Study at the University of Nantes Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences occupies a parkland site on the bank of the Erdre river, only 2km from the centre of Nantes. We offer both undergraduate (Bachelor's) and graduate degrees (Master's, Doctorate) in a variety of disciplines in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics.

Teaching is organized in two semesters, with the first semester running from September-December, and the second semester running from January-May.  In an average undergraduate degree, each semester is comprised of 250h teaching, of which ~10% will be online distance learning. 30 ECTS are awarded for successful completion of each semester.

Instructors are committed to the application of modern teaching methods to make learning more interactive for students - both online and in classes. Development of practical skills is an important part of all our teaching in experimental sciences, and lab classes make up a significant amount of the teaching hours, particularly from the second year onwards.

Although some courses include modules that are taught in English, in most undergraduate and graduate courses the language of instruction is French. Overseas students can enroll for French language classes that are taught in the evening. These are free for Erasmus exchange students.

Access to student services (accomodation, university registration, healthcare insurance etc.) is handled centrally at the University's Guichet Unique.

Our courses in English

Research at the University of Nantes Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences site hosts research units working in the fields of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics. In addition, faculty members also carry out research in laboratories on the Medical School campus, and in laboratories located in other higher education institutions in Nantes. If you are enrolled in a Master's degree, you will be able to carry out a research project in one of thes laboratories. Some Bachelor's degrees also offer the possibility of a research internship in the third year.