L'école de Design Nantes

L'Ecole de Design Nantes

L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique provides a chance to the international students to understand the subjects of their preference in distinct ways in France and abroad. In collaboration with multiple nationalities, students can learn essential characteristics.

Connection across borders

As a signatory of Erasmus + Charter, L’Ecole de Design Nantes allows students to have the possibility to move at competitive terms in the Europe. The school is linked with more than 120 educational institutions around the globe in five continents, meaning that the school has at least eighty foreign students for a semester.

Diverse range of courses

Students have variety of programs beginning from DN MADE bachelor programs (year 1-4), wherein they can study third year through the international class in English language. Additionally, L’Ecole de Design Nantes provides the Master’s class which is also taught in English.

Founded Year: 1988
Institution Type: Private

61 Bd de la Prairie au Duc, 44200 Nantes, France

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Courses Offered

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

Reasons to Choose L'Ecole de Design Nantes

Immerse in French Culture

Nantes, provides the wonderful opportunity for the students to learn French culture and high quality education. This provides an opportunity for the French students to study in France.

Quality education

The educational project is a holistic one and the most famous French Design University that defines the vocational study with the strong corporate bonds and innovation.

An International School

With the prestigious “Bienvenue en France” label, awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, L’Ecole de Design Nantes involves the recruitment with the best experience.

Nurturing Innovation

The school has labs to create a space where students can research on multiple projects about socio-economic matters.

L’Ecole de Design Nantes is a member of almost 3,000 designers in the four continents, working at L’Oreal, Chanel, Renault and Airbus.

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L'Ecole de Design Nantes Accreditations

One of the achievements of the L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique is its uniqueness that it grants a Master’s degree for private design school in France.

Ground-Breaking Accreditation

L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique has become the first private design school in France to get the accreditation for the master’s degree.

This institution received the recognition status from Direction Générale de L´Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, through the official bulletin dated July 22nd, 2021.

On 22nd July, 2021, the institution received the recognition from Generale de L´Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche. This newest accreditation not only reflects the school’s enduring dedication towards imparting the best design education but also validates its leadership quality.

L'Ecole de Design Nantes Scholarships

Getting into the globalized world

Together with the Pays de la Loire countryside and the European Commission, L’Ecole offers financial aid annually for the students who plan to go study or do internship abroad.

Envoleo Scholarship
The school has its Envoleo grants that offer one time grant of €1000 to help students from Nantes or its surroundings to study outside.

  • This grant size doubles for the students who receive grants of social origins for level 4, 5, 6, and 7 as well.
  • Students with disabilities can receive €1,000 extra.

However, the grant is exclusive to either Erasmus+ program or to the grants awarded by the region.

Erasmus+ Program
The L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique, as a partner to the Erasmus+ program grants their students based on their living and travel costs.
The amount of a scholarship varies based on the studies or internship program along with the mobility duration.

Complementary Funds
The main objective of the new Erasmus+ program aims to decrease the tuition fee by offering equal opportunities, including high level of diversity and equity, to the extra financial support.

Erasmus+ grant
Mobility expense of mobility of the disable students is provided on the principle of reimbursement for exact expenses.

CROUS Scholarship

Scholarship applications to the CROUS are made at the end of January for the following academic year. Once this application enters and the documents are sent to CROUS, conditional notification of the grant has to be sent to L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique at the beginning of the school year.

L'Ecole de Design Nantes Placements

A forum for an International Placements

With the international vision of L’Ecole de Design Nantes, students get ease to do internship abroad.

Empowerment of the We Design Platform

With an access to the We Design platform, students can participate in a broad range of discussions. Few are:

Connecting alumnus from abroad and get to know their experiences and advices

Involve in the colleagues discussions who took trips on the international internships.

L’École de design Nantes offers an integral placement procedure to support the students to find the job of their interests under its supervision to avoid any deadlines and regulations issues.

Student Services Offered by L'Ecole de Design Nantes

With the student-friendly, safety and comfortable nature, there are few principle services in L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique.

Accommodation Assistance

EDNA offers an online accommodation platform with a combo to ‘Studapart’.  This student life simplifies housing search like:

  • Offering rental and shared accommodation with special prices to help students to find accommodation near the campus
  • Provides online facilities, like booking accommodation and guarantor support for the international students

Students need to provide their ID and proof admission to access the website with the specialized multi-language staff to support through email.

Health Insurance

Providing the strong advice, students can insure their community insurance policy to help them to focus on their education.

Student Life at L'Ecole de Design Nantes

Global Life at L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique

LEDN Atlantique has multiethnic global framework where students can develop their cultural and creativity vision. Having more than 100 universities across the globe reflects the cross-cultural exchange of the academic learning.

Pioneering Research and Innovation

More than learning, the institution hosts the cutting-edge research and development to provide the technical and environmental changes like Care Design Lab, Digital Design Lab, Food Design Lab, and many more.

Boosting Organizational Innovation

L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique develops a flexible and creative business culture in their students through academic projects, recruitment initiatives and continuing education modules.

An Extensive Canvas for Creation: The Mock-up Workshop

Pleasure of working with a variety of tools and prototypes, provides an experience to the students to get creative workshop experience.

Space for Collaborative Problem-Solving

The Learning Lab at LEDN is devoted to provide pedagogical exploration and novel teaching techniques to foster problem-solving technology through research, creativity and innovation.

Harnessing the Power of Digital: DWS/Workshop & Studios

By offering the practical digital proof of concept, the Digital platform teaches current technologies in combination of emerging technologies.

A Beacon for the Design Industry: Real Estate Project

Demonstrating its commitment to innovation, LEDN supports largest investment in design space in France over a decade and provide modern facilities that are accessible and effective in design education.

L'Ecole de Design Nantes Rankings

L’Ecole de Design Nantes: A leader of design education

As one of the highly rated design schools across Europe, L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique is consistent in standing at the top positions in national and international rankings.

Excellence and student satisfaction

  • Ranked No. 1 in the Eduniversal’s Top 10 ranking of schools of art direction, graphic design, design (Bac+5) (2023).
  • Ranked 2nd top Art and Design (Bac +5) school in Eduniversal Ranking 2022.
  • Measuring its academic effectiveness and student satisfaction , LEDN is ranked as the runner up in Art Direction, Graphics, Design program in France
  • With the determined academic and employer reputation and with impressive research impact, LEDN stands at No. 201, No. 230 in QS World University Rankings 2022.

 Specific Course Rankings

  • It holds the 6th position in User Experience, UX Design in Eduniversal Ranking of 2021
  • Ranked 3rd in UX Design master in France in 2018
  • Rated as the sixth best interior design and graphic design school in France in 2018

Recognition by Professionals

In terms of the product design professionals, LEDN ranks 2nd best industrial design school in France (2017 and 2018).

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