UBO University of Western Brittany Brest

Welcome to UBO
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Brest | Quimper | Morlaix


Individual applications

When you arrive, make sure to contact the DEVE Department (Department of Studies and Student Life), who will provide you with all the necessary information for making the most out of your studies at the University.

Contact information
Direction des Etudes et de la vie étudiante (DEVE)
20 avenue Le Gorgeu
29200 Brest
Tel: +33 (0)2 98 01 81 56
Email: deve@univ-brest.fr
Opening hours: 9.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm.

Students enrolled in a programme or cooperative agreement 

If you are studying at UBO through an exchange programme or a cooperative agreement (e.g. Erasmus or CREPUQ) you must report to DEI (European and International Department) who will be able to provide you with the necessary forms/documents to complete and any other useful information.

Contact Information
Direction Europe & International (DEI)
3 rue des Archives
Bâtiment de la Présidence
29200 Brest
Tel: +33 (0)2 98 01 67 31
Email: dei@univ-brest.fr

Opening hours: 9.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm. (Closed on Wednesday afternoon)

Incoming International Students (requiring visas)

CMI (International Mobility Centre) assists all incoming international students and deals with any visa-related procedures and formalities.

  • CMI will submit your documents to OFFI (French Office of Immigration and Integration) in Rennes.
  • Once OFII have received your application, it will be registered and you will receive a confirmation of receipt.
  • OFII will arrange for you to have a medical examination in Brest (your appointment letter will specify the required documents and applicable fee).
  • Following a successful medical examination, OFII will place a sticker in your passport allowing you to stay in France for the full length of your visa.

Two months before your visa expires, please contact CMI to find out the necessary steps in the renewal application. Further details are available at: https://mobilite-brest.ueb.eu/

Algerian Citizen

  • If your date of arrival is between August and October, please make an appointment via https://mobilite-brest.ueb.eu/ in order to submit your application for a first residence permit. (If you arrive at any other time, please go to the CMI Office (International Mobility Centre) directly).
  • When you attend this appointment, please bring the original letter and all necessary documents.
  • CMI will review your application and arrange a second appointment to submit your application to the Prefecture. You will then be given a document (récépissé), which is valid for six months, confirming that you have carried out the necessary steps.
  • The next step is a medical examination. OFII will send you an appointment letter outlining any documents you need to bring along.
  • At this appointment, you will be issued with a medical certificate which you must bring to CMI as soon as possible. CMI will then send it on to the Prefecture.
  • CMI will inform you when your residence permit is ready for collection.
  • In general, residence permits are valid for one year, starting from the Prefecture’s decision date.

Contact Information
Centre de Mobilité Internationale (CMI)
Bureau B-026
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines - Victor Segalen
20 Rue Duquesne - CS93837 - 29238 Brest Cedex 3
Tel:  +33 (0) 2) 98 01 67 00
Email: cmibrest@ueb.eu


Cité internationale - Plateau des Capucins

Phone : (00 33 2) 98 01 67 00
Mail : cmibrest@ueb.eu


20 Avenue Victor le Gorgeu

Phone : (00 33 2) 98 01 81 56
Mail : deve@univ-brest.fr


3 rue des archives

Phone : (00 33 2) 98 01 67 31
Mail: dei@univ-brest.fr