Study in Angers

Why come to ESAIP Angers?

WHY COME TO ESAIP AND ANGERS

A DEDICATED TEAM TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY IN FRANCE AND AT ESAIP

  1. 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.

  1. At Esaip, a strong and experienced international team is happy to answer your questions and guide you through the preparations for your arrival
  2. 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

Throughout your stay, our dedicated team is here to help you with

–          CAF Application

  • French Social security application

–          OFII formalities

–          Visa renewal

–          Accommodation research

You can find all the Esaip housing service on the Esaip housing platform STUDAPART

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

   

THINGS TO KNOW

Budget

French law requires foreign students to have sufficient means to support themselves during their studies without employment. The minimum monthly budget is €615.

Monthly expenses

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).

Accommodation

Prices vary from €300 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.

All our offers are available on our Accommodation Platform STUDAPART.

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 :

  • In 360° photos

Also visit the website of the Pays de la Loire Region:

  • The region in photos
  • Tourist Information

International opportunities

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…

To find out more

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…

Moving

If you wish to practice a sporting activity, you can contact the esaip sports association or clubs in Angers.

Educational equipment

  • 2 amphitheatres,
  • 25 classrooms & computer rooms,
  • 3 Labs :
    • CISCO networks,
    • Cybersecurity,
    • 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…

Sports facilities

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…

Associations

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:  “International student association”. ISA 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.

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.

Practical information

Disabled facilities

  • The esaip group has integrated visually impaired and blind students since 1999
  • The campus is wheelchair accessible

Transportation

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)

Accommodation

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).

Thousands of accommodations from private owners, halls of residence, real estate agencies, or rooms in private homes, are available close to the university.

housing.esaip.org/en

Already Students?

Log into the platform by clicking on “Student login” then click on “Connection with intranet” and fill in your Office365 credentials.

Future Students?

You will receive a code to log into the platform once you will be enrolled at ESAIP.

Cités universitaires

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)

Insurance

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.

Bank account

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 …)

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