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master celtique
Master in celtic studies

Registration fees and living costs

One of the great advantages of studying in Brittany (or at other universities elsewhere in France) is the low-cost of tuition / registration fees. While the cost of a university education continues to grow to prohibitively high levels in many countries around the world, students seeking to do graduate and doctoral-level study should be aware that there is another alternative!

In France, registration fee for a Master’s degree is about 250€ per year! The reason for this low fee is quite simple: French universities are all funded and subsidized by the French government in order to promote educational opportunities for all French citizens regardless of their social and economic backgrounds. Unknown to most is the fact is that non-French citizens can also register under the same conditions and pay the same fees as French nationals.

Application and registration procedures

The application and registration procedures are separate and divided in two stages.

Applications should be sent via electronic mail or by the post (see below for precise instructions) between April 16 and June 11, 2018. A second period for accepting applications may open from the end of August to the beginning of September.

Registration: Successful candidates will receive confirmation of their acceptance to the MA directly from Mme Anne-Marie Salvan, the MA’s secretary. In this statement the Scolarité (Registration office) website address will be indicated. Students should then complete the registration documents provided and pay registration fees.

1a) Application procedure for French, British and EU Students

French, British and EU students applying to the “Celtic languages and cultures in contact” MA should contact the following address and apply directly online:

1b) Application procedure for campusfrance students

(campusfrance - 41 nations including the United States of America, Japan, etc.)
This international Master’s degree programme has obtained two official waivers from the DEVE regarding:

  • the application procedure for campusfrance students to this MA degree course. The registration deadline has been extended from March 30 to June 11, 2018.
  • the minimum level of French required for students applying to this MA (see below).

Exceptionally, campusfrance students (United States of America, Japan, etc.) applying for this MA must request an electronic application form directly from our secretary, Mme Anne-Marie Salvan ( / telephone: 33-(0)2-98-01-68-05). The paper version of this application form must be completed and returned directly to the following address by registered mail before June 15, 2018:
Mme Anne-Marie Salvan,
Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest
20, rue Duquesne,
CS93837 29238 Brest Cedex 3, France

NB : Nevertheless, students should contact the French embassy or consulate to verify that they will obtain their student visa before classes begin in September 2018.

Required level of French

This concerns all foreign students whose native language is not French (EU and campusfrance) should write directly to Dr. Hélène Tétrel, HDR, senior lecturer/associate professor of French language and literature, Lettres Modernes Department ( to determine whether their level of French is adequate to apply to this MA programme.

For specific questions about the Modern Celtic option contact Anne Hellegouarc’h (, senior lecturer/associate professor of British and Welsh civilization and Gaelle Le Corre (, senior lecturer/associate professor of linguistics, Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique.

And for the Medieval Celtic option, Helene Tetrel ( & Helene Bouget (, Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique.

Contact for more information regarding foreign students:
DEVE - Direction des Études et de la Vie Étudiante
20 avenue Le Gorgeu
29238 BREST Cedex 3