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University of Bordeaux, France

Nature of the Collaboration: Dual Degree


General Guidelines:

Once all  documents are compiled they are to be submitted to the “Office of the Study Abroad JGBS (OSAJ)” through your programme director (documents to be mailed as a zip file to

Approximately 13% of students at the University of Bordeaux are international. The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages such as Spanish) and that offer students the possibility of completing joint or double degrees. Over 50 international study programs exist at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels including 11 EU-labeled programs. The University of Bordeaux is a leading university in France for participation in the Erasmus Mundus Program.


Dual Degree Students:

Application process:

In order to promote higher education and international mobility, an online application process has been established by the Campus France agency. You may complete the process online depending on your country of origin. Applications must be submitted before the 31st March of the relevant year. To know more about offering courses visit : .

The start of the online application at This information concerns students who have been accepted to a double degree or a joint degree program at the University of Bordeaux and who shall carry out an international mobility period as a part of this program. The following procedure describes how you may benefit from support during your mobility period:

Find practical information, contacts and advice about mobility support applications in the “Opportunities abroad” section. Your International Mobility Service is there to provide you with information and support throughout the application procedure and during your mobility period. Students are given an Aquipass card when they register. This is a personal, electronic, multi-service card that they may use throughout their studies at the university. With the AquiPASS card you may:

  • Prove your student status (and access certain discounts)
  • Sit examinations
  • Gain access to university libraries and borrow books
  • Gain access to certain lecture theatres, practical work-rooms and computer rooms
  • Pay for meals at the university restaurant (ru)
  • Pay for photocopies
  • Vote in student elections

The Aquipass card has an integrated Izly card system. You must create an online account that may be credited in a totally secure way. It's up to you then to decide whether to pay with your contactless student ID or your mobile phone. This may be used in the university cafeterias and restaurants thus avoiding the need to pay in cash.


Academic and English Requirements:

  • Have completed a 3-year course (180 ECTS) in any study field.
  • Note: the program is open to graduates from a non-business/management field with little or no business experience and who are looking to develop their knowledge of the business environment and managerial skills.
  • TOEFL IBT 90, IELTS 6.5 no sub-score under 6.
  • Cambridge: Certificate in advanced English.
  • TOEIC “listening and reading”: 890/990, “speaking and writing”: 300/400, PTE Academic 65
  • It is advised to have the B2 level (minimum B1 level required) in French in order to follow your studies at the University of Bordeaux within an Exchange Program


Important Dates & Deadlines:

The study abroad coordinator of the JGBS nominates exchange or dual degree students through an online nomination system (details will be sent to all study abroad coordinators in due time). Applications must be submitted before the 31st March of the relevant year.


Visa related information & Required Documents:

  • Student visa
  • Valid student card from your university of origin
  • Id photos
  • An international insurance certificate (valid for the duration of the exchange program, translated into French or English, with no reimbursement limit)
  • Repatriation and civil liability certificate, valid for the duration of your Exchange Program (it is possible to obtain this once you are in Bordeaux)


Housing/Residence and Food Info:

Finding accommodation in Bordeaux can be a challenge! If you do not have a university residence and have not found a solution before leaving your home country, you will need to search for accommodation in the private sector. Try to avoid arriving in Bordeaux at weekends as the university and the Welcome Offices are closed. Students who will be staying in university residences must contact the Student Life Center before arriving to find out about opening days and times. If the student residence is closed, you will need to book a night or two in a hotel or Youth Hostel”. Financial aid for accommodation as with French students, you may qualify for student accommodation aid from the CAF (Caisse d’allocations families – Family Benefits Agency). For this aid, you must be a student, have a rental contract in your name and not be responsible for any children. For nonEU students, you will need a residence permit that is valid for over 3 months. You may complete your application online via the following website: →

Security deposit/ Rental payment guarantee When renting an apartment, in most cases the payment of a security deposit is necessary (1 months’ rent) as well as a rental payment guarantee (this means providing the contact details of someone who will pay the rent if you are not able to). If you are not a scholarship student (CROUS), you may benefit from some aid for these security/guarantee requirements. →

International students outside an exchange program (for graduate - Master/PhD students only) If you wish to apply for a room in the university residence, you must complete an application on the Internet site of the CROUS (Regional Center of Student Social Services) before the end of April. For undergraduate (Bachelor) students, CROUS accommodation is not available. → International students within an exchange program Erasmus students and international students within an Exchange Program may apply for a room in the university residence, close to the Campus. For this, you must: › Complete an application for the CROUS on the Internet site: › Transfer your codes (INE number or student social file number and connection code) to the International Office contacts in charge of your program before mid-June at the latest. This request does not guarantee that accommodation will be granted. →

A variety of catering services are available with the university restaurants and cafeterias. These are located close to study facilities and are generally open from Monday to Friday. Students may access the university restaurants with their AquiPASS card, which can be recharged using a bank card or cash in the restaurants and cafeterias. The price of a meal is around 3€, and a wide range of menus is on offer to suit all needs and tastes!


Health Insurance:

 Personal insurance is obligatory no matter your accommodation, whether you are staying with a friend or renting in the private sector. The insurance amount varies (between 40€ and 80€ per year) depending on the size of the apartment, the number of rooms and the risks insured (fire, theft, water damage, civil liability, damage to adjacent buildings…)

The staff at the Student Health Center are on hand to answer your questions and provide support for your health or student life. The following services are available: nursing care, medical/preventive consultations, vaccinations, medical-psychological consultations, medical-sporting consultations, gynecological - contraception consultations, well-being, etc.


Estimated Cost of Attendance;

Cost of living A monthly budget of approximately 750€ is necessary for living in Bordeaux. With your student status, you have access to certain services such as: university cafeterias and restaurants, libraries, reduced transport fees, sports facilities… The first month the budget is triple the usual amount as there are extra costs linked to settling in your accommodation, registering for the university, subscribing to Social Security, signing contracts for electricity, the telephone and etc.,

Bachelor Degree

Tuition fees + Library + FSDIE

184 €

Preventive Medicine 

5,10 €


189,10 €

Contribution to the social security 

217 €

Total tuition + social security

406,10 €



Master Degree

Tuition fees + Library + FSDIE

256 €

Preventive Medicine 

5,10 €


261,10 €

Contribution to social security 

217 €

Total tuition + social security

478,10 €

Note: The total amount of tuition varies according to the degree level being followed. All registration and social security fees are payable either: When registering online by credit card (it's possible to pay in one or three installment(s) for international students admitted via Apoflux. When coming to the scholar office by bank card or postal check (in euros) or in cash (in euros) with a limit of 300€ for international students admitted via Campus France Depending on your situation, payment of student social security is added to the tuition fee.