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International Students : Applying to Université de Nantes for 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor or 1st year Master courses

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European and non European students outside of an exchange

Depending on your academic qualifications, after successfully completing one, two or three years of higher education,  you may be eligible to apply for a second year or third year bachelor degree course, or a 1st year Master degree at Université de Nantes.

Use one of the following procedures, depending on your current situation:

Applying online

Candidates can procede to apply online only if they are residents of one of the following countries which are open to the CEF procedure through CampusFrance.

List of countries to which the CEF procedure applies:

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, South Korea, Ivory Coast, U.S.A, Gabon,  India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Syria, Taïwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam.

Important information for Syrian residents:

The CampusFrance office in Syria is closed due to current events.
The procedure C.E.F. is suspended temporarily.
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
CampusFrance Beyrouth

Espace Campus France d'Ankara
Ankara CampusFrance Merkezi
7. Cadde No:9/7 Bahçelievler,
CampusFrance Ankara
Espace Campus France d'Istanbul
Consulat Général de France à Istanbul
Institut Français d'Istanbul / CampusFrance
Istiklal Caddesi N°4 - 34435 Taksim - Istanbul
CampsuFrance Istanbul

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

Please note

This obligatory procedure also applies to Francophone students currently living in one of these countries (for example, a Mauritian or a Nigerian student studying in Algeria or Morocco)


  • Connect to Campus France to create your file
  • Click on "Create account"
  • Follow the instrucions listed

Only complete applications that have been validated by Campus France will be transferred electronically to the university. Your application will not be validated until you have undergone an interveiw with a Campus France advisor.

Final submission date : March 31st 2014
Final interview date for applications : May 31st 2014

Please note : For candidates of engineering degrees,  you must apply directly through the Polytech' website (www.polytech-group.org) by the 31/01/2014, as well as completing the CEF procedure. Any application that has not taken this step will be automatically rejected.

Applying by post:

Applies to:

Only candidates living in France or in a non-member country of CampusFrance to which the CEF procedure applies need apply by post.


  • Read and retain the explication;
  • Send the form, duly completed, with all the necessary supporting documents

Final submission date : April 1st 2014

Please, send one application file for each diploma you want to apply to. Incompleted or incorrect applications will not be assessed.

Obligatory French Proficiency Test

The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is obligatory for entry into 2nd year, 3rd year or Master level 1.  More information on the TCF
A list of test centres for the TCF can be found on the CIEP website (Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques)

Candidates should contact the test centre of their choice in order to find out the dates and organisation of the tests.
It is imperative that the TCF includes the obligatory tests, as well as the extra written expression test.

The minimum scores accepted are 14/20 for written expression and 400/699 for the QCM (Multiple choice questions). If you fail to obtain these scores in the TCF, or if  you fail to sit and pass the extra written expression test, your application will not be examined by the departmental committee.

Exempt from this test are holders of the DALF (C1 or C2) or DELF B2, nationals of certain countries where French is the official language (see list on form) and European candidates.

A diploma can be considered valid by some establishments, 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 desired field and level of study. Your level of linguistic capabilities will also be taken into consideration.)

Mis à jour le February 11, 2014 par Valérie PEROYS