Information for the new academic year

We look forward to welcoming our students back on campus in September


The campus is due to reopen to students in September in time for the new academic year. Teaching activities will naturally take full account of the health and safety guidelines indicated by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to protect the health and safety of all users. Existing guidelines, which are subject to change in line with the evolving public health crisis are provided below.

On the basis of these guidelines a blend of in-person and remote courses (or combination of the two) will be offered for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. Second semester classes are due to be held in-person.

Important: students must come to campus equipped with face masks - to protect everyone's health.

International students
 International students will be able to enter France from 1 July, regardless of their country of origin, and the arrangements for welcoming them will be facilitated. Their applications for visas and residence permits will be given priority. - Extract from the joint press release by the Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Christophe Castaner, Home Office Minister, on the opening of borders and the hosting of international students.

Course Arrangements by Programme

Programme Course start date Arrangements
Bachelor Year 3 1 October in-person (Nantes campus)
Bachelor Year 4 1 October in-person (Mauritius campus)
Foundation Master 1 October in-person
Master Year 1 7 September remote (NB may evolve to mixed or in-person *)
Master Year 2 7 September mixed or remote (NB may evolve to in-person *)
Engineering - Year 1 2 September mixed (10 groups mixed, 2 groups initially remote *)
Engineering - Year 2 1 September at 9 am, Core Curriculum commences from 10.30 am mixed or remote (according to specialisation)
Engineering - Year 3 1 September at 8 am, Professional Options commence from 10.15 am mixed or remote (according to specialisation)
ITII 18 September in-person
Advanced Masters from 14 September in-person
Fast Track 1 October in-person

* The blend of in-person / remote / mixed learning may evolve over the course of the semester according to the presence of all international students on campus and any relaxing of the health and safety guidelines.

Current Health and Safety Guidelines for institutions, campuses, residences and university restaurants

  • Maintain physical distancing,
  • Masks to be worn at all times when physical distance cannot be guaranteed (students bring your own masks),
  • Protective measures (regular hand washing etc),
  • Limited user contact,
  • Cleaning and disinfection of premises and equipment,
  • Communication, information and training for agents and users.
Published on June 19, 2020 Updated on September 1, 2020