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PRESENTATION

INTERNATIONAL

International Students
Programmes

 

Practical Information


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 and study among France’s largest cities (1st city in the magazine ‘‘20 minutes’’ ranking, February 2016).

 

With a population of 400 000, including 63 000 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.

  • Only for students with a Visa with “ETUDIANT” written on it: 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.
  • Upon acceptance at 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 / CampusFrance agency.

 


 

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.

NB: 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 (fees for 2015/2016: 215€). Only students from the European Community are exempt IF they can produce a nominative and valid EHIC card (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 France; some property owners include this in their «rental package». If not, the students can buy this with their French bank.

 

 

Housing

On the Rennes School of Business on line Housing Plateform, you will find many offers around the campus from private landlords, halls of residence and real estate agencies. Reservation request can be made directly on the plateform with your rental file. The students will receive the enrollment key to sign up on the plateform once they are enrolled at Rennes School of Business. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact plateform team via the online Chat.

 

 

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

€ 350-400* / month on average

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

Food

€ 150-200 / month

Personal expenses

€ 100

Monthly bus pass

€ 28.90 / month

Student health insurance

€ 215 (price for 2015/2016)

Complementary health insurance

€ 100 / year

Civil responsibility

€ 40 / year

Residence Permit (for students with long-stay visa)

€ 55 / year

Average total per month

around € 700 excluding travel and personal expenses

*All students staying one year can apply for government help (housing allowance,) 50-160€ 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 - Compulsory for all international students

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



 

Discover 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 Rennes School of Business is a wonderful means to discover the richness of French life, its culture and economy.

 

Rennes was consecrated 1st city in France and 28th city in Europe according to a European Commission survey untitled “Perception of Quality of life in European Cities” in 2015 regarding Public transport, Health care services, Sports, Cultural and Educational facilities, Streets and buildings, Public spaces, Availability of retail shops.

 

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.

 

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 63,000 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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The academic year is divided into 2 semesters


Fall semester :
Beginning of September 2016 – End of December 2016

Spring semester :
- Undergraduate level 4 and Postgraduate level 5: Beginning of January 2017 – End of April 2017
- Undergraduate level 3 and double degree IBPM : End of January 2017 – Beginning of May 2017

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