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The  French Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon®, an “Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé  sans but  lucratif” may grant degrees -“certificats”  according to the Art L 731-14 of the French Code de l’Education  after the “délibération du Jury de VAE”.

This process is inspired by the French Law of January 17, 2002. This process is in line also with the US Immigration rule  8 C.F.R. 214.2(h)(4)(iii)(C) that states “For purposes of determining equivalence to a baccalaureate degree in the specialty, three years of specialized training and/or work experience must be demonstrated for each year of college-level training the alien lacks”. We suggest that any French degrees for US University admissions, job research or Immigration  should be evaluated by a recognized US Credential Evaluators. See our list on our home page in English.

We  use on the “Bologna process” 3/5/8 System (Magna Charta of European University), adopted which is common and  by 40 countries including the 29  European countries.
For the following degrees please use the formula: 3 years of qualified work experience = 1 year of University studies.

Associate-Cycle Universitaire de 2 ans (UNESCO ISCED level 5)
May be considered equivalent to a US Associate Degree  from a regionally accredited Institution of Higher education. Requirements: 6 years of work experience or completion of one year of University studies + 3 years of work experience..

Bachelor Cycle Universitaire de 3 ans: (UNESCO ISCED level 6)
May be considered equivalent to a US Bachelor Degree, a Laurea (Italy) or a Vordiplom (Germany)  from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.  The total of University studies (Regular or/and through the work experience formula) should be 3 years.

M.A., M.Sc., MBA, Magistère, LL.M. (UNESCO ISCED level 7)
May be considered equivalent to a US Master from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as well as a UK Master Degree, Kandidate Naouk (Russia),The total of University studies (Regular or/and through the work experience formula) should be 5 Years.

Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) (UNESCO ISCED level 8)
Our VAE jury may grant such degree if you have only 6 years of professional experience after the Master, 12 years after a Bachelor and 21 years if you have no higher education diploma.

Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (UNESCO ISCED level 8)
May be considered equivalent to a PhD./Dottorato/Dr. Naouk. The total of University studies (regular or through the work experience formula) should be 8 years minimum. Could be also granted through the VAE  see the French page of our colleagues.

Post Doctoral Degree (HDR) 
For Doctorate  degree holders 8 (or equivalent) having done research.

The Ecole Supérieure Universitaire Robert de Sorbon is a legal registered French private educational institution founded in 2004, headed by faculty members that obey strict governmental rules to bestow Degrees. The Jury for each specialty is made of highly qualified specialists. The work experience should be well documented and must show an increase in responsibilities and knowledge.

For Jobs, License, and immigration (incl. H1B visa), a Diploma is required generating often obvious injustice. Many times professional experience generates more knowledge that totally theoretical courses on abstruse fields.
The Mahatma Ghandi said “The real education is to draw the best from oneself”  France  through the VAE Law agree in giving Degree based on work experience.

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Follow these steps to apply

  1. Fill the On line Application Form and submit it securely
  2. Pay the application fee of € 50 Euros on line through a secure payment. You card will be debited in your country of origin currency. You may pay with Paypal®. Within 20 days we will advise you of your admission.
    • Pay the € 50
    • Do not forget to send us as soon as possible your documents by e-mail!
    • Those fees will be refunded if you are not admitted at the institution. No application will be reviewed without the payment of the application fees.
  3. If your candidacy is accepted, please pay the €600 Euros for Tuition and Diploma fees. Within 60 days our VAE jury will render its decision. If positive, we will send you the following documents: Please note that this acceptance is valid for 2 months.
  4. You may receive also the UNESCO Diploma Supplement in English for 50€ Extra

For each application the student should provide:

  • Documents, Certificate of Employment, Salary stub, affidavit, publications, newspaper article, affidavit from co-workers, etc., that document work experience. All those documents should be in French or English languages or translated in one of these two languages. Copies of diploma or transcripts of previous studies (if existing). We recommend Email: (we accept Word, Pdf, JPG formats), or fax +33488714212
  • If those studies are not from the USA, France, Canada , Europe or the French Former colonies, they should be evaluated by one of those recognized credential evaluators: CEEDE (a dept. of Robert de Sorbon),, CCI

About the integrity of the Process

The degree that the Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon® may grant is a “Certificat issu par un Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé” as defined by the Ordonnance nº 2000-916 du 19 septembre 2000 art. 3 Journal Officiel du 22 septembre 2000 en vigueur le 1er janvier 2002).

We expect total integrity from our students and the jury may check, with the issuing sources, the documents presented for the VAE and the identity of the applicant. To produce a false document is a felony punished by a large fine and up to three years in jail in France. Article 441 of the French Code Pénal:
“Constitue un faux toute altération frauduleuse de la vérité de nature à causer un préjudice et accomplie par quelque moyen que ce soit, dans un écrit ou tout autre support d’expression de la pensée qui a pour objet ou qui peut avoir pour effet d’établir la preuve d’un droit ou d’un fait ayant des conséquences juridiques. Le faux et l’usage de faux sont punis de trois ans d’emprisonnement et de 45000 euros d’amende.”

As the diploma issuance is based on experience, mastering the French language is not required.
The whole VAE process is done online