*Université Rennes II



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

"Fantastic. Rennes has a very quaint city centre with bars upon bars upon bars, good crêperies (a Breton specialty!). If you want a culturally interesting experience, definitely come here." - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

Read about Student Experiences


General information for exchange students

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

International Student Guide

Welcome Week

Academic calendar

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

Retake examinations for the two semesters take place in June

Academic calendar




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

More information about housing you can find 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


Survival Guide ESN


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 see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!