Université Rennes 2 is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Rennes, France.

Student experiences

General information for exchange students

Course information (Go to "choix de cours et liste des coordinateurs de départements")

International Student Guide

Academic calendar

Semester I: September – January
Semester II: January - May 

Retake examinations for the two semesters take place in June.



Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in French is required to attend courses.

If at the moment of application you are still at a B1 level you will then have to attend French proficiency evening courses (free of charge for 1 semester) on arrival.

Exchange students are offered one semester of French support courses of 4 hours a week in the evening (in the 'CIREFE'). More information

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students have to choose at least 50 percent of their courses in the department 'Musique, arts du spectacle, histoire'. Courses taught at this department cover History, Musicology, and Performing Arts. Students are allowed to take the other 50 percent of their courses at other departments within the university. However, not all courses at the university are open for exchange students. A specific catalogue of courses is available, listing courses open to exchange students. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

There is a limited number of rooms available in accommodation offered by the university, so it is a “first come first served” policy. Click here for more information. 

For information on housing in the private market please click here.

Estimated living costs per month

No information available.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

3 places per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)