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 Bordeaux, France

University of Bordeaux

University of Bordeaux

Ranked among the top universities in France for the quality of its academic courses and scientific community, the University of Bordeaux was one of the first universities to obtain confirmation of the “Initiative of Excellence” label, awarded by the French government in recognition of its innovative training, research and knowledge transfer programmes.

Within the ENLIGHT European alliance, the University of Bordeaux along with eight other universities from the four corners of Europe pursues an ambitious strategy for educational and research transformation. The strategy defines and addresses five main flagship challenges, which are key determinants of societal well-being and sustainability: health and well-being, climate action, digital innovation, equity, energy transition and circularity.

A multidisciplinary education offer

The University of Bordeaux welcomes 54,000 students, of which almost 2,000 are PhD students and 7,200 are international students. 150 Bachelor (incl. vocational) and 250 Master programmes are proposed within the four major scientific fields of: Science and Technology / Law, Political Science, Economics, Management / Life and Health Sciences / Social and Human Sciences.

A wide range of international study programmes have been developed at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate level enabling students to study in English (or other languages) and/or that offer the possibility of studying abroad and/or completing joint or double degrees.

University of Bordeaux

A leading international research university

Research is also multidisciplinary, 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 university counts around 90 research laboratories that are under joint supervision with national research bodies. A Graduate Research School coordinates the entire field of doctoral studies in collaboration with the eight doctoral schools that ensure support and guidance for PhD students. Graduate Research Programmes have been launched within the domains of Neuroscience, Digital public health, Light sciences and technologies, Advanced chemistry, Cardiac electrophysiology, Cancer biology and Data sciences.

University of Bordeaux

A dynamic campus

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 organisation of a wide range of cultural activities throughout the academic year: workshops, film debates, science cafés, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, shows, etc. A campus of excellence for sports as well, the university offers more than 50 sporting activities for beginners or experienced athletes, ranging from rugby to surfing to dancing and more!

Welcome to Bordeaux

In 2020, Campus France awarded the University of Bordeaux with the highest rating (3 stars) for the “Choose France" label, in recognition of its high-quality welcome services for international students. Personalised support is also provided to students with disabilities or long illnesses, high-level sports students, confirmed artists, elected students and other profiles (employees...).