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  • Locations: Rennes, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, French
Academic Field: French Language, Geography Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Rennes 2

Rennes 2 University
Welcome to Rennes 2 University, established 1810. Located in the heart of the Rennes metropolitan area, Rennes 2 University is the largest research and higher learning institution in Arts, Literature, Languages, Social Sciences, and Humanities in the West of France.
The university counts 20,000 students and 600 professors working in 5 faculties (UFRs or Education and Research Units): ALC (Arts, Literature, and Communication), Modern Languages, Human Sciences, Social Sciences, and Sports and Sports Sciences

University Website
Website for International Students  


The city of Rennes is filled with a variety of small, local restaurants (from traditional French cuisine to more exotic, international flavors, from classic design to modern, stylish decorum...), bars, cafés and discothèques corresponding to many different niches of the population. 


Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

  • French language
  • Geography

Course Offerings/Syllabi

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Language Requirements

  • You are required to send us a certificate stating your French language level, signed by a teacher in your home university.
  •  To attend courses and take exams successfully, you should have a B2 level. If not, a minimum B1 level is required. You will then have to attend French proficiency evening courses (free of charge for 1 semester) on arrival. If you have a proof of an official French language test, please send us a copy of it (TCF, DELF, DALF). 
  • Non-French-speaking applicants, or those who do not hold a 3rd level French language competence certificate, must take a language test (TCF DAP), organized by the International Centre for Educational Studies (CIEP). This test costs around €70 and takes place in February or in March at French universities. In case of unforeseen and duly justified difficulties, two replacement sessions are programmed in March in Paris:

Important Dates




Program Dates: September 4th - December 22nd January 15th - April 19th
Exam Period(s): January 8th - January 13th April 30th - May 5th

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.


Estimated Monthly Cost of Living in Euros:

  • Housing: 164-240
  • Meals:
  • Local transportation:
  • Additional fees:
  • Health Insurance:  You have to pay the student health insurance, compulsory to be registered at the University (215€ for 2015-2016), even if you have already paid for another health insurance to get your visa.



Accommodation at a university residence can be booked (not mandatory).

For more information, visit the Housing Website
It is also possible to look for accommodation on your own. Attention: Rennes is a university city and the demand for housing is high. For more information visit this link

Helpful Links

Click here for more information about host university
Click here for Texas State exchange student testimonial

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.