International students

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Would you like to come to study at the University of Bordeaux? There are several options: all our degrees are accessible via an admissions application or an exchange programme. Specific international programmes are also available. The procedures depend on your profile and your country of origin. And if your application is accepted, you'll need to plan your stay!

Come to Bordeaux

  • Applying for admission

    To be a successful student at the University of Bordeaux, first you need to find the degree programme that's right for you, follow the application procedure for preliminary admission and then start preparing for your stay.

  • Exchange programmes

    With several hundred partner universities across all continents, the University of Bordeaux welcomes students on exchange programmes every year and has asserted its choice of a global outlook.

  • Plan your stay

    Find out how to apply and get ready to study in France... Here's all the information you need about the level of French required, registration fees, visas and residence permits, accommodation, budget, etc.

Once you're here

Check the practical information for your stay and for studying at the University of Bordeaux: reception, food service, transport, health, etc.

Welcome to Bordeaux

Student Welcome Guide

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  • Discover the campus

    Wherever you study, in the Bordeaux metropolitan area or in one of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine locations, all our campus sites greet you in the best possible conditions, but that’s not all!

  • Campus life and activities

    Student life is an incredible, unforgettable experience that you should be able to live to the fullest. Find out more about the organisations and people involved in making your campus come alive.

  • Daily life

    Feeling good on a daily basis is essential for success. And because being a student is a key period in life, the University of Bordeaux provides a wide range of opportunities to help you live it to the fullest.

  • Sense of community & social cohesion

    Take part in organising student activities, seize opportunities to develop projects, get involved for others and work to make the university a place of tolerance and respect.

  • Culture

    The University of Bordeaux is a prime setting for the creation, exchange and dissemination of culture, in line with its fundamental missions of education and research.

  • Sports

    Share the awesome values of university sports. They'll give you a strong sense of belonging, plus solidarity with a team jersey, a taste for effort, conviction and commitment.

Opportunities abroad

  • Study abroad

    Counting hundreds of partner institutions around the world, the University of Bordeaux offers its students numerous opportunities to complete part of their studies abroad.

  • Plan your stay abroad

    To make your stay abroad a success, you need to prepare carefully. Financial aid, administrative documents, health coverage, residence permit, etc.