Exchange students

Before your arrival


Erasmus+ application procedure consists of two main steps:

  • Step 1 : Nomination by the university partner

Erasmus+ incoming exchange students must be nominated by their home university coordinator to our incoming students coordinator, Mrs Marie GODARD, by e-mail at by October 20th for Fall semester or by May 05th for Spring semester.

  • Step 2 : Application

Students should apply on our online application system : OLAGE

List of the documents to be uploaded :
– Application form to be completed online
Learning agreement
– Official language certificate (in English if courses attended in English (B1 required), in French if intended courses in French (B1 required) )
– Official transcripts of records in English or French of the last 2 years
– CV : please use the Europass CV template
– A birth certificate : copy of the original document and its official translation into French
– Copy of Valid passport or national identity card
– One passport-sized photograph

Applications will be assessed by our incoming student’s coordinator and the concerned program committee. The students will be notified of the decision on admission or rejection in writing.

Application deadlines :
– for FALL semester:  May 05
– for SPRING semester: October 20

  • Step 3 : Admission

Once admitted, students will receive their Letter of Acceptance along with the Learning agreement confirmed and signed by our coordinator.



Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering :

3rd year of Bachelor 1st year of Master 2nd year of Master
Fall semester

End of October – Mid January

Internship possibilities:

Mid-September – End of October

Mid-September –

End of January

Mid-September –

End of December

Spring Semester Mid January – Mid June End of January – Mid-May Only for DA METVIN Lectures :

January to beginning of April



International Relations Office offers a free and compulsory intensive session of French course to all international students before the beginning of each semester.

This intensive session will alternate classes focusing on language skills (an average of two classes a day with two different lecturers), thematic classes in French, cultural visits and/or technical visits. Finally, some personal work (individual and group work) will be requested in addition to classes.

Prerequisites : Please note that these courses are not aimed at beginners but rather at students with an elementary or intermediate level of French, who lack confidence and have difficulties speaking, or at students with an advanced level and wishing to acquire methodological tools

IRO organizes an orientation day prior to this session for all administrative and practical aspects. This includes a visit of our campus and of all strategic places in Angers (Bank, etc.)

The French Intensive session for incoming students for Fall semester starts in September, for 2 weeks.
The French Intensive session for incoming students for Spring semester starts in January, for 1 week.

During your stay


If you want to change your courses, add or delete, please inform our incoming student coordinator during the first week after your arrival, so that she validates your new learning  agreement. Those changes must be first approved by your home university.


  • Examinations :

Each module is validated by written and oral exams.
To obtain the corresponding ECTS credits, you must pass these examinations. Please specify before each examination that you must obtain ECTS credits.

  • Academic recognition by your institution of origin :

If you are a EU national and your stay is organized within the ERASMUS+ programme, the classes you will be attending will allow you to obtain ECTS credits: 30 credits for a full-time semester. Your institution of origin will guarantee full academic recognition of your stay.

  • Grading system of ESA :

ESA ensure to provide the statistical distribution of grades according to the descriptions in the ECTS users’ guide. The table below will facilitate the interpretation of each grade awarded to students and will facilitate the credit transfer by your home institution. Please consult ESA ECTS grading scale.

  • Transcripts of records :

A Transcript of Records will be issued by the concerned program after the assessment period has finished and sent directly to the student by email and by post.


  • Arrival certificate :

If your home university requires an arrival certificate, please inform ESA IRO so that we issue this document on your arrival.

  • Attendance certificate :

This document will confirm the dates of your Erasmus+ study period at ESA. It will be issued at the end of your stay on request.


Degree students

Apply on OLAGE

You can contact directly Mrs Marie Godard, Responsible for the recruitment of international students for the programs.

Study programs

  • Bachelor degrees :

Bachelor Marketing and International trade of Terroir Wines : Full time

  • Master’s degrees :

International Master Vintage : 2 years, Full time, a European track about wine production
MSc Food Identity : traditional food products, 2 years, a European track
Master’s degree in Engineering – Agriculture and Food Processing – Sandwich course : Company sponsored – I²FA
Master’s degree in Engineering
MSc International Agribusiness, full time, 3 semesters
Master’s degree in Engineering – Double Degree
Man-imal : From animal to man, analysing and Managing Health and Food Risks

  • KA107 Exchange students :

ERASMUS + program offer Bachelor and Master for Kazakh students from 2017 to 2019.

ERASMUS + program offer Master for Ukrainian and Algerian students from 2018 to 2020.

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.