Welcome to the University of Rennes

The University de Rennes is amongst the twelve main universities in France. It is a multidisciplinary university, famous for its excellence and dynamic research.
Place Sainte Anne @Julien Mignot

A research-intensive university, committed to structure the European higher education area

Located in the centre of a human-scale city, the University of Rennes is just 1,5 hour away from Paris.

The University de Rennes is a research-intensive university, willing to fully take part in the major challenges of innovation and knowledge of our century. Its expertise in research and its relations with the economic sector have made University of Rennes renowned on an international scale.

The university is also a member of the European Digital UniverCity (EDUC), one of the first European alliances, selected by the European commission in 2019. EDUC aims to strengthen the European identification process by enhancing knowledge creation and by putting forward European skills acquisition through digitally supported cross-campus and cross-disciplinary teaching activities as well as various learning opportunities.


The University of Rennes has 4 main research sectors, related to four graduate schools:

  • Mathematics and ICT (Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies),
  • Life and Health Sciences,
  • Material Sciences, engineering and technology,
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (Law, Economics, Management, Philosophy, Journalism, Political Science)

Our scientific collaborations include 21 International Research Projects (IRP, former LIAs) and International Research Networks in conjunction with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) or the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). More information about international research collaborations here

A strong international orientation

The University of Rennes offers 1 Bachelor's and 19 Master's degrees taught exclusively in English, 3 Bachelor's and 3 Master's degrees taught partially in English, double degrees with international partners and off-campus training sessions.

We currently welcome over 3,000 international students (10% of the university’s student population) and every year, around 1,000 of our students undertake an outgoing study programme or work placement.

In 2019, the university was awarded the excellency Label « Bienvenue en France », for the quality of the services provided to international students.

The University of Rennes represents 30,000 students, 3,200 employees, 30 research units associated with national research centres, a budget of €300 million and more than 250 PhD degrees awarded every year. Our overall goal is to provide researchers and students with a unique opportunity to interact with a broad and global network.

Join us for an intercultural experience at the University of Rennes !

And contact us at dariatlistes [dot] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr