École Centrale de Nantes

Useful information



Support and assistance on arrival and during the period of stay

Academic aspects – contact with supervisors, help in choosing the right course(s) and in preparing/changing the study/research plan. Visa – contact with embassies, consulates. Accommodation – assistance in booking of a room for all grantees. At arrival - Pick up, support in administrative formalities. Welcome events organised. During the mobility period, the international team organizes meetings for all EM grantees as well as cultural and integration activities.


Halls of residence on offer

The international office of ECN assists grantees for the booking of accomodation.


Language courses on offer

The department of languages provides French courses for international students.


Information on the cost of living, climate and cultural events

Cost of Living : Accommodation: 400 EUR; Meals: between 150 EUR and 200 EUR; Transports: 34.00 EUR (for a Tan monthly pass) - Climate : Nantes has a Western European oceanic climate, with frequent rainfalls all year round and cool temperatures. Fall and winter days are generally rainy with cold temperatures often falling below zero and moderate snowfalls in the coldest months. Spring and summer days are sunny to cloudy with mild temperatures and occasional summer hot spells especially during the month of July.


Support to disabled people

Disabled students should inform the International Office in advance, so that provision is taken regarding their accommodation.


Monitoring Activities

Meetings on a regular basis; contact with the scholarship holders by email, telephone and through meetings; contact with the responsible professors to monitor the oingoing activities.


Integration events organized by the University

Welcoming events to Erasmus Mundus students and to all international students; Christmas and other local festivities' celebrations; other social and cultural events, trips.