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Host Profile

The city of Rennes is situated in the east of Brittany in north-western France. Rennes is the capital of the region of Brittany, and the Ille-et-Vilaine department. Rennes is a true college city with many private and public universities contributing to its academic culture. The city is full of small restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions of all kinds. It is a major cultural center with many film festivals, theaters, and music events.

Sciences-Po offers a multidisciplinary training. Students study Law, Management, Economics, Political Science, History and European Studies. International students can opt to enroll in classes delivered exclusively in French or may choose from the more limited English course offerings. Other institutional highlights include:

  • 40% of the student body is international
  • Variety of student associations which focus on the arts and sporting events
  • Lectures and workshops led by world-class experts in the field

Courses Available in French

  • Law
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • History
  • European studies

Courses Available in English (very limited)

  • French language
  • Political Science
  • European Studies
  • Culture

Housing and Meals

  • On-campus dorms or privately owned off-campus apartments

Program Dates and Deadlines

Semester Duration Application Deadline
Fall semester October to December March 15
Spring semester January to May October 1

Program Costs*

URI In-state Tuition and Fees $6,329
Room and Board Variable
Additional Fees (Admin Fee, OCS Fee) $833
Health Insurance** $1,181
Emergency Evacuation Insurance $33
Total estimated Cost of Attendance $8,376 + Room/Board

NOTE: Additional costs include airfare, ground transportation, visa, books and personal expenses.
* Fees are subject to change.
**May be waived with proof of insurance and completion of waiver.

Program Requirements for English Program

  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Program Requirements for French Program

  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 credits or more at 300 level French
  • 1 letter of reference from Professor Karen De Bruin of  the URI Languages Department

More Information

For more information on this exchange program or to obtain an application, please first complete the online General Information Session and then contact the Office of International Education to schedule an advising appointment at: 401-874-5546.

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