ESSCA School of Management

Angers, Paris, Lyon, Budapest, Shanghai
France

Language of instruction

English
French

ESSCA is a grande école specialising in business and offering a wide portfolio of programmes in management. ESSCA equips students for a successful and sustainable career while taking fully into account the human and social dimensions of a globalized world. The university belongs to the 5% of business schools worldwide to be awarded accreditation by AACSB International.

The city of Angers is situated in the Loire Valley – an enormous UNESCO World Heritage Site – and is officially listed as a ‘Town of Art and History in France’.

The ESSCA university network spans major cities across the globe. UQ students can choose to study at ESSCA in France at the Angers, Paris or Lyon campuses, in Hungary at the Budapest campus, or in China at the Shanghai campus.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester (Semester 2) January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester (Semester 1) September–December

Angers academic calendar
Paris academic calendar

Guides and additional information

ESSCA has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Campuses

ESSCA has 4 campuses around the world, with 2 available for exchange students in France.

French campuses:
  • Angers (main campus)
  • Paris
  • Lyon
Global campuses:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

24 ECTS credits per semester at ESSCA is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at ESSCA.

Study Options
You must choose one admission campus and take all of your courses at the chosen campus.

Other Requirements
Undergraduate level students are NOT permitted to take postgraduate courses at ESSCA.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the ESSCA course catalogue.

Semesters 01 and 02 = Undregraduate first year
Semesters 03 and 04 = Undregraduate second year
Semesters 05 and 06 = Undregraduate third year
Semesters 07 and 08 = Masters first year
Semesters 09 and 10 = Masters second year

Courses recommended for Exchange students at Angers
Courses recommended for Exchange students in Paris
Courses recommended for Exchange students in Lyon - 3rd year Business

Courses in Spring semester (January-June)
Courses in Autumn semester (September - December)

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Finance
French
Human resources
International business
Marketing
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
French
Human resources
International business
Marketing

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

 The ESSCA Angers Practical Guide provides information on housing and accommodation in Angers.

The ESSCA Paris Practical Guide provides information on housing and accommodation in Paris.

Cost of living

While accommodation in France, particularly Paris, can be expensive, other daily costs are often more affordable. Understanding the cost of living in France and knowing what expenses to expect will help you budget for your exchange.

Refer to the ESSCA Angers Practical Guide  or the ESSCA Paris Practical Guide for more information.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students undertaking exchange studies in France can apply for the Nicolas Baudin Program through the French Embassy in Canberra.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

French Health Insurance is compulsory for all international students. Please read through this important information about Health Insurance for exchange students in France.
Non-EU students must provide a copy of their international health insurance certificate. This must be given to ESSCA in French. 
French social security is only necessary for students who are non-EU or EU without a EHIC card. You will need to have a French bank account to register.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the French Consulate for visa and immigration information for ESSCA Paris and Angers.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)