Welcome to CIREFE


CIREFE is the Centre International Rennais d'Etudes de Français pour Etrangers. (Rennes International Center for the Study of French as a Foreign Language).


With 60,000 students across several campuses, the city of Rennes has chosen a life of bustling vitality at a youthful pace.

CIREFE is the only higher-learning establishment in Brittany devoted to teaching language and culture to foreign students. CIREFE is a department of the University of Rennes 2, and is located at the heart of the Rennes 2 campus. Currently, over sixty nationalities are represented among the student body, benefiting from small-group instruction in French as a Foreign Language.

CIREFE is a member of ADCUEFE, a national association of 40 French university centers for foreign students, and is a signatory to the ADCUEFE Quality Charter. CIREFE has also received the FLE Quality designation from three governmental ministries: National Education, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

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