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International Students

 

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Practical Information


ESC Rennes School of Business is located in Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, 2 hours from Paris by TGV fast train and 1 hour by plane from London. It is regarded by the national press as being one of the best places to live among France’s largest cities (‘‘L’Express’’, June 2010). With a population of 400 000, including 60 000 students, Rennes offers the full advantages of a large city while at the same time being convivial in size. Students will benefit from a very attractive urban, sporting and cultural environment: modern sports facilities, cinemas, theatres, cultural centres, museums, libraries, restaurants and pubs.

 

Visa and OFII form

All students living in a non-European country will have to apply for a visa. Please check with you nearest Campusfrance agency, French Embassy or Consulate.

The OFII form will enable the students to travel in the Schengen-member countries and will entitle them to the housing allowance. If they do not go through this formality, they may not be able to re-enter France in the future.

On acceptance at ESC Rennes School of Business the students will receive the official acceptance letter in English, its translation into French (for visa purposes) and an additional letter in French for the Embassy / Campus France

 

Insurance

Travel insurance

Before the students leave their country, they must make sure that they have taken out travel insurance with repatria­tion in case of serious health problems, accident etc.

N.B. Students who must apply for visas are often asked to take out repatriation and other insurances by the French Embassy.

 

Health insurance

All students are required by French law to take out the French Student Health Insurance. In 2012/2013 it cost € 207. Only students from the European Community are exempt IF they can produce a nominative and valid EHIC (European Health Insurance) card for the length of their studies in Rennes

Private insurance cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

It is illegal for students to attend French universities if they do not have the above mentioned Health Insurance

 

Accommodation insurance

French law stipulates that all persons who rent ac­commodation must have civil responsi­bility and third party insurance at their address in Rennes; some property owners include this in their «rental package». If not, the students can buy this with their French bank.

 

Housing

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.

 

Cost of living:

Please find below a very approximate budget for a student in Rennes. Remember to provide enough money available for your arrival in France as it can take up to three weeks to obtain a cheque book and credit card when you open a bank account.

 

Room

€ 350* / month on average

+ 1-2 month’s rent deposit (refundable)

Food

€ 200 / month

Personal expenses

€ 150

Monthly bus pass

€ 26.90 to € 36.00 / month

Student health insurance

€ 211 (price for 2013/2014)

Complementary health insurance

€ 100 / year

Civil responsibility

€ 40 / year

Residence Permit (for students with long-stay visa)

€ 55 / year

Average total per month

€ 750 excluding travel and personal expenses

*All students staying one year can apply for government help (housing allowance,) 80-160€ per month depending on the accommodation chosen).

 

Welcome on arrival

The Well’Come team, a student organisation welcomes the international students on arrival. They help them settle into their home in Rennes, with administrative matters, integrate into the School. Trips, events, parties are also organized all year long and each international student is taken care of by a buddy upon arrival.

Orientation week

The International Relations Office provides an orientation programme for all International students the week before classes start. Sessions cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass, French culture, academic expectations and standards. Attendance is mandatory.



 

Discovering Rennes

 

France is one of the leading destinations in Europe, as more than 245,000 international students choose to study in the country every year. Studying at ESC Rennes School of Business is a wonderful means to discover the richness of French life, its culture and economy.

 

The French economy is based on strong values: innovation and creativity, scientific and technological excellence. It is the world’s 6th largest economy in terms of exports and the 3rd largest economy in the world for international investments. France is famous for its technological achievements in such fields as aerospace, the very successful Ariane satellite-launching programmes, the world renowned Airbus planes, TGV superfast trains, chemical and petrochemical industries but also biotechnological and agri-business multinationals.

 

ESC Rennes School of Business is located in Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, 2 hours from Paris by TGV fast train. It is regarded by the national press as being one of the best places to live among France's largest cities. With a population of 400 000, including 60,000 students, Rennes offers the full advantages of a large city while at the same time being convivial in size. You will benefit from a very attractive urban, sporting and cultural environment: modern sports facilities, cinemas, theatres, cultural centres, museums, libraries, restaurants and pubs.

 

Rennes sets the pace in Brittany’s regional development, benefiting from a dynamic economic environment: telecommunications, new technologies, tourism, transport, logistics and services.

 

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