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Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) SCA EXC
Paris Cedex 6, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
Not Applicable
Program Description:


Beaux-Arts de Paris l'ecole nationale superieure 
: Paris
Year Established: 1648
Student population: 550
The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts is a vast architectural complex opposite the Louvre Museum. It primary mission is to educate students who are planning a career in the visual arts, but it is also home to several important state art collections and the planning of exhibitions is at the core of the school’s cultural program. Founded in the 17th Century, the École continues to play an essential role in the international artistic and cultural scene.
The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts comprises an exceptional group of historic buildings, art collections and media centre, all of which are available to students. Here you’ll be exposed to some of the world’s great historic art and culture, the latest contemporary artistic creation and important artists of today.
Unique characteristics
The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts provides training of a high academic and technical standard, teaching students the basic practical and theoretical components of artistic creation as well as an understanding of what is involved in contemporary art making. Teaching is structured around practice studios run by renowned artists, and the work students do here is a central component of the program.

The École is situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, between the Quai Malaquais and Rue Bonaparte. This bohemian quarter in the 6th arrondissement has long welcomed writers, musicians and intellectuals including Ernest Hemingway and Jean-Paul Sartre. There are numerous galleries, cafes, book stores and, of course, the Louvre, all in the heart of one of the most romantic cities in the world.

France - Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts - building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university also provided Course catalogue section in handbook.

Subject Area/s: Arts



Art & Digital Technology

Exclusions apply

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

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



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.
Language Requirement

Language classes are available to exchange students wishing to improve their French. A French language test will determine which of the tree different level of
French language classes the non-French speaking exchange students should attend during the semester they are to spend at the School. 



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

Housing options are offered by the host university
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 in the Calendar and schedules section of the handbook
The Welcome and orientation week will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Relations Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of France in Australia

Student Handbook

Student Experiences

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