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Join Université de Rennes 1 on an exchange programme or as an individual student.

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  1. Exchange programmes
  2. Individual students
  3. Where to get advice and information

Exchange programmes


  • As an exchange student, you’ll stay enrolled at your home institution, where you pay tuition fees.
  • You won’t have to pay tuition fees at Université de Rennes 1.
  • The selection procedure takes place at your home university.

Your diploma

  • A contract is signed between you, your university and Université de Rennes 1.
  • At the end of your period of study at the university, provided that you’ve obtained the corresponding ECTS credits, your diploma will be validated in your home institution.
  • You won’t obtain a diploma from Université de Rennes 1.

Arrival at Université de Rennes 1

  • Thanks to a welcome procedure set up for students on an exchange or specific programme at Université de Rennes 1, you’ll receive a personalised welcome on arrival in Rennes.
  • A room will be reserved for you in the university halls of residence.

French language requirements

  • Even though you're enrolled in a programme taught in English, you'll be able to attend French classes in order to fully enjoy your stay in France.
  • All students on an exchange programme are entitled to 44 hours of free French classes (FLE) and can participate in the various welcome days and evenings.
First weeks at Université de Rennes 1


Individual students


  • As an individual student, you will be responsible for your own application, and will therefore need to be determined and convinced that your project will succeed.

French language courses

  • Courses in French are open to any students with the required level of French.
  • For students in economics, if you haven’t got the required level of French, you will be able to follow a preparatory course (DU or diplôme universitaire) which will allow you to apply for a master’s degree taught in French.
  • Alternatively, you can choose to do a course taught exclusively in English.

Before you apply, here’s some advice:

  • Think carefully about your study and career plan
  • Start preparing your stay well in advance
  • Gather together all useful information concerning degree programmes, diplomas and the required language level
  • Find out about application requirements (according to the level of study) and enrolment procedures
  • Think about the practical aspects of your stay

Where to get advice and information

The website Campus France, a French agency for the promotion of higher education and international mobility, can also provide you with practical information, particularly concerning the application procedure.

And finally, the CMI (Centre de mobilité intérnationale de Rennes) bringing together 10 higher education institutions in Rennes, provides incoming or outgoing students, researchers and teachers with services to help them with their mobility. You can consult their guide for foreign students here.

For enrolment information:

  • exchange programme students should contact the International Affairs Department at
  • individual students should contact the registrar's office of the faculty in which they would like to study.

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