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Universite Rennes 2

Host Profile
The city of Rennes is situated in the east of Brittany in north-western France. Rennes is the capital of the region of Brittany, as well as the Ille-et-Vilaine department. Rennes is a true college city with many private and public universities contributing to its academic culture. The city is full of small restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions of all kinds.

Rennes also claims the second largest "street market" welcoming visitors, tourist and study abroad students every Saturday morning. This city’s location is ideal for travel to the coast (Atlantic) and to Paris which is to its east.

Rennes 2 University is the largest center for research and higher education in arts, humanities, languages, social sciences and humanities in the far west of France.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 credits or more at 300 level French
  • 1 letter of reference from Professor Karen De Bruin of the URI Languages Department


Program Dates and Deadlines


Semester Duration Application Deadline
Fall semester September to December March 15
Spring semester January to May October 1


Program Costs*


URI In-state Tuition and Fees $6,329
Room and Board Variable
Additional Fees (Admin Fee, OCS Fee) $833
Health Insurance** $1,181
Emergency Evacuation Insurance $33
Total estimated Cost of Attendance $8,376 + Room/Board


NOTE: Additional costs include airfare, ground transportation, visa, books and

personal expenses.

* Fees are subject to change.

**May be waived with proof of insurance and completion of waiver.

Room and Board

  • On-campus dorms or privately owned off-campus apartments

Courses Available in French

  • Communication Arts
  • Letters
  • Languages
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Education

Program Duration: Spring Semesters, Fall Semesters and Academic Year options

Program Application

Contact the Office of International Education (OIE) for an appointment: 401-874-5546.

Get a copy of the application form at the Office of International Education, International Center, 37 Lower College Road.