Exchange – Level 5

PGTC – Postgraduate Transfer of credits – level 5

Students joining the Exchange programme at level 5 attend courses of the second and last year of the Master in Management. They take general management courses and specialise in a specific track. They are mixed with local students who are in their 5th and last year of studies.

Key dates & Programme

Key dates

Academic calendar
Fall semester : Beginning of September – End of December
Spring semester : Beginning of January – End of April

Nomination deadline
Fall Semester : Mid May
Spring Semester : Mid October

Application deadline
Fall Semester : End of May
Spring Semester : End of October

Programme

Students joining the Exchange programme at level 5 attend courses of the second and last year of the Master in Management (Programme Grande École). They take general management courses and specialise in a specific track. They are mixed with local students who are in their 5th and last year of studies.

Application process

Pre-requisite : 180 ECTS / minimum 3 years of undergraduate studies completed for PG level 5
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 business school international office or your study abroad office for advice.
  • You can come for either one semester or a full year
  • You can earn credit to transfer towards your university degree at home.
  • Students applying for an exchange with Rennes SB must first be nominated by their home institution. Once selected and/or accepted by the home institution, please fully complete and send to Rennes School of Business the application form for exchange students (provided by your home university).
  • 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

Course selection

  • 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 more precise details on how and when to go abroad, and what courses to study, please ask your business school international office or your study abroad office for advice.
  • You can come for either one semester or a full year
  • You can earn credit to transfer towards your university degree at home

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 : 6 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%

Internship

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

Practical informations

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.

Resident permit
The international office of Rennes School of Business helps students to obtain a resident permit.

Orientation programme
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).

Rennes School of Business helps international students to find suitable accommodation (student residence, private house, shared flat, family homestay) in the city. A new residence campus for international students is now available on the campus.

FAQ
The basics; Before my arrival ; First week : Miscellaneous ; …

Contact
More information? Contact usexchange@rennes-sb.com