Angers in brief and in figures
Gateway to the Loire Valley World Heritage site, Angers combines with a passion, the past and the future. City of Art and History, the capital of Anjou also boasts incomparable riches with its rivers and its vast natural spaces. More than enough to enjoy leisure activities and combine cultural and discovery tourism.
Capital of the historical Anjou region and gateway to the Loire valley, the reputation of Angers hinges around the wealth of its heritage as well as its cultural and economic dynamism.
On the outskirts of Angers, a town at the heart of the Loire valley
– 155,000 inhabitants (283,000 with the agglomeration) – 18th largest French town
– 48% of inhabitants are under the age of 30
– 33,000 students of which 2000 from overseas
– 90 min from Paris
– 90 min from the Atlantic coast and Nantes airport
Discover Angers :
Discover Pays de la Loire Region:
48% of Angers’ inhabitants are younger than 30 years old. The city caters for them by organising leisure activities and events throughout the year. All the necessary information can be found on an internet portal
For overseas students, the city organises an annual welcome-ceremony in September. It also puts on a free concert-evening for all new arrivals.
Cultural and economic heritage
Angers, like many big French towns, is a city full of history. You will find all the information you need on museums, chateaux, monuments and other beauty spots to visit on the tourist office website.
Angers is also proud of its economic heritage. You can therefore visit a number of companies that help give the town its reputation: slate mines, Cointreau, communication museum…
Enjoy an exceptional living environment
Angers and its region also have a great reputation for the quality of its environment, the famous “douceur Angevine” or mild Angers air and the beauty of its natural sites (the Loire valley is a UNESCO world heritage site).
The agglomeration is also a national competitive cluster « VEGEPOLYS »in the field of research on plant material.
To find out about parks parcs, hiking trails…
Angers, a cosmopolitan student city
Angers is a young and vibrant city of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Capital of the historical Anjou Region, the reputation of Angers hinges on the wealth of its heritage as well as its cultural and economic dynamism.
8th largest French student city with 155 000 inhabitants with almost 50 % less than 30 years old.
40 000 students (more than 4 000 foreigners). Medical School, many university campuses, 6 Graduate Schools of Engineering and Management (Grandes Écoles).
by high-speed train from Paris
by car to the Atlantic Coast
A human-sized campus in a park of 2ha
ESAIP is a Lasallian educational institution, fully accredited by the French State.
Lassalien schools all share the same values and promote the educational principles instilled by ST JBLS, “ensemble et par association”, that is to say, “together and by association”.
Sense of responsibility, respect differences, training for all, regardless of social or religious origin, service to the community, justice and fairness…
Discover the campus:
Connected Lecture Halls
Accommodation: Numerous accommodation are available (private homes, student halls, apartment sharing etc.) ESAIP provides help for your accommodation. Please contact us for further details (costs, offers, etc.).
Meals & Facilities: On-campus cafeteria for hot or cold meals, Student lounges, University cafeterias in Angers, Shopping malls 5-minute walk.
Transportation: Bus top at 50 meters. Car and bicycle parking on Campus. Carpooling recommended via Facebook.
Angers Urban Area
The French site dedicated to the Internet of Things. Main sectors of Excellency: Agricultural and livestock Sectors, Healthcare and Biotechnologies, Environment & Sustainable Development, Silver Economy, Tourism…
ESAIP successfully supports the development of its oncampus student clubs’: Green Code Challenge, Hack Night, Esaip Lan, Erasmus Nights, Made in Angers, Sport clubs and events… All new initiatives are more than welcome!
Why apply to ESAIP ?
Become a recognized expert
Study in a respected higher education institution in France, specialized in information security and mobile applications with European cyberspace experts!
Join one of the largest networks
The network of Lasallian higher education institutions is one of the largest in the world with 1.3 million students in more than 80 different countries!
Connect with top-notch companies
Top-notch companies provide projects, internships, positions and input our programmes at ESAIP: Infotel, Avanade, Lexsi, Microsoft, Cisco, Société Générale…
Employment & career guaranteed
100% of our students secure a full-time job prior to graduation. The large alumni network guarantees your career evolution.
Modern co-working platforms for team work. Labs and equipment at the forefront of innovation, dedicated to mobile and information security: tabs, smartphones, cyber lab, Cisco lab … Online learning platforms: Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, ECCouncil, Pearson Vue…
Aggregate a set of professional certifications: Windows Phone, ITIL, CMMI, CEH, CISCO CCNA…
Even though the program is totally taught in English, you will learn to master French and the French corporate environment.
In the heart of the Europe Park (“Parc de l’Europe”), our campus is a unique environment to study: ESAIP has invested for the last 10 years in favor of sustainable development.
Each student has a unique career goal and is coached on an individual basis to progressively achieve success!
A dedicated team to help you make the most of your stay in France and at ESAIP
We have an international Students Association, WEIS (Welcome ESAIP International Students), which will be very happy to make you feel at home and organize activities with you. They will come to the Railway Station to pick you up.
- At ESAUP, a strong and experienced international team is happy to answer your questions and guide you through the preparations for your arrival
- Angers is a lively and vibrant city. 40 000 students, 10% international students
Before coming to France, all the information you need will be sent to you:
- The administrative procedures: registration, residence permit, bank account, insurance, etc.
