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Top 5 reasons to study in Rennes


Want to move to another city to study? For a Bachelor's or Master's degree, head for Brittany and get a taste of student life in Rennes! As well as being able to bring back crêpes and kouign-amann to your parents the next time you go home, Rennes attracts many students. Wonder why? Here are 5 great reasons to choose Rennes for your studies.


1.Universities renowned throughout Europe

Did you really think we were going to start this list with the number of bars? Not at all!  Studying in Rennes is a serious business! By choosing the capital of Brittany, you benefit from universities recognised in major rankings such as the Shanghai ranking or the Reuters ranking, which rewards the most innovative universities in Europe! If you’re a scientist at heart (yes, some people do love maths!), you’ll love the University of Rennes.


2.Student life: great places to go out

Fancy a drink to celebrate the end of your exams? Head for Rue Saint-Michel, nicknamed Rue de la Soif (thirsty street) because it has a bar every 7 metres. Obviously, to be visited in moderation!

By day or night, Rennes is a great city for students who like to go out: sip drinks on the terrace, go to concerts, the cinema, spend an evening in bars with board games, simply put there's something for everyone! 


3.Studying in a friendly-sized city

Does moving to a big city make you quake in your boots? No problem! In Rennes, you’ll be fine because it’s still a friendly size. Get around hassle-free with the metro, or use the bus network to help you get to class on time.

Plus Bretons are really nice, once you get to know them! You'll see, you'll love it!


4.Finding cheap accommodation in Rennes is easy

As a student town, there’s a high demand for accommodation, but it’s rare not to find something to suit your needs! Of course, if you’re looking for a brand new apartment in the city centre, then that will be tough.

But in Rennes, there are student residences like Nemea Appart'Etud where you can easily find accommodation not too far from the university, and enjoy the great student atmosphere!


5.Professional opportunities

If you want to study in Rennes in the field of technology and science, this is the ideal city to find an end-of-study internship that will look good on your CV! And with the number of companies based in and around Rennes, you'll have plenty of opportunities for an internship, work experience placement or even a student job. Not bad, eh?

By Nahuel Pedroso - Marketing and Innovation Manager

Driven by nostalgia for my student years, I am constantly looking for information and tips to simplify students' lives. My goal is to share these discoveries to help students in their academic journey.