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 for the 2023 intake open soon (M1 year)
  • Applications for the M2 year open: t.b.a
Application Process

Application Rounds

  • Applications are reviewed in rounds. M1 applicants may apply in any of the three M1 rounds, and M2 applicants in either of the two M2 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;

Accepting your place

  • 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.

Important dates for the 2022 intake

M1 Round 1 M1 Round 2 M1 Round 3 M2 Round 1 M2 Round 2
Submit your complete application by 15 December 28 February 28 April 30 March 28 April
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by 27 January 24 March 26 May 21 April 26 May
Accept your place by 14 February 11 April 11 June 11 May 10 June
Pay your first tuition installment by 29 March 25 May 15 June 30 May 15 June
Admission Requirements

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

NB: 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

NB: 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.
Required documents

When applying for a Centrale Nantes Master's Programme you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Your official transcripts
  • A CV/Resume and cover letter
  • Your diploma
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your passport or other form of official identification

Your documents must be uploaded in English or French. If the original version of your documents is not in one of these two languages, a certified translation by a sworn translator is required.

Tuition fees and financing

Fees for non-European students:

Master 1: €9,000

Master 2: €6,000

Fees for European students:

Approx. 260€ per year


Different scholarships are available for students enrolling in a Master's Programme at Centrale Nantes:
  • Centrale Nantes Elite Scholarship
  • Government scholarships
  • Inter-government scholarships
  • Industry scholarships
  • Scholarships from organisations
  • European Programmes
Apply here

How to use eCandidat:
5 steps to apply for a Centrale Nantes Master's:
  • 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 September 21, 2022