France: Rennes School of Business

‌Rennes School of Business is located two hours north of Paris in the lovely city of Rennes which has a population of around 350,000 people. Rennes is a beautiful city with many options for housing. Students have the option to live with a host family, in a city center apartment, or in the on-campus residence hall. The campus is expanding to four buildings, adjacent to a park, and is quite beautiful.

This is an exchange program, which means UNI students will pay UNI undergraduate resident tuition and fees to study abroad at this school for the semester or academic year. 

Rennes School of Business offers a summer term option. Refer to the "Summer School" tab for more information on this option.

Dates & Deadlines

Term: Summer 2024
App Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024
Program Dates: Monday, May 13 to Friday, June 7, 2024

Term: Fall 2024
App Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024
Program Dates: September 2, 2024 to December 20, 2024 (dates tentative)

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Interested in studying abroad in the spring of 2025 or later? Please fill out the waitlist form below and the study abroad center will notify you when applications for future terms open:

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Rennes is known as one of the best places to live among France's biggest cities. It is located about two hours by train from Paris, London, and Brussels, and it is only 40 minutes from the Atlantic coast, making it the gateway to the Brittany (Bretagne) region. Of the 350,000 people in the area, the student population of 60,000 gives the city a youthful and dynamic atmosphere. It now manages the network set up by the World Health Organization and is one of the top cities in France for technology and research. The city also boasts a vast pedestrian area full of shops and offers plenty of leisure, sport, and art activities.

Image removed.Undergraduate Courses

UNI students have the option to take a variety of Undergraduate Exchange Student Modules (Level 4), and optional French language & Culture courses. UNI students will take courses from Undergraduate Transfer Credit Program (UGTC), Level 4, taught in English, and should specify this on their Rennes application form.

There are approximately 12-15 business courses offered each semester, though courses available vary from fall to spring semester. Students should take classes with a code ending in "E" unless they are fluent in French. It is necessary to take at least four Rennes courses during the semester, as most equal 3 US credits each, in order to transfer back a minimum of 12 US credits. 30 ECTS credits are usually equivalent to 15 US credits.

A mandatory on-line registration session will take place prior to the start of semester. Students will be informed by email and a password and login will be provided to each student.

(Uses ECTS credits)
6=3 sem hrs

Rennes Grades = UNI Equivalent​

A      Excellent        70-100 = A    
B      Very Good     65-69 = B+
C      Good              58-64 = B
D      Satisfactory    50-57 = C+
E       Sufficient        40-49 = C
FX/F Fail                  0-39 = no transfer credit

Program dates subject to change due to confirmation for academic year dates from Rennes.*

Postgraduate Degree

Students can participate in one of Rennes' one-year master's program and pay UNI undergraduate resident tuition. Graduating seniors with a Bachelor's degree in any major are encourage to consider this program for a one-year Master's degree. There are many Master of Science (MSc) or MAIB degree options. Below is a breakdown of degree requirements, please visit Rennes' webpage for specific requirements for each program.

MA in International Business
Semester 1 (5 modules): ECTS 30 credits
Semester 2 (5 modules) including a winter session: ECTS 30 credits
Graduating project (5 modules): ECTS 30 credits
TOTAL: ECTS 90 credits

MSc programs
Semester 1 + Semester 2: ECTS 60 credits
Winter session (1 module): ECTS 6 credits
French language for International students or foreign language for French students: ECTS 3 credits
Preparation for graduating project: ECTS 6 credits
Professional project building: ECTS 5 credits
Performance on the internship: ECTS 10 credits
Graduating project: ECTS 30 credits
TOTAL: ECTS 120 credits

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Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost: $13,566*

*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Estimated Total Program Cost$13,566
Estimated U-bill Charges$5,417
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs$8,149


Rennes Cost Estimate Fall 2024 (Pending Update of UNI Tuition)

Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees$4,864
Room & Board$4,824
Personal Expenses$887


Pending Updates for UNI Fall 2024

‌Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to study abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
  • If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
    • Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible