University of Nantes

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



280 diplomas including 144 based on the European model (Bachelor-Master-Doctorate)

  • 8 engineering diplomas
  • 111 university degrees
20 centres for initial education and research including :
  • 11 faculties and departments (UFR)
  • 6 institutes
  • 2 Schools (School of Engineering-Polytech and School of Teacher Education)
  • 1 Sciences of the Universe Observatory


Research is a major growth sector for Université de Nantes. As an innovative force, the University also has research agreements with industry and shares its discoveries with the society at large.

This new knowledge is supported by more than 3,200 permanent and contract research staff (teachers, researchers, scientists, administrative and technical staff, PhD students) working in laboratories that have all been accredited by the national government (43 research structures). Université de Nantes has also a doctoral college with 11 post-graduate schools.

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University Ranking

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Library services

With seven locations in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon, the university library offers you multidisciplinary documentary collections, on divers supports, for courses, research, information and leisure.

Student Life

Campus life

Université de Nantes is located in a beautiful natural environment situated in the heart of Nantes, a city renowned for its vitality, culture, economic development and its quality of life. Thanks to its 2 campuses of Saint-Nazaire and La-Roche-sur-Yon, Université de Nantes maintains a strong presence within the territory.

Within its campuses, different disciplines meet to enrich one another. Université de Nantes is one of the rare French universities to promote interdisciplinarity. 38,000 students mix within the 20 faculties and schools there. 295 specialities are represented, 44 laboratories work in all fields of knowledge.

Sports facilities

Sports activities can be an integral part of some academic career or they can be complementary to your academic schedule. You may choose from a variety of levels and times. Activities take place on different sites of the university.

A wide variety of activities: water sports, well-being activities, dance, team sports, racket sports, combat sports, sailing and gliding, and also climbing, mountain bike, circus, gymnastic, hiking, surf…


It is accredited by Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France.

Student Reviews

My experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience overall

ESEO Angers
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

ESEO summer programmes provide international students with opportunities to receive high quality courses on topics among the fields of expertise of the school. All courses are taught in English. They aim at developing a full understanding of the field by illustrating the theoretical aspects through the development of practical functional projects that will remain as a...

Good university
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Nantes is a good university. It gives good opportunies to travel abroad. The teachers help their students to get better in the subjects and it's easy to ask questions.

Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France


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