Incoming students


ESTA is located in the centre of Belfort, a pleasant medium-sized town in eastern France, in a natural gap between the Vosges and the Jura mountain ranges. Belfort totals approximately 50,000 inhabitants; it is characterised by its historical city centre with rich architecture, the Lion of Bartholdi commemorating the victorious resistance of its citizens against the Prussians in 1870 and the Vauban fortifications. The Ballon d'Alsace, the Malsaucy lake, or neighbouring Alsace are all situated nearby. Belfort is also a venue for many important cultural events such as the Eurockeennes or the International University Music Festival, as well as housing many companies, some of which are global actors such as General Electric or Alstom.

Find more information about Belfort at the Tourist Office 


If you are interested in studying at ESTA contact us at for further information.

Some general conditions must be fulfilled so that you can stay at ESTA and succeed in your exchange:

  • A valid signed Erasmus+ Agreement with your host institution is necessary. All Erasmus agreements signed by ESTA with partner institutions are listed on the Website at It is possible to sign one if your institution is not yet part of the list.
  • Some of ESTA's lectures are given in English, others in French. For this reason, it is important to have sufficient language skills in both languages (minimum B2 level )