• Mobility assistance programmes

The 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 programmes have been validated by the International Relations Service, please send your application to: t.poiroux@groupe-esa.com. 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:
    Lump sum grant of €1,000 for any study tour 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 bursary 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 bursary: complete a study tour 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 third countries participating in the programme (see list below).
    • Erasmus + Internship bursary: 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 bursary 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 270€ /month 420€ /month
Group 2 Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands 220€ /month 370€ /month
Group 3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Lettonia, Lituania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 170€ /month 320€ /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: www.generation-erasmus.fr

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).
The students are required to sit a first test before departure and a second test 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: www.erasmusplusols.eu
A video about the OLS platform

  • France Agro3 special programmes:Special international mobility assistance programmes are available to France Agroschools to enable their students to benefit from bursaries in the framework of study trips to certain partner universities during the current calendar year. Please note: the number of bursaries is limited. These France Agroprogrammes are the subject of negotiation between the 4 schools on the granting of such assistance.
      One-semester study trip to one of the four Argentine partner universities: UNDEC Universidad Nacional de Chilecito, UNC Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, UNLPALM Universidad Nacional de la Pampa à Santa Rosa or UCA Universidad Catolica Argentina.
      Amount of assistance: lump sum amount of €1,200.
      Programme supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
      One semester study trip to one of the five Brazilian partner universities: PUC Parana (Curitiba), l’UFRA (Bélem), UFRJ (Rio de Janiero), UFG (Goiania) and UFC (Fortaleza) or bi-training diplomas at ESALQ (USP Sao Paulo).
      Amount of assistance: lump sum of €1,000.
      Programme supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • DGER mobility assistance (Ministry of Agriculture)
    • DGER programme – Bursary 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 varies according to destination and type of internship.
    • DGER programme – Bursary 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).


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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, all future citizens.

A student’s safety when abroad depends essentially on his/her behaviour:

  • using common sense and not acting naively in any personal relationships entered into while abroad;
  • complying with local habits and customs (if no one goes out at night, there are good reasons for it, even if you do not see why, etc.);
  • making sure to examine the situation regularly and to evaluate the risks of what you envisage doing;
  • as a matter of principle, always observing the safety instructions given by the university/host company; and
  • remaining strictly outside any crowd movements and never becoming involved in the local politics.

In addition to these rules on how to conduct yourself, which are always valid irrespective of your destination, there are some other obligations for all students leaving the Erasmus area:

  • Sign the undertaking on safety (a copy of which will be sent to your parents).

Download the rules on prerequisite programmes (PRPs)