Located in Nantes, a city known for its culture, economic development and quality of life, the university offers a dynamic and vibrant collegiate atmosphere. Although the university was founded in 1961, it is historically linked to the medieval universities of Nantes and Angers.
Université de Nantes has grown rapidly in the past 50 years. Currently, over 38,000 students are enrolled in the university, with over 3,900 international students from all over the world. Université de Nantes has over 21 faculties and schools and over 295 specialties that are consistently some of the highest rated programs among French universities.See All 5 Photos
Nantes CampusNantes, France Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in NantesLanguage(s) spoken on campus: French
The city of Nantes is located on the Loire River in the northwest province of Pays de La Loire. Today, Breton culture is manifested in the distinct regional character of the people and the Breton language is still spoken in some rural parts of Brittany.
Nantes is a major port and industrial center; it is also a lively cosmopolitan city with cafes and gardens. The city is rich in architecture: sites include the Gothic Cathédrale St. Pierre, a fifteenth century chateau, and classical eighteenth century buildings and palaces. Nantes also has many museums and is host to numerous cultural events. Frequent train connections run to Paris, Tours and Lyon.
Université de Nantes offers numerous extracurricular and cultural activities (sports, theatre, dance, cinema and more). For more information please take a look at the international student section of the university’s website. Univ. de Nantes is also know for having one of the best welcome centers for international students! The center, The Guichet Unique, is the first step/stop for students when they arrive. Students can find there all the necessary information to start their stay in Nantes: information about accomodation, registration, social security, residence permit, student life, student associations, etc.
During orientation week you will also have the opportunity to enroll in ‘Autour du Monde’- an association for international students which organizes many cultural activities and gatherings throughout the year. This might include international evenings, welcome parties, day trips and weekend visits to castles and Mont-Saint Michel. You can also enroll to be paired up with a French tandem partner and become a volunteer for the association.