The University of Bordeaux is ranked among the top French universities for the quality of its education and research. A multidisciplinary, research-focused, international institution, it leads an ambitious development program with its partners to further promote Bordeaux as a “Campus of Excellence”. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Approximately 12% of students at the University of Bordeaux are international.
  • Students are able to design their own personalized course of study that is best adapted to their personal and professional plans.
  • The field of research is a driving force of the University of Bordeaux.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The University of Bordeaux offers 245 Master and 125 Bachelor (incl. vocational) programs. 

  • Science and Technology
  • Law, Political Science, Economy, Management
  • Life and Health Sciences
  • Social and Human Sciences

Approximately 12% 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.

Nearly 60 international study programs exist at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels including 18 EU-labeled programs. 


A leading international research university, the University of Bordeaux promotes the development of training, research and knowledge transfer within its numerous clusters of excellence: neuroscience, medical imaging, environment/climate, advanced materials, archaeology, lasers/optics, digital certification, health and society and cardiology.


Thanks to the multitude of study programs on offer, students are able to design their own personalized course of study that is best adapted to their personal and professional plans. Many courses are designed along with professional organizations, especially in the fields of pharmaceuticals, oenology, sport management, etc., with professional degrees and sandwich courses, as well as mandatory work experience starting in the first year.

For the duration of their studies, students are able to benefit from career guidance specialists on-site. Within the region, solid industrial partnerships have been established with the various economic sectors.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Student Life Centers (BVE - "Bureau de Vie Etudiant"), located on the main campus sites, are an essential part of student life, providing information and guiding students towards different university services (financial support and grants, health, social, culture, sport, leisure…). A special welcome is provided for international students.

Housing services

Finding accommodation in Bordeaux can be a challenge! There are different options, including the following: university residences, halls of residence/residential hotels and private rental.

International students may qualify for student accommodation aid from the Family Benefits Agency, known as the CAF (Caisse d’allocations familiales). For this aid, you must be a student, have a rental contract in your name and not be responsible for any children. For non-EU students, you will need a residence permit that is valid for over 3 months. 

Library services

The university libraries are open to students, tutors, researchers, employees and people from outside the university; they cover all the disciplines taught at the University of Bordeaux and are to be found on all its campuses.

ICT services

In college, at home, elsewhere in France or abroad, the University of Bordeaux offers a digital work environment. To access the environment, make sure to activate your account once your administrative registration is complete - read on to find out how.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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. 

Sports facilities

For the University of Bordaux, high-level sport and amateur sport go hand in hand. Our victorious sporting performances inspire students to keep fit and develop a team spirit. For 7 consecutive years now, Bordeaux is the n°1 French university for sports and ranks n°5 within Europe - our university is also a Sports Campus of Excellence!

Here are just some of the activities available: athletics, aqua gym, badminton, basketball, climbing, dance, diving, fencing, fitness, football, French boxing, futsal judo, karate, taekwondo, golf, gym, handball, juggling, kayak-polo, kite surfing, rugby, snowboard, squash, surfing, swimming, tennis, rifle/pistol shooting, water polo, yoga, volleyball.

Student clubs

135 student associations exist at the University of Bordeaux. Some associations offer sporting activities and humanitarian or cultural projects, while others are closely associated with one or more courses of study (Law, Political Science, Economics and Management / Health Sciences / Human Sciences / Science and Technology).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
I like interactivity with the lecturers
Good expectations
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
The master's program and life in Bordeaux and the services offered were more than my expectations
Studied in one of the most beautiful city in France
Karpenko rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Montesquieu University in Bordeaux affords any student the rear opportunity of drinking from the fountain of knowledge and experience of seasoned economy teachers who bring to bear hands on experinece on their lectures. With a faculty of over season economy professors who are renowed in government circles, shaping the direction of legal policy in the country, any student will be privileged ...