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Practical information


Studying in France:

  • For UE Citizens: nothing to do
  • For citizens of one of the countries listed here:

You need to follow the Campus France procedure. This procedure will check that you are eligible to study in France.

The deadline for application to CEF is generally in March.

We encourage you to do it soon and to submit us your application at the same time. If we accept you, we will prepare you an official letter of acceptance that you can show to Campus France. This should facilitate your eligibility when you will meet the Campus France agent for the interview.

  • Important: The CEF Procedure alone is not sufficient for your application. Please also send us the application form and the required documents as soon as possible (see application procedure). Give your CEF identification number on the form. If you are not ready yet to complete the application (e.g. missing grades for final diploma), contact us and let us know that you started a CEF Procedure for our Master Program as soon as you have registered with CEF Campus France.
  • Note that we cannot accept any application coming from one of the 31 countries mentioned without an acceptation from Campus France.


  • For other citizenships: check out the procedure at a French embassy in your country.





Important: Courses are mostly in English, and a B2 Level (European certification) is required.

Note that for the Naval Hydrodynamics Specialty, an important part of the formation (about 40% of all courses) is in French (see detailed program). A B2 Level in French is therefore also required for this specialty.



Other information:


  • To obtain a fellowship

For European students, there is the ERASMUS program. For outside of the EU we have no funding to offer. Yet there exists a long list of possibilities

  • Tuition fees

Higher education at University is subsidized in France. Tuition fees are around 500€/yr and include health coverage.

  • Yearly calendar

Classes start the first week of September and finish mid-March for the M2, and late June for M1. There are a three breaks: one week in fall, two weeks in winter and one week in spring.


  • Accommodation in Brest bateau_ubo.jpg

Fortunately, Brest is one of the least expensive cities in all of France for accommodation and daily living expenses. Being a mid-sized city, there are many options.

  • The city of marine sports

Brest is a great city for water sports: sailing, surfing and kite-surfing, diving. For 22 euros a year, you can do all these sports via the University sports service (SUAPS). So finding the free time is the more limiting factor than the cost!