Université d`Angers Overview

Dating back to the Middle Ages, the University of Angers was founded in its current form in 1971. The University offers a large variety of both traditional and innovative courses in all major fields. The University has 3 campuses in Angers (Belle-Beille, Saint-Serge and Santé) and two sites in the nearby towns of Cholet and Saumur. It has an enrolment of nearly 19,000 students, of whom about 2,000 are international students.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the University of Angers for the College of Arts and Humanities (French, History), the College of Science (Geography) and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

Key Information


As an exchange student you can benefit from a room in a University hall of residence. All rooms requested are subject to availability. Allocation is generally on a first-come, first-served basis. You can apply and reserve a room online via the International page of the website, as soon as applications open.  Please note that you will have to pay a reservation fee of 30 Euros and room insurance of 25 Euros. The reservation of the room will be subject to confirmation of your application by your university and also to availability of rooms. If your request for accommodation is accepted, we will send to you a housing contract before your arrival in Angers. The reservation becomes effective once we receive this contract duly signed.

Once all rooms have been allocated, we will put your name on a waiting list. Please note:
- All rooms are located on Belle Beille campus
- When you accept your room, you agree to pay the rent for the whole period indicated on the contract

Please note: When you sign your housing contract, you accept your room and you agree that the rent is due in full for the whole period. If you cannot get a room in one of the university halls of residence, a list of youth hostels or homes will be sent to you by email.

Finally, if you prefer accommodation other than halls of residence or if you prefer to rent private accommodation, contact the C.L.O.U.S. (Local Centre for School and University Services), and they will help you find suitable accommodation.


Here is a list of the main monthly expenses that you will typically encounter during your stay in France (based on 2014 – costs in Euros):




3.20 per meal


30 (student under 26)


Semester 1 Semester 2

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.