Students who join the Exchange programme at level 3 attend the classes of the third and final year of the Bachelor in Management (BiM).
They will choose to specialise in one of the following fields: Sales and Marketing, Finance and Banking or Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
All classes are taught in English, and the cohort is extremely international and multicultural.
Fall semester: Beginning of September – End of 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
Pre-requisites: 120 ECTS/a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate education for UG Level 3
Linguistic requirements: Minimum B2 level in English
Your university must have an exchange agreement with Rennes School of Business and you must be registered as a degree-seeking student at your university. You do not have to pay fees at Rennes School of Business, only at your home institution.
- For further details on how and when to go abroad, and which programmes or subjects you should study, please ask the exchange coordinator at your home institution.
- You can come to Rennes SB for one semester or for a full academic year.
- You can earn credits to transfer towards your university degree at your home institution.
- We advise applying early for your online class registration to avoid any delays in obtaining a visa.
The application should enclose:
• A fully completed application form signed by the candidate and the home university.
• Official transcripts for the student’s entire education at the home university (translated into English if the transcripts are not in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian).
• A copy of your CV (in English) and a letter of motivation (in English).
• The level of English is decided by an evaluation carried out by the home university (we ask the home institution to provide a certificate that attests to a minimum B2 level of English or an equivalent TOEFL grade, which is sufficient to attend classes at Rennes School of Business). All or most of the classes at Rennes SB are conducted in English and students must have sufficient command of the English language to be capable of understanding lessons, making oral presentations, writing reports and completing examinations etc.
Students will be contacted by email 2 to 3 months before the start of the programme in order to choose their courses.
Rennes School of Business uses the ECTS (European Transfer Credit System). A standard workload is 30 ECTS per semester. Your course choices will depend on your home institution, your personal career plan, the pre-requisites for the course, the availability of the course and your personal schedule.
- Students are expected to take 30 ECTS Credits per semester: 4 ECTS credits per subject.
- French language classes (optional): 3 ECTS credits/semester.
- French culture classes (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 Good: generally sound work with a number of notable errors 58% – 64%
- D 2 Satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings 50% – 57%
- E 1 Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria 40% – 49%
- Fx 0 Fail: more work is required before credits can be awarded 30% – 39%
- F 0 Fail: considerably more work is required and the student needs to re-take the course Below 30%
Should the student find an internship while studying at Rennes School of Business, the contract is to be signed by their home institution and the company. Rennes School of Business cannot issue such a document unless the students are registered on a degree-earning programme at the School (BiM, 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 applications for residence permits, health insurance, banking, internet providers, mobile phones, bus pass and information sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.
Students with disabilities or health problems
Rennes School of Business welcomes students with disabilities. Please contact the school before arrival (by sending an email to the team in charge of the administration of your programme). For students with reduced mobility, the school is equipped with lifts to access all the floors in the buildings and other amenities. Transport in Rennes is also adapted to persons with reduced mobility (metro & buses).
- For more information, please consult the Accommodation & Health page.
Rennes School of Business is available to help international students find suitable accommodation (student residences, private houses, shared flats, family homestays) in the city.