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Area of study: Economics Program type: Exchange
Program Description:

Rennes Exchange Program in Economics is a one-semester program (14 weeks), entirely taught in English in small groups. It targets international students wishing to study in Rennes but without necessarily having the language skills to attend French speaking courses. The lectures cover a broad range of topics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied, public, international and labor economics...) and reflect the research activities of the teaching staff.


Live in France

Rennes, capital of Brittany, 213 000 inhabitants is a one-of-a-kind city in the west of France.
Located two hours from Paris and one hour from Le Mont St Michel, Rennes is a lively, attractive, affordable and safe city. Rennes has been elected «best city to live in France» by the 2016 European Community Survey. It is famous for its world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, fascinating history, great shopping and beautiful architecture. Rennes is also the largest student city in western France and a major research cluster. Whatever your interests, the city has something to offer you. Get a taste of French culture and gain an in-depth experience of life in another country.


The semester starts in September and ends by Christmas. It consists of 14 weeks of teaching (70% lectures, 30% tutorials, group work and simulations with the Bloomberg market place) and uses ongoing assessment. Students have about 3 to 5 hours of lectures per module each week. At least two modules (two courses mandatory per module) have to be taken.

2 years of undergraduate studies are required depending on the chosen modules, some extra scholar prerequisites may be preferable.

Courses Available



Module 1 : Microeconomics


Game Theory


Industrial Organization


Module 2 : Applied Economics


Applied Macroeconomics


Applied Statistics


Module 3 : Public Economics


Public Goods and Policy


Taxation and Wealth Redistribution


Module 4 : International Economics


International Trade


International Finance


Module 5 : Labor Economics


Labor Economics: Microeconomics


Labor Economics: Macroeconomics


Total credits:



* European Credit Transfer System.Credit transfer can be done using other credit systems.

French language course can also be taken (4 hours per week, 5 credits) on a volunteer basis.

Bloomberg certification can also be taken.

University of Rennes 1 is spread over three main campuses. A multidisciplinary university that specializes in three scientific fields:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Health
  • Law, Politics, ECONOMICS, Management and Administration Sciences
  • Social and Human Sciences

In figures:

  • 27733 students (3522 international students from 125 countries)
  • 1830 faculty members, 340 researchers
  • 3,700 E-LEARNING courses
  • 57 student associations and 46 sport activities
  • Diapason Center for Arts

The Faculty of Economics, located downtown in a 19th century building, regroups teaching and research in economics and is part of the University of Rennes 1.

In figures:

  • 2057 students (1354 Bachelors, 677 Masters, 26 PHD)
  • 3 Bachelors, 1 Magistere, 1 Label, 4 Masters/15 specialties
  • 92 Professors and 350 external Professors
  • Student professional INTEGRATION:
    • Bachelor (93%), Master (91%), PHD (92%)

Strong INTERNATIONAL openness:

  • 25-30 international visiting professors each year
  • 3 exchange programs, 6 double degrees
    • 72 international destinations



The Rennes Exchange Program in Economics is open to international students from our partner universities. Students have to be selected by their home university. Two years of undergraduate studies are required for admission.


More information on the Faculty of Economics

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA

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