Financial information 

In order to make the most out of your study experience abroad, be sure that you have the financial means to support yourself during your stay in Nantes and be aware of all the related costs (tuition fees, housing, food, transportation etc.): do not hesitate to forecast your budget and to see if you are eligible to some financial aids (don't wait until the last minute and pay attention to the deadlines)!

Your student card and school certificate will only be issued upon payment of your tuition fees and CVEC (more details will be given at 'Le Guichet Unique' upon arrival).

Tuition fees and CVEC

Tuitions fees
Please refer to the box on the right side of this page to know more about annual admission fees in Polytech Nantes.

Students are subject to a new fee known as the CVEC, which helps to finance on-campus programs that enhance the student experience. It applies to French and foreign students enrolling for a degree program in a public or private institution of higher education in France. More information.

Books / Materials

Course material provided by Polytech Nantes costs about 100 € per year. It is to paid during the first month. Additional book costs are to be borne by the student.

Complementary Health Insurance

Hghly advisable. In addition to the health insurance fees that you pay for along with your school fees, you should consider hetting an additional health insurance coverage called the "mutuelle"" to fully cover your health expenses during your stay : minimum fees: 100 €/year.

Transportation and food

A public transport pass costs about 33€ per month (for those under 26 years old).

The University Restaurants (R.U) are the best options in terms of value for money: you will pay around 3.25 € per meal (starter, main meal and dessert).


Exchange students and students coming from a partner university
If you wish to stay in a university residence, you must make the request through Mobility Online when applying. Please note that the University of Nantes receives many requests and cannot guarantee a room for each student.  

Non-exchange students
You can apply directly to the CROUS and consult their website to find out which procedure you need to follow.

Each student can also decide to look for an accomodation by himself, but be aware that it is very difficult as a foreign student: you will be asked to provide a lot of documents to confirm your financial situation. Rents may vary between 300 € and 650 € per month and you generally need to give a deposit, equivalent to 1 or 2 months of rent.
Take time to collect all the useful information before deciding to search on your own and do not forget to inquire in advance.

More information about accomodation for exchange and non-exchange students.