As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

A short distance from the Atlantic coast, Nantes is known as the Venice of the West due to its location on the river delta of the Loire, the Erdre, and the Sèvre. There is a very strong international presence in Nantes because of the many international students attracted by the University. Students with an intermediate to advance French language proficiency can take a semester for full-year of regular university courses taught in French alongside local French students. The university benefits from the presence of advanced research facilities. It has specialized libraries of humanities and law, sciences and technology. Languages, literature and humanities are considered strong areas of study, as are science and technology. Some university courses are offered on a full-year basis only.

See the ISEP France top-site planner for a focused summary of the best sites in France for a popular range of subject fields.

Course Description

You can research courses using the Université de Nantes website.

Courses entitled in French are taught in French, and courses entitled in English are taught in English.

ISEP students should choose at least 70% of their courses from one faculty, except in the faculty of Sciences et Techniques, where students must take 100% of courses in this faculty. Students are asked to do this to avoid schedule conflicts.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Business Recommended!

  • Communication Recommended!

  • Education Recommended!

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

  • History Recommended!

  • Law/Criminal Justice Recommended!

  • Mathematics Recommended!

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

  • Sports Studies Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

If selected to enroll in regular university courses, you will be required to submit the following additional documents: 

  • Resume in French 
  • Cover letter for the Nantes program in French 
  • Université de Nantes learning agreement which can be generated through the course catalog

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students must have an A2 level in French even if applying to take courses in English.

For non-native English speakers, a B2 English language level is required for courses in English.  

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

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