Rennes School of Business

The Rennes School of Business, founded in 1990 by the Rennes Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is part of the elite Grand École network. It hosts three Research Centres in conjunction with industry partners: Responsible Business; Technology and Information Management; and Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Academic highlights

Rennes School of Business is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top business educators. A research-based business school, it has an international outlook fostered by an extensive Masters’ program and mandatory international internships.


Rennes School of Business is ten minutes’ walk from the historical centre of Rennes, the capital of the north-western region of Brittany. One of the greenest cities in France, Rennes is famed for its medieval half-timbered buildings and is home to a large expat community

Did you know?

Rennes School of Business is wonderfully internationalised: 50 per cent of students are from outside France, while staff represent 40 different nationalities.

Language requirements

A large number of units are taught in English at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Disciplines available


Banking and finance

Business law and taxation

Econometrics and business statistics




  • The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the university.
  • Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisers in your managing faculty(ies) and subject to available places at the host campus

See the Rennes School of Business' unit catalogue here.

Rennes School of Business can provide unit outlines on request.

If you cannot find any unit guides after having done your own research, you can follow the process as outlined here.

Full time equivalents

  Semester Year
  Minimum 18 Monash Points Maximum 24 Monash points Minimum 36 Monash points Maximum 48 Monash points
Standard 22.5 ECTS30 ECTS45 ECTS60 ECTS

Exchange program terms

Rennes School of Business 'Spring' Semester (Monash semester 1): January to April/May
Rennes School of Business' 'Fall' Semester (Monash semester 2): September to late December

See the Rennes School of Business' Academic Calendar here.


Rennes School of Business provides student accommodation five minutes’ walk from campus. The university can provides assistance in finding accommodation in Rennes via its digital housing platform.

Rennes School of Business offers advice on accommodation here.


As a general rule, all students planning to study in France for more than 3 months must apply for a student visa before departure from Australia and apply for a residence permit after they arrive. Students travelling to France must visit the Consulate General in Sydney in person to lodge their application.  Processing times for visas can be up to 3 months. You should not enter France on a tourist visa if you intend to stay longer than 90 days or three months. Applications for a change of status for a visa are not supported.

Monash Abroad can only provide general information - always check with the relevant consular/Embassy and consider advice that is right for you.

For more information on visas, please refer to the Consulate General of France in Sydney here.

Rennes School of Business also provide some advice on visas, which can be found here.

Health and insurance

All students are required by French law to take out the French Student Health Insurance. For Rennes School of Business' advice on health insurance, download the two PDF documents titled “FAQ Exchange Students” and “Fact Sheet“, which can be found here.

When travelling on a Monash Abroad approved program, you are automatically covered under the Monash University Student Travel Insurance policy.

Orientation and extra-curricular 

There is a mandatory orientation program commences a week before classes.


All international students have the possibility to attend courses in French Language and French Culture. These classes earn 3 ECTS credits each per semester regardless of your level of business studies.

Rennes School of Business' Well’Come team is a student organisation that assists students in integrating to the school and everyday life in Rennes and France.

General information for France

Campus France Australia is a service of the Embassy France dedicated to the promotion of French universities, student mobility and partnerships between French and Australian unis. You can learn more on their Facebook page.


Tuition fees for this program are waived by the host institution. While on exchange you remain enrolled at Monash and continue to pay fees to Monash University. Find out more here.

Cost of living

One semester abroad will generally cost you approximately AUD$10,000 – $15,000, however this varies depending on destination and your individual living standards.

ESC Rennes recommends a minimum budget of €700 a month, excluding travel.

Monash funding

Find out about Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships here.

Find out about Monash University Travel and Placement Scholarships here.

Australian government funding

Find out about the Overseas Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) here.

Nicolas Baudin Scholarship

The Nicolas Baudin scholarship is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France. It consists of a return flight ticket between Australia and France and social insurance for up to six months. Find out more here.

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ESC Rennes School of Business

  • Program type: Semester exchange
  • Location:
    • Rennes
  • Program periods: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

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