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Guidance on how to study in Bordeaux. Top 12 schools and universities in Bordeaux, study fees, rankings

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Studying in Bordeaux is an attractive destination for students from all over the world: according to statistics, about 13% of students at each educational institution here are foreigners. The city offers a wide range of study programs in English, French, Spanish, which give students the opportunity to obtain a double degree, and leading language schools offer modern teaching methods for foreigners.

Advantages of educational programs, features of the Bordeaux educational system for international students

Absolutely unique study programs are presented for foreign students who want to study in Bordeaux (for example, linguistic courses “ French + outdoor activities”), and for those wishing to get higher education, there are also unusual master's directions available:

  • Marine environment and resources
  • Enology and others.

The French city is known for its developed winemaking, but the additional development of the economy is due to tourism, the aviation industry, real estate, and commerce. In Bordeaux, there are branches of giant companies such as Ford Motor Company, Pernod Ricard, Oxbow, Arena and a number of others: this means that if it is possible in one of them, a student can undergo an internship while studying and take a big step towards success career abroad.

Why does studying in Bordeaux attracts foreign students?

  • The most relevant professional areas in the labour market
  • High-quality preparation under the guidance of the best educators
  • Low cost of education compared to other European countries
  • Prestigious diploma with great weight in Europe
  • The cultural heritage of the city, the opportunity to immerse yourself in history.

In Bordeaux the bulk of educational institutions are public and are controlled by the Ministry of Education of the country. In France, there are 2 forms of higher education institutions: universities and higher schools. First, doctors, lawyers, scientists, teachers are educated, and in higher schools, training is aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of culture, management, economics, military affairs, etc. A student can submit documents to a higher school only after passing a 2-3-year preparatory program in this area.

Foreign students interested in studying in Bordeaux should know the hierarchy of higher education in France:





Diploma of general higher education, duration - 2 years.





“Full Baccalaureate”: the degree is awarded after an additional year and in-depth study of specialized disciplines.





Master, duration of study is 2 years.





A doctoral program for 3 years, 

French education: Bordeaux, tuition fees for foreign students

What is the cost of studying for those who wish to study in Bordeaux? Of course, it all depends on the chosen programs: for example, on language / combined courses for schoolchildren, students averaged 585 € per week, a bachelor's program costs about 12,500 € / year, and popular French Baccalaureate courses - 24,900 € / year. Additional information on the leading educational institutions of Bordeaux, a complete list of programs and tuition prices are presented on our website.

On the site you can familiarize yourself with the best educational institutions of Bordeaux, read reviews, and our education officer abroad will help you make the right choice, based on individual preferences. Free professional consultation, participation in the preparation of documents and when enrolling in popular educational institutions (SMAPSE experts remind you that places are limited).

General educational statistics in Bordeaux

General information about Bordeaux

Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Region 2 Département de la Gironde
Region 3 Arrondissement de Bordeaux
Region 4 Bordeaux
Population 231,844
Time Zone Europe/Paris

Coordinates of Bordeaux

Time Zone Europe/Paris
GMT +1
DST +2
Latitude 44.840440000
Longitude -0.580500000
Elevation (STRM3) 20 m.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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