Student Clubs

There are numerous student clubs on Campus. We will highlight some of the main ones here.


A Club of CEntrale Nantes for Travelling Students, ACCENTS main goal is to ease relations between Centrale Nantes students and foreign students.

ACCENTS' mission:
  • To help foreign students prepare for their arrival and stay at Centrale Nantes
  • To receive foreign students when they arrive (pick-up at the station or airport, welcome week full of activities designed to help with administrative work and familiarize students with the city and the school)
  • To set up some events linked to intercultural exchanges (dinner, party, trip, etc)
  • To take part in the organization of the reception of exchange students (students that come from foreign universities for a short stay)
  • To provide information to help Centrale Nantes students to go abroad

MSA (Master Students Association)

MSA is the association for masters students. With approximately 350 masters students in Centrale Nantes,  MSA aims to:
  • create a link between engineering students and master students
  • organise Master's events (sporting events, chill out sessions, pubbing, and trips)
  • create a link between M1 & M2 students
  • and finally, to share the culture of the master students at Centrale Nantes
To learn more about MSA and their events, visit their facebook page at

BDE (Bureau Des Elèves)

It is an association that handles most of the associative life at Centrale Nantes. Their main task it to organise the student life at Centrale Nantes. They frequently organize social activities on campus, late evening chill-out sessions (soirees) and night outings (clubbing). Furthermore, they do negotiations with administration and handle budgets of the clubs on campus. In short, they offer many services to make your life on campus easier.

Additionally, they offer an option of buying tram tickets at reduced prices, photocopy cards, ECN accessories and so on. Visit their website at for more information, how to join and the costs involved.

BDS (Bureau Des Sports)

BDS is in charge of organizing sporting events inside and outside of school. More over, they give their members opportunities to compete against the students from other school and even from other countries.

To partake on sports on Campus, a joining fee of 55€ is required  (this is for the AS, a former association in charge of sports management in the school). This amount goes to the purchase of new sports shirts, new materials or to the reduction of travel fees when games take place out of the school. A student can however opt not to pay the joining fee, and play sports in a club outside of the school.

For more information visit

ACDC (PhD's Club)

This association brings together young researchers and PhD students at Centrale Nantes. Its role is that of a communicative and informative structure between researchers and PhD students, and establishes links between industrial and academic research.

For more information visit

BDA (Bureau Des Arts)

BDA's mission is to promote arts and culture inside the school by informing the students about activities and cultural events in the Nantes area through its website and social networks (activities such as film projections, club night, expositions and so on). They also offer reduced price tickets for cinema, theatre, and other creative spaces. 

For more information visit
Published on July 12, 2017 Updated on July 20, 2017