Program Details

Program Location Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20154
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/19/24 to 05/24/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



It cannot be Paris without this!

ESTACA has become one of the leading engineering schools in France. ESTACA is regarded for the excellence of its aeronautical, automotive, railway, and aerospace engineering academic programs.  

ESTACA is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just 10 minutes from Versailles and 30 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelinesis is an ideal student town with accommodation, restaurants, sport, and culture.  

For more program information, please visit the program website.



Applicants for the English-taught programs must be juniors at the time of application and be in good standing. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: AAE, ME (ENGR), SLC (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: French & English

Semester Course Load: 32 ECTS minimum

Purdue students typically participate in the English-taught Automotive & Aeronautics Design Program. Students interested in other study programs must have the appropriate French language background.

Although French language skills are not required for all programs, participants are required to complete a 'French as a foreign language' course as part of the program.


ESTACA has no dormitories, but the staff can assist students in finding housing. Options include residence halls, private apartments, and student hostels.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Housing $4,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $200.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.



Program Application Deadline
Spring Semester Sep 1

Returnees Information


Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email