Study in France!
Universite d’Angers is dedicated to improving the overall quality of international exchange and to promoting the French language through four strategic goals: improving the reception of foreign students, increasing international mobility, internationalizing diplomas, and internationalizing institutional research. Foreign students make up 11% of the student population at Universite d’Angers, representing 114 differing nationalities through more than 200 partnerships worldwide.
The university has a large modern campus southwest of Paris, between Nantes and Tours. Angers is one of the largest cities in the Loire Valley, about 90 minutes by rapid train from Paris.
- Fall Semester: Early September to Mid January
- Spring Semester: Mid January to Late May
By completing the housing application form for exchange students on or before the stated deadline, students will be placed in university housing/dormitories. Booking a room in a university hall is subject to confirmation of a student’s application and the total number of reservation requests received. If a student’s housing application is accepted, Universite d’Angers will issue a contract before arrival in France to finalize the housing request.
Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State. Students will submit their housing payment directly to Angers.
For more information about housing please visit Universite d’Angers’ accommodation web page.
Paid to Appalachian State
|App Tuition & Fees
||based on your residency
|1OIED Program Development Fee
|HTH Worldwide Health Insurance
The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
||$1200 - $1800
||$1200 - $1800
||$1500 - $2000
||$3000 - $3600
|Housing Application Fee & Insurance
||$1200 - $2000
||$2400 - $4000
||$1600 - $2000
||$3200 - $4000
|Books and Materials
||$200 - $400
||$400 - $800
||$200 - $400
||$400 - $800
|Required French Health Insurance
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt
||$100 - $300
||$100 - $300
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$1000 - $2000
||$2000 - $4000
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring, Academic Year.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Angers teaches primarily in French. To locate specific course offerings please visit the Angers course web page. Each year Angers does offer a select number of courses taught in English. To search for English-taught courses please visit the Angers International web page.
If you are an upper-level advanced French language student and are interested in taking content courses in French please review the following steps to find courses.
- Go to the university web site
- Left side menu – click “Facutes et instituts” –then “Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines” or another
- New page
- Find « Offre de Formation » (Left side menu)
- A listing of all degree programs – Click on the one (-s) you want to select courses in.
- New Page – Look for “ L-1, L-2 or L-3”on the right side (links to each year’s course program and ECTS credit points)
- Go back to the “Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines” page
- Find “Emploi du temps” (time tables – class schedules) to find the course or courses you want.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Angers program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page