ESC Saint Etienne

esc st logoSaint Etienne, France

Terms available: Fall, Spring, Full year

Open to juniors and seniors with a College of Business major.

The university

esc st1Founded in 1963, the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Saint Etienne is focused on business and management. The humble size of ESC Saint Etienne helps studentsdevelop individually and become effective managers. The geographic locationof the university in the heart of Europe, only a few hours away from the skiing stations of the Alps, the beaches of the South of France, and the cultural heritage of the city of Saint Etienne, offers a great set of activities for incoming students.


Visit ESC Saint Etienne’s website for more information or download the 2013-2014 brochure.


International students can take classes in:
– Business
– Marketing
– Finance
– Supply Chain Management

In order to be enrolled full-time, students must take 30 ECTS credits.

The campus

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The ESC Saint Etienne campus is located 10 minutes away from the city center in an architectural complex built in 1894 for the French Manufacture of Weapons. It is established in Saint Etienne’s business district along with other schools, the congress center, the planetarium and the Chamber of Commerce.




The ESC Saint Etienne does not have its own residence halls but has partnerships with residences and agencies to offer international students housing within walking distance from the university.

To apply

1. Complete a Study Abroad application form.
2. Meet with your academic adviser to get approval for the study abroad exchange program.
3. Turn in the application at International Student Services in the office Student Union 18 (student life).
4. Apply for a French student visa.

French student visa process

Please visit to learn how to obtain a French student visa.