• Mobility assistance programmes

ESA is able to offer students many mobility grants from:

  • The Pays de la Loire region;
  • The European Union;
  • The Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-food and Forestry (DGER); and
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Our partners provide free study abroad in the case of exchanges of one or two semesters. An additional tuition fee may be requested in the case of preparation for a double qualification.
Once your project and your study programs have been validated by the International Relations Service, please send your application to: Make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria set by the funding body and lodge your application by the given deadline.

  • ENVOLEO programme funded by the Pays de la Loire region:
    A lump sum grant of €1,000 is offered for any exchange or internship of at least 13 consecutive weeks at a foreign establishment (anywhere in world, except the Principality of Monaco) and France (metropolitan and overseas departments, regions and communities: Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, La Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, etc.).
    An additional sum of €1,000 is paid to students in receipt of a scholarship on the basis of social criteria (scales 4 to 7) and to students holding a disability card.
  • Erasmus+ funded by the European Union:

    • Erasmus+ Study scholarship : complete an exchange mobility of at least three months at an ESA partner university in one of the 27 other countries of the European Union or the five other countries participating in the programme (see list below).
    • Erasmus+ Internship scholarship : complete an internship or work placement of at least two months (in one of the other 27 countries of the European Union or five other third countries participating in the programme (see list below).

A student may receive up to 12 months of Erasmus funding per course: 12 months of mobility (studies and/or internships or work placements) in cycle 1 (BTS, bachelor) and 12 months of mobility (studies and/or internships or work placements) in cycle 2 (Master), i.e. a total of 24 months during his/her third level courses subject to the availability of funds at the time of application and compliance with the eligibility rules.


The amount of the scholarship varies according to the destination (three groups of countries on the basis of the costs of stay and travel) and the length of stay. The amounts are reviewed each year according to the budget allocated by the Erasmus+ French National Agency and the number of eligible students.

Group 1 Danmark, Finland, Ireland, Islande, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, The United Kingdom 290€ /month 440€ /month
Group 2 Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands 240€ /month 390€ /month
Group 3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Lettonia, Lituania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 190€ /month 340€ /month


Students with disabilities may receive additional assistance from Erasmus+ to cover additional costs related to their European mobility.
Learn more about the Erasmus+ programme:

Online Linguistic Support

Under the Erasmus Programme, online language support (OLS) is provided to students for the purpose of assessing their competence in the most widely used languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch).
Students are required to sit a test before departure, and a second test is requested upon their return for the purpose of measuring the improvement in language skills during their stay abroad.
This tool also offers students, who have not reached the recommended level, the possibility of benefiting from online courses in order to improve their language skills before and/or during the mobility period.

Learn more about OLS:
A video about the OLS platform

  • Special programmes:

Special international mobility assistance programmes are available to enable students to benefit from scholarships in the framework of an academic exchange with certain partner universities :

    • ARFAGRI : one semester in an Argentinean university
    • BRAFAGRI : one semester in a Brazilian university

These programs are supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Scholarship amount : approximately 1000 euros. The number of scholarships are limited.

  • DGER mobility assistance (Ministry of Agriculture)
    • DGER programme – Scholarship for internship or work placement abroad – Engineer
      Internship of at least six consecutive weeks abroad in any country outside of France (metropolitan and overseas departments and regions (DOM/ROM) and the overseas communities (COM)) during the current year.
      Programme reserved for students of the engineering cycle enrolled in initial training and subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry.
      Amount : 400€/student
    • DGER programme – Scholarchip for internship abroad – BTS
      Programme reserved for students in the BTS cycle and subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry (minimum duration of 28 days).
      Amount varies according to destination and type of internship.


The issue of student safety outside our borders has changed considerably in recent years. In saying this, ESA is not seeking to raise any anxiety about international mobility; we are more than ever convinced that openness to others and travel are necessary for the personal development of students, and all citizens.

However, ESA remains vigilant about the safety and sanitary conditions in the country of residence. In case of deterioration of these conditions, the International Relations Office can decide to interrupt the stay at any time.

All students who go outside the European Union must register on the “Ariane” website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.