The Erasmus programme allows students from european partners universities to study at Esban for 1 or 2 semesters.

The candidate for mobility must first ensure that his/her establishment is a signatory of the Erasmus charter, and also that it has entered into a bilateral Erasmus agreement with the Esban (see list of Erasmus partners below). If this is not the case he/she must then ask the International Relations department of his/her school/university to contact the Esban with an aim of establishing an Erasmus partnership (beware: this process may take some time).

Once the partnership has been established, the student must contact the Office for International relations of his/her home institution to know the terms of the partnership (number of students accepted per semester or per year, duration of the exchange, language requirements…)

Students don’t apply directly for admission to Esban. The International Office at the home university is in charge of sending the student’s nomination to Esban.

Upon reception of the nomination sent by the Home University, the Esban international officer will send e-mail to the student and to his/her International Office containing all detailed information about application procedures.

The following documents have to be sent by Post and e-mail to Esban:

  • Completed application form
  • CV (English or French)
  • Motivation letter (English or French)
  • A printed Portfolio (max. DIN A4, about 15 to 30 works, labelled with size, material, etc.) & a digital version by e-mail (only one email containing all the documents and weighing less than 10 MO)
  • two passport photographs
  • the course grades for any and all semesters of study done in higher education
  • a proof of French proficiency

Application deadlines
For Fall Semester or the whole year: May 15
For Spring Semester: November 15

Admission procedure
The application will be presented during an International commission bringing together teachers, members of the Direction and the International Officer . The answer will be sent to the student and to the partner institution by the International Officer less than 4 weeks after the deadline given for receipt of the applications.

An acceptance letter is posted by the International Office to the home university and is sent to the student by e-mail:

No later than June 15 for Fall Semester or whole year mobility
No later than December 20th for Spring Semester mobility

As soon as the student is accepted, he/she will receive by e-mail useful information regarding courses, accommodation etc.

Learning Agreement
Nîmes School of Fine Arts requires the Learning Agreement prior to the beginning of the stay. Therefore, the home institution will have to send the learning agreement for approval and signature after receiving the acceptance letter. Exceptionally, it can be agreed after the student’s arrival in Nîmes.