d'Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand
71, Boulevard Cote Blatin 63000
N 45° 46' 6.31'', E 45° 46' 6.31''
t: (33) 4 73 34 71 50
f: (33) 4 73 34 71 69
Centrally located in France in the Auvergne region, Clermont-Ferrand is 250 miles south of Paris, near great French and European cities by rail, road or air with the international airport of Aulnat.
Entry to the ﬁrst year is open to all EU candidates with the French baccalaureat or an equivalent degree. It is carried out on dossier examination and entrance exam. A pre-registration application form will be sent on request. Administrative registration of the selected applicants takes place annually in July.
Non EU students living abroad or having a resident permit of less than one year have to apply compulsory via the French embassy of their home country. Non EU students living in France with a resident permit of more than one year have to apply directly to the school of Architecture.
Located in the centre of France in Auvergne region, Clermont-Ferrand is 250 miles south of Paris, near great French and European cities by rail, road or air with the international airport of Aulnat.
The school takes part in local events, out-of-town exhibitions, and international thematic conferences. It has a leading role in the life of an Architecture and Philosophy network (www.philau.archi.fr). It takes part in the works of the pole of experimentation and research in construction cultures at l'Ile d'Abeau.
The ENSACF is also a partner of the International festival of short-film of Clermont-Ferrand, during which students implement a film set for filming (www.atelier-filmfest.com).
Please contact school for more information.
Entry to the ﬁrst year is open to all EU candidates with the French baccalaureat or an equivalent degree, and is carried out on dossier examination and entrance exam. Non EU students have to apply via the French embassy of their home country, or directly to the school of Architecture (living in France with a resident permit of more than one year).
Registration cost includes tuition at the school and various fees (the National Health Service, supplementary health insurance...). In 2008-2009: Licence, 433,91 EUR / Master, 623.91 EUR / HMONP, 703.91 EUR.
Please contact school for more information.
The studies are made up of 2 academic levels : Licence (6 semesters) and Master (4 semesters).
Licence: 6 semesters (4200 hours or 180 ECST) approaching the various aspects of the basic concepts of space (“To traverse space”, “To qualify space”), of building (“To build the edifice”, “To project the public edifice”) and of environment (“To live the city”, “To live the territory”) in relation to the contemporary environmental stakes.
Master: 4 semesters (2600 hours / 120 ECST) allowing the student to build his or her individual professional path among three fields of study (“Inheritance and Culture”, “Sustainable development”, “Between City, Architecture and Nature”), supplemented by minor fields of study, training courses, initiation with research, final project and presentation of a report.
Master STRATAM (Strategy of Installation of the small and average cities and of their territory) is also proposed: it makes it possible for future architects to widen the field of their competences in the trades related to town and country planning.
ENSACF is obviously open to Europe and the world. Its strategy for the development of international relations includes student and teaching staff exchanges and elaboration of common activities.
French schools of Architecture are accredited
both by the Ministry of Culture and
Communication and the Ministry of Youth
Higher Education and Research.
The prime vocation of a school of Architecture
is to train future professionals
responsible for the built environment. The
studies are made up of 3 academic levels
of 2 years each.
The design studios has been placed in
the central role of the curriculum. Design
studios are supplemented by special topic
courses that explore specifi c architectural
During the two fi rst academic levels the
training is almost the same in any French
The curriculum is backed up by training
courses in France and abroad to offer the
students opportunities to familiarize with
the professional world.
The third academic level allows each
school to distinguish itself from others.
The Clermont-Ferrand School of Architecture
chose to develop three different
thematic threads. Each thread is common
to both a long design work and a seminar
which form a total educational entity of
Theme 1 : Architecture, Art to inhabit it, Art
of the place
Theme 2 : Urban, Architectural and Landscape
Transformations European cities
Theme 3 : New Urbanized Territories
All international students attending
the school of Architecture are entitled
to free one semester French courses
at their own level at the S.U.E.E.
(Service Universitaire des Etudiants
Etrangers) at the University Blaise