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The Nantes Université welcomes every year more than 4000 international students. Our main priority is to ensure the best reception and integration for our incoming students. For over 20 years, we have been offering a privileged time of exchange and an individual support to each student upon their arrival through our "Guichet Unique". In 2019, we were awarded the "Bienvenue en France" label (3 stars), as a recognition of our commitment to international students and the quality of our welcome.


Students Residence Permits - Renewal procedure for the 2022-2023

Since September 2020 the renewal of the residence permit is a dematerialised procedure.

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Incoming Exchange Students

All international exchange students (Erasmus, European and non-European exchange programs), wishing to study at Nantes Université, must fill out the online application and submit the required documents:
  • 1st semester or full academic year: apply online by May 15th
  • 2nd semester: apply online by November 15th

Incoming Non-Exchange Students

Application procedures and deadlines:
  • Bachelor's degree (Year 1) : "Demande d'Admission Préalable (DAP)" procedure from November 15th, 2017 to January 17nd, 2021
  • Bachelor's degree (Years 2 and 3) and Master's degree (Years 1 and 2): "Validation des Acquis Etudiants Etrangers (VAEE)" procedure from mid-February 2017 to March  6th, 2021

More information about the application procedures

Learn French at Nantes Université

The Institute of French as a Second Language (i-FLE) offers several long and short term French courses for all proficiency levels. All courses are open to citizens of non-French-speaking countries. The minimum age is 18.

Welcome and information desk - Guichet Unique

Residency permit, accommodation, transport, health, administrative formalities, student life in Nantes... You can get all the information you need for your stay in Nantes at the Guichet Unique.

The Guichet Unique is organized at the beginning of each semester, in September and January.

International students association

ESN Nantes - Autour du Monde offers intercultural activities to improve your integration in Nantes and at Nantes Université. More information about ESN Nantes - Autour du Monde