- The accommodation possibilities
- The health care system and health insurance
- The budget you will need
Before the courses start, one orientation day is set up for finalizing all the administrative issues.
A multilingual support team (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin) is available 6 days a week to accompany you in your housing research. IDs to register are given when registration becomes effective.
- Opening of a bank account: We have a partnership with dedicated banks
- Integration activities
- French language and culture courses are delivered to all our international students
- Excursions and cultural activities are organized to make you discover France and French culture
- The ESAIP group has integrated visually impaired and blind students since 1999
- The campus is wheelchair accessible
Different accommodation possibilities in Saint Barthélemy d’Anjou and Angers.
You are a future international student of ESAIP, use the university housing platform on which you will be able to:
- Find a rental close to the campus
- Find your international or French roommate(s) and form shared rentals
- Find a subletting
- Find a room in a French family (ideal for the experience)
Prices vary from €250 to €450 depending on the location, the type of flat occupation (flat-sharing or not) and the size of the room.
In Saint Barthelemy itself, you may find affordable rooms at the inhabitants’ places.
Thousands of accommodations from private owners, halls of residence, real estate agencies, or rooms in private homes, are available close to the university.
Log into the platform by clicking on “Student login” then click on “Connection with intranet” and fill in your Office365 credentials.
You will receive a code to log into the platform once you will be enrolled at ESAIP.
Room in town centre, in individual apartment or shared, furnished or not.
Any French or overseas student, depending on certain conditions, can claim the Aide Personnalisée au Logement (APL – housing benefit)
French law requires foreign students to have sufficient means to support themselves during their studies without employment. The minimum monthly budget is €615.
Food: in the university restaurants, €3.25 per meal (2018/2019 rate)
Transport: 2019 rates: bus ticket: €1,50 (The ticket is valid for 1 hour in Angers transports).
- 90min by high-speed train from Paris
- 90min by car to the Atlantic Coast
How to get to esaip from Angers station?
Take the tramway direction “Avrillé” as far as “Foch-Maison Bleue”.
Then take the bus line 4, direction “Saint Barthélemy d’Anjou” and get off at stop “Gemmétrie” (all with one ticket at €1.50)
European Union national students in exchange with a French institution are exempt from social security rights and must be equipped with the European health insurance card that they obtain from the social security centre of their country of origin or private insurance – documents valid for the whole duration of the stay in France. Students outside of the European Union are not exempt from contributing to the student social security regime, even if they benefit from health coverage in their country.
It is strongly advised to open a bank account for illness refunds, to obtain a credit card or cheque book. Overseas students can open a non-resident bank account (in Euros or another currency) or a resident account (in Euros or another currency) if the duration of the stay justifies it. It is advised to ask your usual bank (overseas) if this is associated with a French network, to facilitate transactions.
Good to know
Payment by credit card is accepted by most traders from €15 (indeed less). A number of cash dispensers are available everywhere (in town, in shopping centres…)
If you wish to practice a sporting activity, you can contact the ESAIP sports association or clubs in Angers : bds[at]esaip.org
- 2 amphitheatres,
- 25 classrooms & computer rooms,
- 3 Labs :
- CISCO networks,
- Biology and physical environmental measures
- 7 co-working areas (open access)
- Classrooms with thin clients,
- Videoconferences rooms
- A research center,
- Secure Wi-Fi for students…
Near the campus, Saint Barthélemy d’Anjou
You can join a team for the year and practice the activity of your choice: Gym, football weight room, horse riding, BMX track, skating , swimming pool…
In Angers, downtown and in suburbs
Angers is a sporty town, there’s something for everyone: football, hockey (ice and roller skating), rugby, basketball, handball, volleyball, athletics tracks, gyms, sports halls, climbing walls, swimming pools, riding clubs, tennis courts, skating rink, sports shooting, archery, skate parks, velodrome, judo, canoeing, rowing center, pool, golf…
The Angers campus houses a number of student associations. Foreign students can of course take part in all activities offered by the student union, sport, cinema with films in their original version, events in favour of the humanitarian association…
Students Bureau is an active and committed team that energizes the campus. It boosts the conviviality of all campus activities.
Sports Bureau offers various activities and friendly events to strengthen cohesion between students at ESAIP.
An association was created for overseas students: “WEIS”. WEIS together with the international relations department welcomes foreign students, helps them integrate the campus and accompanies them with administrative formalities (accommodation, telephone, benefits, transport…). The association also offers weekends to discover a town. weis[at]esaip.org
RISC Council : pilots business projects. These missions offer you the opportunity to put into practice the skills you have learned at esaip.
“PESF” aims to deploy a humanitarian commitment to developing countries.
Admission & fees
Open to 4-year degrees:
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
- Bachelor’s of Engineering (B.Eng)
Minimum English level required : 6,0 IELTS or equivalent
Students are not required to demonstrate French proficiency at the start of the program
2-year program total amount: 16 200 €
- Tuition Fees: 6,850€ / year
- Cultural Integration & French as a Foreign Language: 1,250€ / year
Incoming students coordinator