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 or 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. 


ISEP students live in a university residence hall and receive a meal stipend. 

Course Description

You can research courses using the Nantes website. Languages, literature and humanities are considered strong areas of study, as are science and technology. There is also a limited selection of courses taught in English, particulary in the fields of biology, law and English studies. 

Students should use the course catalog to search for course, and can filter results by language of instruction and academic level. 

Courses with titles in French are taught in French, and courses with titles in English are taught in English.

ISEP students must 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.

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(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies French Studies

  • Business Recommended!

  • Communication Recommended!

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education Recommended!

  • Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures: Recommended!

    Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature

  • 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 
  • Nantes Université 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.  

Some university courses are offered on a full-year basis only.

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.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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