Register at:

You have a question? Contact Catherine Pellier, in charge of recruitment of international students (master’s level):

Application deadlines:

  • End of April for the 1st semester
  • 20 October for the 2nd semester

The chosen programme of study must be approved by both your home institution and ESA. You may not leave your own establishment without this agreement.

Request the academic calendar and the study programme from Sylvie Guégan-Bañuelos, in charge of incoming students.


There are written and oral exams for each module registered in your Learning Agreement.
You must pass these exams to obtain ECTS credits. Your mark must be higher than 10.

Academic recognition by your home institution:

  • If you are an EU national and your stay is organised within the Erasmus + programme, the classes you will be attending will allow you to obtain ECTS credits: 30 credits for a semester of full-time courses. Your home institution will grant full academic recognition of your stay.
  • If your home institution is not within the EU, but has signed a bilateral agreement with ESA or FESIA, the academic recognition of your stay depends on the terms of this agreement. Please consult the International Relations Service of your university.

Learning French

Learning French though total immersion

Do you have basic French, but a little rusty? Do you not know any French?
No problem, we have solutions for getting you started on your ESA degree course under the best conditions.

  • Between one and two semesters of intensive French are enough if you are a beginner. The time needed to achieve an adequate level of French varies depending on the individual and the mother tongue.
    In order to make faster progress in French, it is advisable to ask for accommodation with a French family during the first semester of your study programme.
    Our partner, the CIDEF (Centre International d’Etudes de Français) at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest 500m from ESA, can accommodate you.
  • A work placement on a farm of 1 or 2 months will allow you to reactivate or perfect your French and discover French agriculture. You will work on the farm and live with the placement supervisor’s family.
  • You have a certified B1 level (from CERCIL, an independent assessor), you can start your courses immediately at ESA.

In addition, each ESA semester begins with an intensive session of French as a Foreign Language (1 to 2 weeks, free of charge) to allow you to discover your environment and fit in well into the school. The integration weeks are accompanied by a weekly FLE course throughout the semester.