Exchange at ESA


INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS


Exchange and Erasmus students are, according to their academic level, admitted to the 5th semester of the Undergraduate program (3rd year of architectural studies) or the 1st semester of the Graduate program (4th year of architectural studies).

Undergraduate Program, Semester 5

Professors to be assigned on arrival. The exchange student will have to complete the following units to validate the required 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) of this semester :

- Design studio (15 ECTS)
- Urban studies (4 ECTS)
- Landscape studies (4 ECTS)
- Engineering (4 ECTS)
- Graphic studies (3 ECTS)

In addition to these units, other subjects can be selected by the exchange student. This supplementary list would have to be accepted by the studies department, which will define the number of corresponding credits.

Graduate Program, Semester 1

Laboratory to be assigned on arrival. The exchange student will have to complete the following units to validate the required 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) of this semester :

- all the lessons, workshops and exercises assigned by the teaching team from the chosen laboratory (20 ECTS)
- the "Champs Critiques" and "Fondamentaux de la Recherche" lecture series (10 ECTS)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Application material

All applications must include the following material :

- Completed application form
- Portfolio of academic work
- Statement of purpose
- Résumé / Curriculum Vitae
- Official Transcripts
- French level attestation (TEF, TCF, DELF, DALF,...)
- Photo ID (jpg)

Application deadline

Completed application forms should be sent by the international office of your university to :

Danusha Jetpurwalla
École Spéciale d’Architecture
254, boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris - FRANCE

From May 13th to May 17th 2019 for an exchange in Fall 2019.
Upon reception of all application material, a letter of acceptance will be issued.

Term Dates

Fall semester (Undergraduate) : August 30th to December 20th 2019
Fall semester (Graduate) : September 2nd to December 20th 2019

FRENCH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS


The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture does not require any test level or certificate in French from the incoming exchange students.
Nevertheless, students must be aware that a minimum B1 level in French proficiency is highly recommended in order to benefit from the programs at ESA and from life in Paris.

HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS


Students incoming from a European Union country should apply for a free EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) issued by their national insurance service or by a local health insurance company in their home country.
International students incoming from other countries outside the EU should apply for the French National Insurance (Sécurité Sociale) or a certificate of health assurance.

CONTACT


For all enquiries :
Danusha Jetpurwalla
tél : +33 (0)1 40 47 40 24
e-mail : danusha_jetpurwalla@esa-paris.net