Université Rennes 2 Overview

The Rennes 2 University was established in 1810. Located in the heart of the Rennes metropolitan area, it is the largest research and higher learning institution in Arts, Literature, Languages, Social Sciences, and Humanities in the West of France.

The university has 20,000 students and 600 professors working in 5 faculties (UFRs or Education and Research Units): ALC (Arts, Literature, and Communication), Modern Languages, Human Sciences, Social Sciences, and Sports and Sports Sciences.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the Rennes 2 University for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of English.

Key Information


To apply for accommodation in residence halls you must fill in the application form. Please be aware that some of the rooms in halls are quite old and the University won’t be held responsible if the room does not meet your expectations.

There are a limited number of rooms available so the University runs the accommodation service on a first come first served basis. We will usually let you know your room allocation at the beginning of July for semester 1 students and mid-December for semester 2 students.

There are 2 types of room available:
- Standard room
- Renovated room


Cost information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 14 September 2015- 19th December  11th January 2016-23 April 2016

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.