FAQ

FAQ

What is a cover letter ? For what expectations ?

On OLAGE, we ask applicants to write a motivation letter or a cover letter for the chosen program. For what expectations ?

A letter of motivation (or cover letter) is a letter in which you describe your current background, your career plans and how the ESA expected program will help you in achieving your professional projects.

You can show your motivation and reasons for applying in accordance with this program and the skills you already have.

On Internet, you can find some templates.

 

 

What is the admission process for the Master's Degree-Double degree ?

 

First, you have to contact the responsible of the International Relations Office of your University who will decide whether you are eligible for the Double Degree between your university and ESA (see the list of agreements here)

  1. Submit your application file on OLAGE and upload all the required documents
  2. Your file will be then examined by the ESA Comittee.
  3. In case your file is positively considered by the Committee, you may be invited for an interview with a member of the ESA international team
  4. You will then receive a letter of admission with a certificate of enrollment.

Final deadline for applying within the framework of the Double Degree is 1st June 2019.

Besides the Double Degree gives you the opportunity of being selected into two scholarship programs :

- EIFFEL scholarship (see the link ) : Deadline =30 November 2018

- "Bourse d'Accueil de la Région des Pays de la Loire" (see the link ) : Deadline = February 2019.

You may be invited to fill in additional forms to take part into the selection for these scholarships.

After admission by ESA, how can I pay the 300 euros deposit ?

Here is the form to fill in with your credit card references (numbers) in order to pay the deposit as asked above, you must send it to :

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FORM_CB_PAYM_ESA_ENGL__3_.doc

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What is the admission process for the MSc International Agribusiness ?

 

For enrolment in January 2019 :

  • Your file will be examined by a Committee after November 30, 2018.
  • In case your file is positively considered by the Committee, you will be invited for an interview by phone or Skype with a member of the MSc IAB team in December 2018.
  • By mid- December 2018, you will be informed of the position of your application.
  • If you are accepted for the MSc IAB, you will receive a letter and certificate of enrollment, giving you all the necessary details for your arrival in Angers.
  • You will have to confirm your enrolment by the payment of a 300 euros deposit no later than the December 20, 2018 by sending the form to:

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  • The MSc IAB program starts in January 2019.

 For enrolment in September 2019 :

  • Your file will be examined by a Committee after April 15, 2019.
  • In case your file is positively considered by the Committee, you will be invited for an interview by phone or Skype with a member of the MSc IAB team in May 2019.
  • By the end of May 2019, you will be informed of the position of your application.
  • If you are accepted for the MSc IAB, you will receive a letter and certificate of enrollment, giving you all the necessary details for your arrival in Angers.
  • You will have to confirm your enrolment by the payment of a 300 euros deposit no later than June 30, 2019 by sending the form to:

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  • The MSc IAB program starts early September 2019 and the first two weeks are devoted to the French as Foreign Language (FLE).

 Here is the form to fill in with your credit card references in order to pay the deposit as asked above :

 FORM_CB_PAYM_ESA_ENGL__3_.doc

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I applied last year, do I have to start the application process completely from the beginning ?

Yes, even if you have submitted a complete application last year, you have to apply again (make a new application form) and upload the required documents.

Your CV and cover letter must be updated compared to documents of last year.

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My referee has not received the letter of reference, what can I do ?

We remind you that you are responsible for making sure that the reference letter is uploaded by your Referee.

The email sent by the OLAGE system to your referee asking him/her to provide a letter of reference may arrive into his/her spams.

Please make sure that he/she has received the email properly.

After checking, if there is no means for the referees to receive the automatic email from OLAGE, please download the letter from the link below and

ask them to fill in, to scan it with the signature and stamp/seal of the University (or Company) and to send it in one pdf file (under 2 MO) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

We remind you : two reference letters are expected : first reference letter from your former professor who can assess your academic performance and second letter from another professor or your boss if you work in a Company.

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I have not received my highest Degree yet, what shall I do ?

You will be graduated at the end of the academic year and you have not received your Degree yet.

You can apply :

1/ please provide a provisional certificate of graduation right now, instead of "highest diploma"

2/ then, as soon as you get your Diploma, upload your highest Diploma (it may be after June).

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How can I learn French and reach the B1 level required for entering the Master course

 Very important: for non speaking French applicants:

We strongly recommend that you start right now learning French and suggest the following steps:

1/ Intensive course at the “Alliance Française” in your country or any other course aiming to give solid basis of French language in a short time taught by a qualified teacher.

2/ By yourself, online learning. Two methods can be particularly recommended:

- for beginners: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

- for post-beginners: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/

- for everybody:

A one named BABBEL where you can learn many languages – Here French language for English speakers: https://lp.babbel.com/d/ENG_tutorial.html?l1=ENG&l2=FRA&autostart=beginner&ch=ORG

or with the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/

A French TV program for learning French, seems not so easy, but you can try: http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/

3/ Once you have reached the A2 level (by June 2019), we strongly invite learners to ask for registration on the on-line method developed by ESA. This method was designed to help the Master Vintage students improve their French and will enable a first insight into future studies. Please click here : http://fle.groupe-esa.com/inscription/

Do not forget to upload on OLAGE your certificate of French Language no later than 15th June 2019.

The required level of French for entering ESA on September 2019 must be B1 level of French certified by an official certificate or diploma (certificate from professors or local institutions are no more accepted).

Good luck for learning French ! smile