The Group Leonard de Vinci in Paris is composed of three schools that award high quality, accredited degrees. These schools include: EMLV (Business School), ESILV (Engineering School) and IIM (School of Web Design and Multimedia). The Pole Universitaire Léonard de Vinci encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between departments and is based around values of professionalism, multiculturalism, and good sportsmanship. Léonard de Vinci provides the excellent resources, staff support, and field expertise needed to encourage student activities (joint student projects, a business incubator, student associations, and sports).

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • A Unique Transversal Approach
  • Proximity with Major International Companies in the Largest Business District in Europe
  • Diverse Campus Culture



The Pole Universitaire Léonard de Vinci was created in 1995 through an initiative with the Conseil Général des Hauts-de-Seine. The objective of the Pole at its creation was to train students through new pedagogical approaches and unique methods in order to effectively facilitate their transition into the job market.


The 3 schools that make up the Pole have developed a transversal approach that encourages the division of instruction. This allows students to work together in multidisciplinary teams with classmates from all three schools all while continuing to advance in their courses and expand their knowledge.

  • In the EMLV Business School, students study within a multidisciplinary campus where they have the possibility to blend competencies with students from other disciplines.
  • In the ESILV Engineering School, students benefit from a unique programme that allows them to study with students from the EMLV and IIM schools
  • The IIM School of Web Design and Multimedia


The De Vinci Research Center (DVRC) brings together the research strengths of all 3 Leonard de Vinci schools and is composed of 43 research professors and 3 doctoral candidates. The research center aims to promote the development of state of the art scientific expertise and to share findings with the research/economic communities. They also aspire to develop quality research in various disciplines in order to enhance courses for students within the different schools. The labs allow the schools to obtain the national and international accreditations needed for their development.

The 4 Research Groups :
  • Business Group
  • Digital Group
  • Digital Group
  • Modeling Group


Our international programmes prepare students for jobs within their chosen sector of expertise. The following are career opportunities that students can look forward to upon graduation:

EMLV Business School

MBA in Digital Retail Banking:

  • Community Manager
  • Head of E-business
  • Private Banker
  • Business Analyst
MBA in Digital Marketing Strategy:
  • Social Media Analyst
  • SEO Expert
  • Account Manager
  • Advertising Manager
BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance:
  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
ESILV Engineering School

MSc in Investment Banking & Risk Management

  • Risk Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Structured Product Specialist
  • Compliance Officer

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

The International Admissions Department offers a wide range of services for international students, such as guidance and assistance for enrolment procedures, recognition of academic qualifications, guidance with the visa application process and residency permit, student services, and transportation. Students can actively participate in university life thanks to our numerous student associations that offer activities for all interests.

Housing services

The International Admissions Department helps students find accommodation. The Pole has partnerships with a few residences within the La Defense area. We do our best to satisfy students accommodation needs, however a residence place is not guaranteed so it is best to start early and contact the Pole for your request. The French government provides international students with a housing subsidy of around 150 – 300 euros per month to help students with housing expenses.

Library services

The Learning Center - A true working space designed to facilitate team work, the Learning Center is a transversal area where students, researchers, and professors of all 3 schools come together to collaborate. The center provides adjustable working spaces and is innovatively equipped to adapt to student’s needs.

ICT services

A wireless connection is available in the common areas of the buildings (Foyer, Rue Haute, and Rue Basse, Infothèque). Computer labs are available on the 4th floor with password and login information provided to students. There is free internet access available in the infothèque.

Medical services

The Social Security cost of €218 for the 2016-2017 year must be paid by all French/international students under the age of 28 for reimbursement of medical costs.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the heart of Paris in La Defense, our campus includes:

  • 11 amphitheaters
  • 183 classrooms equipped with wifi and audio/video tools
  • 25 small group project rooms
  • 5 gym areas
  • Recreational areas located throughout the campus (student lounge, music room, foosball, pool table)
  • 3 cafeterias including a full service cafeteria, grill, and a sandwich shop

Sports facilities

The campus contains 5 gym areas that include; 1 room for muscle training, 1 room for cardio training, 2 rooms for fitness training and 1 room for combat sports. Sports classes are mandatory for students in all 3 schools and the Pole offers 22 different sports courses. The competitive individual and team sports have far surpassed the expectations of the Sports Department with students winning 33 medals in national competitions and 35 medals at the regional level for the year 2012-2013.

Student clubs

The Pole is home to numerous student associations that include:

  • Charity Associations
  • Cheerleading
  • EcoDrive
  • Sailing Club
  • Rugby
  • Cooking Club
  • Volleyball Association
  • Skiing Club
  • Workout Club
  • Theatre
  • Basketball Club
  • Handball Club
  • Running Club
  • And many more!


Grande Ecole Recognition for ESILV School of Engineering

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