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Founded in 1460, the Nantes Université (University of Nantes) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Nantes (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pays de la Loire. This institution also has a branch campus in La Roche-sur-Yon and Saint-Nazaire. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France), Nantes Université (UN) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational French higher education institution. Nantes Université (UN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 563-year-old French higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Nantes Université's Control Typepublic


Nantes Université's Entity Typenon-profit


Nantes Université' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Nantes Université's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) University of Nantes
Acronym UN
Founded 1460
Colours Navy blue and khaki green
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Nantes Université general video presentation.

University Location

Address 1, Quai de Tourville; Boîte Postale 13522
44035 Pays de la Loire
Nantes Université's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Nantes Université Phone Number +33 (0)2 40 99 83 83
Nantes Université Fax Number +33 (0)2 40 99 83 00
Other locations La Roche-sur-Yon and Saint-Nazaire

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Nantes Université's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Nantes Université's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Nantes Université's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Nantes Université.

Nantes Université: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Nantes Université's admission information.

Nantes Université's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Nantes Université's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Nantes Université a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Nantes Université's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Nantes Université's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Nantes Université has more than 3900 international students.

Nantes Université's Admission Office Admission Office

MEIF, 15 chaussée de la Madeleine
Nantes 44000
(0)2 53 46 21 62

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Nantes Université.

Nantes Université's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Nantes Université has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Nantes Université's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Nantes Université's Control Type Control Type

Nantes Université is a public higher education institution.

Nantes Université's Entity Type Entity Type

Nantes Université is a non-profit higher education institution.

Nantes Université's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Nantes Université's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Nantes Université does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Nantes Université's main facilities:

Nantes Université's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Nantes Université's Library

Nantes Université's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Nantes Université's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Nantes Université's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Nantes Université's main services:

Nantes Université's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Nantes Université's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Nantes Université's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Nantes Université's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Nantes Université's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Nantes Université's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Nantes Université is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Nantes Université's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

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

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Nantes Université's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • 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


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Nantes Université 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Nantes Université's Facebook page Nantes Université's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Nantes Université's X (formerly Twitter) page Nantes Université's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Nantes Université's YouTube channel Nantes Université's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Nantes Université's Instagram page Nantes Université's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Nantes Université's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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Nantes Université is a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization and publishes open courseware such as free video lectures and course materials.


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