Studying at Université de Rennes 1

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 :
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Informations about administrative procedures and visas

According to the countries and the vaccinal situation, the procedure to follow to enter French territory are different : check out Campus France's dedicated webpage for more information, it's regularly updated.

You can find out all of the information regarding administrative procedures - such as obtaining a visa or a residence permit - on the CMI (Centre for International Mobility) website, the helpdesk dedicated to information and help towards international students in Rennes. The CMI also offers lots of cultural, sportive and touristic activities all year long.

Studying in Rennes 1 as a degree-seeking student

The Université de Rennes 1 welcomes each year european and international students within its English and French graduating programmes, from Bachelor's degrees to PhD programmes.

In this case, admission procedure varies according to the programme's level you wish to enroll in and your country of origin:

1st year Bachelor's programme

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 Bachelor 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) :

Provisional timetable:
Start of the campaign - 1st October 2021
Deadline to submit an application on Campus France - 15th December 2021
University response and proposal for acceptance - 31st March 2022
Student response - 15th May 2022
2nd/3rd year Bachelor's programme and Master's programme

► 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.




Provisional timetable:
Start of the campaign: 1st October 2021
Deadline to submit an application on Campus France: 1st January 2022
Deadline for interviews: 1st March 2022
University response and proposals for acceptance: 31st March 2022
Student response: 15th May 2022
PhD programme

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 having 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 student willing to enroll a Doctorate programme, whatever its 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 University of Rennes 1 HERE
Doctoral schools at University of Rennes 1
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Doctorate programme at University of Rennes 1 : From registration to thesis defense

Studying in Rennes 1 as an exchange student : 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.