Incoming students

Dear incoming students,

The whole ESTA Team would be glad to welcome you during your academic exchange semester here in Belfort/ France. Created in 1986, ESTA aims at staying a small and family-style school where teachers can guide students, and where everybody knows each other. Today, we total about 280 students over five years. Our sales engineering education meets the requirements of both French and international companies. It is characterized by a multidisciplinary programme where students switch daily between technological, sales, marketing, management and other subjects.

This brochure gives you additional information about our school, Belfort and the surrounding region, as well as some important dates and conditions you should look at.

Interested in studying at ESTA Belfort? In discovering the French culture? In making new friends? Just get in touch with us at

Yours sincerely



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 


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. 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 )

For more information

Thomas ROHR

Enseignant / Professor Directeur des relations internationales Head of International Relations