Application & Registration with the University of Rennes

Interested in joining a training course at the University of Rennes? Found a course matching your career objectives have the prerequisites to apply? To make things easier, you can carry out all the application procedures on line, depending on your level of studies and your profile.

Applying for a Course in First Year

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2023 High School Graduates
  1. Applying on Parcoursup
    • From 18 January to 9 March 2023: make your choices on the Parcoursup platform
    • Until 6 April 2023: complete your application file and confirm your choices
    • From 1 June to 13 July: consult the responses and offers
      NB: from 15 June to 12 September, the second offer phase will allow you to make new choices in the courses where there are still places available.
       
  2. Validating your choices on Parcoursup
    If you have been accepted by the University of Rennes (your course choice is accompanied by a 'OUI' or a 'OUI SI'):
    Validate your choice on Parcoursup in order to irrevocably accept the offer.
     
  3. Obtaining your proof of CVEC payment or exemption
    Go to the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr to pay for your non-tuition fees (CVEC) and obtain your proof of payment or proof of exemption if this is your case.
    This step is mandatory, even if you are exempt from payment.
     
  4. Registering with the university
    You can register from 4 July 2023, and once the French baccalauréat results have been published.
    The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes.
Changing Course

  The SOIE provides support for students changing degree course.

  1. Applying on Parcoursup from 18 January to 9 March 2023
    You do not need to provide any documents on Parcoursup. However, if you have received support from a student guidance office during the academic year, you can attach a document of proof of support for your transition plan, duly completed by this office, or any other equivalent document.
     
  2. Validating your choices on Parcoursup
    If you have been accepted at the University of Rennes (your course choice is accompanied by a "OUI" or a "OUI SI"):
    Validate your choice on Parcoursup in order to irrevocably accept the offer.
     
  3. Obtaining your CVEC proof of payment or exemption
    Go to the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr to pay for your non-tuition fees (CVEC) and obtain your proof of payment or proof of exemption if this is your case.
     This step is mandatory, even if you are exempt from payment.
  4. Registering or re-registering with the University of Rennes
    You can register from 4 July 2023
      The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes
Resuming Studies

If you have the status of employee, job seeker, self-employed worker or professional you come under the continuing education scheme.

The department for continuing education and apprenticeship (SFCA) can provide support to help you succeed in your continuing education or resumption of studies

  1. Applying via the platform Parcoursup
    For information purposes, here is a list of some of the documents you will be asked to provide for your application file: CV and cover letter, copy of diplomas, grade transcripts, your ID.
      
  2. Preparing your funding application
    There are many schemes available to help cover the cost of your training fees and allowing you to receive payment during your studies. Our teams are available to help you complete your funding application file. We propose that you contact them to discuss your plans before launching the application procedure.
     
  3. Confirming your application
    The university will keep you updated on your application by email. When your application has been validated, you will receive an email requesting you to confirm or renounce your application.
     
  4. Obtaining your CVEC proof of exemption
    If you are resuming your studies or you have signed a work-study programme agreement, you are exempt from non-tuition fees (CVEC), but you must nevertheless request proof of exemption. You can do this on the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr.
     
  5. Registering with the University of Rennes
    If your application is successful, you will receive an automatic notification by email.
    You must complete your registration before starting the course.
     The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes. The SFCA will complete the documents for your funding provider.
International Students

The procedure varies depending on your nationality and country of residence.

Applying for a Course in Second or Third Year

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Coming from Another Course or Another Institution
  1. Applying via candidatures.univ-rennes.fr
    • by connecting to your digital work environment (ENT) if you are already registered with the University of Rennes
    • by creating an account if you are not yet a student at the University of Rennes
      The platform opens in early March
      For information purposes, here is a list of some of the documents you will be asked to provide for your application file: CV and cover letter, copy of diplomas, grade transcripts, your ID.
        The application dates vary according to each course. You can consult the training provision section "Offre de formation" using a keyword search or a search by department to find your desired course.
  2. Confirming your application
    The university will keep you updated on your application by email. When your application has been validated, you will receive an email requesting you to confirm or renounce your application.
     
  3. Obtaining your CVEC proof of payment or exemption
    Go to the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr to pay for your non-tuition fees (CVEC) and obtain your proof of payment or proof of exemption if this is your case.
    This step is mandatory, even if you are exempt from payment.
     
  4. Registering or re-registering with the University of Rennes
    You can register from 4 July 2023.
      The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes
Resuming Studies

If you have the status of employee, job seeker, self-employed worker or professional you come under the continuing education scheme.

The department for continuing education and apprenticeship (SFCA) can provide support to help you succeed in your continuing education or resumption of studies

  1. Applying via the dedicated platform: candidatures-sfca.univ-rennes.fr
    For information purposes, here is a list of some of the documents you will be asked to provide for your application file: CV and cover letter, copy of diplomas, grade transcripts, your ID.
      
    The application deadlines vary depending on the courses. You can consult the training provision section "Offre de formation" using a keyword search or a search by department to find your desired course.
     
  2. Preparing your funding application
    There are many schemes available to help cover the cost of your training fees and allowing you to receive payment during your studies. Our teams are available to help you complete your funding application file. We propose that you contact them to discuss your plans before launching the application procedure.
     
  3. Confirming your application
    The university will keep you updated on your application by email. When your application has been validated, you will receive an email requesting you to confirm or renounce your application.
     
  4. Obtaining your CVEC proof of exemption
    If you are resuming your studies or you have signed a work-study programme agreement, you are exempt from non-tuition fees (CVEC), but you must nevertheless request proof of exemption. You can do this on the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr
     
  5. Registering with the University of Rennes
    If your application is successful, you will receive an automatic notification by email.
    You must complete your registration before starting the course.
    The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes. The SFCA will complete the documents for your funding provider.
International Students

The procedure varies depending on your nationality and country of residence.

