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Students Residence Permits - Renewal procedure for the 2020-2021

Since September 2015, the Préfecture of Loire-Atlantique has been offering students the possibility to renew their Student Residence Permit online
A different mechanism for renewal of the residence permit is expected for 2020-2021.

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Incoming Exchange Students

Programme d'échange

All international exchange students (Erasmus, European and non-European exchange programs), wishing to study at Université de Nantes, 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

Non exchange Students

Application procedures and deadlines:
  • Bachelor's degree (Year 1) : "Demande d'Admission Préalable (DAP)" procedure from November 15th, 2017 to January 22nd, 2018
  • 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  20th, 2018

More information about the application procedures

Learn French at Université de Nantes

Learn French

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. 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 Université de Nantes. More information about ESN Nantes - Autour du Monde