International Study Programmes

Opportunities for international students at Centrale Nantes are available at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level.

Students from our academic partners can also apply for an exchange or double degree programme, or for a research internship.

Undergraduate programmes

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

A three-year programme, which saw its first intake in September 2023, comprises two years of core curriculum courses and a final year with a choice of four academic focus areas: Mechanical Engineering, Fluids and Energy, Civil Engineering or Signal Control and Robotics. Taught in English.

BBA Big Data & Management

Our 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 gives students the opportunity to develop dual expertise in engineering and management in parallel. 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. Taught in English.

Graduate Programmes

Master of Science (MSc) Programmes and Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters

Centrale Nantes offers of a wide variety of MSc programmes, which combine high-level theoretical training with valued professional skills.
Seven Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, recognized for their quality and excellence by the European Union, and three Joint Master's programmes are also on offer.

Integrated Master-PhD Track

High-potential students have the opportunity to apply our 'two plus three'-year Integrated Master-PhD Track. This track draws on the areas of excellence of our research institutes and our existing MSc programmes to bring together two years of Master's studies and three years at PhD level.

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

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. Successful completion of the course leads to the award of the diplôme d'ingénieur - equivalent to a Master's Degree in Science and Engineering - in addition to the degree of the home institution.

Other opportunities for students from our partner institutions

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. A selection of MSc courses - taught in English - are on offer within this framework to obtain ECTS credits.

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.

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.
Published on September 25, 2013 Updated on July 17, 2024