Applying for a Master's Degree Course

Applying for the First Year of a Master's Degree
  1. Applying on MonMaster
    • From 22 March to 20 April 2023: submit your application on the platform MonMaster
       
      once you have completed your application, please confirm each of your choices Confirmer ma candidature / MonMaster.gouv.fr
    • The applications are examined between 24 April and 16 June 2023.
    • From 23 June to 21 July 2023 you can consult the acceptance proposals.
      NB: For work study Master's Degree programmes, the phase for examining applications, making acceptance proposals to students and receiving responses from the applicants begins on 24 April and runs until 30 September.
      If you have received a negative response and want a re-examination of this decision you may request a review
       
  2. Validating your choice on MonMaster
    If you have been accepted to join a Master's Degree course at the University of Rennes you must validate your choice on  MonMaster in order to irrevocably accept the offer.
     
  3. Obtaining your CVEC proof of payment or exemption
    Go to the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr to pay for your non-tuition fees (CVEC) and obtain your proof of payment or proof of exemption if this is your case.
    This step is mandatory, even if you are exempt from payment.
     
  4. Registering or re-registering with the University of Rennes
    Complete your registration
    Registration authorisation must by transferred by the Ministry for Education to the University. It will not be possible to register in the Master's Degree course until this information has been transferred from the MonMaster platform.
    Every effort is being made to resolve this issue quickly and to allow the opening of registrations as soon as possible.
    The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes.
Applying for the Second Year of a Master's Degree
  1. Applying via candidatures.univ-rennes.fr
    • You can apply by connecting to the ENT if you are already enrolled with the University of Rennes
    • You can create an account if you are not yet a student with the University of Rennes
      The platform opens early in March.
      For information purposes, here is a list of some of the documents you will be asked to provide for your application file: CV and cover letter, copy of diplomas, grade transcripts, your ID.
      The application dates vary according to each course. You can consult the training provision section "Offre de formation" using a keyword search or a search by department to find your desired course.
  2. Confirming your application
    The university will keep you updated on your application by email. When your application has been validated, you will receive an email requesting you to confirm or renounce your application.
     
  3. Obtaining your CVEC proof of payment or exemption
    Go to the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr to pay for your non-tuition fees (CVEC) and obtain your proof of payment or proof of exemption if this is your case.
    This step is mandatory, even if you are exempt from payment.
     
  4. Registering or re-registering with the University of Rennes
    You can register from 4 July 2023
    The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes
Resuming Studies

If you have the status of employee, job seeker, self-employed worker or professional you come under the continuing education scheme.

The department for continuing education and apprenticeship (SFCA) can provide support to help you succeed in your continuing education or resumption of studies.

  1. Applying for the first year of a Master's Degree via the platform MonMaster
    • From 22 March to 20 April 2023: submit your application on the platform MonMaster
    • The applications are examined between 24 April and 16 June 2023.
    • From 23 June to 21 July 2023 you can consult the acceptance proposals.
      NB: For work study Master's Degree programmes, the phase for examining applications, making acceptance proposals to students and receiving responses from the applicants begins on 24 April and runs until 30 September.
    • Applicants wishing to enter the first year of a Master's Degree course through the validation of prior learning (VAE) or the validation of professional experience (VAP) are not concerned by the platform MonMaster.
       
  2. Applying for the second year of a Master's Degree via the platform candidatures-sfca.univ-rennes.fr 
    For information purposes, here is a list of some of the documents you will be asked to provide for your application file: CV and cover letter, copy of diplomas, grade transcripts, your ID.
    The application deadlines vary depending on the courses. You can consult the training provision section "Offre de formation" using a keyword search or a search by department to find your desired course.
  3. Preparing your funding application
    There are many schemes available to help cover the cost of your training fees and allow you to receive payment during your studies.  Our teams are available to help you complete your funding application file. We propose that you contact them to discuss your plans before launching the application procedure.
     
  4. Confirming your application
    The univeristy will keep you updated on your application by email. When your application has been validated, you will receive an email requesting you to confirm or renounce your application.
     
  5. Obtaining your CVEC proof of exemption
    If you are resuming studies or you have signed a work-study programme agreement, you are exempt from non-tuition fees (CVEC), but you must nevertheless request proof of exemption. You can do this on the CVEC website: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr
     
  6. Registering with the University of Rennes
    If your application is successful, you will receive an automatic notification by email.
    You must complete your registration before starting the course.
    The registration procedures vary depending on your situation.
    After registering, you will receive a student card and proof of enrolment with your username allowing you to connect to the digital work environment (ENT) of the University of Rennes. The SFCA will complete the documents for your funding provider.
International Students

The procedure varies depending on your nationality and country of residence.

Applying for a PhD

Holders of a National Master's Degree or Other Equivalent Diploma

From the month of February or March onwards, the research units post thesis topics on their websites or on the website of the doctoral school concerned.
You can then contact the researchers leading the projects in the scientific fields that interest you. This is a key time for exchanging on the project itself, on your profile but also on the means available for funding the thesis.

If you have a thesis topic and are seeking a supervisor, it is up to you to target the research units concerned and to contact the researchers specialised in your field.

Exemptions

You may obtain an exemption following an equivalent study track abroad, or with validation of your professional or other experience.
If you have at least three years of experience in research and you wish to obtain recognition for this, validation of prior experience allows you to obtain the PhD by submitting a application file to be assessed by scientists and a thesis defence under the conditions of a conventional thesis.
The department for continuing education and apprenticeship (SFCA) can provide support for your application procedures.