE Qualité label for its foundation courses in French as a foreign language

Get a head start by joining the study courses and programmes at Excelia Academy!

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5 study programme(s) match your criteria

  • LanguageEnglish
  • Qualification1 year of higher education
  • LocationParis
  • Start DateOctober
The Global Foundation Year Programme is the perfect option if you are looking to undertake studies with a strong international dimension, whilst giving yourself the time to consider continuing your… See programme
  • LanguageEnglish / French
  • Qualification1 year of higher education
  • LocationLa Rochelle, Paris
  • Start DateOctober or February
If you are still unsure which Higher Education programme to choose, or are considering a change of direction, why not join the Bachelor First Year on our La Rochelle campus (French Track) or the… See programme
  • LanguageFrench
  • LocationLa Rochelle
  • Start DateSeptember or January
The Business Foundation Programme (BFP) is primarily aimed at international students who are looking to carry out management studies at a Higher Education establishment in France. Either online or… See programme
  • LanguageEnglish
  • LocationLa Rochelle
The Summer & Winter School courses include cultural excursions and company visits.  Excelia invites international students to apply for one of our short courses. They have been designed to help… See programme
  • LanguageFrench
  • LocationLa Rochelle
The French Language Institute (FLI) specialises in the teaching of French as a foreign language, offering a range of one-to-one and group courses, from 2 weeks to 3 terms, for private individuals,… See programme

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Bachelor First Year
This 6-month programme gave me the opportunity to fine-tune my professional project and heightened my desire to enter the world of work.
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Bachelor First Year
The time saving for my professional qualification was very important, but the Bachelor First Year also gave me the opportunity to meet students from different parts of the world and share their…
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