How the Exchange Programme Works
Students remains registered at their home university and pay their registration fees there. They are therefore exempt from paying registration fees at the University of Rennes. Students are selected by the home institution and a good command of French is recommended as the courses at the University of Rennes are mainly in this language.
A study contract is signed between student, the home university and the host university. At the end of the exchange year, the students validate the degree in which they are registered at their home university if they have obtained the corresponding ECTS credits. They do not obtain the diploma of the University of Rennes.
The University of Rennes has set up a welcome policy for students coming on exchange or on specific programmes. This consists of a personalised welcome on arrival (at the station, airport, etc.), the reservation of a university room, the possibility of taking 44 hours of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) free of charge and of participating in various welcome days or evenings.
It is also possible to join the University of Rennes as part of a European Union (EU) programme. The Erasmus+ programme in particular aims to promote the EU as a centre of excellence in learning. The programme promotes mobility for students, but also for institutional staff and teachers.
The University of Rennes has signed more than 200 bilateral agreements with European universities to promote the mobility of European students.
For a complete list of agreements: darilistes [dot] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr
The University of Rennes is a member of the Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI) programme, with several Quebec-based academic institutions participating in exchanges.
Each year, the university sets up international cooperation agreements with non-European partners. One of the objectives is to foster student mobility on a reciprocal basis. For a list of these agreements: darilistes [dot] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr
An application can also be studied if it is presented by an International Relations Department or a professor or lecturer from a partner institution.
Life in Rennes
Rennes, capital city of Bretagne, is a dynamic and vibrant human-scale city, only 1h30 from Paris by high-speed train. Rennes is the 8th academic French city with 70,000 students (8,000 international).
The Erasmus + programme is an integral part of the international component of the overall strategy of the University of Rennes, which is closely linked to the priorities of the European educational area and the expansion of international mobility.