6 Master's and 15 specialisms at Centrale Nantes: eligibility and applications

Applications for a Joint Master's Programme at Centrale Nantes:

Applications for all other Master's Programmes:

  • Apply online on the eCandidat platform
  • Applications closed for the 2021 intake
  • Applications for the 2022 intake open in the autumn


  • Applications are reviewed in rounds. M1 applicants may apply in any of the three rounds. Applications should be submitted on the eCandidat platform as early as possible, but before the deadlines below;
  • Applications are not considered 'complete' until all required elements are submitted. Only complete applications received by the round's deadline will be considered in that round;
  • The admissions board reviews applications at the conclusion of each round and notifies each applicant of the outcome of their application;
  • Successful applicants must accept their place on the eCandidat platform by the deadlines below;
  • The first installment of tuition fees must be paid by the deadlines below to definitively secure the applicant's place on the programme.


How to use eCandidat:
5 steps to apply for ECN master's:

Important dates for the 2021 intake

Round 1 (M1) Round 2 (M1) Round 3 (M1) M2 Round
Submit your complete application by 15 December 2 March 30 April 30 April
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by 28 January 25 March 27 May 27 May
Accept your place by 12 February 09 April 11 June 11 June
Pay your first tuition installment by 29 March 24 May 15 June 15 June


Admission requirements for the first year (M1)

  • International students with a bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology) or equivalent, in a field related to Science and Technology
  • French and European students with a 'license' qualification or equivalent.
  • Students must have graduated from the above before the end of August in order to enrol in a Master's Programme at Centrale Nantes in September.
  • Applicants must have a good level in Mathematics and be fluent in English - written and spoken. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognised international test of English*:
    • TOEFL - IBT 80, or ITP 550, paper-delivered test 60,
    • Cambridge B2 First Test - 173 or higher,
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced Test - 160 or higher,
    • IELTS - 6.5 or higher,
    • TOEIC - 800 or higher.
  • Applicants who carried out their studies in English (you must provide an official confirmation letter from your university) are eligible without passing such a test, but providing the results of a recognized international test can add value to the application.
  • Students who completed their studies in the countries listed below are exempted from submitting a language certificate: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, English-speaking Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

*no other test is recognised.

Language of instruction

All programmes are fully taught in English with the exception of the Master in City and Urban Environments - Architecture, Ambiances, Urbanity. Some courses in this programme are taught in French in the second semester of the first year (M1). A minimum B2 level in French is required for M1 admission in this programme, raising to C1 level by the end of the first semester of the first year.

Admission requirements for the second year (M2)

Students who have successfully completed a first year Master's programme can apply for the second year Master's programme.

Language of instruction

All programmes are fully taught in English with the exception of the Master in City and Urban Environments - Architecture, Ambiances, Urbanity. The M2 courses of this programme are taught in French.
  • Specific conditions may apply to each Master's programme - consult the Master's page in question.
  • Our 6 Master's programmes are fully accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education
Published on March 9, 2017 Updated on May 6, 2021