How to apply?

Whether you come as an exchange student from one of our partner universities, or as an individual degree-seeking student, your application follows different procedures :

International students in Université de Rennes 1's Coworking space
  1. Informations about administrative procedures and visas
  2. Exchange students : bilateral agreement / BCI / Erasmus + programme
  3. Degree-seeking students

Informations about administrative procedures and visas


Since August 18, 2020, French consulates are authorized to delivers visas to international students and researchers . The steps to follow are different depending on the country you come from: check out Campus France's dedicated webpage for more information

You can find out more information about applying to a study programme in France on Campus France website, or on the CMI (Centre for International Mobility) website, our helpdesk dedicated to international students in Rennes.

Exchange students : bilateral agreement / BCI / Erasmus + programme

Students who wish to come and study at Université de Rennes 1 for a year or a semester, have to get selected by their home institution in order to be part of the programme. Accordingly, a learning agreement is signed between our university and our partner, regarding the teaching units that will constitute the learning period.

Once the exchange student validates his exams at Université de Rennes 1, he gets credits that will enable him to pursue his studies in his home university or to apply to a graduate programme.

For any enquiry concerning student mobility at Université de Rennes 1, you can get in touch with the International relations office of the department in which you want to study

Degree-seeking students

Besides students coming to Rennes for an exchange programme, our university also welcomes individual students that wish to enroll a graduating programme, from Bachelor's degrees to PhD programmes. In this case, admission procedure varies depending of the programme's level and your country of origin :

  • Students from the EU or International students have to follow a specific procedure, depending on their country of origin, or their type of secondary school leaving certificate

Consult our dedicated section about Applying to a 1st year of Bachelor's degree
Students coming from a country affected by the Etudes en France procedure must apply on  Etudes en France with a DAP – Demande d'Admission Préalable (Preliminary Admission Request,) :

  • Registrations opened since 1st November 2020
  • Registrations close on 17 January 2021
  • University response and proposals for acceptance : before 23 April 2021
  • Student response : before 7 May 2021
► Find your study programme on our online catalogue
► Prepare the documents required for your application
► For students who reside in one of the countries concerned by the Etudes en France procedure, apply on our application portal Etudes en France. For the other ones, apply on the application portal Candidatures.

  • Registrations opened since November 1st 2020
  • Deadline for submitting your application through the Campus France office : March 5th 2021
  • Deadline for Campus France interview: April 30th 2021
  • University response and proposals for acceptance : end of May/beginning of June 2021
  • Student response : before May 7th 2021

Accordingly to the French system of Doctorate, students have to start looking for a Phd programme from their 2nd year of Master's degree. Carrying out a doctorate programme in France requires either to have a preliminary contact with a potential supervisor that already has ties with your home institution, or to be willing to work on a specific subject.
In France, the admission procedure is the same for any students willing to enroll a Doctorate programme, whatever his nationality is. The fees are also always the same, that is to say €391, which are the same fees as for French students.

Find out more information about Research at Université de Rennes 1 HERE
Doctoral schools at Université de Rennes 1
Research Units at Université de Rennes 1 ►

Doctorate programme at Université de Rennes 1 : From registration to thesis defense


Last updated: 05/11/2021 - 12:36