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Ecole Superieure Art and Design Saint Etienne (ESADSE) SCA EXC
Saint-Etienne, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design de Saint-Etienne (Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design)

Location: Saint-Etienne
Year established: 1803
Student population: Around 300
The École Supérieure d'Art et Design de Saint-Étienne (ESADSE) specialises in training students of art, design and communications-multimedia. It is closely linked to industrial growth and economic development of Saint-Étienne, and still contributes to the design and study of the city.

ESADSE is known for training artists, designers, graphic designers, writers, creators and other professionals to develop their imagination and creativity in a city that is famous for its design. It has partnerships with a range of international and local institutions, and promotes the exchange of students, artists, designers, exhibitions and workshops.

Located in eastern central France, Saint Étienne is near the gorges of the Loire, the mountains of the Massif Central and the sprawling city of Lyon. Here you can visit a variety of museums and art galleries and practise a wide variety of sports, from mountain biking to canoeing. Saint-Étienne hosts two major events: the International Design Biennale and a major book festival.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Art

Exclusions apply - consult the course catalogue for details. 
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester 2: January - May

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 – Very Good - More than 18
B – Good - From 16-18
C – Satisfactory - From 13-15
D – Poor - From 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 Requirements
Exchange students may be required to provide proof of French language proficiency. Language classes (2 hours a week) are available to exchange students wishing to improve their French.

France - Loire


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

The host university does not offer accommodation but can recommend 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 the 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 to the University’s calendar will be available close to the start of the year.

Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Affairs Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of France in Australia.

Student Experiences

Be the first to tell us about your experience at ESADSE!

France - Loire

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