VintageMaster International Vintage – ESA

International Vintage Master: 2-year programm on vine, wine and terroir management, full time TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Become an expert in the wine industry; from the study of natural terroirs to the analysis of consumer behaviour

The International Vintage Master's degree seeks to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the wine industry, from soil to consumer. 

The objective is to help students acquire scientific, cultural and economic knowledge as well as the technical and strategic skills of grape growing and ripening, wine production and marketing.

The course is coordinated by the Ecole Supérieure d'Agricultures (ESA) in Angers (France) and taught as a joined activity with the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real (Portugal) and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza (Italy). That means that students will start the program in Portugal, then go to Italy and to France.

CREDITS or ECTS (European Credit Transfer System): ESA delivers 60 ECTS on 2 semesters and each partner universities 30 ECTS. The total of 120 ECTS allows students to graduate a Master "Sciences et technologie de l'agriculture, de l'alimentation et de l'environnement" accredited by the "Ministère de l'Education Nationale" (décret 20170963) and the "Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation" as a "Diplôme National de Master" (DNM) and co-delivered by ESA and University of Angers.

For the intake of September 2023, the program starts in Portugal - to be confirmed.

ESA partner at UTAD Vila Real (the International Relations and Mobility Office) will help students with visa applications and accomodation.

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For more information about our study programme, the studend guide 2019 is available on the dedicated website:

Who can apply?

To attend this master course, students must have successfully completed a bachelor degree in science, economics or marketing. It can be, for example, a “Bachelor of Science” (3 years of scientific training or economic-marketing sciences). For European applicants, a degree with 180 ECTS is required.

Candidates will also be asked to prove their interest for the wine sector. Applications are examined individually.

The same admission requirements apply to company staff wishing to obtain a Master of Science by the way of continuing education. Each candidate will be examined individually by the academic committee.

Language requirements : Since English is the official language of the programme, a good English speaking and writing ability is necessary (Level B2 of the Common European Framework ).

This language requirement is not required for students whose mother tongue is English, it is possible to upload the US passport in the application form instead of the official evidence of English proficiency.

But for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in English, a certificate written by the university saying that English is the medium of instruction must be uploaded onto the Online Application platform as an "official evidence of English proficiency".

Selection process:

 1st step : Examination of fully completed application forms
2nd step : Oral interviews on-line (30-45 minutes) with the academic committee for pre-selection candidates
3rd step : Academic committee make public the admitted students
4th step : Admission letters
5th step : payment of a 500 euros deposit by admitted students
6th step : certificate of enrolment (required for visa application for students coming from non-European countries)

Tuition fees for one academic year (the program lasts 2 years) :

Fees 2023, per year

9 500 €

CVEC "National contribution to Student life & Campus"

95 €

Cost for participation to ESA Campus life

100 €

"Work accident insurance"

103 €

ATTENTION: More than 31 500€ is the total amount of the program for the 2 years including tuition fees, life expenses (housing and food), travels between countries, insurance, mobile phone etc... 

No Erasmus Mundus scholarship for 2023. Students can apply for scholarships in their home country through CAMPUS FRANCE :