Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes

Rennes
France

Language of instruction

English
French

The Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes - Rennes Institute of Political Studies is part of the Sciences Po group, and combines academic expertise with a rich intellectual environment. Although the eight Sciences Po have the same aims and are based on the same principles, each has its own identity. The main feature of IEP de Rennes lies in its international dimension.

Rennes offers a unique experience with its cultural life and its historical and architectural heritage. Only 2 hours from Paris by train, Rennes is ideally located near many famous places, such as Mont Saint Michel and Saint-Malo.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Autumn Semester Late August–December

Guides and additional information

IEP de Rennes has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at IEP de Rennes is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

You are not permitted to study fewer than 30 ECTS at IEP de Rennes.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at IEP de Rennes.

Language
Students wishing to follow the French program at IEP de Rennes will require B2 French language proficiency.

Study Options
You must indicate whether you intend to study in the French program or the English program. Details of each program are linked in the section below (Find courses). 

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the IEP de Rennes course catalogue for French or English programs if courses do not appear in the database.

First year courses and profiles
Second year courses and profiles
Fourth year courses and profiles

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Communication, digital media and PR
French
International relations
Political science

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Sciences Po Rennes offers exchange students on-campus housing in the university hall of residence; however, spaces are very limited. Information on student residences is available under Accommodation on the Daily life in Sciences Po Rennes web page. The University also provides many useful links to help students find off-campus accommodation.

Cost of living

To help students budget for exchange, the university has provided an estimate of the average cost of living in Rennes.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students undertaking exchange studies in France can apply for the Nicolas Baudin Program through the French Embassy in Canberra.

The University may provide a housing allowance if you meet the necessary student criteria.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Please read through this important information about Health Insurance for exchange students in France. 

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the French Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)