ESSCA School of Management

Angers, Paris, Budapest, Shanghai

Language of instruction


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 or Paris 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

View the ESSCA academic calendar for the Angers and Paris campuses.

Guides and additional information

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


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

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

Exchange deadlines

June 26 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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

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

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

Find courses

Search the ESSCA course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

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

Angers Spring Semester 2019 course list

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. 

Study areas taught in English

Human resources
International business
Business information systems
Human resources
International business

Exchange deadlines

June 26 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


ESSCA offers student housing across 4 residences in Angers. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

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.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program 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.

Please read through this important information about Health Insurance for exchange students in France. The ESSCA Angers and Paris campuses have specific information for student health insurance requirements.

Exchange deadlines

June 26 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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.

Contact the Hungarian Office for Immigration for visa and immigration information for ESSCA Budapest.

Contact the Chinese Visa Application Service Center for visa and immigration information for ESSCA Shanghai.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

June 26 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.