Ecole centrale de Nantes

Central Nantes, a top ranking school on the international stage, situated in the beautiful city Nantes.

Information about the university

In France, a distinction is made between universities and Grandes écoles. The latter are prestigious universities that often specialize in one field of study.

École Centrale de Nantes, or Centrale Nantes, is a grande ecole, a French engineering school establised in 1919. It delivers Graduate, Masters and PhD programmes based on the latest technological developments and the best management practices. Central Nates is known for a close coopertation with the industry, and is the top 250 best universities within Engineering and Technology.

Central Nates is situated in the heart of Nantes and two hours train from Paris.

UiS has an Erasmus+ agreement with Central Nates, 4 places within engineering

Language of instruction

English and french

Language requirements

English proficiency recommended at minimum B1 level for English (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English from "vgs" for Norwegian students). Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for further information.

GPA requirements

No GPA required

Total number of exchange places

4 master students x 1 semester within engieering

Tuition fee

Erasmus + students are excepted from tuition fee


Erasmus+ in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.

Academic year

Autumn semester: September to January

Spring semester: February to July

How to find subjects

Course selection

Avtalen gjelder for ingeniørfag på masternivå (passer for flere av ingeniørstudiene) Merk at man bør følge et fast program, dvs at man kan ikke velge emner fritt.

Informasjon om programmene

Credits abroad

30 ECTS=30 studypoints


Centrale Nantes has a partnership with CROUS and some private residences.
The International Relations Department will assist with finding accomodation

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