Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon
ERASMUS+ / Incoming students
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ISBA has built an international dimension around its educational offer by hosting international exhibitions, lecturers and residents, being part of associated research teams and, of course, participating in ERASMUS+ exchanges for student mobility.

FACT SHEET (2024 update)
General information about ERASMUS at ISBA


Semesters dates
1st / Winter semester : end of September - end of January
2024 official dates : September 26th - February 7th

2nd / Spring semester : beginning of February - end of June
Do not hesitate to reach out to us to inquire about upcoming official semester dates

ISBA Courses for Erasmus students

Nomination deadlines
1st / winter semester : open from March onwards.
2nd / spring semester : open from October onwards.

Application deadlines
1st / winter semester : May 15
2nd / spring semester : November 15

To perform one or two semester(s), you must send :

  • a portfolio
  • a motivation letter
  • a letter of nomination from your home school
  • a photocopy of your passport or identity card
  • a copy of your insurance certificate for the duration of your studies at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts - ISBA
  • the application form (see below)

The file must be sent to :

Bureau des Relations Internationales
ISBA - Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts
12 rue Denis Papin
25000 Besançon, France

Tel. +33 (0)3 81 87 81 33 - Fax : +33 (0)3 81 88 60 94
E-mail :

All the info you need to make the best out of your stay in ISBA Besançon !


Erasmus Student Network Besançon (local branch)
ESN Besançon is an association dedicated to welcoming and integrating international students, and opening up the local population to the world.
They can help you make sense of administrative papers, get free home supplies, etc. They also organise student nights (karaoke, bowling night, cafe international...) throughout the year.
Write to them :

BDE (Students Office)
BDE is in charge of promoting and livening up student life at ISBA. The team is composed of volunteers that organize themed parties throughout the year, help students get access to and discounts on project supplies and develop new partnerships to get good deals (vegetables baskets, etc.)
Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to them (they have a dedicated space in the school) and join the team :

Cofinancé par le programme Erasmus + de l’Union Européenne

ISBA - Notation : Grades ECTS

Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon I 12, rue Denis Papin, 25000 Besançon I T. +33 (0)3 81 87 81 30