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The academic offer


Université de Nantes is a multidisciplinary university and offers programs in most fields of knowledge. Academic paths gives access to the majority of degrees in higher education, in short or long programs :
  • 284 government-sanctioned diplomas
  • 105 University degrees
Overview of the academic offer

All degrees follow the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and are based upon the LMD European model :
  • Bachelor (Licence) in 3 years
  • Master in 2 years
  • Doctorate in 3 years
General plan of studies

Focus on : International programs


Université de Nantes and its partners all over the world implement international programs in order to give students the opportunity to study abroad within an integrated study program. At the end of the program, students will be awarded the diploma from each of the partners universities (double degree or joint degree). Moreover, Université de Nantes offers some english taught programs.

Learn French as a second language


Learn or improve your French skills by attending French classes at the Institute of French as a second language (IRFFLE) at Université de Nantes, in order to pass the French Language Certificate. Several levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are offered to meet your needs. Free courses are offered to exchange students only.

A specific university diploma is taught at the La Roche-sur-Yon campus in order to facilitate your entrance in French higher education, especially in Foreign Languages Applied to business. Contact : irffle@univ-nantes.fr

Apply to Université de Nantes

Individual mobility


You want to apply to université de Nantes, and you're not as a part of an exchange program ?

Regular admission procedure

Exchange students


You are registered in one of our partner universities, and you want to study one or two semesters at Université de Nantes ?

Exchange students application procedure



Mis à jour le April 30, 2012 par Nadège SOUCHEREAU