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Created in 1988 with strong presence in its local regions and emphasis on international exposure, Excelia offers bachelor's and master's degree programmes through:

  • Excelia Business School,
  • Excelia Tourism School,
  • Excelia Digital School,
  • Excelia Academy, and
  • Excelia Executive Education

A member of the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (French equivalent of the Ivy League), Excelia is a triple-accredited institution (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA). Ranked 42nd in the Financial Time's global ranking, and the only French institution to possess the UNWTO.TedQual accreditation for its management of tourism programmes, Excelia also holds the Bienvenue en France label, awarded by Campus France.

Excelia in several key figures:

  • 4 cities – La Rochelle, Tours, Orléans, and Paris
  • 5000 students on campus
  • 25% international students, 80 nationalities represented
  • 6 offices overseas - French West Indies-Americas, China, Morocco, Cameroon, India, and Ivory Coast
  • 57 student associations and clubs
  • 300 partner associations through Humacité & Climacité project (student humanitarian & climate missions)
  • 200 partner universities in 51 countries
  • 40,000 graduates in 150 countries

Check out the quick links section below to explore all of our English-taught programmes!

Student Life

Bienvenue en France Label

Excelia holds the Bienvenue en France label awarded by Campus France, for its welcoming initiatives towards international students.

Its 6 overseas offices (French West Indies-Americas, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Morocco, India, and China in addition to a European representative based in La Rochelle) are available to provide assistance for you, international students, prior arrival on campus.

A personalised welcome on campus will be done by the Student Life team, assisting you with practical matters (accommodation, transport, integration with the student community, health care, and etc.), to help you settle during your studies in France.

Check out our personalised welcome here!

Clubs and Associations

All year round, our 57 Clubs and Associations are in full swing within Excelia, enabling you to achieve personal and professional fulfilment. Your study programme will allow you the time to fully invest in a team project within an Association, a sporting activity or even Excelia's communication and promotional activities. Known as ‘SCAP’ for Sport, Communications, Associations and Promotion, the philosophy of student involvement in the Clubs and Associations has existed since Excelia's inception.


Feel free to check out our FAQ page here!


102 rue de Coureilles - Les Minimes - 17024 La Rochelle Cedex 1