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Academic calendar

Academic Calendar 2019/2020

The academic year starts in September and finishes in June, in Nantes. The year comprises vacation periods, including two weeks at the end of the year (Christmas and New Year’s).
For exchange students, the 1st semester usually starts mid-September and finishes by the end of January. The second semester lasts from mid-February to mid-June.

The detailed calendar of holidays and curriculum will be handed to you on your first day at school.

Bachelor programs (BDes) school year start

Programs taught in Nantes

  • International Class: Friday 13 September 2019 for international students
  • International Class: Monday 16 September 2019 for French students
  • International Class: Monday 23 September 2019 for international exchange students

Master programs (MDes) school year start

Programs taught in Nantes

  • MDes 1st year / semester 1: Friday 13 September 2019 for international students
  • MDes 1st year / semester 1: Monday 23 September 2019 for French students
  • MDes 1st year / semester 2: Monday 10 February 2020
  • MDes 2nd year: Monday 2 September 2019

Programs taught within our International Studios

Brazil Studio

MDes 1st year : Monday 26 August 2019
MDes 2nd year : Monday 5 August 209

China Studio

MDes 1st year : Monday 2 September 2019
MDes 2nd year : Tuesday 20 August 2019

India Studio

MDes 1st year : Monday 19 August 2019
MDes 2nd year : Tuesday 3 September 2019