Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Nantes, France
Founded in 1919, Centrale Nantes is among the top higher education and research institutions in France in Science & Engineering. Its purpose is to develop top level scientists & engineers in multidisciplinary and specific fields from 2150 students per year in engineering track (5 years), Master Degrees and PhDs. International development is at the heart of the strategic policy of Centrale Nantes: 100% of its engineering students are going abroad and 30% of the campus population is international.

About

Centrale Nantes belongs to the prestigious Groupe des Ecoles Centrales, Higher Education and Research Institutions with a long tradition of innovation, design, construction and manufacturing. Since its foundation, the Groupe des Ecoles Centrales has followed the same calling: training engineers capable of meeting the greatest challenges of their era.

Centrale Nantes facilitates both professor and student international exchanges through Master’s programs of high quality level with the Erasmus Mundus label of excellence delivered by the European Commission. Indeed, the institution is currently involved in 4 Erasmus Mundus A.1 projects (3 Master, 1 Doctorate), 15 Erasmus Mundus A.2 projects (3 as coordinator with India and South Asia), two A.3 projects. Some grants are available within these projects.

Most international students are awarded attractive scholarships from Centrale Nantes, companies, the European Commission, French embassies or the Pays de la Loire Region.

The recognition of the scientific excellence of Centrale Nantes facilitates its collaboration with regional economic bodies as well as global companies, and interaction with similar networks abroad. Centrale Nantes bridges the gaps between education, research, development, and the corporate world.

Hotbeds of innovation and open-mindedness, the research laboratories of Centrale Nantes provide strong links with France's industrial fabric and enjoy a reputation for excellence in Europe and around the world. The school's research units possess experimental equipment that is unique in their respective fields, particularly in naval hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics civil engineering, crash testing, virtual reality, concurrent engineering, and machining.

Research

Hotbeds of innovation and open-mindedness, the research laboratories of Centrale Nantes provide strong links with France's industrial fabric and enjoy a reputation for excellence in Europe and around the world. The school's research units possess experimental equipment that is unique in their respective fields, particularly in naval hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics civil engineering, crash testing, virtual reality, concurrent engineering, and machining.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (13)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Services

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

  • The international office helps all the international students to fill the administrative requirements and to get an accommodation near the campus.

ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A student association at Centrale Nantes is dedicated to ease relations between Centrale Nantes French and international students:

  • They help and inform foreign students before their arrival and during their stay at Centrale Nantes.
  • They welcome international students when they arrive (pick-up at the train station or airport, welcome week with activities designed to help with administrative work and familiarize with the town and the school).
  • They set up some events linked to intercultural exchanges (dinner, party, trip).

CENTRALE NANTES ALUMNI

  • Thanks to Centrale Nantes Alumni with one and only fee, you get access to the Centralian network and benefit from all the services right away and without expiration dates!
  • You directly access all the activities, professional and regional club contacts, and other Centrale school groups.
  • Upon graduation, the following services will be added: a free career assessment every 5 years, permanent discounts on executive education courses and numerous other benefits.

Student Life

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

  • The development of the international aspect is based on a worldwide network of partners through Double Degrees agreements and Erasmus Mundus partnerships. Centrale Nantes is the coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus projects HERITAGE and INTERWEAVE with Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh) and is involved in projects with Central Asia, North Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Oceania.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Around 30% of the students are international students. Most of them are awarded attractive scholarships from Centrale Nantes, the European Commission, French embassies, or Pays de le Loire Region. Moreover, they are provided with support services (housing, language training - French and English)

STUDENT LIFE

  • Student life is rich and varied on campus: Centrale Nantes proposes plenty of activities through various clubs and associations (sport, art and culture).
  • Centrale Nantes is one of the most athletically inclined schools in France: more than 60% of students belong to a sport club. Most sports are represented, including volleyball, rugby, handball, soccer, climbing, basketball, fencing, sailing, and more.

ACCOMODATION

  • Many students live in the residence hall on the campus or in the surrounding student residence halls. Downtown Nantes is 10 minutes away by tramway.

Accreditation

3 Masters programs have earned the the ERASMUS MUNDUS label:

  • European Master in Advanced Robotics (EMARO)
  • Master of Science in Computational Mechanics
  • EM SHIP Advanced Design

All of Centrale Nantes' programs are recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

International Masters

  • Advanced Robotics
  • Automatic Control, Signal and Image
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering
  • Energetics and Propulsion
  • Design of Systems and Products
  • Metallic Assemblies and Complex Composites
  • Civil Engineering
  • Urban Environment
  • Ship Operation and Naval engineering

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