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ESRA International Film School

Check whether ESRA International Film School is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at ESRA International Film School

École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle (ESRA) is a group of internationally-respected film schools based in France and Belgium. Its four campuses are dotted across the beautiful cities of Paris, Nice, Rennes, and Brussels.

Each of the School’s campuses is equipped with industry-standard facilities and equipment, including studios, cameras, sets, lighting, and sound equipment. Students also have access to an extensive media library that is filled with over 12,000 films, specialist books, and other useful resources.

Students can choose from a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in subjects like screenwriting, film, animation, production, and cinematography.

The School’s expert faculty draw upon their professional industry experience to equip students with theoretical knowledge and applied practical skills they’ll need to get a headstart in the increasingly competitive global industry.

Why study at ESRA?

  • A network of alumni

    Students can connect with over 8,000 of the School’s alumni who are currently working in the audiovisual and film industry

  • Bachelor’s degrees available

    ESRA is the only private film school in France that can award bachelor’s degrees to students

  • Excellent locations

    The School’s campuses are based in cities with a thriving music, film, theater, and cultural scene

  • Work in New York

    Students can spend an additional year working on projects under the bright lights of New York City

Life as an international student

ESRA’s reputation as one of Europe’s leading film schools means that students travel from far and wide to study here. Therefore, the School is home to a diverse and international student body.

Since English is the world’s second most widely-spoken language, the school runs several English-taught programs to meet the educational needs of its international students. This means that all students can develop a solid understanding of filmmaking, even if they don’t speak French, German, or Dutch.

Although housing isn’t offered on-campus, each school has a dedicated office to help international students find appropriate accommodation.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - €11,500 per year

ESRA International Filmmaking scholarships – If an ESRA International program is fully enrolled (20 to 30 students per class), a few scholarships will be offered to students to cover part of their tuition fees (an average of 15%), on the basis of merit and of financial need.

Only applicants who have sent a full application will be considered for the scholarships, which are only for students who cannot, even with the financial assistance of their parents or guardians, afford to pay full tuition. Scholarships cover school tuition, not accommodation or travel expenses, which students must be able to cover.


ESRA International Film School

135 Avenue Felix Faure 75015 Paris – France

ESRA International Film School is part of the ESRA Group, the most important Film school in France. The program takes place in a 1,200 student campus in the heart of Paris, the 15 arrondissements, close to the Eiffel Tower and major cultural sites.

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Visa requirements for ESRA International Film School

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