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University of Bordeaux

Address: 146 Rue Léo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux, France

Description University of Bordeaux

  • Founded: 1441
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Number of students: about 50,000
  • Rating in France: 13.

The University of Bordeaux is consistently included in the top 20 universities in France and is one of the oldest universities. In 2007, the university expanded significantly, combining 4 universities and several higher schools.

The university offers 245 programs from 4 areas of knowledge:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Life and Health Sciences
  • Technical and natural sciences
  • Economics, law, management and political science.

Graduates of this university with diplomas in computer science, chemistry and physics, mathematics and natural sciences programs are valued on the world stage. The level of education is quite high: graduates will easily find a place in prestigious companies and firms with a diploma from this university.

The teaching staff includes about 6,000 employees with academic degrees, including professorships. All programs are adapted to the modern requirements of employers: only relevant and useful knowledge.

The University of Bordeaux offers training for both French citizens and foreigners, of whom about 10-12% are here. The university works with foreign partners on exchange programs.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Bordeaux

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from 200 € / year


  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 4-5 years.

The cost of the courses is one of the lowest in Europe, but the quality meets high standards.

from 250 € / year


  • Age: 21+ year
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

The postgraduate course is mainly related to scientific work, public speaking, participation in laboratory research.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can stay in a dormitory or in a separate apartment: rent on the outskirts of the city will cost about 400 € per month, in the center - 550 € per month. You can eat in the university cafe: it is tasty, healthy and relatively inexpensive - food will require from 225 € per month.

Events University of Bordeaux

Students unite in clubs of interest, participate in sports competitions, organize performances, contests. The location of the city of Bordeaux will also please - it is located in the center of southern France and pleases with a short distance to major cities where students can get acquainted with historical and cultural monuments in their free time.

Equipment University of Bordeaux

Classrooms, laboratories and research centers - this is not all that is at the university. Students have access to a large library, computer rooms with Internet access, their own sports complex with playgrounds and halls, including a gym. All rooms comply with international standards, have the necessary equipment.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

At the University of Bordeaux, the academic year is divided into 2 semesters, as at most universities in France. Additional financial expenses for communication, payment for transport, leisure activities and other related expenses will be from 200 € per month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission, it is important to prepare well and pass the entrance exams: the competition is quite large, especially for popular programs.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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