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Rennes is the 10th largest city in France and it has the 6th largest student population. It is only 45 minutes from the coast (Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel) and 1,5 hours from Paris. On a green 17-hectare campus, INSA-Rennes students benefit from well-equipped classroom, private study, catering and living facilities.

INSA Rennes

Created in 1966, INSA Rennes is a member of the INSA Group, the leading French network of state graduate and post graduate engineering schools, composed of 7 schools in France and 6 partner schools.

Research and innovation are the key elements of INSA, which benefits from the expertise of its 168 professors and lecturers. With six laboratories of international renown, three technological platforms and numerous industrial partners, INSA Rennes stands out for two poles of excellence: Information, Communication Science & Technologies / Materials, Structures & Mechanics.

With around 2 000 students, INSA Rennes is a prestigious “Grande École”, a graduate and post graduate school. INSA Rennes delivers high level scientific training conforming to the highest official European standards:

Recognized for the excellence of their scientific training, French state “Grandes Écoles d’ingénieurs” have very selective recruitment, based on the academic performance of the students. Only the best students are accepted by INSA Rennes (1 in 7 candidates is admitted into the first year), on the basis of their academic file and of an interview.

Engineer training, being both scientific and technical, favors teamwork and a high employment rate through practical sessions, industrial projects and internships in companies, in France and abroad (11 months possible over the 5 years of study).

INSA Rennes offers also the opportunity to follow a Master of Science (8 Specialties) and a Doctorate in one of 6 laboratories.

Some figures in 2022-2023:

2 106 students

- 1 831 Engineering students
- 84 Masters of Science students
- 13 Advanced Masters programs students
- 118 PhD students