You’re living abroad in a country using the Campus France/CEF online procedure and you wish to come and study at University of Nantes (outside of an exchange programme)? Follow the procedure below :  

Academic year 2021-2022

Apply online on the « Etudes en France » platform

IMPORTANT : do NOT send any documents by post, the whole application must be filled online.

A Campus France advisor is at your disposal to answer any questions you may have regarding your application, in particular about the field of study or the orientation to be chosen according to your curriculum.

How to apply for the first year of Bachelor's degree (DAP procedure)

To study in a French university (1st year of Bachelor's degree) during the academic year 2021-2022, non-European students must proceed as follows :

  • Apply online between November 1st 2020 and January 17th 2021
  • Meet the following requirements :
    - you are graduated from high school or about to be, and, if necessary, you passed the exam that grant access to higher education in your home country.
    - except in some cases, candidates must take the TCF DAP French language test :
    • minimum level required for Université de Nantes : Level 4 (B2) and 14/20 in written expression.
    • Applicants holding a DELF B2 (score 65/100) or a DALF certificate are exempted from the TCF DAP exam
    • Applicants from a country where French is the official exclusive language and applicants enrolled in a French speaking secondary school registered by the Ministère de l'Education Nationale together with the Ministère des Relations Extérieures and the Ministère chargé de la Coopération et du Développement, are also exempted.

The academic committee values the academic performance, the French proficiency and the relevance of the career plan.
 

IMPORTANT : International applicants are exempted from applying through the DAP procedure in the following cases:

  • Stateless individuals or political refugees who are holders of the OFPRA card (Office français Pour les Réfugiés et les Apatrides), contact the International relations office ;
  • Students who have already enrolled in Bachelor's or Master's degrees in a French University;
  • Children of diplomats posted in France and currently living in France;
  • Candidates coming from a partner university with a cooperation agreement (special procedures apply);
  • Students with a scholarship from the French government, an international organisation or a government of a foreign country and for which scholarship is handled by a recognised French organisation;
  • European Union citizens must apply between January and March 2021 following the "Parcoursup" procedure.
  • Candidates holding a French, International, European, French-German, French-Italian or a French-Spanish baccalaureate : "Parcoursup" procedure

How to apply for Bachelor's degree (year 2 and 3) and Master's degree

You are a non-European student, you have already completed one, two or three years of higher education abroad and you wish to continue your studies in France? Depending on the studies you have already completed and/or the qualifications you have already obtained, you can apply for second or third year of Bachelor’s degree (licence) or Master’s degree.

To study in a French university during the academic year 2021-2022, non-European students must proceed as follows :

  • Apply online between November 1st 2020 and March 5th 2021.
    Please note that applications for engineering degrees must be done simultaneously through the Polytech website and the CEF procedure. Any application that has not taken this step will be automatically rejected.
  • The TCF (Test de Connaissance de Français) certificate is compulsory to enroll on Bachelor's and Master's courses. Minimum level required for Université de Nantes : Level 4 (B2) and 14/20 in written expression.
    In the absence of a TCF certificate or without a result in the optional written expression test, the file will not be examined by the academic committee. Applicants holding a DELF B2 (65/100) or a DALF certificate are exempted from the TCF exam as well as applicants from a country where French is the official exclusive language.

Please note that some programmes require extra criteria, such as a higher level of French than indicated above, or a certification in English, etc. Check out the specific requirements on the « Etudes en France » website in the "prerequisites" section of the selected programme.

The academic committee values the academic performance, the French proficiency and the relevance of the career plan.

Important information for Syrian residents:

The Campus France office in Syria is closed due to current events.
The CEF procedure is temporarily suspended in Syria.

Candidates living in Syria may submit a 'Dossier blanc' DAP application form to the university of their first choice without going through the French embassy.
Download the required application.
Candidates have to contact a French embassy in Jordan, Lebanon or Turkey to sign up for the French language test - T.C.F.-DAP.

Espace Campus France de Beyrouth
Ambassade de France à Beyrouth - SCAC
Rue de Damas
Espace des Lettres Ras El-Nabaa
Beyrouth
Campus France Beyrouth

Espace Campus France d'Ankara
Ankara CampusFrance Merkezi
7. Cadde No:9/7 Bahçelievler,
Ankara
Campus France Ankara

Espace Campus France d'Istanbul
Consulat Général de France à Istanbul
Institut Français d'Istanbul / CampusFrance
Istiklal Caddesi N°4 - 34435 Taksim - Istanbul
Campus France Istanbul

Espace Campus France d'Amman
Ambassade de France à Amman
SCAC
P.O. Box 5348
Amman
Campus France Amman

A diploma may be considered as valid by some institutions but not by others. The response to each application is taken directly by the President of the University, after being pre-approved by the Departmental Teacher Committees (who base their opinions on the compatibility of your qualifications with the requested field and level of study). Your language skills will also be taken into consideration.