The information below applies to international students:
- outside of an exchange programme
- living in a country using the Campus France/CEF online procedure

Academic year 2017-2018

Applying online

  • Candidates should not send any documents by post
  • Only complete applications validated by Campus France will be transferred electronically to the university.
  • Your application will not be validated until you have undergone an interview with a Campus France advisor.

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.

  • 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 available from: November 15th 2017

'DAP' application deadline: January 22nd 2018


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 2016 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 €

-weideadlines France atelcated 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  (Years 1 and 2)

 
The information below applies to students:
- outside of an exchange programme
- living in a country using the CEF/Campus France online procedure.
  • Candidates should not send any documents by post
  • Only complete applications validated by Campus France will be transferred electronically to the university.
  • Your application will not be validated until you have undergone an interview with a Campus France advisor.
Application procedure available from: November 15th 2017

Application deadline : March 20th 2018

Interview with a Campus France representative deadline: May 15th 2018

Please note : Candidates of engineering degrees must apply directly through the Polytech website as well as completing the CEF procedure. Any application that has not taken this step will be automatically rejected.

Obligatory French Proficiency Test

  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.