Engineering Programme Enrolment and Re-enrolment

Enrolment Procedure

A new enrolment procedure is being introduced for the 2018-2019 academic year: online (re-)enrolment and fee payment will allow rapid delivery of your enrolment certificates.

Online (re-)enrolment commences mid-August, you will receive an email from the Student Affairs office. 

Tuition Fees

Enrolment fees are set each year (in July) by ministerial decree.
Changes have been introduced to Ecoles Centrale Groupe, (excluding CentraleSupelec), enrolment fees from September 2018. A ministerial decree was adopted this summer bringing enrolment fees to 2,500 euros for new students (starting the curriculum as of 1 September 2018). Students already engaged in the engineering curriculum (second, third year and repeat students) will pay 601 euros.
Students in receipt of a state scholarship and wards of the state remain totally exempt from these fees.

Part of this new resource will be reinvested in favor of social equity of access to our degree courses. Beyond fee exemption through state scholarships, the Centrale Group will offer a coordinated programme of support and scholarships for the less priviliged students at the start of the academic year.

Social Security changes

From September 2018 changes to the Social Security system come into force for students. Connect to the websites below to find out how these changes will affect you according to your personal circumstances (already a student, new student, international student etc).


In order to enrol in higher education you must produce proof of CVEC payment. CVEC is your annual contribution, fixed at €90, to student and campus life. The CVEC contribution applies to double degree students, but not to executive education students or students on a semester or year exchange programme.

To pay your CVEC contribution and obtain proof of payment:

  • Login to / create an account on
  • Indicate 'NANTES' as your city of study
  • Pay your CVEC contribution
  • Receive proof of payment
Learn more: or CVEC FAQ
Contact the ACCENTS association if you require assistance.


The following documents must be uploaded during your online enrolment:
  • ID: photocopy of passport, ID card or driving licence
  • proof of CVEC payment
  • Photocopy of educational qualifications (high school diploma etc...)
  • Photocopy of grades awarded - Baccalauréat holders only
  • Conditional or final notification of a scholarship award - for scholarship students
International students must also upload:
  • a complete copy or an extract of your birth certificate (with filiation) translated into French or English, or an equivalent document issued by a consulate (this document must be authenticated, with a legible stamp). This document will also be required by the Social Security offices.
  • Photocopy of valid visa or residence permit - for international students outside the EEA


Students can apply for the following forms of assistance to help finance their studies:
  • State scholarships: according to social criteria.
  • Scholarships are also available via international agreements, notably with regard to international studies.
  • Centrale Nantes Alumni (CNA) - provides financial support to some students according to their circumstances.
  • The Fondation Centrale Initiatives selects and finances several dozen student projects per year.
  • International students may be eligible for government scholarships from their country of origin.

Around 30% of engineering students meet the social criteria to qualify for a scholarship from the French state.
Published on February 16, 2017 Updated on August 29, 2018