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Ecole Nationale Superieure d'architecture de Strasbourg ARC EXC
Strasbourg, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Architecture, Design and Planning
Not Applicable
Program Description:


Strasbourg, d'architecture de Strasbourg
: Strasbourg
Year Established: 1922
Student population: around 800
Located in the heart of the Upper Rhine area, the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg combines arts, technical sciences and humanities to develop the capacity of students to design quality, lasting architectural and urban projects.
There is an active student life, with easy links to other parts of France and Germany including Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, Zurich and the Black Forest. Studying here will mean you’ll be able to practice several languages, all in a cosmopolitan city with a truly international perspective.

Unique characteristics
The School is known for teaching and research into urban environments, energy management and building technology, digital design and illumination design. It offers a number of experimentation areas, a digital fabrication space and a light laboratory.

Strasbourg is typical of the Alsace region, a metropolitan area between France, Germany and Switzerland which is home to about 5 million people. With shades of both France and Germany, you’ll find remnants of a medieval past side by side with a buzzing student population – the second largest in France - and a modern EU Quarter. There is Gothic architecture, cozy taverns, gingerbread houses and the picturesque canal-side area of Petite France. It also houses the headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

France - Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg - building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study  (in French) at the host university

Subject Area/s: Architecture




Exclusions apply - Fluency in French required

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 20-16
B – 14-16
C – 12-14
D – 10-12
E – 10-12

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in French so students must demonstrate appropriate level of French language proficiency.
Language Requirement
As part of the preliminary admission application, an examination of French language comprehension is required. This test can be taken at the University of Strasbourg.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Host university offers limited number of rooms reserved for exchange students but recommends alternative housing options
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant: Exchange students can apply for a grant from the French Embassy to assist with the cost of a return flight ticket between Australia and France.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Campus France is a French government agency for the promotion of international student mobility. Visit their website for more information about preparing to study in France.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
International Relations provide services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of France in Australia

Information about the School

Student Experiences

Danielle Chaumeil
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Semester 2, 2015
Host City Highlights
Parc de l'Orangerie, Cathedral, Christmas markets.
Uni Life
School is separate to main university but still offers some club and societies.
Higher number of contact hours than USYD, more 'scholastic', similar studio format.
Great! Tarte flambée is a must try.
Privately-rented apartment.
Money Matters
Cheaper than student life in Sydney, so I did not work.
Getting Around
Bicycle most convenient method, with trams for longer trips. Great connection to rest of France via trains.
Trains convenient. Strasbourg flights expensive so better off catching train to Mulhouse airport, bus to Frankfurt or TGV to Paris.
Top Tips
Get a bike - buy a cheap one from a bike fair or rent a Vélhop at the train station.