24 months
9900 EUR/year
8900 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MDes International Design Strategy / Le Studio France encourages the exploration of the French culture within an applied, interdisciplinary context.

Visit the official programme website for more information


This International Design Startegy program offers a tremendous opportunity for international design students to discover and comprehend French culture.It follows a different rhythm, adapted to the students integrating the school at postgraduate level, to allow a good integration and a better approach of the methodology as taught in the school.

Key facts:

Students will be able to choose to work on projects linked to one of these 5 topics, attached to our Design Labs:

  • Care Design
  • City Design

  • Digital Design
  • Food Design

  • Media Design


Le Diplôme de design Bac +5 : A truly recognized Master's degree in design
.This program leads to the Master’s level degree in design, certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and registered in the Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles (the French directory for vocational qualifications or RNCP) as a Level 7 Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Design and complexity project
  •  Workshop to define the end of studies project
  • Prospective design project
  • Seminar methodologies
  •  Innovation seminar
  •  Intellectual property
  •  Seminar specific to the theme of the program

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at L'École de design Nantes Atlantique and/or in France, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

This program is open to all applicants who:

  • hold a Bachelor’s Degree in design or have completed at least three years of undergraduate studies in digital design, graphic design, product design or space design equating to at least 180 ECTS credits.

  • If you are not a native English speaker: a certification your English proficiency (minimum level of 700 points at the TOEIC test or equivalent for programs taught in English).

You may apply before actually receiving the degree or having completed your undergraduate studies. However, admission will only take effect once the degree is obtained or the undergraduate credits have been validated.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9900 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nantes

600 - 650 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Concerning the scholarship, unfortunately, the school does not offer any. According to your country of residence and your particular situation, different possibilities of financing your studies in France may be available: government grants, funding granted by international organizations and NGOs, private fellowships...

For information regarding grants and scholarships, we recommend you contact the French embassy in your country, your local CampusFrance agency, or "CampusBourse", the CampusFrance grant search engine: see the CampusFrance website for more information.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

MDes International Design Strategy- Le Studio France
L'École de design Nantes Atlantique


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