Individual (or Non-Exchange) Students

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Procedures for Individual Students:  1st year students of Licence (Bachelor's degree) & DEUST Programs

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1. Applicants with a European nationality (including Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco):

European degree-seeking students (not part of an exchange program) should follow the same application procedures as French students and apply via the Parcoursup platform. Guidelines and important dates are also provided (in English) on the Campus France website.

Applicants from non-French speaking countries will also need to provide proof of a language certificate stating their proficiency at a  B2 level.  Students living far from Rennes and who need to pass the TCF for DAP (language test), can complete the procedure from a university close to their place of residence; that university will then forward the file to Rennes 2.

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2. Citizens from outside the EU residing in France (DAP green file):

To apply for the next school year,  candidates from countries outside of the EU but who reside in France will need to download and complete the 'dossier vert' (green file) of the D.A.P. This form is a prerequisite to registration for the first year of a Licence (similar to a Bachelor’s degree program). It should be completed between beginning of October and mid December (subsmission deadline by 15 December).  This procedure concerns international applicants who have graduated with foreign qualifications and do not fall under the special cases category.

The DAP green file can be  be downloaded from the Ministry’s website.

Applicants living far from Rennes and who need to pass the TCF for DAP (language test), can complete the procedure from a university close to their place of residence; that university will then forward the file to Rennes 2.

Special cases include: political refugee, stateless person, asylum seeker; child of a diplomat based in France; French Government fellowship holder.
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3. Countries affected by the 'Study in France' Procedure

Students from the following countries will need to contact a Campus France Office in order to submit their application. A single online procedure exists for these applications. The countries included are: 

Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam

Please note that this procedure is necessary in order to obtain a French visa.

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4. Non-EU applicants, not residing in France (Dossier blanc - White file):

Non-EU applicants, and who are not from countries affected by the 'Study in France' procedure (see above), must go through the Campus France procedure (please see their website) or the Cultural Services Office of a French embassy (in case there is no specific Campus France office). The DAP blanc must be completed and submitted between beginning of October and mid December (subsmission deadline by 15 December). 

Nationals from countries that do not have a Campus France office can also download the white file from the Ministry of Education’s website.


Students pursuing 2nd & 3rd year of Bachelor's Degree, or 1st or 2nd year of Master's Degree, or DEUST 2nd & 3rd year, or Professionally-Oriented Bachelor's Degrees

Applications for these levels must be filled out online via a Campus France Office, (if this service exists in the country of residence), or directly, at the website  e-candidate Rennes 2.

NB: The applicant must still prove that they have achieved at least a B2 level in French in their application process by providing a French Language Certificate (TCF, DELF, DALF). Otherwise, a semester or even a year of French language refresher courses is recommended (see the CIREFE website).


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Do you have a French language competence certificate?

Non-French-speaking applicants, or those who do not hold a B2 level French language competence certificate, must take a language test (TCF for DAP), organized by Rennes 2 University. This test costs around €70 and takes place in February.  In case of unforeseen and duly justified difficulties, two replacement sessions are programmed in March in Paris.

Candidates residing outside France should take the test in their country. For more info, see the CIEP website.

Interested in taking French language courses while staying in Rennes?  Courses are available at the  International Centre for the Study of French - the CIREFE.


University fees for individual students

Rennes 2 University has renewed the partial exemption from the differentiated registration fees for international students for the year 2022-2023.

This exemption will allow them to bring their fees to the same level as those paid by French or European students. 

To see the amount of the registration fees, please follow this link:

This section about university fees does not apply to exchange students. 



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