French Ingénieur Degree, Apprenticeship


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Program Description

Company-Sponsored MSc Programme in France: "Etudiants Internationaux en formation par alternance" (EFA)

L'Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture in Angers, France (ESA) offers this fully-sponsored MSc programme which qualifies graduates to work in a French company in their home country while also acquiring a new language and culture.

French companies operating internationally require managers from your country trained in their products, technologies, markets and company culture. You aspire to work in an international company based in your country. The EFA programme is designed to meet both these needs.

The EDA programme recruits students at MSc level who are highly motivated by a career in industry, who are hungry for the concrete experience of the work world and who are open to learning new languages and cultures.

This programme is constructed on sandwich courses whereby the students alternate their time between ESA and internships in the sponsoring company. This provides the invaluable professional experience of the company while adapting to both the French way of life and the company's corporate culture. Successful completion of the two-year programme qualifies the student for a "diplôme d'ingénieur", the most prestigious degree in France. The graduate is immediately operational and ready to take on a position of responsibility on site in his/her home country.

(Examples of such positions are: the development of an industrial activity, the establishment of a commercial agency in their zone, the management of a production unit or the setting-up of a local supply chain).

Key to the success of the EFA programme is that it is built on the three-way relationship between the student, his/her internship supervisor from the sponsoring company and his/her tutor in ESA.

This triangular partnership facilitates the student's successful integration into both the company and ESA and assures coherence between the academic requirements of the MSc programme and the professional responsibilities of the work world. To this end, the student's professional missions in the company are validated by both the internship supervisor and the ESA tutor.

The program is in two parts:

First part:

3 years of general learning centred on the biological sciences.

Second part:

A two-year customised course:

- 6 majors to choose from

- 9 to 11 months of internships in France or abroad

- Study semester abroad

- The possibility of dual diplomas with international partners or double diplomas with French Business Schools.


Training by apprenticeship is possible from the third year onwards.

Job market access:

45% of graduates have a job before graduation. This figure increases to 96% four months after graduation and to 99% after the end of six months.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

If it is your wish to study in France, in the fields of agriculture, viticulture, agribusiness, land-use planning or the environment ... you are most welcome to ESA Ecole Superieur d'Agriculture. Loca ... Read More

If it is your wish to study in France, in the fields of agriculture, viticulture, agribusiness, land-use planning or the environment ... you are most welcome to ESA Ecole Superieur d'Agriculture. Located in the West of France, Europe’s first region when it comes to agriculture and the food industry, the ESA group ranks first at a national level as far as agricultural education is concerned, with over 2,600 students, 10% of whom are international students. If you wish to prepare for a degree in France, the ESA group offers various opportunities : -- Undergraduate, Graduate or Postgraduate Degree Coursesin close cooperation with firms and industries, and leading to diplomas which are recognised by French and European authorities as well as throughout the world. -- Studies abroadwithin the framework of the European Union SOCRATES Programme, or bilateral agreements signed by the ESA Group and your home university. -- Work placements. The ESA Group also proposes… -- Research activities, surveys and consultancy activities, which combine research activities, student training and close links with professional sectors. -- Relations with 136 partner universities abroad -- An international relations team of 18 members aiming to give each international student a personal welcome. Located in Angers at the very heart of the Loire Valley, 90 minutes from Paris and 60 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean by train, the ESA Group has a vast campus near the CIDEF (Centre International d’Etudes Françaises) , a French-language centre hosting 1,700 students every year who come from all over the world to learn French. Read less
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