École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR)

Founded in 1919, the École nationale supérieure de chimie de Rennes (ENSCR) (Rennes School of Chemistry) trains chemical engineers for industry and offers study programs from undergraduate to PhD level.

Key figures


  • 405 engineering undergraduates
  • 60 international students
  • 5 research laboratories
  • 44 professors, both teaching and research staff and researchers
  • 45 to 50 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers

Study programs

  • French scientific study induction semester (SPI) (baccalauréat)
  • Integrated preparatory cycle and international cycle for Chemists (2-year study program)
  • Engineering degree cycle (5-year study program)
  • Research-based Master's Degree "Science and Technologies – chemistry" (1-year graduate program)
  • Doctorate (3-year program)

Main study themes

  • Biochemistry and organic chemistry
  • Environmental engineering
  • Clean technologies and renewable raw materials
  • Materials

International relations

The ENSCR considers the acquisition of "international competence" as a core part of academic study programs, hence:

  • compulsory language learning (English, German and Spanish)
  • industrial internships and study periods abroad (Europe, Canada, United States)
  • dual qualifications and joint supervision PhDs (via international agreements)
  • a multicultural environment in all the study programs
  • special programs for international students (SPI, Chemist cycle, European Summer School)

ENSCR International Relations Department

ENSCR web site