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master celtique
Master in celtic studies

Registration 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. UBO fees are around 250 euros.
While the cost of a university education continues to grow to high levels in many countries outside Europe, students at graduate and doctorate-level should be aware that there is another alternative.

This means that money would be otherwise spent on high registration / tuition fees can be used to cover educational expenses as well as living and transportation costs. In addition, students who would prefer to forgo living in a low-cost student dormitory can easily find high-quality rental accommodation in the city of Brest ranging from 250-400 euros per month.

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 and June 2020. 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 2020:
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.

Required level of French

This concerns all foreign students whose native language is not French (EU and campusfrance) should write directly to Dr. Anne Hellegouarc'h-Bryce, senior lecturer/associate professor of British and Welsh civilization, director of the MA, 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/or Gaelle Le Corre (, senior lecturer/associate professor of linguistics, Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique.

And for the Medieval Celtic option, Hélène Bouget (, senior lecturer/associate professor of French medieval literature and Old French, 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