Welcome! Orléans School of Art and Design has signed student exchange agreements in Europe through the Erasmus+ program, in Quebec through the BCI program and outside Europe. Students interested in an exchange programme at Orléans School of Art and Design are invited to apply for a semester or a full year, only if both institutions have signed an exchange agreement.

Admission requirements

Incoming students at Orléans School of Art and Design must have completed at least one full academic year at their home institution. Our school welcomes incoming students from the 2nd to 4th year of study for the first semester and only in the 2nd year of study for the second semester. Incoming students can also spend a full academic year in the 2nd year.

Terms and conditions

  • During your stay at Orléans School of Art and Design, you remain a student at your home university and you are exempt from registration fees.
  • You will be given a special welcome and administrative and teaching support.
  • You can apply for accommodation in a student residence.
  • The academic recognition of your mobility is made easier thanks to the ECTS system.

Language requirement

Most courses are given in French and it is preferable that students are able to communicate in our language. However, although this cannot be considered a rule, some teachers communicate easily in English to international students. For example, the Creative Coding course is taught in either French or English.

Students can also benefit from an agreement with French Institute of University of Orléans that offers French classes at all levels for exchange students. The semester course costs only 65€ per student. Students are divided into 4 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior. Each student can take 1 written French course and/or 1 oral French course. Classes take place in the evening from 5pm. To register, fill in the form and contact anne-claire.mauny@univ-orleans.fr

Academic calendar

First Semester: from September 14, 2020 to 31 January 2021
Autumn holidays : from October 26 to November 1, 2020
Christmas holidays : from December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Second Semester: from February 10 to 12 June 2021
Winter holidays : from February 22 to February 28, 2021
Spring holidays : from April 29 to May 9, 2021

Application procedure

First of all you must contact the international office of your home institution. Each partner university has their own selection procedure and you can only submit your application if you have been selected by your home institution. You must have spent at least one year in your home institution. Nominations can only be made by the office of the international relations of your home institution and not by yourself. The nomination has to be sent to : international@esad-orleans.fr with the name of the student, gender, field, year of studies and the e.mail address of the student.

Then your application must contain:
Application form
– CV
– Portfolio (PDF)
– Passport photo
– Copy of your passport/ID
The application package must be sent to: international@esad-orleans.fr

Application deadlines for the upcoming academic year

May 15, 2020 for the Autumn semester 2020 or the full academic year
November 1, 2020 for the Spring semester 2021


Erasmus Student Network Orléans
Living in Orléans


Marion Quintin
International relations manager