International Study Programmes

Around 43% of the student population at Centrale Nantes today are international students from over 70 different nationalities.

Opportunities for international students at Centrale Nantes are available at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level and for students of our academic partners on an exchange or double degree programme or for a research internship:

Undergraduate programmes

BBA Big Data & Management

An exciting new four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Big Data & Management opened in September 2021. Created jointly by Centrale Nantes and Audencia Business School this programme allows students to develop dual expertise in engineering and management in parallel. Programme taught in English.

Foundation Master's

Our one-year Foundation Master's Programme is designed to fully prepare students to meet the complex challenges of our Master's Programmes. The programme is ideal for students who need to improve their academic English and study skills before embarking upon a Master's programme at Centrale Nantes.

Graduate Programmes

Fast-track Engineering Programme

Our fast-track programme gives international students who are qualified to bachelor level the opportunity to gain the Centrale Nantes diplôme d'ingénieur - equivalent to a Master's Degree in Science and Engineering - in just two years.

Double Degree Programme

Open to students from our partner institutions - see opportunities below

Master's and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Centrale Nantes offers of a wide variety of Master specialisms, which combine high-level theoretical training with valued professional skills. In addition, four Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, recognized for their quality and excellence by the European Union are on offer.

Advanced Master's (Mastères Spécialisés ®)

An Advanced Master allows you to acquire in-depth knowledge in a specific field of activity or competence. It is designed for professional purposes, and relies on close ties with industry.

Post-graduate Programmes


PhD opportunities are available across numerous disciplines at Centrale Nantes.

Opportunities for students from our partner institutions

Double Degree Programme

International students selected by our partner institutions abroad to follow a double degree programme at Centrale Nantes during their studies spend two years here within the engineering programme. At Centrale Nantes they follow one year of the common-core engineering syllabus and one year of specialisation.  At the end of the programme and provided that the requirements of both institutions have been satisfied, students graduate with the Centrale Nantes diplôme d'ingénieur - equivalent to a Master's Degree in Science and Engineering - in addition to the degree of their home institution.

Exchange Year / Semester

International students selected by our partner institutions abroad have the opportunity to spend a semester or a year of their studies at Centrale Nantes. They usually join the final year of the engineering programme choosing both a specialisation and a professional option to obtain ECTS credits. A selection of Master courses are also proposed within this framework.

Research Internship

Centrale Nantes also welcomes international students from our partner institutions within our research laboratories for 4- to 6-month research projects or internships. Interested students are advised to contact the head of the relevant academic discipline directly.

Published on September 25, 2013 Updated on March 14, 2022