International lecturers, researchers and staff

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Are you a researcher or a lecturer? Do you want to work at the University of Bordeaux? Teach or carry out a research residency in one of our labs? Several options are available in addition to the wide range of opportunities: ministerial or embassy programmes, foundations, etc.

Photo : Medical & Biological Science Department of Research © Gautier Dufau
Medical & Biological Science Department of Research © Gautier Dufau

Competitive exams recruitment

The university employment section specifies the different conditions for recruitment at the University of Bordeaux for teacher or lecturer-researcher positions.


Recruitment opportunities

There are several programmes available for young or 'senior' researchers who want to join us at the University of Bordeaux:


The Erasmus+ programme allows teachers from another European university to come and teach for a short period at the University of Bordeaux. 

To find out more, visit the Agence Erasmus+ France website (in French). 


  • International Office

Integration of international researchers

The Helpdesk in the Research and development department handles contracts for researchers and helps them settle in our laboratories.

The Welcome Centre for International Researchers (WCIR) assists researchers and their families with procedures concerning their entry and stay in France and settling in Bordeaux:

  • conditions for entry into France (visa)
  • obtaining a residence permit
  • social security / health coverage
  • schooling for children
  • French as a foreign language (FLE) classes
  • socio-cultural activities
  • annual income declaration


  • Research and development department - Helpdesk

  • Welcome Centre for International Researchers

    + 33 (0)5 40 00 68 73

Welcome Guide for International Researchers

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Summary chart of international mobility steps (in French)

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Plan ahead

Entry, procedures, accommodation... Consult all the practical information to prepare for your stay in France.

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