ENSAI is located on the beautiful Ker Lann Campus, just outside Rennes, a festive, creative, vibrant, young city with medieval and modern architecture.
The Ker Lann Campus is located on a wooded, 165-hectare plot of land within the suburban town of Bruz. The calm, verdant campus is home to institutions of higher education, professional training centers, and businesses. Ker Lann’s mixed use makes it a unique place in Rennes and an enjoyable place to study.
The Ker Lann Campus offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for students and adults alike. From professional certifications earned through apprenticeships to PhDs, the offer is vast and its diversity is an asset to the campus. Students and trainees go on to work in fields including Education, Social Services, Industry, Logistics, Transportation, Data Science, the Environment, Business, Handicrafts, Economics, Hospitality, Accounting and Finance, Law, and Osteopathy.
165 landscaped hectares punctuated by woods, paths, and ponds
3 Campus Organizations
The Collège des écoles This organization brings together the directors of the schools and training centers and represents the campus in meetings with local authorities.
Ekla The Ker Lann business association helps develop the economic vitality of the campus, fosters interaction between schools and businesses, and organizes events for all the businesses on the campus.
Les Joker’s The Ker Lann study union brings together the student unions (BDE) from the different schools and organizes sporting and cultural events for students as well as provides services like bread delivery or organic vegetable delivery.
On the Ker Lann Campus
The seven residences on campus offer a large selection of rooms, studios or 1 bedrooms (furnished or unfurnished):
Résidence Bérénice: +33(0)2 99 57 14 67
Résidence Club Campus: +33(0)2 99 67 22 44
Résidence Les jardins de Ker Lann: +33(0)2 99 30 82 18
Résidence Louis de Broglie: +33(0)2 99 05 84 01
Résidence Studhotel Léonard de Vinci: +33(0)6 60 84 83 13
Résidence Univercity: +33(0)2 99 05 92 10
Résidence Vol de nuit (rentals by the week): +33(0)2 99 05 92 07
For parents or friends visiting, the Vol de nuit and Bérénice residences offer short-stay options.
CROUS: +33(0)2 99 84 31 31 CRIJB (Centre régional information jeunesse de Bretagne) : +33(0)2 99 31 47 48
Finding a guarantor In order to rent an apartment, you will need to have a guarantor. If you do not have someone in France who can do this, the Visale from Action Logement is a free service that allows students, regardless of their nationality, to obtain a guarantor by simply providing some information online about their background and the housing being rented.
This service does not exempt students from taking out a renter’s insurance (assurance habitation) policy, which is mandatory for all renters. Taking out a policy is easy and can also be done online.
As part of ongoing improvements aimed at helping students, it is also possible to take advantage of other services from Action Logement or French government housing subsidies, which are available to all students. Once you have secured housing, you will then be able to take care of opening up internet, electric, gas, or other accounts.
Several on-campus dining options exist:
Ensai junior Restaurant Cafet’ ENSAI – open Tuesdays and Fridays Offers sandwiches, burgers, paninis, salades… Order online for burgers and specialty sandwiches before 8am Monday and for panini before 8am Thursday.
CROUS University Dining Hall (RU) Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 13:30 Cafet’ – dine in or take out from 11:30 to 14:00 Cost: 3.25 € for students Payment by credit card or IZLY card only
Le Forum Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant Dine in or take out Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 21:00
Cuisine et Vous Homemade dishes to go in the Maison de campus Open Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 13:00
Food Trucks Oh Ch’ti Breizh – homemade Flemish and Breton specialties, Thursday outside ENSAI A vos papilles – Hamburgers, fries and homemade desserts, Monday outside ENSAI La gamelle – traditional homemade fare, Tuesdays and Thursdays in front of the Résidence Louis de Broglie and the IMIE
Several restaurants, pizzerias, and a McDonald’s are located just outside the campus, accessible by bus or car.
By Car The campus is located just off the Rennes-Redon highway. From the Rennes outerbelt, take D177 (Rennes-Redon highway, towards Saint-Jacques de la Lande). Exit: Parc des expositions – Campus de Ker Lann
By Bus The C7 bus line connects the campus with Rennes from the “Gaîté” metro station (B line). Find information and schedules on www.star.fr.
By Train The Rennes-Messac/Guipry ou Rennes-Redon trains stop on the Ker Lann Campus. The halte SNCF “Ker Lann” stop connects directly to the main railway station in Rennes in just under 10 minutes. Find information and time tables on https://www.ter.sncf.com/bretagne.