Applying for Admission

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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.

Photo : International students © Arthur Pequin
International students © Arthur Pequin

Find the right degree progamme

Our catalogue

The online catalogue lets you check out all the degree programmes and courses the University of Bordeaux has to offer.

Look for a degree programme (in French)

Admission to first year

You are a resident of France and do not hold the French baccalaureate

Complete the "green" application (in French) and send it to the university of your first choice before 15th December.

You reside outside of France, are preparing or hold a diploma qualifying you to enter higher education in your country of origin

Send the "white" application (in French) together with the required supporting documents to the cultural department of the diplomatic post in your place of residence before 15th December. 

If you want to apply for a DUT (University Technical Diploma): go to the Parcoursup portal. 

You are from a country that has a Centre for Studies in France (CEF)

A dedicated "Studies in France" application is available for applicants from the following countries:


AlgeriaBahrain, EgyptIran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, QatarSaudi ArabiaTunisiaUnited Arab Emirates


Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, ChadComoros, Congo Brazzaville, ​​​​​​​Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, ​​​​​​​Côte d’Ivoire, ​​​​​​​Gabon, Ghana​​​​​​​, ​​​​​​​Guinea, Kenya, ​​​​​​​Madagascar, ​​​​​​​Mali, ​​​​​​​Mauritius, ​​​​​​​Mauritania, ​​​​​​​Niger, Nigeria, ​​​​​​​Senegal, South Africa,​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Togo


Azerbaijan​​​​​​​, Cambodia​​​​​​​, China, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​India, ​​​​​​​Indonesia, ​​​​​​​Japan, ​​​​​​​Laos, Malaysia, SingaporeSouth Korea, ​​​​​​​Taiwan, Thailand, ​​​​​​​Vietnam


Argentina, Bolivia​​​​​​​, ​​​​​​​Brazil, ​​​​​​​Canada​​​​​​​, Chile, ​​​​​​​Colombia, Dominican Republic, ​​​​​​​Ecuador​​​​​​​, ​​​​​​​Haiti, ​​​​​​​Mexico, ​​​​​​​PeruUSA


Georgia​​​​​​​, ​​​​​Russia, ​​​​​​​Turkey, UkraineUnited Kingdom

You are a (future) holder of a French baccalaureate obtained abroad of French or European nationality holding a diploma equivalent to the baccalaureate

You must submit an application via Parcoursup (in French).

Before applying

Check all the important information BEFORE applying: level of French required, registration fees, residence permit, budget, etc.

Plan ahead for your stay in Bordeaux


Syrian and Ukrainian students are authorised to apply directly to French institutions of higher education.

Admission to Bachelor and Master programmes

Your country has a Centre for Studies in France (CEF): Studies in France (EEF) procedure

An online application procedure has been set up by the Campus France Agency, to promote higher education, accommodation and international mobility.

Applications must be submitted before 1st January of each year.

1: until 1st January > Application on the Studies in France website 

2: April-June > Applications examined by the CEF and the university, with response to applicants.

3: July - September > Administrative and academic registration: consult the procedure for the college corresponding to your programme.

Follow the steps online depending on your country of origin:


AlgeriaBahrainEgyptIranIsraelJordanKuwaitLebanonMoroccoQatarSaudi ArabiaTunisiaUnited Arab Emirates


BeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonChadComorosCongo BrazzavilleDjiboutiDemocratic Republic of CongoCôte d’IvoireGabonGhana​​​​, GuineaKenya, MadagascarMaliMauritius, ​​​​​​​Mauritania, ​​​​​​​NigerNigeria, ​​​​​​​SenegalSouth Africa​​​​​​​, ​​​​​​​Togo


Azerbaijan​​​​​​​, Cambodia​​​​​​​, China, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​India, ​​​​​​​Indonesia, ​​​​​​​Japan, ​​​​​​​LaosMalaysia​​​​​​​, Singapore, ​​South Korea, ​​​​​TaiwanThailand, ​​​​​​​Vietnam


ArgentinaBolivia​​​​​​​, ​​​​​​​Brazil, ​​​​​​​Canada​​​​​​​, Chile, ​​​​​​​Colombia, ​​​​​Dominican Republic, ​​EcuadorUSA, ​​​​​​​Haiti, ​​​​​​​Mexico, ​​​​​​​Peru


GeorgiaRussia, ​​​​​​​TurkeyUkraineUnited Kingdom

Your country does not have a Centre for Studies in France (CEF): Apoflux procedure

You are:

  • a European Union national
  • a French national holding a foreign diploma
  • a national of a country that is not included on the list of countries with a CEF procedure for holders of a foreign diploma

1: consult the programmes available before applying for admission
2: submit your application on Apoflux
except for the following programmes: Law (in French) et Economics-Management-AES (in French)

  • Specialised medical programmes

    The University of Bordeaux welcomes foreign medical interns doing a specialisation as well as specialist doctors for a diploma of specialised medical training (DFMS) or a diploma of advanced specialised medical training (DFMSA).

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