Foundation Master's programmes

Our one-year Foundation Master's Programmes are designed to fully prepare students to meet the complex challenges of our Master's Programmes. The programmes are ideal for students who need to improve their academic English and study skills before embarking upon a Master's programme at Centrale Nantes. Students who successfully complete their Foundation Master's programme are guaranteed a place on one of our Master's programmes for which they will be awarded an Elite scholarship.

Face-to-face teaching is planned for all 2021/22 courses.

The programmes cover all the essential disciplines so that students acquire the requisite range of scientific and language skills. The language of instruction throughout - as for our Master's Programmes - is English. The programmes comprise 180 hours of face-to-face teaching per semester. Scientific courses focus on technical vocabulary as well as course fundamentals.  Each student benefits from the support of a personal academic tutor.

Three Foundation Master's Programmes at Centrale Nantes

Admission requirements

  • Students (free-movers) must either hold a bachelor degree in Science, Technology or Engineering, or be in their final year of a bachelor degree, which must be completed prior to the start of the Foundation Master's Programme.
  • Students from partner universities with whom we have a Foundation Master's programme agreement may apply in the penultimate year of their bachelor degree.
  • English proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.


How to apply

Send your complete application to with the following documents:
  • Bachelor Diploma (Bachelor Degree holders in Science, Technology & Engineering) if already obtained
  • Copies of transcripts documenting your grades for your Bachelor Studies
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of purpose
  • English proficiency (proof/test certificate): IELTS 5.5

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition for the one year programme stands at €6,000.
Successful completion of the foundation Master's programme guarantees the student a place on one of our Master's programmes with the benefit of an Elite scholarship award of €6,000 for the Master's.
Published on June 23, 2020 Updated on February 2, 2021