With a history that dates back to the year 1441, the University of Bordeaux was newly established in January 2014 following the merger of three universities. In 2016, the University of Bordeaux was one of the first universities in France to obtain confirmation of the “Initiative of Excellence” label.
The University of Bordeaux offers 250 Master and 150 Bachelor programs. The four major scientific fields are: Science and Technology / Law, Political Science, Economics, Management / Life and Health Sciences / Social and Human Sciences.
The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages) and that offer students the possibility of studying abroad and/or completing joint or double degrees. A leading university in France for participation in the Erasmus Mundus program, the University of Bordeaux offers several EU-labelled study programs.
Research is organized according to 11 departments: Social sciences of contemporary changes; Evaluation, behavior, organization; Law and social transformations; Bordeaux Neurocampus ; Biological and medical sciences; Public health; Health sciences and technologies; Environmental sciences; Engineering and digital sciences; Material and light sciences; Archeological sciences.
The International Office has dedicated International Mobility services to welcome international exchange students and each main campus also has Student Life Centers, whose mission is to support and inform students before and during their mobility period in Bordeaux. Topics include: registration processes, student integration, French classes, student file management and follow-up, scholarship and accommodation requests, Erasmus program agreements, etc.
If you are a PhD student or a researcher, you may contact the Welcome Center for International Researchers.
A total of 38 university libraries (representing 4,000 seats) may be found throughout the campus sites. Open to students, tutors, researchers, employees and people from outside the university; they cover all the disciplines taught at the University of Bordeaux.
The University of Bordeaux offers a digital work environment. Each student has a digital identity, and is thus able to access the digital services and messaging system. The messaging system may be consulted remotely. The university provides its users with wireless access points (Wi-Fi) to the IT network on the University of Bordeaux campuses.
The University of Bordeaux has one of the largest campuses (187 hectares) in Europe. It is composed of several sites that are located near to the city and that offer a broad range of services and amenities.
135 student associations exist and participate in the organization of a wide range of cultural activities throughout the academic year: workshops, film debates, science cafés, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, shows, etc.