Guide for international students in Rennes

Rennes International Mobility Centre publishes a guide for international students: it contains all the practical information you need, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.
This 8th edition has been produced in March 2023. 

You can consult the guide online (see at the bottom of this page) or download the section you are interested in by clicking on the links below.


Before you arrive (2022-23 update available!)

•    Understanding the French Higher Education system
•    Getting to know Rennes and Brittany
•    Applying for a place in a Higher Education institution
•    What you need to know before you arrive
•    Getting to Rennes

Settling in (2022-23 update available!)

•    Getting through the red tape
•    Being welcomed on arrival
•    Finding accommodation
•    Getting insurance
•    Money matters

Everyday life in Rennes (2022-23 update available!)

•    Eating
•    Transport
•    Health care
•    Communications
•    Keeping up to date
•    Perfecting your French
•    Finding a student job
•    Having fun
•    Sport
•    Discovering Rennes, Brittany, Paris


  • Keeping in contact with France
  • Understanding acronyms
  • Useful contacts
  • Credits