ENSTA Bretagne : Brest et le tram rue de Siam
© Simon Cohen

Brest, a student city

In Brest, one in six inhabitants are students. With 29,000 students, including 3,000 international students, Brest is an attractive choice boasting an outstanding living environment and appealing lifestyle!

Ranking among the most popular student cities in France, Brest is well worth exploring!

With its breath-taking coastline, vibrant student life, its wide array of sporting activities – in particular watersports, its rich cultural agenda, together with efficient transport systems and affordable housing prices, there's everything you'll need to make your time in Brest an unforgettable experience.

A warm welcome

To get the year off to a flying start, the city of Brest concocts an exciting program of events for its students each year.

Brest is...

  • Nearly 29,000 students, including 3,000 international students
  • One university and 9 Grandes Ecoles
  • Easy to get around by streetcar, bus, bike, on foot, and now even with France's first urban gondola
  • Affordable accommodation: whether at the student residence on campus or downtown
  • Sports for all with 124 disciplines on offer and 225 sports clubs
  • An exceptionally rich cultural agenda