Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Ecole Centrale de Nantes is a historic engineering school recognized as the best French engineering school that develops strong scientific, technical and managerial skills.

Founded Year: 1919
Institution Type: Public

1 Rue de la Noë, 44300 Nantes, France

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** Fees mentioned here are approximate and are per year, Unless specified otherwise

Why choose Ecole Centrale de Nantes

A Tradition of Excellence

Ecole Centrale de Nantes is an academic member of Ecoles Centrales group, a reputed association of educational institutes with a mission to impart quality education to the brightest students.

Global Opportunities and Connections

The Centrale Nantes has a partnership with USA, India, Japan, and Brazil, among other countries to prepare its students for the global experience.

Innovation and Practical Learning

Research and education go together at Centrale Nantes conducting experimental studies in laboratories, to help students to perform high-quality research.

Ecole Centrale de Nante offers innovative approach by providing a supportive environment to address its students through the integration of theoretical concepts and practical application.

Engaging Curriculum and Mobility

The school proposes more than 400 courses in combination with double degree programs, gap years and mobility within France. With the custom-tailored education, students can direct their educational path as per their needs and plans.

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Ecole Centrale de Nantes Accreditations

With a prestigious reputation Ecole Centrale de Nantes holds the official accreditation from Commission des Titres d’Ingenieur (CTI) ensuring its quality of engineering training.

In 2014 , it confirmed to renew its educational excellence and curriculum for the next six years.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes Scholarships

Elite Scholarships

Non-European students with MSc program can access these scholarships for €3,000 for 2 years of studies.

Government-Funded Scholarships

The French government and several other foreign governments offer grants and scholarships on the Campus France website where the students of French embassy, or related Ministry of Education or Scholarship Authority can complete the application directly.

International Collaborations

Other than the French governments and other countries, intergovernmental scholarships such as Mexico (MEXFITEC), Brazil (BRAFITEC) and Argentina (ARFITEC) are also offered.

Industrial scholarships jointly establish with a reputable company in the oil and gas industry to fulfill industry requirements for research and innovation.

Organization Scholarships

A student who has applied directly to the organization will get COLFURTURO (Colombia) and PTDF (Nigeria) scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses fully.

European Programs

The Erasmus Mundus label of excellence grants to five Centrale Nantes Master’s programs and scholarships for the EMJM programs are awarded.

The Erasmus+ program scholarship is offered to the students of the European country.

Subsistence Grants

The CROUS scholarships are provided by the government upon passing a means-test for the students who enroll duly in the Engineering department at Centrale Nantes.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes Placements

The Student Career Service plays a key role in the career development of the students to compile and provide professional assistance throughout the period of their education.

Students get support from the first day of the school till they find their first job by allowing them to choose the appropriate careers by career counseling and professional events.

Incremental Benefit

From the first day of the school, Nantes Centrale Alumni Association stands as a complementary channel to the community of students. Here are some of the perks:

  • Access to their CNA account
  • Individual guidance and support
  • Attend programs to motivate and multiply their network.

Student Services Offered by Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Special Study Arrangements

Under certain circumstances, students of the Bachelors in Engineering program can avail:

Elite Athletes and Performers: Students interested inthe athletes, artists or members of national association are given accommodation.

Illness or Accidents: The institution takes care ofthe students suffering from chronic diseases to ensure to continue their education.

Disability and Impairment: Adequate measures are taken for the students with disability to their educational needs and on-campus accessibility needs.

Social Security Coverage: The non-European students need to register with the French Securite Sociale upon their arrival, while the European students need to carry their Health Insurance Card for health coverage.

Student Life at Ecole Centrale de Nantes

More than 110 Clubs and Organizations

Ecole Centrale de Nantes has 112 clubs and associations created and maintained by students to engage students offering an array of activities, including:

  • Robotics club
  • Film club
  • Poker, cookery, Zık, ski week
  • Participation in the regional or national shows as 4L trophy, Creadanse, Inkjet Competition, Nemo Challenge, International week and others.

Students are the priority -BDE

The ECN Student Association (BDE) is focused on helping its students to represent their interests to regional or national authorities by enhancing their general well-being.

Fostering Creativity – BDA

Student Arts Association (BDA) revives various cultural activities like music, dance, concerts, and drawing on campus whre students catch up with the buzz of Nantes.

Fueling Sportsmanship – BDS

Centrale Nantes’ Sports Association shows its existence through BDS in sport events in universities and federal organizations. Continuous trainings are given to the students to learn how to run events, coach, and referee as student-Managers, to balance their work and sports.

Promotion of Future Leaders

The role of CNA (Centrale Nantes Alumni) at Ecole Centrale de Nantes is to connect students and alumni to create the feeling of togetherness, and mutual understanding. It provides valuable sources like future leadership mentoring opportunities, and professional conferences to make easier transition from study to the work floor.

Researchers and Doctoral Economics Students will have a home – ACDC

The ACDC (Association Researchers and PhD Students) offers academic and professional advice for the students involved in various entertainment activities to establish social and trustful relationships.

Campus Facilities

The campus boasts a plethora of facilities:

Cafeteria: A multi-purpose space for meals, coffee breaks and events open for every student.

Food Trucks: Variety of healthy dishes is made available.

Multimedia Library: More than 8000 books are available free of cost. Additionally, there are continuous circulation of over 1000 theses and more than 50 news and magazine subscriptions.

IT Services: The wireless network, Wi-Fi made available with the connection the high speed.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes Rankings

L’Etudiant Rankings 2024

Ecole Centrale de Nantes School succeeds from the 7th position in 2023 to the 4th place in IMT Atlantique 2024 rankings.

It ranked 41st globally in the Academic Subjects 2023 Shanghai Global Ranking in the Marine/Ocean Engineering.

In 2024 Times-Higher Education placed Centrale Nantes in the 1st position in top 500 worldwide and ranked top 300 in the field of Engineering and explicitly among the top 500 in both the fields of computer science as well as for physical science.

Centrale Nantes ranks 600th position globally, committing towards industrial sustainability, as well as the economic growth in the region.

QS World University Rankings 2023 ranks Ecole Centrale de Nantes at the 87th position by listing itself in the top Universities in Mechanical Engineering globally and 3rd in France.

In addition, Ecole Centrale de Nantes ranks 5th position among the Engineering schools assessed in the “Evaluation of student best experience happiness Barometer 2021” conducted by Spar & Act.

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