Sirius course

The Sirius course is a reinforcement year offered to high school students in the Nantes metropolitan area and in rural areas of the Pays de la Loire and Brittany after obtaining a technical baccalauréat*. 

Many professional baccalaureate graduates enter the world of work, sometimes by default, afraid of not being able to undertake higher education. This free year is an opportunity to consolidate their skills and regain their self-assurance. This free reinforcement year is an opportunity to undertake higher education after a technical baccalaureate. 

What next? At the end of the Sirius course, students will have the opportunity to integrate Audencia’s Bachelor in Management at a lower cost which confers the degree of BA degree. Students will be examined according to the same admission tests as all students, but their applications will be monitored and examined separately.

*Tertiary sector : commerce, sales, management, administration, logistics and reception. 

Content of the course

From September to May, students follow a specific course developed to reveal their potential.

Reinforcement of learning outcomes

Courses in general culture, mathematics, geopolitics, economics, methodology (note-taking, timetabling, etc.), written communication etc.

International scope 

English lessons, trips and meetings with Audencia’s international students, school trip to a European capital, participation in international events within Nantes…


Coaching by professionals to acquire the rules of the professional world, HR support workshops, mentoring by students, training in public speaking, etc.

Social, cultural and professional opening 

Cultural visits, company visits, mentoring by professionals, immersive internship…

Financed studies 

The tuition fees for the Sirius course are entirely covered by Audencia, via its Foundation. Students also have the possibility to apply for a cost of living grant based on social and geographical criteria to help them in their daily life.

Scholarship students who enter the Bachelor’s programme at the end of the Sirius course will benefit from financial aid of up to 90% of their studies for the first year and the continuation of their cost of living grants throughout their studies. Then, they will be able to follow their 2nd and 3rd years on an apprenticeship contract.

Free tuition

Life grants

90% tuition fee exemption for scholarship students

Life grants

Continuation of study with an apprenticeship contract

Life grants

The involvement of sponsors 

Financial support

The cost of the course is estimated at €10,000 per student per year and includes :

  • educational engineering
  • teachers
  • Cost of living grants
  • excursions (events and travel).

The financial support of our partners is essential to the development of the course.

Human support

In addition to financial support, sponsors and donors can be involved with the students and contribute to their education.

  • participate in jury sessions for admissions
  • mentoring a student
  • lead workshops: HR coaching, career experiences
  • organising a company visit

sharing professional opportunities

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