Situated along the banks of the River Loire in Northwest France, Nantes is a vibrant and youthful city making it a popular choice for university students. Nicknamed Venice of the West
, Nantes is the 6th largest city in France and is considered one of the most livable cities in Europe.
The University of Nantes is similar in size to Georgia State and brings more than 3,500 international students to its campus. Offering a wide range of cultural, social and sporting activities, you are guaranteed to find many opportunities to get involved in student life at Nantes during your exchange. In addition to French as a foreign language courses, the University of Nantes also offers free non-credit French Support Classes for
Exchange Students in the evenings. The Univesity of Nantes has two semesters: the fall semester runs from September to December (although exams for some departments may take place in January) and the spring semester runs from January to May.
Areas of Study Include:
- Computer Information Systems
- Undergraduate or graduate RCB students in Good Academic Standing
- Enrolling full-time during the exchange term
- Participants with language fluency may opt to take courses taught in the local language (French)
at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Course Registration & Equivalencies
Participants must register for the equivalent of at least 12 credit hours
at University of Nantes In addition to registering for courses at the partner university, participants will also register for INEX placeholder courses here at GSU. Upon successful completion of the semester, students will receive transfer credit at GSU, of which, up to 9 hours of 3000/4000 credit earned at another institution as part of an official Georgia State University exchange program may be counted toward the academic residency requirement. Applicants will work with the Program Director during the application process to review projected course offerings and established RCB course equivalencies to ensure that courses transfer back to GSU successfully.
More information about registering at your host university will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Previous fall & spring course offerings include:
*For more information regarding established course equivalencies, please schedule an appointment with the Program Director
|Nantes Course Name
||GSU Course Equivalency
||ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II
||IB 4099 International Business Elective
||FI 3300 Corporation Finance
||MGS 3400 Managing People in Organizations
Estimated Expenses for a Semester Exchange at University of Nantes
|GSU Tuition & Fees
||$4,643.24 - $5,538.00 (12-15 credit hours)
|Housing & Utilities
||$300 (off campus) - $650 (off campus)/month
||$1200 - $1400
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about
other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303