ESC Rennes School of Business France

About ESC Rennes School of Business

ESC Rennes School of Business is a truly international campus with virtually all courses taught in English. Welcoming over 300 foreign students each year, much of its 1,900 strong student body is from outside of France. ESC Rennes is located in a city that is reputed to be one the best places to live in France. Undergraduate and graduate students come from all over the world to study business in English while exploring French life and culture. No French language background required.

Rennes, France

Rennes is the capital of the beautiful and culturally diverse region of Brittany. Its many restaurants, cafes, pubs, theaters and museums contribute to its personality. The old quarter, known for its surviving cobblestone streets, combines 15th and 16th century Renaissance and medieval architecture. Of the 350,000 people in the area, the student population of 60,000 gives the city a youthful atmosphere. Located in the northwest corner of France, the city is approximately 40 miles from both the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel and provides easy access to European travel. In addition to the metro and bus system, Rennes has an airport which makes travel simple. Where is Rennes? Two hours from Paris by train, one hour from Brussels or London by plane!

Undergraduate & Graduate Program

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1


 Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Program Application
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages about why you want to study at ESC Rennes)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos with your name written on the back

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information



ESC Rennes School of business does not have on-campus residences. However, the Accommodation Department at ESC Rennes helps the international students find suitable accommodation providing various options (student residence, private house, shared flat, homestay family).Once the students have been accepted, they will receive all the information to finalize the accommodation procedure. ESC-Rennes will provide you with apartment listings for you to arrange your accommodations. Come–On, a student group, often assists students. You will receive a detailed packet about housing in Rennes with your acceptance letter. Rent for furnished communal apartments ranges from $300–$600 per month, depending on preferences. It is common to pay a deposit of one month's rent and a small contract fee.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from September to December; the spring semester runs from January to May. You will find the 2017-2018 academic calendar for ESC Rennes here.

French Language Courses

Exchange students are eligible to take a French Language and/or Culture course offered by ESC Rennes during the semester. A placement test is organized on arrival in order to determine the student's level of French. 

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information


Ms. Amparo Reig Martinez

Exchange Students Assistant

International Relations Department

ESC Rennes School of Business
+ 33 (0) 2 99 54 63 63