The GBD Madrid Program is open to students who have completed their Baccalaureate or equivalent at a Lycée français de l'étranger (LFE) notably from English, Spanish or Portuguese-speaking countries and Latin America, French Spanish and Portuguese international schools, with high academic standing and an excellent level of proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and English.
All applicants who are accepted to the Madrid program are automatically withdrawn from the Paris campus selection process. Students who are not selected for the GBD Madrid program automatically continue the Paris campus application process.
Successful GBD Madrid candidates commit to the full two years of the program, i.e. both the 1st and 2nd year of the Bachelor's in Economics & Management. No transfers from GBD Madrid to Dauphine Paris are permitted during years 1 and 2 of the program.
The CEJ (Law Certificate) is not available in London.

Applying to GBD Madrid

Applications for admission to GBD Madrid are handled via a special procedure independent of the French 'Admission Post-Bac' and the 'UCAS' systems.
Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year must be filed via the Boléro system - between February 8th and April 4th 2016.  All applicants who have chosen Dauphine Madrid must include the results of a recent official language proficiency test as well as a letter of motivation in English, along with the printed version of their application.

Special Application Categories

Certain candidates will be required to follow a special admissions process via the "candidater à Dauphine" website:

  • Applicants  who have a European Baccalaureate
  • French applicants with a non-French Baccalaureate
  • Applicants whose parents are diplomats posted to France during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Language Proficiency Requirements


Highly recommended:

  • TOEFL minimum = 90
  • IELTS  minimum = 6.5
  • TOEIC minimum = 800
  • CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level C1
  • GCSE English B or A
  • BULATS minimum = 75
  • Cambridge Advanced English Certificate

or secondary education completed in an English-speaking country or the English section of an international school.


  • DELE – level B2 (official notification document)
  • or secondary education completed in a Spanish-speaking country or in the Spanish-language section of an international school.

Students who cannot provide test results or proof of secondary education in one or both of the required languages may submit written affidavits from their language teachers in the final year of high school.
Language proficiency test results, affidavits and other language proficiency supporting documents  will be taken into consideration by the program's admissions board.


GBD Madrid tuition for the 2016-2017  academic year is €7,500.

Financial Aid

Each year, Fondation Dauphine's International Exchange Grant program offers financial aid grants to several Dauphine international exchange students. Grants are awarded based on financial need and on academic merit. Students who wish to apply for an International Exchange Grant, may do so once they have completed their registration.