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 (Licence 3 / Semestre 1)
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 (Master 1 / Semestre 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 "Recherche-Projet Opérationnelle" Master studio (20 ECTS)
the "Champs Critiques" and "Fondamentaux Transversaux" lecture series (10 ECTS)
All applications must include the following material :
Completed application form
Portfolio of academic work
Statement of purpose
Résumé / Curriculum Vitae
French level attestation (TEF, TCF, DELF, DALF,...)
Photo ID (jpg)
Completed application forms should be sent by the international office of your university, before Friday May 14th 2021 for an exchange in Fall 2021, to the following address :
École Spéciale d’Architecture
254, boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris - FRANCE
Upon reception of all application material, a letter of acceptance will be issued.
Spring Semester : Early March to Late June
Fall Semester : Early September to Late December
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.
For all enquiries :
tél : +33 (0)1 40 47 40 24
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