The information below applies to international students:
- outside of an exchange programme

- living in France
- living in a country which does not use the CEF Campus France online procedure
.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 - 2018

Bachelor's degree (Year 1) - DAP Procedure

To study in a French university (1st year of Bachelor's degree), non-European students must apply for preliminary admission (DAP procedure) between November 15th 2016 and January 22nd 2017 of the current academic year.

  • Candidates currently living abroad : If your country does not use the Campus France CEF online procedure, you need to download an application form ('Dossier blanc') from the website of the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche.
  • Candidates currently living in France: you need to download the application form 'Dossier vert'.
  • Allowing exception (listed below), applicants must take the TCF DAP French language test (fee of 69 €), which will take place in Nantes on February 17th, 2017
  • Minimum level required for Université de Nantes : Level 4 (B2) and 14/20 in written expression.
  • Applicants holding a DELF B2 or a DALF certificate are exempted from the TCF DAP exam as well as 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.

'DAP' Application procedure closed since January 22nd 2017

Exemptions from DAP procedure

International candidates in one of the following circumstances are exempted from applying for the DAP preliminary admission procedure:

  • Stateless individuals or political refugees who are holders of the OFPRA  card (Office français Pour les Réfugiés et les Apatrides);
  • Students who have already enrolled in Bachelor's or Master's degrees in a French University;
  • Children of diplomats posted in France and who themselves currently live 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 the scholarship is handled by a recognised French organisation;
  • European Union citizens must apply between January and March following the "Admission Post-bac (APB)" procedure
  • Candidates holding a French, International, European, French-German, French-Italian or a French-Spanish baccalaureate

Please Note - For the first three cases above:

You must contact the Registry office at the beginning of May to obtain a "Validation d'acquis" form (form not available online).

Candidates should fill this form, paying particular attention to correctly filling out the following two sections: secondary education final grades and cover letter.

Application processing fee : 50 €

The deadline will be indicated on the University website: Validation d'acquis en vue de l'accès à une formation par dispense de titre requis

Bachelors' degree (Years 2 and 3) - Master's degree  (Year 1)

 
The information below applies to students:
- outside of an exchange programme

- living in France
- living in a country which does not use the CEF Campus France online procedure
.

To apply in a Bachelors' degree (Years 2 and 3) or in a Master's degree  (Years 1 and 2), international students must follow the procedure called "Validation des Acquis Etudiants Etrangers" (VAEE).
 
VAEE application procedure closed since March 31st 2017

Master's degree  (Year 2)

 
Application procedure for Masters 2 closed since March 31st 2017

Test de Connaissance de Français


The TCF (Test de Connaissance de Français) certificate is compulsory to enroll on Bachelor's and Master's courses. More information on the TCF.
  - Minimum level required for Université de Nantes : Level 4 (B2) and 14/20 in written expression.
- A list of the recognized examination centres is available on the website of the CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques), which organizes the test.
- Candidates should contact their examination centre shortly in order to know the dates and conditions to take the test.
- The TCF must include the compulsory tests as well as an additional test of written expression
- In absence of a TCF certificate or of the additional test of written expression, the application will not be handled by the Departmental Teacher Committee.
- Applicants holding a DELF B2 or a DALF certificate are exempted from the TCF exam as well as applicants from a country where French is the official exclusive language.
A diploma can be considered as 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 requested field and level of study). Your language skills will also be taken into consideration.