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Regular University Degrees for US Students through the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience)

Degrees are Still Extremely Important

A University degree is a determinant factor for income and employment in the US and Worldwide. The study of the US Department of Labor confirms it: The weekly earning of a Ph.D. holder is $1.623 and it's unemployment rate is 1.7%. For people with High School Diploma it is $493 and 8% unemployment. A degree is also a social marker in our society.

The VAE History

Since 1985, France recognizes the educational value of Work/Life Experience. At that time, the VAP (Validation des Acquis Professionnels ) mandated Universities to grant credits for Work Experience, but not allowing bestowing upon full degrees. The VAP was identical to the US PLA, (Prior Learning Assessment) also called PLAR or RPL.

In 2002, It went further establishing  the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience) that mandates French Universities to grant full regular degrees through Work/Experience. This procedure is regulated by Article L-613-3 of the Code of Education of the French Republic. So far, more than 110 000 degrees through the VAE were granted.

In the USA you have the PLA (prior Learning Asessment. THe VAE is the PLA3 cubed (as the PLA give only credits not full degrees yet).

Since 2004, the Ecole supérieure Robert de Sorbon® is the world leader in International VAE that can be done in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian.

Degrees through the VAE Process

Bachelor (Bac+3 UNESCO iSCED level 6)
M.A., M.Sc., MBA, LL.M (Bac+5 UNESCO-ISCED level 7)
EDBA Executive Doctorate in Business Administration) (Bac+7 UNESCO-ISCED level 8)
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy (Bac+8 UNESCO-ISCED level 8)

In the field of: Arts, Science, Business, Law, Health, Religion, Military Science, etc.

Do you qualify for a Degree through the VAE Procedure?

Our VAE jury applies the following equivalency rule: 3 years of validated work/life experience may be equivalent to one year of University studies. This equivalency is added to your previous university studies. (see in details each degree requirements).

Our VAE process utilizes the newest communication technologies and your presence in France is not required.

Our Degrees are recognized in the United States.

The US Department of Education states that Foreign Degrees, most of the time, must be evaluated by Credential Valuation Services. For more than 12 years, many US Credential Evaluation Services,  evaluates our degrees as equivalent to regionally accredited US degrees.

For 12 years, our degrees were successfully used,in the US, for Job Searches & promotions (including tenure for a University Professor) . Licensing, Immigration,University Admissions,etc.

About the Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon®

The Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon® is a French private Institution of Higher Education, operating and regulated, like the American University of Paris (not affiliated) under Book VII title III  of the Code of Education of the French Republic, with publication at the Journal Officiel de la République Française.

The Ecole supérieure Robert de Sorbon® is a member of  the US  Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

French Authorities granted us the trademark Ecole supérieure Robert de Sorbon®.

Since 2004, we had the pleasure to have students from 147 countries and territories.


  1. Fill the Application Form
  2. Pay the 50€/ $57 Application fees*
  3. Send your documents
  4. Decision within 20 Days
  5. If accepted Pay the 550€/$605  Jury Fees
  6. Jury decision within 2 months
  7. If granted Diploma and UNESCO-CEPES diploma supplement send registered
* Fully refunded in case of Admission denial

or follow 3 easy steps to apply:

1) Please fill the On line Application Form  and submit it securely. Do not forget to send your credentials (studies and/or work experience) to: (Gif or Jpeg only) or by fax in France: +330153013315. Our phone number is in France +33172770043 (Central European Time). French language is preferred.

2) Pay the application fee of € 50 Euros on line through a secure payment. 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. 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. For our VAE program only credit cards payments will be accepted.

Do not forget to send us as soon as possible your documents by fax or e-mail!

3) Once your candidacy is accepted, please pay the €550 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 .

a)  Degree in French. (the French Law forbids to mention that it is based on work experience)
b)  Diploma supplement in English
following the UNESCO/CEPES model.

I am paying the Euro 550 Euros non refundable tuition, Jury & Diploma fees, through Paypal®  (Click the button). The diploma and UNESCO Diploma supplement if granted will be sent registered.

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), Credentialevalution.orgCCI,

About the Integrity of our 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 préudice 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

On line application form

The Robert de Sorbon students come from 138+ Countries & Territories


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