ESTES - School of Social Work

I.General information 

The School of Social Work of Strasbourg (E.S.T.E.S.) is managed by the European Association for Training and Research about Social and Educational Work (Association Européenne pour la Formation et la Recherche en Travail Educatif et Social - AEFRTES).

Béatrice MULLER is the school General Manager.

The school is divided into three departments:

  • The Department of Bachelor degrees (Département de Formation initiale) prepares students to become social workers (Assistant de Service Social - ASS) and educators (Éducateur Spécialisé - ES or Éducateur Technique Spécialisé - ETS).

Head of Department : Gérard SCHAEFER

  • The Continuing Vocational Training Department (Département de formation continue) -  at times, in partnership with universities - develops academic training courses, in connection with initial education, leading to diplomas as well as interschool or specific on-site training, leading to qualification. It includes the Training Centre of Directors.

Head of Department : Michèle SLAOUI

Head of Department : Bétrice MULLER 

The three departments help future social workers and current social services face the complexity of their evolving functions. The courses give a sound basis for self-development in combining personal skills, ability, knowledge and a willingness to improve, as well as a better understanding of other people.

II. Social Worker training

In France, students in social work are trained for three years. They enter the school with a diploma of secondary studies (Baccalauréat) and finish their studies with the equivalent of a Bachelor degree (National State Diploma in Social Work).

The dual training system consists of compulsory and optional courses and work placements/internships. The latter completes the training and provides the students with knowledge and experience from professionals. Students begin their training either with a one-semester work training period or with a semester spent at school.

The academic year is divided into two terms:

  • 1st semester: from September to January
  • 2nd semester: from February to June

The teaching staff is composed of full-time teachers, part-time lecturers, social work professionals and researchers.

All compulsory and optional courses are in French. Students who wish to improve their French may follow extra courses at the Université Populaire in Strasbourg at their own expense.

III. Student and staff mobility

Erasmus students who have moved to France for their study programme and who are admitted to the E.S.T.E.S. do not have any fees to pay for their courses.

Admission deadline: Semester 1 - May, 15 / Semester 2 - November, 15

If you are a student or an academic staff and you want to come and study or teach at the E.S.T.E.S. in the frame of the Erasmus mobility Programme, please contact your international office and the ESTES  International Office / +33 3 88 21 19 91

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Tel: 03 88 21 19 90
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