The objective of the International Vintage programme offered by ESA Angers Loire - École Supérieure D'Agriculture D'Angers is to help students acquire scientific, cultural and economic knowledge as well as the technical and strategic skills of grape growing and ripening, wine production and marketing. Consistent with this overall objective, the programme particularly focuses on the concepts of terroir and typicality, providing students with the expertise to characterise, protect and promote wine diversity and identity.
Established in 2002, this 2-year study programme is a joint collaboration between higher education institutions, bringing together various competencies in the field of viticulture, oenology and wine marketing on an international scale. The partner institutions are:
Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures (Coordinator, Angers – France), Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia – Spain), Szent István Egyetem (Budapest – Hungary), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza – Italy), Universidade de Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro (Vila Real – Portugal), École d’Ingénieurs de Changins (Nyon – Switzerland), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago – Chile) and Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch – South Africa).
The International Vintage Master welcomes annually about 25 students from many different nationalities and various backgrounds.
Flexibility, mobility and teamwork skills are especially valuable to open opportunities for key working positions early in a career. The International Vintage Master provides a unique scheme and offers broad opportunities to successfully integrate into professional life. It gives emphasis to a comprehensive overview of the wine industry, from soil to consumer.
The continuous changes and globalization of the wine sector and market have resulted in new needs for wine industries and organizations. To meet these needs, our Master’s degree aims at training flexible and innovative executives and managers. They will acquire skills to play an active role in wine quality improvement from a technical, strategic and commercial point of view. Our graduates capitalize on scientific, cultural and economic knowledge of European viticulture and oenology and on their international networks, which helps them understand and work with cross-cultural partners.The International Vintage Master degree allows employment in the following sectors :
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Prior to obtaining a scholarship, students must be accepted by ESA and receive a letter of acceptation into the International Vintage Master. In addition, it is students’ responsibility to respect scholarship application deadlines. Only fully and correctly completed files can be submitted to funding organisations. We have no link with the French government to decide which student will be granted.
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