Université de Nantes

country rank  17
world rank  797

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University Overview

Founded in 1460, Université de Nantes (University of Nantes) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Nantes (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pays de la Loire. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): La Roche-sur-Yon and Saint-Nazaire. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), Université de Nantes (UN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université de Nantes (UN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 558 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Nantes
Acronym UN
Founded 1460
Colours Navy blue and khaki green

University Location

Address 1, Quai de Tourville; Boîte Postale 13522
Nantes (population range: 250,000-499,999)
44035 Pays de la Loire
T +33 (0)2 40 99 83 83
F +33 (0)2 40 99 83 00
Other locations La Roche-sur-Yon and Saint-Nazaire

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office MEIF, 15 chaussée de la Madeleine
Nantes 44000
+33 (0)2 53 46 21 62

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Université de Nantes's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agence d'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement supérieur (AERES)


  • Université
  • Bretagne Loire
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Réseau des Université
  • de l'Ouest Atlantique (RUOA)
  • L'Université
  • Nantes Angers Le Mans (L'UNAM)
  • Compostela Group of Universities (CGU)
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018