Student welcome

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University life does not stop when you walk out of the lecture hall. To make the most of your life as a student, visit the Student Life Centres that will guide you on the campuses and make your administrative procedures easier.

Photo : Student Life Centre information desk and services, Montaigne-Montesquieu campus © CPU
Student Life Centre information desk and services, Montaigne-Montesquieu campus © CPU


Student Life Centres centralise and provide helpful information and services dealing with:

  • How the university works and the services provided, redirection to the appropriate service that can handle your request
  • Questions related to your student life, assistance with day-to-day procedures (accommodation, employment, financial aid) and public services (CAF, TBM, etc.)
  • International student support upon arrival and throughout their stay to make them feel more at 'home'
  • Involvement in university associations or playing a socially responsible role in the community.


Please note

Students on sites without helpdesks can contact the Student Life Centres (BVE), admissions office or their academic department administrative office.


The Peixotto campus Student Life Centre in Talence, via its point of contact, offers additional services to students in the College of sciences and technology:

  • transcripts, certificates of achievement and diplomas
  • some academic documents related to your courses 
  • sale of university promotional merchandise

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International students: welcome to Bordeaux!

The International Mobility Offices and Student Life Centres (BVE) will provide support upon your arrival in Bordeaux.

An orientation week is organised for exchange students, with guided tours of the campuses. You'll receive the information you need to discover the programme and register.

French language courses

French as a Foreign Language courses (FLE) are offered free of charge to students in exchange programmes. Your International Mobility Office will provide information to get you signed up.  


French students can become mentors for international students: provide support for different procedures and in discovering the University of Bordeaux, but above all, help them get used to life in Bordeaux, French culture and habits.

Learn more


  • BVE Peixotto-Bordes campus (Talence) / Point of contact

    Stéphanie Danaux
    351 cours de la Libération, Bât. A22
    33405 Talence Cedex

    +33 (0)5 40 00 64 02 / Point of contact: +33 (0)5 40 00 84 84

  • BVE Montesquieu campus (Pessac) / Helpdesk

    Nicolas Rigoulet
    Avenue Léon Duguit
    33608 Pessac

    +33 (0)5 56 84 62 61

  • BVE Carreire and Victoire campus (Bordeaux) / Helpdesk

    Cécile Gilardin
    146 rue Léo-Saignat
    33076 Bordeaux Cedex

    +33 (0)5 57 57 17 79 / Helpdesk: +33 (0)5 57 57 19 56

Mobility Offices

  • Health, human sciences, education, sport

    Pauline Carreau - Mobility Manager

    +33 (0)5 57 57 13 01

  • Law and political science, economics and management, Institute of Technology

    Marine Moncaut - Mobility Manager

    +33 (0)5 56 84 86 39

  • Science and technology, biology, Institute of Vine & Wine Science, Institute of Technology

    Anna Gerykova - Mobility Manager

    +33 (0)5 40 00 83 33