Universite de Bordeaux


The University of Bordeaux (Universite de Bordeaux) has its roots and tradition dating back to 1441. This institute was newly established in 2014 by the University of Bordeaux 1, Segalen and Montesquieu merger. Due to the reorganization of higher education and research institution in France, this merger was done.

The University of Bordeaux is a research-focused, multidisciplinary, international institution. This institute is the third-largest institute in France based on its student body. It is ranked among the top universities for the quality of its research and academic courses. Universite de Bordeaux offers a total of 245 curricula leading to national degrees. These degree courses are offered in four major fields: Life and Health Science, Science and Technology, Social and Human Science, Law, political science, economy, and management.

This university promotes research-based teaching and research projects in various research centres of the institute. Research work is organized around 3 departments: Life and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities and Science and Technology. These departments together have 80 research laboratories which are under the supervision of a national research organization. Top-level research is conducted in all scientific fields and has been rewarded with an excellence label.


Being the third-largest university in France based on the student population, the University of Bordeaux has more than 50,000 students, including 6,000 international and 2,000 PhD students.

Universite de Bordeaux organizes various activities to help foreign students settle into campus life. A variety of welcome events are planned to ensure the fun-filled integration period. Affordable picnics are programmed each month so students can discover the country.

SLC- Student Life Centers (Bureau de la Vie Etudiante) and Mobility Services Offices are located on campuses. These offices provide you with all information on the registration process, scholarships and accommodation requests, student integration, student life management, French classes etc.


The University of Bordeaux provides on-campus housing. These residences are managed by CROUS, an organization subsidized by the Federal government. International students within the exchange program may apply for a room in these residences. Other foreign students may qualify for housing aid from CAF (Caisse d’allocations familiales), Family Benefits Agency. For this aid, students must have a rental contract and proof of enrollment in the university.

The International Office guides students regarding all the information on on-campus and off-campus housing. BVE team provides additional guidance to students facing problems in finding living spaces.


  • By QS World Ranking, the University of Bordeaux is ranked between 501-510.    
  • Times Higher Education Ranking ranks the University of Bordeaux between 301-305
  • U.S. New and World Report ranks the University of Bordeaux at 274.


Universite de Bordeaux
Amphithéâtre 3 à 12, 33000 Bordeaux, France

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