Summer University

Summer University

The best start for your studies in France

Summer University 2020 is canceled.

Summer University is organized for international individual students or group of students. A program before the start of the year with intensive language courses (20 hours a week) and a wide cultural program (events, trips…)

Informations :

Summer University

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Three choices :

  1. 4 weeks program : from August 3rd to August 28th 2020 (82 hours).
  2. 2 weeks program : from August 3rd to August 14th 2020 (41 hours).
  3. 2 weeks program : from August 17th to August 28th 2020 (41 hours).

The program combines language, culture and practical life to facilitate adaptation to everyday life in France and the academic background in French for international students (CEFR levels B1 and B2).

  • Intensive courses in FLE (French as a foreign language) and civilization (CEFR levels A1 to C1)
  • Initiation to the FOU (French on University Objectives, for CEFL levels B1 and C1)
  • Mandatory cultural activities (visits, workshops) and optional cultural activities
  • Practical workshops


Language and civilization courses (4 weeks)980€
Language and civilization courses (2 weeks)580€
Advance payment- not refundable90€

-Semestrial courses students in CIREFE are eligible to a  10%  discount.
-Groups above 10 registrations are eligible to a 10% discount.

Refund in case of cancelation for a valid reason with supporting documents :
-At least 60 days before the start of the classes : complete refund (outside of the advance payment)
-At least 30 days before the start of the classes : 50% refund
-No refund past 30 days away from the beginning of the classes.

Fees include: mandatory courses and cultural activities, access to various services (help with accommodation, access to the University restaurant, wifi on campus …).
Fees do not include : reception on arrival, transport, accommodation and catering costs.

Tailor-made services
-Rennes trainstation or airport reception and accompanying to accomodation : 60€
-Host family housing, full board (S2F association) : 30€/night

Accommodation costs

  • 22€ per night single room (with individual shower and toilet) in a university residence
  • -Starting from 19,50€ per night directly on Bed and CROUS website (only from 3rd-15th of august)

This 9m2 room is furnished with :
-A single person bed (sheets and blankets furnished)
-Table, chair, shelf, bathroom sink, wardrobe

-Shower and toilet are in the room (bathroom towels not included)
-Common kitchen (kitchenware not furnished)

Common services are available : laudry room, lunch room, vending machine

  • 728€* single room in a host family, full board (lunch at the university restaurant), for 28 nights.

*Prices may vary slightly

Information :

Registrations for Summer University 2019 are open.
Registration is to be done online following this link :

Online level test for registered persons will be open starting monday 27th of may 2019.

For any additional information, please contact :


The university is close to the center of Rennes, 20 minutes walking, or 5 minutes by metro (Villejean-University station). The railroad (SNCF) and bus stations are directly connected via metro to the University.

Map here

-Rennes is one hour from the beaches of Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel, 1h30 from Paris by train.

The University Restaurants and cafeterias reopen on August 20th (meal 3,30€)
Theres is also a shopping area nearby.

Login IDS will be provided upon arrival (Wi Fi and computer labs).


Côte d'Émeraude : Dinan & Dinard

Seaside near town of Dinard

Golfe du Morbihan : boat ride, Carnac & port city of Vannes

Seaside in Morbihan