Registration Fees and Scholarships for International Students

The amount of the registration fees depends on the course studied, the level of study, your situation and your nationality
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Please note: your registration fees must be paid only on our sites dedicated to administrative registrations. You will not receive any request for payment by email.
In the context of the crises in Lebanon and in view of the strong links between the Lebanese institutions and the University of Rennes, on the one hand, and with Ukraine, on the other, the University of Rennes wishes to facilitate access to its courses for Lebanese and Ukrainian students wishing to study at the institution.

An exceptional measure of exemption from registration fees has been put in place for the academic year 2023-2024 and for the duration of the study cycle in which the student is registered:
- Additional partial exemption, with registration fees identical to those applied to students from the European Union, for students of Lebanese nationality;
- Total exemption for students of Ukrainian nationality who are first-time entrants or students previously enrolled at the University of Rennes, as well as for those recruited as part of the UNIV'R project.

Standard Registration Fees

• Bachelor's Degree: 170 per academic year
• Master's Degree: 243 per academic year
• Engineering programme: 601 per academic year
• PhD: 380 per academic year
It is recommended to pay by credit card

Students who are not subject to the differentiated fees are subject to the standard registration fees

Differentiated Fees

Differentiated tuition fees concern international students outside the EU and British students, except in specific cases. More information on Campus France.

The university has chosen to affirm its willingness to welcome international students, in this context it offers partial exemptions from registration fees. The registration fees after exemption are as follows*:

• Bachelor's Degree:650 per academic year
• Master's Degree:950 per academic year
• Engineering programme: 1,370 per academic year
• PhD: 380 per academic year (2023-2024 rate)
It is recommended to pay by credit card

*Please note that some training fees may be added to these registration fees, in which case we invite you to refer to the tuition fees indicated on the website of the course you are applying for

Scholarships for International Students

General information on the different types of scholarships available for foreign students in France can be found on this page

French Embassies

French Embassies abroad offer many scholarship programmes to finance a study stay in France.

Campus Scholarships

On the Campus France Scholarship Catalogue, you can also consult all the possible funding options, including government scholarships from different countries.

Information on the types of scholarships available for foreign students in France

The University of Rennes Foundation

The University Foundation offers scholarships for excellence to international students. The undergraduate level is not concerned, so only two levels are eligible:

  • Research-oriented Master's Degree

The call for applications opens in March. The following fields are concerned: biology and environment, health, physics, chemistry, mechanics, mathematics, computer science, electronics, law, economics, management, philosophy.
Please consult the following website for eligibility requirements and to download the application form

  • PhD

A settling-in grant for international PhD students may apply under certain conditions:

  • Students must be newly registered in a PhD at the University of Rennes
  • Students must not have been registered in a French institution for the academic year preceding their PhD studies
  • Students must not be receiving any other form of settling-in assistance for their PhD registration

More information can be found here

The France Excellence Europa Scholarship Programme

This scholarship is intended for students from 26 European Union countries to study at Master's level in a higher education institution.

  • Eligibility requirements

Students must be nationals of one of the following 26 European Union Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. Students of French nationality, including bi-nationals, are not eligible for the programme.

- Be aged between 18 and 26 at the start of the mobility period in France;
- Be admitted to a French higher education establishment as a Master 1 or Master 2 student for the 2024-25 academic year;
- Not be the holder of a French higher education diploma or currently registered in France with a view to obtaining a diploma awarded by a French establishment;
- Not be the holder of an Erasmus +, AUF or other French ministry scholarship.

  • Eligible themes

- Culture and heritage
- Education and teaching
- French language and civilisation, foreign languages and civilisations and European studies
- Political and legal sciences
- Health
- Environmental sciences
- Digital studies

More information

French Government Scholarships

The French government awards a large number of scholarships each year. The beneficiaries are designated by the cultural services of the French embassies. The choice is made in relation to a specific project corresponding to cooperation programmes established according to government priorities and on the decision of the joint commissions. The duration of the scholarship depends on the study programme or internship that has been undertaken and must be completed within the set timeframe. The results (exams, course work, teachers' evaluations) will determine the continuation or withdrawal of the scholarship. Regardless of their place of residence, applicants for these scholarships should contact the cultural services of their home country directly well in advance of their departure in order to obtain all the necessary information concerning the award of these scholarships and the associated files.

More information can be found here

Specific Programmes
Allocation from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

The AUF supports academic mobility for students, professors and lecturers. It allocates allowances on an annual basis enabling the beneficiaries to continue part of their training and their research in other universities.

More information can be found here

Eiffel Scholarship Programme

This programme, which is designed to support the international recruitment activities of French higher education institutions, provides funding for:

  • a Master's Degree or engineering diploma;
  • a maximum of 18 months mobility in France for the first year of a thesis programme.

Two disciplinary fields are concerned (Science and Technology; Humanities and Social Sciences)

Concerning the organisation of the Eiffel programme:

  • Applications are submitted exclusively by French institutions;
  • the management of the programme is entrusted to the French Agency for the Promotion of Higher Education

More information can be found here

Excellence-Major Programme

These scholarships enable the best foreign baccalaureate students from a French high school in the world to pursue a high-level course in French higher education.
More information can be found here

Scholarships for Social Coverage

In some countries, the French cultural services grant scholarships for social coverage. Beneficiaries of this type of scholarship have the status of French government scholarship holders and can also participate in cultural activities organised by the CROUS. They are exempt from paying university fees but are not entitled to any other benefits. Finally, unlike other French government scholarships, social security scholarships do not give priority access to accommodation in university residences.

Co-Financed Grants

In most cases, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finances social security coverage and provides a living allowance which is combined with other benefits financed by another French or foreign institution.
Beneficiaries may obtain housing assistance if this is provided for in the contract signed between the CNOUS (which administers such assistance) and the second funding institution.

Scholarships from Foreign Governments

Some countries offer scholarships to study abroad. You can get information from the Ministry of Education of your home country or from the organisation managing the scholarship.