The correct sentence is the second one : Il est étudiant. You don't need to put the article "un" before "étudiant" like you did in your first sentence. However you can use "un" if you want to describe a bit more the student. In this case you won't use "il est" but "c'est" following by the article "un". For example you can say : c'est un étudiant studieux. 🙂
@Sakura55 it's correct but if you want to be even more precise you should just say "C'EST un étudiant sérieux" rather than "Il est un étudiant sérieux" because "Il est un étudiant sérieux" sounds a little bit weird in French 😉
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