A graduate and post graduate school
A founding member of the INSA Group
Full CTI accreditation
EUR-ACE label

Courses Taught in English

Syllabus description

Information about courses and syllabi can be found here:

English semesters

If you would like to undertake one semester of study at INSA-Rennes, there are 3 semesters where all courses are taught in English. These semesters are designed for exchange students at M1 and M2 levels. Our ICT departments have designed a coherent package of credit-earning courses for international students. Exchange students may select other courses on condition that the course is given during the same semester and is compatible with the semester calendar. 

Masters in engineering

Masters by research


All departments can supervise projects in their research labs. INSA Rennes offers three possibilities for a full semester:

- 10 ECTS (1,5 day per week)
- 15 ECTS (2,5 days per week)
- 24 ECTS (4 days per week)

Two students can work on the same project, report and defense.

ECTS credits 

Studies at INSA Rennes are flexible as the school uses the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), a European standard for comparing study attainment. When courses are successfully completed, the students earn credits ; the normal total for an INSA student being 30 credits per semester. The student's choice has to be approved by both the home university and INSA. 

Application process

Non-fee-paying semester programs work on the basis of an exchange between the applicant’s home University and INSA Rennes. Therefore, in order for fees to be waived, an agreement (Erasmus or other) must exist.


French Summer School

The INSA/ENSAI Summer School is an intensive program of French language and cultural outings.

From more information click HERE



French as Foreign Language

A1 level in French is recommended even for programs taught in English. INSA Rennes offers all its non French-speaking students training in French as a Foreign Language (FFL) at a level appropriate to their existing ability (4 ECTS per semester)