Student life

Oniris is a place where student life is punctuated not just with learning but with extracurricular activities too.

Oniris offers its students a wide range of extracurricular activities and gives them an excellent environment: a natural backdrop that is conducive to learning. The school is based on two different sites in Nantes, a lively city that is buoyed by the vibrancy of France’s Pays de la Loire region. Nantes is known throughout the world for the quality of life that it offers and for the range of globally renowned cultural events that take place there.


Sports clubs give you the chance to practise many sports on the school’s two sites: Chantrerie and Géraudière. 
Popular team sports, including rugby, football, basketball and volleyball, can be enjoyed, but so can tennis, diving and sailing.
Students can also practise sports offered by SUAPS (a university service for physical and sporting activities) for around fifty euros per year for three activities.

Furthermore, Oniris has a sports field with artificial turf that is specially designed for playing football and rugby.


On both sites at Oniris, many clubs offer enriching artistic activities, including photography, video-making, dramatics, music and drawing. So pick the field in which your creative talents can flourish!
Oniris students can also join specialist clubs, depending on their course.

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Junior Enterprises association

On the Géraudière site, engineering students can join the association OJAS, a Junior Enterprise.
OJAS is part of the Junior Enterprises movement. It offers services in auditing and consultancy for professionals in agrifood, health and the living world. The association sends tomorrow’s engineers and veterinary surgeons into firms. These young talents are ready to professionally apply the skills that they have acquired in their training.

What is a Junior Enterprise?

Humanitarian association

ISF Nantes belongs to the national French group ISF France. It is an association that is shared between Oniris and the École Centrale de Nantes school of engineering.  
Its purpose is to raise awareness of different subjects like fair trade, ecology and gender equality through a range of actions throughout the year, including  debates, workshops and the festival Alimenterre – an international event about sustainability in the food industry.
ISF Nantes also takes part in global events like RESIC, a gathering on the theme of international solidarity, and in local events by giving talks in other schools.
You can find out all about the actions of ISF Nantes on the association’s Facebook page.
The website of ISF France also provides more information about the association.

BRIO: Opening up higher education to everyone

BRIO is a scheme that aims to make it easier for anyone to enrol for any course in higher education. The scheme is designed for secondary school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who are in their final or penultimate year of study in thirteen partnering secondary schools in the Nantes urban area.
BRIO aims to make up for a lack of information, a lack of a sense of legitimacy, a lack of networks and a lack of financial resources among secondary school pupils who join the scheme. It helps these pupils overcome these barriers so that they can set their sights on ambitious studies in higher education.
BRIO is an initiative from four top-tier schools in Nantes (Audencia, École centrale de Nantes, IMT Atlantique and Oniris) that began in 2006.

MCV: An association for complementary veterinary medicine

MCV is a club that was set up in 2016. It introduces students to the range of forms of complementary medicine used in veterinary medicine.
Each year, the club organises conferences – open to everyone – on osteopathy, herbal medicine and physiotherapy, as well as lesser-known fields like hirudotherapy.
Members can enjoy small-group sessions with passionate speakers to learn more about a particular field. This year, students were able to enjoy tutorials on physiotherapy, osteopathy and acupuncture. They had the chance to talk with speakers and sometimes put these techniques into practice.
Lastly, visits to private hospitals practising complementary medicine are organised too, as well as visits to organic farms so that students can see the reality in the field.

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