You are a student at a foreign institution : Erasmus+ In-Coming

The CNAC offers foreign students the opportunity to join its “National Higher Professional Diploma (DNSP) for Circus Artists” training course for study cycles of one or two semesters.


For more information about Erasmus + student mobility:
General information Erasmus +: Isabelle Funes Isabelle Funes, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne
Student mobility: Sandrine Bretonne Sandrine Bretonne, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne

Course catalogue

The CNAC offers Erasmus IN-Coming student mobility in its DNSP circus artist course for one or two semesters.

This mobility is aimed at enriching the artistic and technical experiences of every student and at giving them the opportunity to create their own international network based on knowledge exchange and meetings. 

See the course template Répartition des ECTS du Diplôme national supérieur professionnel d'artiste de cirque (Dnsp-AC) - Centre national des art du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne (798 ko)

The CNAC academic calendar is structured as follows:

First semester: early September to late January (exam period: January)

Second semester: early February to mid-July (exam period: May and June)

Mobility is possible for one or two semesters.

As an Erasmus IN student, you are required to take all exams during your stay to validate your semester. Credits will be shown on your Learning Agreement.

Admission conditions

1 - Please check your eligibility by contacting the CNAC study department: Sandrine Bretonne Sandrine Bretonne, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne

2 - Submit your applications by email Sandrine Bretonne, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne or by post to
École nationale supérieure des arts du cirque, CNAC, 1 rue du cirque, 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne, France

Your application should include:

- OLS platform language level results in PDF format
- cover letter in PDF format
- letter of recommendation from your head teacher in PDF format
- artistic CV in PDF format
- a very recent passport photograph in PDF format
- three video links:

Video link 1 – Circus specialisation (Max 3 min) showing mastered elements of your circus specialisation with a series of skills.
Video link 2 – Basic techniques (Max 3 min) showing acquired technical elements – balance, flexibility, acrobatics, trampoline (demonstrate only elements mastered).
Video link 3 – Dance movement (Max 3 min) showing a three-minute dance sequence (any genre) or floor performance, showing movement abilities.

- An approval letter signed by the Erasmus adviser or international relations officer at your institution approving your application for Erasmus mobility, in PDF format.

3 - Application assessment by the CNAC education board

After assessing your application, the CNAC education board will decide which semester or semesters you may attend.

You will be sent a confirmation letter to let you know if your application has been successful.

4 - Establishing Inter-Institutional and Learning agreements

Once your application has been accepted, the Erasmus adviser at your home institution must draw up an Inter-Institutional Agreement and a Learning Agreement corresponding to your plans. The Learning Agreement must be signed by the three parties (your home institution, the CNAC and you) prior to your arrival at the CNAC.

Arrival and Accommodation

Click here for information relating to student life in Châlons-en-Champagne.

Required Language Level

All courses on the CNAC curriculum are taught in French but for multilingual students and by teachers that speak at least one foreign language. Once your application has been accepted, the CNAC will send you, by request, course sheets for the semester(s) you will be attending, indicating the language level required.

Depending on the results of your language tests, taken before your departure, you will also have the opportunity to take French courses at the CNAC’s partner university.