Welcome at ICES - Vendée Catholic University !
ICES Vendée Catholic University is a small private university, proposing various areas of study and located in the Vendée region of western France, just 20 minutes from the Atlantic coast.
The school's mission is to create a spirit of cooperation between teaching staff and students in the acquisition of knowledge and to establish a personalised partnership with each individual student in order to help realise his or her professional aim. Our students follow classes, conferences and symposiums given by nationally and internationally renowned professors from France and abroad.
Why choose ICES ?
We have about 1500 students for the most part from all over France as well as international students from all around the world. If you are considering a fulfilling and exciting experience studying abroad, and Europe/France is an area where the culture and history interest you, then we would like you to seriously consider coming to ICES.
What to know before studying abroad in France
Being in a small city is in itself much cheaper than living in a big metropolis like Paris. The cost of living is less expensive in general and we will help you fill out the paperwork for a local grant that will pay for about 40% of your rent fees.
The International Relations Office is the office dedicated to assist and welcome international incoming students. We are proud to offer you a large choice of courses. Here below, you will be able to choose your courses in English and/or in French. If you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Office tasks
The IR Office helps international students who want to come & study at ICES.
The IR Office is here to :
- answer any & all your questions,
- help you with the administrative paperwork,
- help you find your lodging,
- and help you meet other students.
The office manages also international students « sponsorship » and their integration at ICES.
The International Relations Office welcomes you from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12.30am and from 2pm to 5pm.
- M. Matthieu Brecville, Head of International Relations Office
- Mme Aurélie Pasquier, Student Mobility Officer (Inbound & Outbound)
- Mme Gaëlle Delavoie, Student Mobility Officer (Outbound)