International Mobility – Incoming students

This page is dedicated to incoming students that want to come study in ésaat – Roubaix, France.

The ésaat is a school of applied artistic creation that follows a long tradition but whose current pedagogy is based on present-day economic realities and design constraints. The ésaat is a public establishment that has the unique status in the region as one of the 7 superior schools of applied art in the French national education system.

Established in 1991 at its current location on Avenue des Nations Unies, the Superior School of Applied Arts and Textiles of Roubaix is the successor to the National School of Industrial Arts founded 100 years prior.

A secular tradition of decorative Arts in Roubaix

Located in the heart of the city, the School welcomes 280 high school students and 460 university students, taught by more than 100 professors and professional collaborators. The decisively modern buildings, designed by Gilles Neveux in 1991, meet all of the pedagogical needs thanks to their numerous ateliers, classrooms, and well-appointed common spaces.
The School’s mission is to train creators and innovators who are capable of integrating into a constantly changing professional landscape. This is why the ésaat is resolutely open to the artistic world. Each year, numerous projects are launched in connection with national and international cultural events, expositions, fairs, festivals, etc. All of the courses offered by the ésaat benefit from collaboration with companies thanks to close relationships built over decades. This collaboration comes in various tangible forms such as professional interventions and encounters, internships, and partnership projects. In addition, the School is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that is regularly updated, providing students with tools that are in line with the professional world.

An establishment at the crossroads of Europe

Finally, in response to the need for geographical expansion of its fields of expertise, the ésaat adds a strong international dimension to its course offerings and degree programs. Foreign language learning is a particular focus at all levels of training. In addition to increased international mobility and open-mindedness, this allows students to enroll in European study-abroad programs such as Erasmus+ 
The School has been a main participant in these programs for many years with roughly 50 partner schools.

Informations on the institution

ésaat stands for Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et du textile.
ésaat is a state school run by Ministry of Education
and Hauts de France Region.


ésaat 539 avenue des Nations Unies
Telephone +33 320242777
e-mail :

Academic Calendar

Beginning of the year First week of September
1-2 September Students’ welcome
Autumn break Mid-October – beg-November
Christmas break End December – beg January
Open days / end semester 1 Last weekend of January
Winter break Mid-Feb – big-March
Spring break Mid-April – end-April

Undergraduate/design exams May – June
Undergraduate/contemporary crafts
diploma presentations

Dsaa diploma presentations June
Diploma exhibition End of June
Diploma presentations End of September – beg October

Official Name


Erasmus Code


PIC code


Head of the University College


Institutional International Relations Coordinator

Gustavo SAN JUAN
International Relations Office

Mandatory application documents

  • Letter of motivation in French
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio
  • Photograph (jpg file format)
  • Photocopy of the ID
  • Result obtained at the European Commission’s online language test
  • Signed Learning Agreement or Traineeship

Application Deadlines

1st semester : 15 th May
2nd semester : 15 th October

Additional service for foreign students

An academic year course in French


Information at the International Relations Office

Key Data

Download the Erasmus+ keydata document

Courses available for erasmus+

Please read the following documents concerning the courses available in our school.