ESA - École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers (France Agro³)

ESA - École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers is part of France Agro³, a leading French network of education and research in life science that sets itself as a comprehensive and dynamic collective of higher education. Established in the West of France, ESA is closely linked to the agricultural, agri-industrial, and environmental context of this region. Involved in major higher education networks, the institution has developed a national and international dimension.

Top reasons to study here

  • ESA carries out research and trains professionals who respond to contemporary issues.
  • With its 2,500 students, ESA is the largest institute of higher education for life sciences in France.
  • Studying at ESA means benefiting from a setting that is conducive to your personal development and growth at a school that specialises in agriculture.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Business & Management (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



Our history goes back over more than a century. ESA, Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures, saw the light of day in 1898 with the encouragement of professionals from the rural world in the West of France. Professionals who wanted to develop the agricultural sector by creating a school specialised in training engineers in agriculture.


The valorisation of experience, close ties with the professional world, intensive support, the will to develop a sense of entrepreneurship, tools in the service of education and training, etc. These are the main characteristics of the teaching methods applied and practiced at ESA. It offers a wide range of courses in major sectors of activity : farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning.


ESA gives priority to multidisciplinary research at the service of its departments, study programmes and international presence. 5 research units, 90 researchers, of whom 41 are lecturer-researchers, working on research in the service of the design of sustainable agricultural and food systems.

In the area of research: from the outset, a pioneer in responsible agriculture, ESA has always been active and forward thinking in order to position itself at the forefront of ideas. This is reflected in the school-business chairs, “Changes in Agriculture” and “Ecologically Intensive Agriculture”.


Student services

The Student Activities Offices are key players in life at ESA, playing an important role in the integration of students. They facilitate the exchanges, and promote friendship and mutual support between the various years. Bridging the different clubs and student societies of the school, they bring students together through entertainment and other events at ESA.

Whatever your programme of studies at ESA, you will always have someone to answer your questions and respond to your expectations. 

Housing services

ESA students live off-campus. Angers is a town that hosts 38,000 students every year. You will easily find somewhere to live in our area:

  • in ESA’s Oxford hall of residence,
  • In university student halls of residence (watch out for application deadlines) or in private student residences,
  • in hostels for students or young workers,
  • via private owners: consult Internet websites or useful addresses,
  • in flats managed by low-rental housing services (HLM).
Oxford hall of residence has 80 furnished bed-sits, located close to the campus.
  • They have a kitchenette (fridge, electric hob, cupboards).
  • They are furnished (bed, desk, various storage areas).
  • Each has a shower room (toilet, wash hand basin, shower tray).

Library services

A media library to study, do research, etc.

  • 22,000 works in our computerised catalogue
  • An historic collection of approximately 10,000 works
  • 220 periodicals, of which some thirty foreign language, as well 170 stopped and archived collections.
  • Multimedia documents (DVDs, CDs)
  • 6 databases
  • A media library of more than 700 m²

ICT services

ESA has powerful and innovative digital tools. These facilities provide students with a guarantee of quality teaching and new technologies.

Student Life

Campus life

ESA welcomes its students in 20,000 m2 of premises built around a landscaped patio and bordered by 4ha of grounds.

The classrooms, computer rooms, laboratories, multimedia library and student centre are a pleasant place to study.

Studying at ESA means balancing schoolwork and extracurricular activities in a pleasant living environment. A green campus in the heart of a landscaped park and a green town, ideal for work and pleasure!

Sports facilities

With more than 150 clubs, Angers is a town of sports. A student at ESA? Quickly join one of our sporting associations, which will allow you to play different sports!

The ESA Sports Association offers many different types of sports for everybody: soccer, volley ball, basketball, badminton. Other sports may also be played depending on the demand from students.

The Sports Association (AS) also offers its members the chance to participate in major university tournaments in all types of sports: petanque, archery, athletics, tennis, horse riding, etc.Several half days of rock climbing, canoeing and hiking are organised when the weather is good.

Student clubs

With some twenty clubs and societies, the social scene at ESA is intense and that is thanks to the commitment of the students. The range of clubs and activities represented is particularly large. The clubs contribute to the strengthening of the links between the different years, to the solidarity between students and are one of the defining features of the “ESA spirit”.

ESA is animated by an intense social life that owes much to student engagement. The school has a wide variety of clubs and societies:

  • Culture and the media
  • Music and dance
  • Sport
  • Food and wine
  • Entertainment – Events
  • Commitment and solidarity
  • Junior enterprise

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

i think my experience went quiet good in that university because we have some good teachers their and i managed to have friends but the program is a bit long and boring also we don't get the time to apply what we learn so we always learn by books and not by experiences and they should make it a bit fun and enjoyable

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars