Students joining the Exchange programme at level 3 attend courses of the third and last year of the IBPM Programme (International Bachelor Programme in Management).
They specialise in one of the following fields : Sales and Marketing, Finance and Banking, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
All courses are taught in English, and the cohort is highly international and multicultural.
Key Dates & Programme
Fall semester : Beginning of September – End December
Spring semester : End of January – Beginning of May
Fall Semester : Mid May
Spring Semester : Mid October
Fall Semester : End of May
Spring Semester : End of October
Students joining the Exchange programme at level 3 attend courses of the third and last year of the IBPM Programme (International Bachelor Programme in Management). They specialise in one of the following fields : Sales and Marketing, Finance and Banking, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. All courses are taught in English, and the cohort is highly international and multicultural.
Pre-requisite : 120 ECTS / minimum 2 years of undergraduate studies completed for UG Level 3
Language requirement : A B2 level in English
Your university has an exchange agreement with Rennes School of Business, and you are registered as a degree-seeking student in this university. You do not have to pay fees at the Rennes School of Business, only at your home institution.
- For further details on how and when to go abroad, and what courses to study, please ask your Home University exchange coordinator.
- You can come for either one semester or a full academic year.
- You can earn credits to transfer towards your university degree at home.
- We advise early application to enable early on-line registration of classes and to avoid delays in obtaining a visa.
The application should enclose :
• Fully completed application form signed by the candidate and the Home University
• Official transcripts for the entire education of the student at the home university (translated into English if the transcripts are not in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian)
• CV (in English) and letter of motivation (in English)
• The level of English is left up to evaluation of the home university (we ask the home institution to provide a certificate confirming a B2 level in English – or equivalent TOEFL, which is sufficient to take classes at Rennes School of Business). All or most classes are conducted in English, therefore students are expected to have a sufficient command of the English language to be capable of understanding, making oral presentations, writing reports and exams etc
Students will be contacted by email 2 to 3 months before the start of the programme in order to make their choice of courses.
Rennes School of Business uses the ECTS (European Transfer Credit System). A standard workload is 30 ECTS per semester. The choice of your courses will depend on your home institution and your personal professional project, the pre-requisites, availability and timetabling.
- Students are expected to take 30 ECTS Credits per semester : 4 ECTS credits per subject
- French language class (optional): 3 ECTS credits / semester
- French culture class (optional): 3 ECTS credits / semester
- International Summer programme in Responsible Management: 6 ECTS credits / 2 weeks
NB: 30 ECTS are usually equivalent to 15 US credits or 60 UK credits.
Grading system used at Rennes School of Business
ECTS Grading Definition %
- A 5 Excellent outstanding performance 70% or above
- B 4 Very good : Above average standard but with some errors 65% – 69%
- C 3 58% – 64%
- Good : Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
- D 2 Satisfactory : Fair but with significant short comings 50% – 57%
- E 1 Sufficient : Performance meets the minimum criteria 40% – 49%
- Fx 0 Fail : Some more work required before credits can be awarded 30% – 39%
- F 0 Fail : Considerable further work is required and student needs to re-take the course Below 30%
Should the student find an internship while studying in Rennes, the contract is to be signed by their home institution and the company. Rennes School of Business cannot issue this document unless the students are registered on a degree-earning programme (such as IBPM, PGE, MSc). We can, however, provide a model document. Exchange students are welcome to consult the offers available at Rennes School of Business.
Programme, FAQ, Calendar, Brochure
Visa for non-European students
Please contact the local French Embassy or Campus France in your country to obtain a visa application to arrange your stay in France as soon as you are admitted.
The international office of Rennes School of Business helps students to obtain a resident permit.
The School provides an orientation programme for all international students the week before classes start. Sessions are compulsory and cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass and information sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.
Handicap, Health Problems
Rennes School of Business welcomes students with disabilities. Please contact the school before arrival (send an email to the programme administration for your programme). For students with reduced mobility, the school is equipped for lifts/elevators to the classroom floors and other amenities. Transport in Rennes is also adapted to persons with reduced mobility (metro & buses).
- For more information, also consult : Accommodation & Health
Rennes School of Business helps international students to find suitable accommodation (student residence, private house, shared flat, family homestay) in the city. A residence campus for international students is now available on the campus.